The Edge August 1, 2016
This week’s Edge features a neighborhood coalition pushing back at the city and developers, the healthy eating program, ¡Por Vida! teams up with food trucks, the latest on the Zika virus and our mobile-friendly school supplies and immunizations map.
Neighborhood Coalition advocates for inner-city communities
Eighteen neighborhood groups in San Antonio’s urban core have banded together to form the Tier One Neighborhood Coalition to protect their community plans from both city processes and developers.
The new alliance is flexing its muscles at a crucial time, just as SA Tomorrow, the city’s long-range comprehensive plan, heads to City Council.
Coalition members criticized the plan and the process that created it.
A delegation met this week with Mayor Ivy Taylor, Councilmen Roberto Treviño and Ron Nirenberg seeking last-minute changes to give greater protection for historic districts and neighborhood conservation districts from encroaching development.
¡Por Vida! Teams up with Food Trucks
¡Por Vida!, the six-year-old program that helps people find healthy choices when dining out, is hitting the road.
It has certified healthy meal choices at restaurants across San Antonio -- including the cafeterias of some college campuses.
¡Por Vida! is launching a new program that will let customers identify healthy food options at Farmers Markets and on food trucks.
Zika travel warning for Miami area
The Center for Disease Control has advised pregnant women against traveling to the Wynwood district in Miami, Florida due to an upsurge in cases of Zika virus.
Closer to home, there have been eight confirmed Zika cases in San Antonio.
According to the CDC, no cases have been locally acquired in Texas and the main cause is travel.
KISS Map needs your help
For the sixth year, we’re updating or mobile-friendly map of back-to-school events, including free backpacks and school supplies, free and low-cost immunization shots, health fairs and clinics.
We need your help sharing the map with friends and colleagues to help families in need get this information.
We also need your help adding events to the map, so let us know what we missed.