Updated: Watch the video interview District 7 Councilwoman Ana Sandoval talking about the city's resolution to officially incorporate public participation into city governance. The resolution passed on Jan. 17, 2019 commits the city to follow guiding principles and ensure that public participation is meaningful, transparent, respectful, inclusive, accessible, informative, responsive, timely, convenient and continuous.
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Jan 15 2019 - 5:38pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 13 2018 - 9:41pm
San Antonio City Council approved a measure Dec. 13 that would reward developers for building housing as expensive as $360,000, after city staff spent months in private meetings with for profit and nonprofit developers, but did not hold a single public hearing.
Written by Cynthia Herrera on Jun 22 2018 - 8:27pm
Nearly 200 neighborhood residents attended the 3rd annual Neighborhood Day hosted by the Bowen Center for Neighborhood Advocacy on June 9 at Laurel Heights United Methodist Church. The event encourages residents to come together to get information and discuss ideas to make better neighborhoods.
Written by Guest (not verified) on May 27 2018 - 8:43pm
Join elected officials and community leaders to discuss the current status of San Antonio neighborhoods and plans for their success. Confirmed speakers include City Councilwoman District 7 Ana Sandoval and Chief Appraiser for the Bexar Appraisal District Michael Amezquita.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 20 2018 - 2:54pm
In direct contradiction of a city ordinance and the promise of the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan, city staffers are systematically eliminating long-standing neighborhood plans designed to protect the character and future of San Antonio’s urban core communities. The news came as an unwelcome surprise to city council members at the Comprehensive Plan Committee’s April 19 meeting where they were being briefed on the $1.05 million SA Tomorrow Year Two consulting contract that is up for approval in May.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 12 2018 - 2:50pm
In a victory for the Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group and its recently deceased founder, Doug Steadman, the Historic and Design Review Commission on March 9 rejected a developer’s proposal to erect a 72-foot-tall apartment building next to the 58-foot-tall Hays Street Bridge. (click here to watch video of the entire meeting or click on any quote below to jump straight to that spot in the video.)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 3 2017 - 9:37pm
Replay the video from the forum, “Transportation Needs of San Antonio: How are we preparing for the future?” hosted by the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area on Monday, Oct. 9 at the San Antonio Central Library, 600 Soledad St. Thanks to donations from viewers like you, you can replay the video free, right on this page.
Written by Valerie Lambardia on Sep 12 2017 - 5:21pm
The San Antonio Health Collaborative held a Community Health Town Hall Meeting on April 17, 2017 to talk about access to health care, social determinants of health and how to create healthy communities. Ana Sandoval was the only candidate who came to the event, which was held at Woodlawn Pointe. Watch the conversation between moderator Caroline Bergeron of the Health Collaborative and Sandoval and listen to the audience question and answer session afterwards.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 24 2017 - 12:59pm
While a boisterous audience of COPS/Metro Alliance members cheered them on, candidates for San Antonio mayor and city council pledged to fight Senate Bill 4 - the anti-sanctuary city law - starting on the day they take office. About 350 people packed the Dominion Church of God in Christ on May 22 for a Get Out the Vote Rally and Accountability Session where candidates were asked to give yes or no answers to questions about the COPS/Metro agenda on SB4, affordable housing, immigration and living wages.
Written by Brooke Cowey on Apr 27 2017 - 8:45pm
About 750 people filled St. Henry Catholic Church’s parish hall to hear candidates for San Antonio mayor and city council respond to COPS/Metro questions about immigration, affordable housing, minimum wages and workforce development. At the Accountability Session, candidates were told to answer the following questions: