Brad Messer Commentary
Monday, November 10, 2003

Put Towers Where?

Question: where, oh where will the power company put those ugly, 200-foot towers? Answer: not in the 800-pound gorilla's back yard, not by the hair on your chinny chin chin. So who's the gorilla?

The CPS powerline monstrosity will eventually scar the landscape of the second-most influential landowners in our northwestern suburbs. In wielding influence, who is in second place?

 

On one side are landowners including ex-Senator Phil Gramm, who have rounded up current Senators Hutchison and Cornyn, and U.S. Rep Henry Bonilla, and are working on the governor, too.

On the other side, the Government Canyon State Natural Area protectors include Mayor Ed Garza, a few city councilmen, several state agencies, and you— the voters who approved millions for Government Canyon with Proposition 3.

The second-most influential landowners will get the power towers that will forever ruin the aesthetics of their land.

The power company will decide whose land. The power company is owned by you, the city taxpayers. Pretty soon we may find out if some politicians own you.

Government Canyon preserve should not be touched.

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA.


San Antonio Express News - Nov 8, 2003
Council may kill power line idea

San Antonio Express News - Nov 7, 2003
Power line idea shocks some
Utility mulling path through preserve after push by Gramm, others

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