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CARD is a volunteer, non-partisan organization working with citizens and officials for development that enhances the traditional character of the Hill Country. We believe preserving our open spaces, flowing water, clean air and starry skies is good for our economy and our rural lifestyle. We do not accept any corporate or government funding. Go to our About page for our vision, mission, who we are, and other details.


1/20/17:
City Council Public Sewer Meeting Workshop
A Workshop to Discuss
Central Wimberley Wasterwater Service Options

City Council Public Sewer Meeting Workshop A Workshop to Discuss Central Wimberley Wasterwater Service Options

At 6 p.m. Monday, Wimberley City Council will hold: “A Workshop to Discuss Central Wimberley Wasterwater Service Options.”

The meeting, at the Wimberley Community Center, has been under consideration for some time. At the Thursday, Jan. 19th City Council Meeting it was discussed and a time set. The meeting is open to the public, but it was agreed at the Thursday meeting that there will be no input or questions allowed from the public at this time.

A future public meeting for questions and answers from the public was originally set for the following week, but at the time of this writing, 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20th, that meeting has been postponed and is not yet on the city Calendar.

Here is the link to the agenda for the meeting. To view the City Calendar at any time, go to: www.cityofwimberley.com and select City of Wimberley Calendar on the left hand column. Click individual items for more information.


1/17/17:
Townhall Meeting Video Clips...

Here are clips from the speakers at the meeting “Protect Our Wimberley Valley,” the CARD-hosted event at the Wimberley Community Center on January 12, 2017. (Courtesy of vcYES.com)

  - David Baker on environmental risks

  - David Baker on testing

  - Steve Thurber on affordability

  - Donn Lamoureux on NO to Aqua Texas

  - Steve Klepfer on CCN and growth

  - Marilee Wood on Blue Hole Regional Park

  - Steve Thurber conclusion

You can also listen to a sound recording of the entire event, which was done by Wimberley Valley Radio – KWVH 94.1.

Due to technical difficulties, we are not able to show individual videos of each speaker’s complete presentation, or the Question and Answer part of the program.


LATEST CARDtalks

1/5/17:
Just the Facts

With the recent interest in the Wimberley Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and the proposed Aqua Texas alternative, it is important to have accurate information to help sort through the many claims and counter-claims being made. We have compiled the following information that you can use to understand the issues being debated. Some of this material is found on the City of Wimberley website; other information comes from credible outside sources. We include excerpts from each source and provide links to the original material.

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12/27/16:

And in the category of "Be Careful What You Wish For..."

The New York Times recently published In American Towns, Private Profits From Public Works, an analysis of what happened when several small towns turned over operation of their water or wastewater systems to private equity firms. While Aqua Texas is a corporation, not a private equity firm, the towns' experiences with these firms, and their efforts to wrest control of these systems back again, offers a cautionary note about what Wimberley may well face in a deal with Aqua Texas.




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CARDtalk: Just the Facts (1/5/17)

CARDtalk: CARD Hosts Town Hall Meeting: Protect Our Wimberley Valley (12/27/16)

CARDtalk: Why Aqua Texas Wants Control of Wimberley's Future (11/30/16)

CARDtalk: Healing Wimberley (11/9/16)

CARDtalk: One More Time (10/31/16)

CARDtalk: Wimberley Speaks Up (10/28/16)

CARDtalk: Wimberley's Central Sewer System - A $1 Million Vote to Decide the Future of Wimberley (10/17/16)

PETITION: "Say No to Aqua Texas" (6/10/16)

CARD Call to Action: PETITION DRIVE: "Say No to Aqua Texas And Yes To The Already Approved Wimberley Wastewater Treatment Plan" (6/10/16)

CARDtalk: 7 Reasons to Tell City Council Members:
"Don't surrender Wimberley's wastewater control to Aqua Texas" (5/29/16)





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