New Concern Over Vista Ridge

A new cloud of controversy is gathering over the controversial Vista Ridge Pipeline plan–which has already generated so much of it over the last several months.

“It does not at all surprise us” said the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s Gianna Rendon, after hearing the financially-troubled company chosen by San Antonio’s City Council to build the pipeline will have to bring in additional outside investors to help pay for the work.

“I think everything about it is very shady” Rendon told KTSA News, adding “I would tell City Council to get out while you can.”

For now, it looks as though the City and SAWS remain in on the plan.

In a statement, Mayor Ivy Taylor said she and the SAWS Board remain committed to the plan, convinced the contract for the project protects the City, even if additional investors are brought in to become part of it.

The statement said SAWS will be “part of the review and analysis of all potential project equity partners.”

They are educated, but it’s very hard. We have PHD’s that we’ve talked to that still don’t understand a lot of it” Rendon said when asked about the hands-on approach outlined in the Mayor’s statement.

“Our most important goal is to ensure water for the future of San Antonio, and I’m confident we’re moving in the right direction” Taylor’s statement said in conclusion.


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