Ahead of a November election that will include a ballot measure on state spending for water infrastructure, The Texas Tribune and In the Flow are pleased to present a conversation with state Rep. Lyle Larson, who serves on the House Natural Resources Committee, and Robert Puente, president of the San Antonio Water System.
Larson, R-San Antonio, served two terms as a San Antonio city councilman starting in 1991 and as a Bexar County commissioner from 1997 to 2008. In 2010, Larson was elected to serve District 122 in the Texas House. Currently, Larson serves as vice chairman of the Local and Consent Calendars Committee and is a member of the Culture, Recreation and Tourism; Transparency in State Agency Operations; and Natural Resources committees.
Puente was appointed president and CEO of the San Antonio Water System in November 2008. As chief executive of one of the nation's largest utilities, he provides leadership in delivering water and wastewater services to more than 1.6 million consumers, developing new water resources, continuing infrastructure upgrades throughout the community and building regional partnerships. Puente previously served in the Texas House, where he chaired the Natural Resources Committee.
This event will be held at St. Mary's University in the University Center Conference Room A (map). Free parking is available in Lots D or V (updated parking lot). A light lunch will be served. The event is free an open to the public.