Category: Metropolitan Planning Organization
MPO Failed Us Again
While you were spending time with your family this summer, the MPO voted to raise your taxes, through tolls, for road improvements already paid for with your tax money
When the board took action to amend its short-range (TIP) and long-range plans (MTP) at its August 27 meeting, it not only failed to abide by its own bylaws in so doing, it once again failed to properly notice the public about its proposal to toll US 281 and Loop 1604 in Bexar County. The MPO's bylaws require a two-step process, which includes a 30-day public comment period, and an even greater level of disclosure on its agenda before any action can take place.
Read more...about what went down at the MPO here
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