Putting the Public Back in Public Utilities
June 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Do you think we need to put the public back in our public utilities?
This conference call (by phone -- not Zoom) will be relevant to any and all Texans who live in cities that have public water or energy utilities.
The call is also for all those affected throughout the central Texas region by the decisions made at SAWS (San Antonio Water System), especially the Vista Ridge water pipeline that is expected to be pumping full bore in July.
SAWS' move to be "waterful" raises implications for all of central Texas as they have pivoted from doing groundbreaking work on conservation, to fueling development in areas negatively impacting on affordable rates and the health of two critically important aquifers, including San Antonio's main drinking water supply -- the Edwards Aquifer.
Your participation on this call is requested to discuss how we can work together for more transparency and accountability in our public utilities, especially in light of the economic pressures on us all brought by the pandemic.
We will also talk about how to safely conduct a petition drive to place the SAWS Accountability Act on the ballot in San Antonio.
And, we will also talk about other petition options in relation to SAWS and CPS Energy.
Petitions should start in July and must be filed by the end of January 2021 for the May 2021 ballot.
Before the call, we also highly recommend you read this opinion-editorial by Terry Burns, MD (Alamo Sierra Club), published in February 2019, in the San Antonio Express-News.
We may also have additional information for you to review before the call, so please send us an email or call us at 210.807.7273 or 512.213.4511 (both landlines) or text Alice Canestaro at 210.639.3622 for details.
You do not need to Zoom, just hop on the conference line. We will send that number to you 5 to 7 days prior to the call.