San Marcos City Council votes to apply for $4.4 million loan for preservation of Edwards Aquifer land
San Marcos City Council on Tuesday voted to apply for a $4.4 million loan from the Texas Water Development Board to preserve an undeveloped stretch of land over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone.
Mayor John Thomaides was the only dissenting vote, arguing that he did not want to risk adding more expenditures to the city’s already tight budget by potentially funding the land currently owned by the San Marcos River Foundation.
“For me, this is not an issue of whether we’d like to acquire the property or not,” he said during Council’s lengthy discussion. “It’s can we afford it.” Read more from Community Impact