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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 25, 2017
Bexar County Appraisal District officials gave Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association members a rundown on rising property values and a roadmap for protesting their valuations at the May 16 meeting. Most importantly, protests must be filed by May 31 and can be done online or in person. Watch the complete video here or scroll below the video for links to jump directly to key points in the presentation and the Q&A with residents. The meeting began with a presentation by Lynn Bobbitt, Executive Director of the Brackenridge Park Conservancy.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 23, 2017
Updated: After hearing testimony from 26 residents, the San Antonio Zoning Commission voted 6-1 on May 17 to deny a request by Tobin Hill North neighbors to be designated a Historic District. The move also rejected the recommendation by city staff that the panel approve the historic designation or grant a continuance.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 12, 2017
On May 11, 2017, people gathered in San Antonio's Main Plaza where they rallied to resist SB4, Texas' new anti-sanctuary city law. The group also announced formation of the Pro-Immigrant Coalition/Coalicion Pro-Inmigrante.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 05, 2017
The San Antonio Police Chief, the Bexar County Sheriff and District Attorney condemned the bill banning sanctuary policies, and were joined by C.O.P.S./Metro leaders who said they “refuse to give up a culture of hospitality and welcoming the stranger.”
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 26, 2017
REPLAY video from a webcast of the American Educational Research Association’s Social Justice Initiative workshop on the resources and needs of college-bound undocumented students on April 29 at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The session is to help undocumented students, immigrant advocates and the parents and families understand what services they can expect or ask for as students navigate the pathway to college. Parents and families who cannot attend in person are encouraged to attend the online livestream session or replay it later.