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Old 07-13-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Well, theoretically the money from the creation of the lottery in 1995 was supposed to flood the education system with money, but we now see how that went down. School funding is a whole different topic, but I guess you can relate it to the projected boom of SA since it will most likely be happening in the near future. I don't mind change, but I do mind when the city's leaders do not prepare for it like they should and have a reactive approach rather than a proactive approach. That would include schools, roads, etc. But then again I am sure Austin and those folks in that big building downtown are involved somehow. It just seems like SA is always a step behind every other big city in TX.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:27 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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And I have been here since 1979. Some of these ol' timers will tell ya what I am talking about when I say a step behind.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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No need to worry about the infrastructure, or at least the streets. If there's a problem with a street, the wonderful powers that be will just rename it; problem solved
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:05 PM
 
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step behind::::::::::no overpass at 281/1604(still)410/281 overpass just opened a few years back, was only 30 years too late... 1604 having traffic lights on it except for the north part..alamodome being built on the eastside....no public trasnport options other than bus(which run only at peak hours)...too many ISD's...
You can blame that on the state.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:38 PM
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They were lucky to build 281... Couldn't do it today....Can you imagine trying to put 281 through Olmos Park, Alamo Heights in this day and time? Plus, by the time they built it, the state couldn't afford the surrounding land....
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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Default Great Post RG,

Favorite town Status is great. Our infrastructure is not aged and so will not need rebuilding,S.A.'s growth is recent so we are off on a running start.
Resources, water, is what will be taxed, if you know what I mean.That will be the priority, the increased demand will be difficult to meet if this prediction comes true.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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They were lucky to build 281... Couldn't do it today....Can you imagine trying to put 281 through Olmos Park, Alamo Heights in this day and time? Plus, by the time they built it, the state couldn't afford the surrounding land....
Oh man that would be a nightmare!!! I do recall reading an article in the paper recently about the scarcity of water down south where they are fracking. Guess it wasn't a brilliant idea in the midst of a nasty drought to start that process. I also had a co-worker tell me about a book that concerns the world running out of water as the population continues to grow. Scary stuff.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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As long as people pee and ****, we will have water. One of my first part time jobs was working for a water engineering firm. Basically, they take sewage liquids, filter the crap out of it, and make it drinkable. There's also desalination (converting ocean water to tap water). Oh, and rain water harvesting works well for rural communities (though some states are now imposing taxes on that!!). Next will be laws against breathing fresh air...
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Lived in SA from 97-05, loved it. Just back from scouting SA for possible retirement. Wow--things have taken off...and if there is going to be another boom...wow again.

We've decided to look elsewhere--to much for us anymore. Best of luck everyone, it's a great city!
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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As long as people pee and ****, we will have water. One of my first part time jobs was working for a water engineering firm. Basically, they take sewage liquids, filter the crap out of it, and make it drinkable. There's also desalination (converting ocean water to tap water). Oh, and rain water harvesting works well for rural communities (though some states are now imposing taxes on that!!). Next will be laws against breathing fresh air...
Death and Taxes!!! I have family that just built out in Boerne and due to the drought they have had to get water delivered to their sistern. Got enough to make it through summer, after that let us hope we get substantial rain for those folks out in rural communities. Isn't desalination supposed to be crazy expensive? Regardless it needs to rain and growth is good as long as we are ready for it.
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