Updated with video: North East Independent School District Trustees agreed to investigate the process for changing the name of Robert E. Lee High School after public comment on the issue dominated the school board meeting for the third month in a row.
Cities like San Antonio should consider lowering the voting age to 16 or 17 to increase voter turnout, scholar and civic engagement expert Peter Levine said in an interview with NOWCastSA at the 2015 Civic Engagement Summit at University of Texas at San Antonio.
The City of San Antonio announced today plans to address City regulations regarding the feeding of the homeless that supports charitable feeding in a safe manner. The plan was presented to the City Council’s Housing Committee this morning following a review of best practices, current regulations and input from to stakeholders.
Updated: District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg proposed moving San Antonio municipal elections to November, which he said could increase voter turnout by 300 percent or more.
Speaking at University of Texas at San Antonio Civic Engagment Summit on Oct. 5, Nirenberg said the move would require a change in the City Charter and state law, and the November date "could have a profound effect on student participation."