Colin McDonald, San Antonio Express-News, 10/07/2010:
For Mayor Julián Castro, protecting the Edwards Aquifer and expanding the city’s network of linear parks are a business investment and the reason he wants voters to support Proposition 1 and 2. “The economic vitality of San Antonio is tied to the quantity and quality of our water supply,” he said Wednesday at a news conference to promote the propositions…
If passed, Proposition 1 and Proposition 2 would continue an existing 1/8-cent sales tax that first was approved by voters in 2000 and reapproved in 2005:
- About $90 million of the revenue would buy land and development rights over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. So far, 96,000 acres have been protected.
- Under Proposition 2, about $45 million of the sales tax proceeds would continue the construction of linear parks across the city. To date, 47 miles of trails have been built, are under construction or being designed.