San Antonio – San Antonio voters will be asked to consider a double hand-off of a 1/8 cent sales tax at the ballot box in November.
The tax in question currently funds the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program and the development of Linear Creekway Parks. But it is expected to expire sometime in the spring or summer of 2021 when it reaches the $180 million cap voters set for it, leaving the estimated $38.5 million it would bring in annually available for a different use.
Both the San Antonio City Council and the VIA Metropolitan Transit Board – through its role as the Advanced Transportation District Board of Trustees – voted Thursday to put consecutive collections for the tax onto the Nov. 3 ballot.
The city wants to use the 1/8 cent sales tax through Dec. 31, 2025 to fund a workforce training and education program that it estimates will help