Latino Rights Group, SAWS File Update in Long-Running Water Case

A national Latino rights advocacy group and San Antonio’s water utility submitted a filing this week in a long-quiet federal court case concerning whether Latinos are adequately represented in the entity that manages the Edwards Aquifer.

It’s been six years since the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) sued the Edwards Aquifer Authority, arguing the structure of its board is unconstitutional because it gives unequal representation to the less-populated areas surrounding Bexar County.

The authority’s structure disproportionally favors Anglo voters in these areas compared to majority-Latino Bexar County, LULAC argued in its initial 2012 complaint on behalf of three Latino plaintiffs who live in San Antonio… Learn more from the Rivard Report