SAWS CEO Robert Puente is WAY Overpaid

SAWS CEO Robert Puente is WAY Overpaid! James Murphy, leading water attorney and LIV Advisor (pictured here) told you this when Puente’s lavish pay and bonus hit the news on July 2. The good news is that it’s finally in print other than on this blog. According to the Rivard Report, Robert Puente is, by far, the highest paid public water utility CEO in the USA at $496,520 annual salary. Counting his $100,000 yearly bonuses, he is paid nearly three[…]

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West San Antonio Chamber Responsible Growth Forum

It was a treat to be at the West San Antonio Chamber Responsible Growth Forum to hear four San Antonio City Council members, two of them brand new, speak to an important segment of the business community – the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce — on Wednesday, July 17. Ellen Berky, LIV’s San Antonio Board Member, and Linda Curtis who serves as LIV’s state coordinator (a Bastrop resident) attended together. (Note: LIV is an all-volunteer non-profit, 501c4 organization.) This[…]

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The Nirenberg One Finger Salute

The Nirenberg One Finger Salute is to the Governor of Texas and to San Antonio voters of all persuasions who voted overwhelmingly (over 217,000 voters at nearly 57%) last November for Prop B — to limit city manager pay and terms. This is true, despite how you feel about the Mayor (an independent, mind you), Republican Governor Abbott, or any party. LIV On the heels of the Governor’s veto of SAWS legislation House Bill 1806 (a SAWS water-grab switcheroo of SA’s[…]

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We can't let the parties keep us deaf, dumb and blind

LIV Newsletter, July 2019

If you think it’s time for an independent political movement, outside the parties of war, cronyism and corruption, join us already, y’all! Become an LIV Member Today. ►Much has been said about Ross Perot’s passing but little from his grassroots. That’s us at the League of Independent Voters who got up close enough to find long-lasting appreciation and love for the imperfect Ross Perot. They – the insurgents – never are perfect. But the timing of his death was so[…]

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Governor turns The Hose (Vista Ridge) on SAWS — Vetoes HB 1806!

Governor turns The Hose (Vista Ridge) on SAWS — Vetoes HB 1806! Governor Greg Abbott gave Texans a wonderful gift Saturday when he vetoed House Bill 1806 and turned The Hose (Vista Ridge) on SAWS, San Antonio’s public water utility. Read the Governor’s official statement here. The Governor’s veto sent a clear message to SAWS’ publicly-funded lobby team that they need to give their shenanigans with other people’s water and wallets a rest. Abbott is no fool. The Governor locked[…]

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Make calls as soon as you see this

We at LIV really hope you will make calls as soon as you see this as the legislature moves into its final phase ending on May 27. And, please share the love with share buttons on this page or our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter too. ►It’s time to KILL this BAD Petition Bill, SB 323! Calls needed now, including eves or weekends. ►HB 1066, brought to us by the SAWS lobby team for water hustlers to mute landowner[…]

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Ring the Liberty Bell Governor, Veto HB 1066!

Ring the Liberty Bell, Governor, veto HB 1066! ►We humbly request that you ring the Liberty Bell by reaching out to the Governor to request a veto of HB 1066 — to protect rural and urban Texans’ water, wallets and right to a public hearing. Do this now and throughout this week. Copy and paste this letter to the Governor posted here and add your own words, too. ►In San Antonio tonight, we’re holding the second meeting of the new[…]

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Urge Governor Abbott to Veto HB 1066

You may copy this letter and send it via email to Governor Greg Abbott here. You can call the Governor at 512-463-2000. The Honorable Greg Abbott                                                                        May 11, 2019 Governor of Texas P.O. Box 12428 Austin, Texas 78711 Dear Governor Abbott: I am writing to ask you to veto HB 1066, which passed on May 10. And I am further requesting your help to stop additional groundwater bills or amended language from – HB 726,[…]

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