MEDIA ADVISORY from the office of Senator Carlos Uresti

October 2, 2007
CONTACT: Norman Garza

WHAT:Bexar Metropolitan Water District Oversight Committee Hearing
WHEN:Tuesday - October 2, 2007
1:30 PM
WHERE:City Council Chamber
City of San Antonio City Hall
Municipal Plaza Building
103 S. Main Plaza
San Antonio, Texas 78205

The Bexar Metropolitan Water District Oversight Committee was created pursuant to the enactment of H.B. 1565 during the 80th Legislative Session. The bill was authored by Representative Robert R. Puente in the House of Representatives and sponsored by Senator Carlos I. Uresti in the Senate.

The Committee will hold its first meeting Tuesday afternoon. The Committee will take invited and public testimony at today's organizational meeting.

Sen. Uresti succinctly stated his intentions, "I reiterate my primary goal in developing the final language of H.B. 1565, which is to ensure that the customers of Bexar Met, most of whom reside in my senatorial district, are provided with better service, lower rates, and a more sustainable water supply. The implementation of H.B. 1565 is moving forward timely and all entities involved are actively engaged in advancing the process as directed by the bill. I again emphasize, to Bexar Met and to my constituents served by Bexar Met, my total commitment to ensuring that the critical goals of H.B. 1565 are achieved."

Members of the media are invited to the Hearing. Please utilize the designated "Media Section" in the Council Chambers.

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