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:
Written by Karen Ball on Oct 31 2017 - 7:41pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 6 2017 - 10:08pm
On Sept. 6, 2017, Mayor Ron Nirenberg and District 2 Councilman Cruz Shaw discussed issues including the removal of the Confederate monument, equity in the budget process, and spent a little time with a tamandua during of #AskRon at the San Antonio Zoo. Replay it here:
Written by Teresa Shumaker on Aug 21 2017 - 12:45pm
By Teresa Shumaker Just weeks into his new job as Mayor of San Antonio, Ron Nirenberg spoke candidly about his priorities for the city, with an emphasis on equity for at a town hall conversation at the University of Texas at San Antonio, July 27, 2017. The event was co-sponsored by UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News and moderated by Francine Romero, Associate Dean of the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Public Policy. Watch NOWCastSA video of the full event here or scroll down to read more about the discussion:
Written by Amanda Evrard on Dec 30 2016 - 6:47pm
In 2016, 1,224 different individuals watched live NOWCastSA webcasts live for a total of 569 hours. These were the top 10 webcasts of the year by live views:
Written by Amanda Evrard on Aug 22 2016 - 12:51pm
NOWCastSA will webcast five #SASpeakUp Community Open House events intended for residents to share what they would like incorporated in the FY 2017 Budget. Thanks to the underwriting support of the City of San Antonio, anyone can watch the meetings live or replay the videos later right here on this page. All meetings are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Written by City of San Antonio on Aug 18 2016 - 4:04pm
The City of San Antonio is asking residents to provide feedback on the Fiscal Year 2017 Proposed Budget through the #SASpeakUp campaign. More than 5,000 residents helped shaped the budget by offering their feedback earlier this year. "Our proposed City budget directly impacts the lives of so many families, and now that we have shared details of it, we want to hear from those families,” said Mayor Ivy R. Taylor. “I urge San Antonians to make their voices heard. After all, we are your City government and this is your money we are investing in our community."
Written by Katie Nickas on Jun 11 2016 - 3:32pm
A San Antonio proposal to cut $1.3 million from programs including domestic violence and correspondingly expand workforce development is “criminally shortsighted,” said District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Jun 6 2016 - 11:21pm
Join NOWCastSA 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8 for the live webcast of a City Council Budget Policy Goal Setting Session in room 206 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E. Market, San Antonio.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 12 2015 - 12:28pm
San Antonio wants to hear from you about the city's 2016 budget and we’ve got the tools for you to Speak Up and engage.