The Texas Water Development Board heeded our insistence that their two-day conference starting tomorrow at UT’s AT&T Conference Center is a public meeting. That means the door is open (without the $525 charge!) so long as you do not eat or drink. We hear there are plenty of public water fountains!
If you’re going, just check in with the lovely people at the Registration Desk, get your badge and packet, and enjoy.
We can use some help taping some of the sessions and have extra tape recorders.
Text us at 512.657.2089 or call the main number at 512.213.4511 and leave a message –- the message is then sent to us -- or reply to this email for more information.
We owe a huge thank you to the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, and one of their volunteer attorneys who happened to be on call that day, while on vacation mind you – Austin’s own open government watchdog, Bill Aleshire. No doubt, Aleshire’s finesse and knowledge of the law made a huge difference. FOIFT is a non-profit organization dedicated to transparency in Texas government.
Reminder! Join the Conference CALL this Wednesday night at 8 pm. We’ll report on the TWDB Conference – and LIV’s legislative agenda and tactics -- and give you a head start on the expected chaos at the 2017 Texas legislative session.
Call your Dial-In Number: (515) 739-1544
Enter your Access Code: 276555
LIV Board Member Jeff Harper will be in Arlington THIS Saturday with Linda Curtis of Independent Texans PAC. Linda will speak at 1:15 on “Petition Rights: The Source of Citizen Power to Take Back Their Towns”. More here
Here's today's Statesman story on the TWDB open government tussle.
Take back your towns and Texas, join the LIV and get involved!