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Written by Ben Olivo on Dec 15, 2017
By Ben Olivo San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg put the brakes on a city policy that has lead to an influx of market-rate apartments in the downtown area — which many San Antonians would consider luxury because of the high cost of living there. In making the order at the Governance Committee on Tuesday, he also raised several questions regarding the city’s role in subsidizing its own growth.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 15, 2017
This has been a tough year to be a journalist, and, for that matter, a sentient, compassionate human being. I’ve thought a lot about my friend, Molly Ivins. I wonder what she would be saying, and how she’d be reminding us to stop and laugh right through our fears.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 29, 2017
In a special Facebook Live address on Nov. 29, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg called for stronger ethics rules and stricter oversigh of nonprofit organizations that contract with the city. "Recent revelations innvolving the Tricentennial Commission and Centro San Antonio" are "threatening to shake one of the strengths of our local government - public trust," Nirenberg said as he opened the five-minute address.
Written by Laura Acevedo on Nov 15, 2017
On the Nov. 15 edition of #AskRon, City Manager Sheryl Sculley talks to Mayor Ron Nirenberg about issues regarding salary for city officials and more.
Written by Joseph Tucker on Nov 09, 2017
Trinity University Professor Christine Drennon launched the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force by describing the disparities in San Antonio and the legacy of structural inequality. When he created the Task Force, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said he wanted the panel to develop a framework for a comprehensive and compassionate housing policy that addresses pressing challenges including availability, affordability, gentrification and displacement.