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Written by City of San Antonio on May 16, 2018
San Antonio residents are invited to dispose of household hazardous waste and old medications for free on Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brooks City Base, 8261 Boyle Road, 78235. Residents who need to dispose of unwanted hazardous materials such as antifreeze, motor oil, paint, pesticides, batteries, old computers or cell phones should bring a recent copy of their CPS Energy utility bill along with a picture ID to enter the event.
Written by Cynthia Spielman on May 03, 2018
By Cynthia Spielman and Cosima Colvin Neighborhood Plans are civic engagement and grassroots democracy at its most local level. They were created by ordinary people who care about their community and were willing to work, to participate and to engage with their neighbors in a real partnership with the city under the 1998 Community Building and Neighborhood Planning Program.   We spent hundreds of hours planning, facilitating and attending meetings. We talked to one another, and sometimes struggled with ideas until we finally came to a consensus.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 27, 2018
Nearly 50 residents gathered to remove and replace the Government Hill Alliance Board of Directors in a meeting at St. Patrick's Catholic Church that was carefully scripted and orderly. Organizers said they were motivated by concern over development in the historic neighborhood and a lack of transparency by the previous board. Watch full video of the meeting here, and scroll down to read more about the meeting.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 27, 2018
The 4th Convening of the San Antonio Faith-Based Initiative featured an interactive working session facilitated by Trinity University's Dr. Christine Drennon and SA2020's Molly Cox to explore the geographical lines of division and the intentional initiatives of common good in San Antonio. The meeting was hosted by Rev. Ann E. Helmke, San Antonio's Community Faith-Based Liaison. This four-video playlist from the meeting includes the introduction, Christine Drennon's presentation, Molly Cox' presentation and the conclusion, pulling it all together.
Written by Beth Graham on Apr 20, 2018
Residents of the near-downtown Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association were surprised and upset when a city planner told them the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan process would discard their long-standing and detailed Neighborhood Plan, developed at the city’s request.