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Written by Clayton Price on Jul 24, 2015
San Antonio residents’ resounding number one priority in the city budget is public safety, calling for improving sidewalks, streets and drainage to protect children and adults. Making the city safer by increasing funding for infrastructure was a top priority for 526 people, or 32.4 percent of those who voted for priorities during the Speak Up SA campaign calling for input on the budget. The comments pleaded for safer, sidewalks, even near schools, protected bike lanes and funding to fix drainage problems that make areas unsafe for children and for motorists,
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 16, 2015
It’s simple, says Port San Antonio executive vice president Jim Perschbach. “Our board believes that there is no problem in San Antonio - or anywhere, for that matter - that can't be fixed by increasing the average wage in this community and providing more employment opportunities,” Perschbach said.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 13, 2015
Mayor Taylor’s Statement on Confederate Monuments SAN ANTONIO (July 9, 2015) — “Slavery and the Civil War are part of the American legacy. For more than 200 years we’ve been trying to fully realize the revolutionary premise of democracy: all men are created equal.
Written by evrard on Jul 08, 2015
To make getting involved in planning the City of San Antonio FY 2016 budget even easier, the City has launched a new website and hashtag. SpeakUp San Antonio encourages residents to share which city services they love and show what services or programs they would add and cut in the 2016 budget. It includes an interactive budget planning tool that lets you make changes and keep the budget balanced.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 03, 2015
San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor asked City Manager Sheryl Sculley to develop a framework to bring ride-hailing companies back for a "pilot period.