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The Sunset Advisory Commission is reviewing the mission and performance of the San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) and welcomes public comments on ideas to improve its operations and services. The Texas Sunset Act requires the Sunset Commission to periodically review the River Authority and recommend whether to change state law to improve the authority’s efficiency and effectiveness. The Legislature ultimately will decide whether to adopt Sunset’s statutory recommendations. The Sunset Commission also may adopt management directives for the River Authority that do not require statutory change.
The Sunset process has three stages. First, Sunset staff will evaluate the River Authority, seek public input, and issue a report recommending solutions to problems found. Second, the Sunset Commission will hold two public meetings: a hearing on the staff report and the agency, and a decision meeting to adopt recommendations to the Legislature based on the report and public comments. Third, the Legislature will convene in January 2023 and will consider Sunset’s statutory recommendations in a Sunset bill for the San Antonio River Authority.
Please provide your comments by January 7, 2022 to ensure Sunset staff can fully consider your input while conducting their review. Comments submitted before the staff report is published in March 2022 will remain confidential.
Stay informed! Visit www.sunset.texas.gov to sign up for email alerts on the Sunset staff report and the Sunset Commission’s public meetings on the San Antonio River Authority.
Follow along the San Antonio River’s 240 mile journey from its underground origins all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. This virtual tour will show off the river’s diverse wildlife and rich history as it passes by Spanish missions and winds through the ranches and coastal plains of South Texas.