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November 2019
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Vista Ridge Audit Community Meeting

November 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
Amalgamated Transit Workers Hall, 1901 N. Flores
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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Council Member, Manny Palaez, has a problem pregnancy. Come join us to discuss what we can do to push for a fully independent audit of Vista Ridge, the main driver of 52% SAWS rate hikes -- with more coming after 2020. Guest speaker:  Colleen Waring, Milam County landowner and auditor, by trade. Watch the 1-minute video showing the disrespect ratepayers are getting from at least one San Antonio city council member.  The video also shares our…

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December 2019
Free

Vista Ridge Coalition Meeting

December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Willilam R. Sinkin Eco Center, 1802 N Main Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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This could well be the most important meeting of the Vista Ridge Coalition yet. We're going to discuss where the San Antonio City Council is at about looking under the hood of the Vista Ridge (aka "San Antone Hose") water pipeline project barreling down the tracks, slated for pumping in April. If you care about soaring SAWS water rates (up 52% over the last 5 years mostly due to Vista Ridge) AND the life of an aquifer 142 miles northeast…

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February 2020
Free

San Antonio’s Growing Water Crisis

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
William R. Sinkin Eco Centro, 1802 North Main Avenue,

Policies that Hasten San Antonio’s Growing Water Crisis, by Dr. Terry Burns, Alamo Sierra Club Chair. Water is necessary for health, hygiene, and life itself; it is a human right. At our February General Meeting, Meredith McGuire, PhD, Professor Emerita of Trinity University, will discuss how many local policies, climate change, and inequities in access to affordable clean water intersect to hasten our water crisis in San Antonio. Tuesday, February 18th Doors open at 6:00 pm; announcements at 6:15; program starts at 6:30…

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May 2020

Sarah Eckhardt Interview with the Texas Tribune

May 20 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am CDT

We're happy to spread the word about this Sarah Eckhardt interview with the Texas Tribune. They invite questions from us regular folk. We suggest you go to our page for the SD 14 Special Election race and read our questionnaire for some ideas...or ask your own! Visit this page at the Texas Tribune about this interview.

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June 2020

Freedom of Information Foundation Webinar

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am CDT
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One hour Freedom of Information Foundation webinar on examining transparency during the coronavirus pandemic. Topic: Government Transparency In The Age Of A Pandemic Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87853771820?pwd=YlRSNHVqWTdTWnVlK3d6amJ2cWRGUT09 Dial-In: (346) 248-7799 Meeting ID: 878 5377 1820 Password: 982298 No advance registration is required. Simply login with the above information via the zoom application. Feel free to share this information with others who may be interested.

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SAWS Accountability Conference Call

June 4 @ 12:03 pm CDT

Join us for an important conference call to discuss plans to petition for SAWS Accountability. The petition drive, to place the SAWS Accountability Act on the May 2021 ballot, grew out of the efforts to achieve an audit of the Vista Ridge water pipeline, aka the San Antone Hose. Tired of getting screwed by SAWS? Join us, won't you?! Read all about it and view the petition on this page.

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Poor People’s Digital March

June 20 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 am CDT

This 2 hour program -- is  digital march -- and will be held and then rebroadcast on Saturday, June 20th and again on Sunday, June 21st at 6:00pm EST. Visit June2020.org to tune in. Learn about the Poor People's March at the Poor People's Campaign:  https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/

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Putting the Public Back in Public Utilities

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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Do you think we need to put the public back in our public utilities? If you want to join our conference call, send an email to info@independentleaguetx.org or call our main line at 512.213.4511 or call Reinette King at 210.241.2683. We will send you instructions.  We would also love to chat with you individually before or after the call. The meeting is especially relevant for all those affected throughout the central Texas region by the decisions made at SAWS…

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