See the Amazing Documentary "The Unforeseen" and Receive a Free Anniversary T-Shirt Tomorrow Night!

unforeseenWe will wrap up our 20th Anniversary celebration week with the showing of Laura Dunn's award-winning documentary "The Unforeseen" tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9th at the Alamo Drafthouse South.  This must see film is about growth in Austin and the battle to protect Barton Springs.

Doors will open at 6pm. There will be Q & A with Director Laura Dunn and SOS Executive Director Bill Bunch after the film.  Admission is $15 and includes a free Barton Springs Eternal Anniversary t-shirt.  To reserve your seat, call Jill at the SOS Office at 477-2320 ext.
10 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -- give your name, number of tickets and phone number.   Seating is free for 20th Anniversary sponsors.  

The Alamo Drafthouse  provides a full menu, which includes a variety of drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors who have made the anniversary events a big success! 

Kirk Mitchell Environmental Law Fund, Jenny Clark, Lowerre, Frederick, Perales, Allmon & Rockwell, John & Medora Barkley, Rodolfo Carrera, Ray & Melissa Goodrich, Griffin Davis, David Frederick, Dick Kallerman, Dana Blanton, Deda Divine Fabulous Jewelry, Stephen Koch, Garret Nick, Nancy Scanlan, Keep Brodie Wild

Tomorrow and Thursday you can help avert the worst Austin financial and environmental fiasco since the South Texas Nuke by showing up, in person, to speak in favor of fiscal prudence, water security and conservation, and biodiversity preservation. 

Please take a few minutes to read this message on the skyrocketing financial and environmental costs of the City's "Water Treatment Plant 4" - and then join us tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the City of Austin Water-Wastewater Commission meeting at 625 E.10th Street and on Thursday at the 10:00 a.m. Austin City Council meeting to oppose sinking another $44 million into the "Billion Dollar Mistake on the Lake."
Read more HERE.

Also this Thursday, at 4 p.m. (Item # 68), City Council will hold a public hearing on SOS Alliance's appeal of a site plan extension granted by the Planning Commission giving "grandfather rights" to the Western Oaks Retail Center.  This development is on the recharge zone near Mopac, at the corner of William Cannon and Brush Country. 

Despite the fact that the developer's site plan expired several years ago, City staff has bent over backwards to accommodate the developer and revive the dead project.  The site plan extension would allow the developer to proceed under 1977 regulations and build a fast-food restaurant, offices, and a bank--bringing the overall development to approximately 45% impervious cover.  The Save Our Springs ordinance, approved by voters in 1992, limits development over the recharge zone to 15% impervious cover.  Sign up in favor of our appeal while you are at City Council helping us oppose the $44 million expenditures on WTP4.

Tomorrow is the last day to have your donation to SOS matched!  Please make your tax deductible donation to SOS TODAY online by clicking here or mail to P.O. Box 684881, Austin, TX 78768.

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