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September 2019
Free

Impacts and Risks of Vista Ridge

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
City of Caldwell Civic Center, 103 West Hwy. 21
Caldwell, 77836
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Event about the impacts and risks of vista ridge

This "The Impacts and Risks of Vista Ridge" event is sponsored by LIV and the Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund.

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October 2019
Free

Public Hearing Related to Vista Ridge

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District, 310 East Avenue C
Milano, TX 76556 United States
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Your attendance, especially if you live in Burleson or Milam County, is needed at this public hearing related to Vista Ridge. This is especially true for well owners -- you can be recognized as an "affected" party at this meeting. Folks in Lee County are also likely affected and even some in Bastrop County! The Vista Ridge mega-permit of 50,000 acre-feet spells for well drawdowns that far, folks. Who will pay to lower your well as a result of the…

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Ft. Worth Redistricting Hearing

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle, Action Suite 4th Fl.
Ft. Worth, 76102 United States
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Redistricting hearing Ft. Worth

LIV  leaders will be attending this Ft. Worth Redistricting Hearing and as many of the state's redistricting hearings as we can over the course of the year. What is our goal? To do all we can to ensure competitive (as opposed to gerrymandered) districts which we believe helps our small "d" democracy and the republic for which we stand. Please note:  Though this meeting starts at 4:00 pm, there is no set time for its closing. …

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EPA Hearing — the only one in the US on Methane Standards Changes

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse, 1100 Commerce Street, Red River and Live Oak conference rooms on the 7th floor
Dallas, TX United States
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On Thursday, Oct. 17, the EPA will hold  the ONLY public hearing on the Trump administration's proposed policy amendments to existing New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry that affect methane standards: Time/Location: Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse, 1100 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas in the Red River and Live Oak conference rooms on the 7th floor from 8 am to 6 pm. Assigned speaking times available through October 14.  To sign up to speak at the…

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Houston Redistricting Hearing

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Lone Star College-North Harris, Student Services Building Conference Center, Room 208, 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive
Houston, TX 77073 United States
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Redistricting hearing Ft. Worth

LIV  leaders will be attending this Houston Redistricting Hearing and as many of the state's redistricting hearings as we can over the course of the year. What is our goal? To do all we can to ensure competitive (as opposed to gerrymandered) districts which we believe helps our small "d" democracy and the republic for which we stand. We also want to use these events to educate folks on the benefits of independent citizens redistricting commissions. Only one, so far,…

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Houston Redistricting Hearing Part II

October 23 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Southern University, Roderick R. Paige School of Education, Education Auditorium, 3100 Cleburne St
Houston, TX 77004
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LIV  leaders will be attending this Houston Redistricting Hearing and as many of the state's redistricting hearings as we can over the course of the year. What is our goal? To do all we can to ensure competitive (as opposed to gerrymandered) districts which we believe helps our small "d" democracy and the republic for which we stand. We also want to use these events to educate folks on the benefits of independent citizens redistricting commissions. Only one, so far,…

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Hearing on Third Party Case!

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
United States Courthouse Courtroom #4 Fifth Floor, 501 West 5th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
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This case stems from legislation passed by the Legislature in the last session which imposes yet another  hurdle for third parties to get on the ballot in Texas. The imposition on filing fees -- and substantial ones -- by virtue of the passage of House Bill 2504. LIV Advisor, Mark Miller, wrote about this in this helpful article posted on our site:  Let the Games Begin  This brief, filed by Plaintiffs, also tells you a great deal about this. We…

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November 2019

Corpus Christi Redistricting Hearing

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 209 South Staples Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78411 United States
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LIV  leaders hope to be attending this Corpus Christi Redistricting Hearing and as many of the state's redistricting hearings as we can over the course of the year. What is our goal? To do all we can to ensure competitive (as opposed to gerrymandered) districts which we believe helps our small "d" democracy and the republic for which we stand. We also want to use these events to educate folks on the benefits of independent citizens redistricting commissions. Only one,…

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Vista Ridge Audit Community Meeting

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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