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Upon consideration of additional information brought to our attention after we originally published our support, we have moved to a position of oppose. The City of San Antonio has adopted a resolution preventing any rail projects unless they are first approved by the city. This legislation would supersede the elected officials of San Antonio and put the ballot initiative process in the hands of the unelected members of VIA Metropolitan Transit. This is exactly opposite of how the process should work. Empowering an unelected board to supersede the elected officials of the city is antithetical to limited government. On this basis we oppose SB 1837.