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Written by Soren Vaughn on Aug 15, 2018
In this video, disABILITYsa Co-Founder and Executive Director Melanie Cawthon demonstrates how to use an "adaptive" voting machine designed for people with disabilities. The machines can be switched to provide audio of the ballot and have braile and specially shaped keys to help people with vision-impairment cast a ballot.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 09, 2018
San Antonio's public hearing on a proposal to mandate paid sick leave drew an overflow crowd to City Hall Chambers Aug. 8, with former Mayor Julian Castro leading off more than 100 speakers in favor of the measure. The San Antonio Express-News reported that 20 people spoke against the proposal.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 27, 2018
Tier One Neighborhood Coalition members met to learn about proposed changes to San Antonio's Land Use categories. More than 40 people from about 22 neighborhoods came to the meeting at San Antonio College. As part of the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan, city planners have proposed new land use categories that they say should be applied consistently, across the city.
Written by Soren Vaughn on Jul 27, 2018
Where can you find a park designed just for dogs? This map includes 16 dog parks: 13 in San Antonio, one in Alamo Heights, one in Schertz and one in Universal City. Click on a marker to see the hours. This map does not include parks that allow dogs on a leash. This map only includes parks designed specifically for dogs and their people. Please help make the map better by sending your dog park photos to news@nowcastsa.org.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 12, 2018
The Tier 1 Neighborhood Coalition sponsored a seminar on the proposed zoning ordinance that would govern so-called "infill development" or projects built on vacant or abandoned lots. Scroll down to watch complete video of the event. Representatives from 22 neighborhoods across six council districts attended the event. The seminar on June 16, 2018 at Lift Fund, was the first preview of the proposed Infill Development Zoning (IDZ) ordinance by the IDZ Taskforce.