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Public Expected to Pack GBRA Meeting

The public attends a July 18 board meeting at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority's William E. West Jr. Annex Building.

On the heels of its wildly unpopular decision to drain lakes Gonzales, Meadow, Placid and McQueeney on Sept. 6, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority warns those planning to attend its monthly board of directors meeting at 10 a.m. tomorrow at its Seguin headquarters that seating is first-come, first-serve only.

Although public outrage is not on the agenda, public comments and Action Item # 7 are. GBRA said capacity constraints are set by the Seguin Fire Marshal, adding that vehicles parked off its property, in the vicinity of neighboring businesses like Dairy Queen, will be towed.

However, the meeting will be livestreamed beginning at 9:30 am. To watch online, visit https://bit.ly/2PjQzyz

GBRA’s monthly meeting is at the William E. West Jr. Annex Building, 905 Nolan, Seguin.

Included on the agenda are:

  • Action Item # 7 – Report and update on the Guadalupe Valley Hydroelectric System
  • Action Item # 7 – Report and update on actions taken by GBRA’s General Manager/CEO relating to the management and operation of GBRA Hydroelectric Lakes, including actions taken to mitigate risks posed by hydro spillgates.

To review the agenda in its entirety, click here. To learn more about GBRA’s Aug. 15 announcement that it is dewatering these lakes to ensure safety of residents and recreationalists in communities surrounding Guadalupe Valley lakes, click here.

The decision by GBRA staff to dewater the lake does not require approval by the state-created river authority’s board of directors, who are appointed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, GBRA told the San Antonio Express-News on Aug. 15.

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