Some City Council members want say on pipeline contract revision

  • February 15, 2016
  • News

The City Council is divided over whether the San Antonio Water System should allow the company planning to build a water pipeline from Burleson County to sell most of its stake in the project without council approval.

District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg is leading a group of council members that says the SAWS board of trustees should not unilaterally amend the Vista Ridge contract. On Wednesday, Nirenberg filed a formal request that the council review the subject, following news that Abengoa Vista Ridge plans to sell 80 percent of its share in the project to an as-yet unknown investor.

District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño, District 4 Councilman Rey Saldaña, District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales and District 7 Councilman Cris Medina signed Nirenberg’s council consideration request.

Other council members point out that the issue was already addressed in one paragraph in the resolution that the council unanimously approved in October 2014. It allows the SAWS board to make certain changes to the pipeline contract without further council input… Read more from SA Express-News