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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.
Written by Laura Acevedo on Nov 08, 2017
In the Nov. 8 edition of #AskRon, Mayor Ron Nirenberg talks with Councilman Rey Saldaña about the recent tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The two discussed how violent acts impact our communities. Also, Nirenberg and Saldaña take a ride on a VIA bus.
Written by Laura Acevedo on Nov 01, 2017
In this Special Edition of #AskRon on Nov. 1, Mayor Ron Nirenberg talks about the upcoing city council meeting regarding emergency situations, and also talking about that night's NBA World Series game with the Houston Astros.
Written by Texas Tribune on Nov 01, 2017
by Giulia Afiune, The Texas Tribune Update: Rosa Maria Hernandez was released to her parents the afternoon of Nov. 3. More in this story from KSAT-12 news  and this story from Univision.
Written by Karen Ball on Oct 31, 2017
San Antonio kicked off a discussion of Participatory Budgeting (PB) at The Brick at Blue Star on June 6, 2017 in a free community-powered event. The conversation showcased Palo Alto College’s PB process (learn more here), and concluded with residents, elected officials and candidates talking about how PB could work. Watch the video and scroll down for a commentary by participant Karen Ball: