Replay video from Town Hall meetings across San Antonio of the Mayor's Task Force on Preserving Dynamic and Diverse Neighbohoods in the spring of 2015.
The task force was created in 2014 by former Mayor Julián Castro after nearly 300 low-income residents were displaced from the Mission Trails Mobile Home Park. The task force's stated goal is to "Identify policies and programs that encourage investment in inner city neighborhoods but minimize or prevent displacement of people or adverse impacts related to the history, culture, and quality of life in unique neighborhoods."
The task force is chaired by Mayor Ivy Taylor and includes members of City Council, local developers, business people, housing experts, academics and local residents. The members are:
- Mayor Ivy R. Taylor
- Councilmember Robert C. Treviño, District 1
- Councilmember Rebecca Viagran, District 3
- Councilmember Rey Saldaña, District 4
- Councilmember Shirley Gonzales, District 5
- Former Councilmember María Berriozábal
- David Adelman, AREA Real Estate, LLC
- Christine Drennon, Director of the Urban Studies Program at Trinity University
- Jackie L. Gorman, SAGE: San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside
- Nettie Hinton, Eastside Resident
- Richard Milk, San Antonio Housing Authority
- Rod Radle, co-founder San Antonio Alternative Housing Corporation
- Susan Sheeran, Merced Housing Texas
The task force held town halls at Tafolla Middle School on March 18, the Ella Austin Community Center on March 19, South San High School on April 1, and an open house at San Antonio Central Library on March 26.
Watch the complete Open House presentation and community comments held at the Central Library
Watch video of Community Input from the Town Hall at the Ella Austin Community Center. Thanks to the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center for providing this video.