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Anger over lit downtown skyline amid blackouts throughout San Antonio

San Antonio’s skyline was lit up as hundreds of San Antonians went with out energy Monday evening.

SAN ANTONIO — As a whole bunch of hundreds in San Antonio went with out energy final evening, many regarded to the skyline and noticed downtown lit up. The sight sparked anger from many, together with the councilman who represents the realm.

“It confounds us further when we see a major part of our city, downtown — the area that I represent as a council member — lit up,” District One Councilman Roberto Trevino mentioned. 

San Antonians took to social media to air frustrations concerning the illuminated downtown buildings as power officers urge folks to preserve power. One wrote partly, “So glad Downtown SA is so well lit while so many of us are sitting in our cold, dark homes.”

Councilman Trevino additionally took to Twitter final evening, saying the skyline wanted to go darkish and town wanted to do all they’ll to preserve power.

Later, the councilman shared that lights on the Alamodome and Convention Center had been turned off and officers had been working to show off lights on the Tower of the Americas. 

“We thought the right thing to do was to begin shutting down the power in those areas. We can control that — they’re city-owned facilities,” Trevino informed KENS 5.

When requested whether or not he thought native leaders had been doing sufficient, Trevino mentioned, “The short answer is we could be doing more. People’s lives are depending on it.”

Trevino and different council members are calling for an emergency City Council meeting. He’s additionally put in requests to town supervisor’s office to have Via busses deployed as warming stations within the areas with out energy and for sure metropolis amenities to even be opened as warming stations.

ERCOT officers at this time mentioned they do not but know when the necessity for blackouts will cease.