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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Comm. Tommy Adkisson elected new chair of MPO, 7-27

Tommy Adkisson (photo)
County Commissioner

Grassroots hail new Chair of MPO

Adkisson retains power to set agenda, declares war on toll roads

Commissioner Tommy Adkisson officially became Chair of the San Antonio-Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Monday, but not without the usual powerplays and controversy that have surrounded toll roads in San Antonio.

A proposal to change its bylaws to strip the Chair of the power to set the MPO agenda and give it to the Executive Committee, was thwarted, after an intense debate, due to the failure to properly place it on the agenda.

But the media left thinking all the fireworks had gone off only to Miss the flame that ignited later in the meeting over keeping 281 and 1604 in the toll plans.

Read Terri Hall's Express-News blog for details on the Victory & the players. here.

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