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Written by Joe Ruiz on Aug 25, 2011
Most of the people who signed up to speak at a public hearing with District 8 Councilman Reed Williams expressed content with the way funding is currently being spent in San Antonio, with only a few focused on certain aspects of the budget and potential cuts.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Aug 23, 2011
San Antonio residents gave impassioned pleas to city officials about the city's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.About 60 people gathered Monday, August 22, at the Alicia Treviño Lopez Senior One Stop Center for the District 6 public meeting about the proposed budget. Officials representing city departments were there to listen to reactions to the proposal.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Aug 16, 2011
Telling the story of his one semester as a substitute teacher at Jefferson High School, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro told teachers preparing for the upcoming school year that he knows the impact they can have on students. He also implored them to continue their push toward making the city's education system top-notch.Castro gave a brief speech to teachers on Tuesday, August 16, at Carlos Coon Elementary in the Northside Independent School District, praising them for their work and talking up the SA2020 initiative.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Aug 15, 2011
With about 50 people quietly munching on a surprisingly healthy breakfast, one of San Antonio’s representatives in Washington, D.C., said the onus for a healthier community was on the neighborhoods first.U.S. Rep. Charles Gonzalez, the representative for Texas’ 20th district, gave a brief update on health issues in front of legislators and focused on increasing the health of the community by asking those in attendance to take more responsibility.
Written by evrard on Aug 11, 2011
Information from press release:The FY 2012 Proposed Budget will be presented to City Council on Thursday, August 11, and San Antonio residents are invited to provide their comments on the proposal at community hearings set to begin Monday, August 15.Council members and City staff will be available at the hearings to explain important aspects of the proposed budget and answer questions from participants, and a short educational video will be presented to help participants learn more about the budget proposal.