By Juan Pablo Garnham, The Texas Tribune In the 40-minute bus ride across San Antonio that Barbie Hammond takes to work, there’s one topic of conversation that keeps coming up: the cost of rent. “A lady that I talk to on the bus told me she had to move because of the rent increases,” the 57-year-old said. “And I told her, ‘Well, when Christmastime came, I got a note saying that the next month there will be a $60 increase in my apartment.’”
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 5 2019 - 6:05pm
One in five San Antonians live below the poverty line, making the city the most economically segregated in the nation. What does that mean for our community and what needs to happen to address the issue? Replay video of an Oct. 29 community conversation about economic segregation. This video recording was made possible thanks to support from the San Antonio Department of Human Services. Ann Helmke, Faith Liaison with the city's Faith-Based Initiative, guided a discussion at the Little Carver Civic Center with with local leaders who care about solutions:
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 24 2018 - 3:59pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 27 2018 - 2:29pm
The 4th Convening of the San Antonio Faith-Based Initiative featured an interactive working session facilitated by Trinity University's Dr. Christine Drennon and SA2020's Molly Cox to explore the geographical lines of division and the intentional initiatives of common good in San Antonio. The meeting was hosted by Rev. Ann E. Helmke, San Antonio's Community Faith-Based Liaison. This four-video playlist from the meeting includes the introduction, Christine Drennon's presentation, Molly Cox' presentation and the conclusion, pulling it all together.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 11 2018 - 9:35am
Community leaders in the Tier One Neighborhood Coalition met on Nov. 4, 2017 at the Westfall Library to learn how the San Antonio Comprehensive Plan and the Corridor Plans will affect residential areas and the broader community.
Written by Ben Olivo on Oct 16 2017 - 12:55pm
By Ben Olivo, Folo Media Sometimes at public meetings, when it’s time for citizens to address whatever governmental body is presiding, their questions or concerns aren’t germane to the discussion — they’re off-topic or meant for another body. The first public meeting of Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s housing task force was different. On Tuesday Oct. 3, all of the housing questions that audience members lobbed toward the five-member task force landed. None were off limits. (Watch full video of the meeting here, scroll down to read more)
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Feb 22 2017 - 8:50pm
Updated: What is "puro" in San Antonio? In a Feb. 21 event at Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, 11 San Antonians offered their thoughts on what makes something or someone purely San Antonio. The consensus? It depends on one's viewpoint, the speakers and audience members said. The definition could range from music or color to food or sense of place. Or all of the above.
Written by Clayton Price on Apr 2 2015 - 4:17pm
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.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 15 2014 - 4:25pm
Saint Mary's University Institute for Public Administration, Politics and Public Policy hosted a Community Conversation on Gentrification featuring a collection of San Antonio policy experts including Mayor Ivy Taylor; activist and former councilwoman María Antonietta Berriozábal and Christine Drennon, Ph.D.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 20 2014 - 4:28pm
REPLAY VIDEO: Join NOWCastSA from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday Feb. 27 as we host and webcast a Pre-K Summit at Cafe College to launch a media campaign to help young parents understand the value of early childhood education and develop strategies to make parents aware of the opportunities available to them. The summit is free and open to the public, and the webcast will be available right here on this page so you can participate live or replay the video later.