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Written by David McLemore on Jun 21, 2010
VIA  Metropolitan Transit put the finishing touches on a transit plan for the future during the last of five community workshops on Thursday.NOWCastSA streamed live video of the event as people from the community gathered to listen and talk about the transit plan for the future. You can watch video from the event here:
Written by David McLemore on Jun 17, 2010
San Antonio City Council Thursday approved a new SAWS rate structure as well as a 6.5 percent rate increase that that will heighten city's water conservation.“We appreciate the City Council’s support for conservation as a top priority for our community,” said Robert R. Puente, SAWS President/CEO.The new SAWS rate structure reduces rates for lower water use while raising rates for higher water use. Ninety-three percent of residential customer bills, for example, nev er exceed 17,000 gallons per month, the threshold for higher rates.
Written by David McLemore on Jun 14, 2010
VIA Metropolitan Transit System asked the public for ideas to improve its comprehensive regional transportation plan to meet San Antonio’s growing demand for public transit on June 15. The event at San Antonio's Central Library was the first of five community workshops to get public input on long-range transit plans, to hear VIA officials lay out the need for a comprehensive, county-wide transit plan to meet the burgeoning demand for service.You can watch, listen and see the online conversation in the videos below.
Written by David McLemore on Jun 03, 2010
If you couldn't join us during the live webcast of the SAWS public hearing on a proposed new water rate structure, you can watch an archive of the video here. SAWS officials explained the proposal that will raise rates for high-end users but would result in lower rates for lower water use. Hear questions by other residents who attended the hearing, and feel free to add your own questions or comments via the chat window next to the video.  
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 29, 2010
NOWCastSA streamed live video of an open discussion about food policy in San Antonio, and how to access fresh food in the community.You can see the archived version of the video below. Video starts at 7:52.