May 05, 2005
Propositions on the ballot in San Antonio

Saturday is Election Day in San Antonio, and while there's been a lot of attention paid to the high-profile Mayoral race there, the ballot will also include some propositions that merit serious attention. Prop 1 is aimed at protecting the Edwards Aquifer by authorizing the city to acquire land or conservation agreements in the recharge zone, while Prop 2 adds 1/8 of a cent to the sales tax to buy land for parks. B and B and Just Another Blogger Matt run down the reasons to support these initiatives. Check them out.

By the way, I can't tell you how happy I am at the recent surge in San Antonio-based political bloggers. Mike and Sean-Paul have been around for awhile, but with only those two guys on the scene, the Alamo City lagged in comparison to the glut of bloggers in the Houston/Dallas/Austin axis. With B and B, Matt, The Jeffersonian, The Red State, SAElections2005 and BuddenBlog all now in the mix to go with them, San Antone is more like the player it should be. I'd still like to see this happen in some other cities - Fort Worth and El Paso in particular - but this is great progress.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 05, 2005 to Election 2005 | TrackBack

Thanks for the mention of 'B and B' (now approaching our nine-month anniversary, if there is such a thing).

There's also Cernig's NewsHog. He and his co-bloggers concentrate on international issues, but Cernig is based here in San Antonio.

Posted by: P.M.Bryant on May 5, 2005 3:22 PM