Reaching Texas Independents

You heard about the climate crisis, right?

You heard about the climate crisis, right? Lots of people have and lots of people talk about it and do nothing or even do real harm, while they’re talking about it. Here’s what we need from you — straight up — this week. All Texans, please CALL your legislators — county and state. San Antonians, do the same, but start with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and your Council members. The officials can get real by supporting the push for independent audit[…]

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what do you do when

What do you do when

What do you do when a critical resource for our present and future generations is endangered? Do you ignore it, sit on your hands, or even help the perpetrators? This is the essence of what far too many officials have done, so far, about Vista Ridge…aka the San Antone Hose.  Vista Ridge, scheduled for pumping in April 2020, is the most imminent threat to the water supply of Texas yet. It is hosing SAWS ratepayers with unnecessary 52% rate hikes,[…]

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Bit water coalition move on Vista Ridge!

Big water coalition move on Vista Ridge!

LIV has some breaking news for your today on a big water coalition move on Vista Ridge — starting in San Antonio today! Can a bunch of officials along this 142 mile, $3.4 billion water pipeline, keep their heads in the sand? Not if we all move together to demand a full independent review of Vista Ridge and for a rein on SAWS — San Antonio’s wayward public water utility. If you live in or near San Antonio, join us[…]

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Vista Ridge Resolution Coalition

Vista Ridge Resolution Coalition Media Release

 Vista Ridge Resolution Coalition Alamo Sierra Club • Bexar County Green Party • Environmental Stewardship • Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance • Homeowner-Taxpayer Association of Bexar County • Joshua Initiative • League of Independent Voters of Texas • LULAC Concilio Zapatista 4383 • San Antonio Making Bureaucracies Accountable • Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund For Immediate Release                                                                                                                  September 12, 2019 For more information:                                                                                                […]

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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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