On March 14, 2015, the Sandy Oaks City Council used money intended for roads to pay off city debt.
The debt included approximately $8,140 to Bexar County Elections Division, $1,100 to the La Prensa newspaper, and nearly $7,000 to Art Martinez de Vara for City Attorney fees.
The money being used came from revenue generated by franchise fees on CPS. The company charges users and then uses the money to pay for Right-of-Way access to public roads.
On February 26, 2015, the Council announced that it had received the first check from CPS, which pays in quarterly statements.
The city has been in debt since the first City Council meeting on August 9, 2014.