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File #: 20-3634   
Type: Procedural
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 6/25/2020
Posting Language: Approving the following two items relating to financial matters of the San Antonio Water System: [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer]
Attachments: 1. Draft Resolution, 2. Draft Ordinance
Related files: 20-3867, 20-3868
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DEPARTMENT HEAD: Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer



Approval of the following two items relating to the financial matters of the San Antonio Water System.


The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) requests City Council approve:

A. Resolution, for the San Antonio Water System, authorizing redemption prior to stated maturity of certain currently outstanding debt obligations in an amount not to exceed $45,600,000 par, to reduce future debt service

B. Ordinance, for the San Antonio Water System, authorizing the issuance of obligations designated as City of San Antonio, Texas Water System Junior Lien Revenue Bonds, Series 2020C (No Reserve Fund) in amount not to exceed $225,755,000 to fund a portion of the SAWS Capital Improvements Plan (CIP).

The above ordinance (B) includes a delegation of authority by the San Antonio City Council to SAWS' Designated Financial Officers, defined as either the President/Chief Executive Officer or the Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer of SAWS, as permitted by Chapter 1371, as amended, of the Texas Government Code.


The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) was created on April 30, 1992 by City Ordinance 75686. SAWS serves more than 500,000 water and 450,000 wastewater customers in and around San Antonio and maintains over 12,600 miles of water and sewer mains.

The City Council exercises its oversight of SAWS through the approval of rates and charges, authorization of debt issuances, approval of all condemnations, and the appointment of all Trustees except the Mayor who serve as an ex-officio member.

Specifically, Ordinance 75686 requires debt issuances to be reviewed and approved by City Council. Further, the City Charter requires the Supervisor of Public Utilities to provide advice to the City Council regarding utility rate matters to which debt issuances relate.

SAWS' capital financing plan util...

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