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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 24, 2017
While a boisterous audience of COPS/Metro Alliance members cheered them on, candidates for San Antonio mayor and city council pledged to fight Senate Bill 4 - the anti-sanctuary city law - starting on the day they take office. About 350 people packed the Dominion Church of God in Christ on May 22 for a Get Out the Vote Rally and Accountability Session where candidates were asked to give yes or no answers to questions about the COPS/Metro agenda on SB4, affordable housing, immigration and living wages.
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 admin_charlotteanne on May 13, 2017
NOWCastSA's video from the April 3 forum on Nonprofit Impact has gone viral after several media outlets focused on Mayor Ivy Taylor's response to a question about the systemic cause of generational poverty. Here are links to the other news organization's articles that credited and linked to NOWCastSA video:
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.