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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.
Written by Mike Greenberg on Jul 06, 2018
By Mike Greenberg For a document obsessed with events of 1836, the new “Alamo Comprehensive Interpretive Plan,” reads more like “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” a dystopian novel that satirizes hypocrisy by the state. “Embrace the continuum of history” means “repudiate the continuum of history.” “Enhance connections to the surrounding streets” means “reduce connections to the surrounding streets.” “Enable pedestrian flow through the site” means “restrict pedestrian flow through the site.”