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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 Glenda Wolin on Aug 03, 2018
By Glenda Wolin “Eminent Domain: What’s It All About?” was the perfect title for the San Antonio Area League’s June 4 forum. Most people know very little if anything about the subject, not even that it involves the government’s right to buy your land out from under you for public use.
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 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.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 10, 2018
More than 250 people packed the San Antonio Garden Center on June 21 to give their input on latest Alamo plan proposal. The boisterous crowd included many women representing the Fiesta Battle of Flowers Parade who were strongly opposed to a plan provision that would close the street in front of the Alamo and redirect traffic - including the parade - a block away.