Please Representative Rose. Give us a break. We didn’t just fall off the turnip truck. Representative Rose tries to dazzle us with BS. In contrast, I will get straight to the point.
Rose says he can’t support taxing authority for the Hays Trinity Groundwater District and he can’t support the idea of District representatives having access to private property.
Give us a break, Patrick. Let’s not pay attention to what you say. Let’s look at what you’re doing.
You’ve got three bills going through the Legislature right now: H.B. 4725; H.B. 4825; and H.B. 2441.
Each creates a utility district and — (everyone needs to be sitting down for this part) — each district has the power of taxation and one with eminent domain power. In short, the Rose districts not only have taxing authority, they go beyond the right of the district to enter property. The Rose districts have the power to take someone’s property.
Yes, Representative Rose. We’ve decided to stop listening to what you say. We’re paying attention to what you do.
CHARLES O’DELL, Ph.D.
Dripping Springs area