A vote November 2 to approve Proposition 1, the Aquifer Protection Initiative, will continue the successful program for protecting the aquifer and our drinking water for the future. Proposition 1 re-authorizes a 1/8-cent sales tax in San Antonio to raise $90 million for land acquisition to permanently protect significant portions of the watershed that contribute to the aquifer. Land protected for the aquifer protects wildlife habitat, preserves our Hill Country heritage and sustains our economic base, while keeping our water safe.
A vote November 2 to approve Proposition 2 for Creekways Hike & Bike Trails will continue the successful program for creating linear parks along San Antonio’s creeks and rivers. Proposition 2 re-authorizes a 1/8-cent sales tax in San Antonio to raise $45 million for land acquisition and construction to expand our spectacular trail system along the Salado and Leon creeks as well as locations along the city’s West Side creeks. Expansion of greenways to the city’s West Side creeks will help revitalize surrounding neighborhoods and provide important drainage improvements.