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.
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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 24 2017 - 12:59pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 12 2017 - 9:25am
On May 11, 2017, people gathered in San Antonio's Main Plaza where they rallied to resist SB4, Texas' new anti-sanctuary city law. The group also announced formation of the Pro-Immigrant Coalition/Coalicion Pro-Inmigrante.
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:
Written by JamiAlise on Feb 22 2017 - 4:32pm
Have you wondered how our communities can effectively organize for the common good? Seasoned trainers will include Sr. Christine Stephens, Sr. Pearl Ceasar, Elizabeth Valdez, and Jorge Montiel. While this is an introduction, we seek several experienced leaders to help lead small groups in house meeting training.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Feb 13 2017 - 10:25pm
Leaders of COPS/Metro Alliance met Feb. 13, acknowledging that the affordable housing part of the city’s proposed $850 million bond remains somewhat flawed.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Feb 3 2017 - 1:05am
The City Council voted unanimously Thursday, Feb. 2, to adopt an urban renewal plan, which could implement the city’s proposed $20 million housing bond, if voters were to approve it May 6.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jan 28 2017 - 2:22pm
Elected local leaders and other community members gathered Saturday morning on the near West Side to launch a campaign on behalf of the city's proposed $850 million bond issue.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 30 2016 - 6:32pm
These are the top 12 stories of 2016 curated by NOWCastSA Managing Director Charlotte-Anne Lucas:
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Dec 14 2016 - 5:25pm
Members of COPS/Metro Alliance say the city’s bond-funded effort to encourage affordable housing in distressed areas is flawed, and hope the proposal will be retooled to meet current homeowners’ problems.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Dec 9 2016 - 1:55pm
The San Antonio Neighborhood Improvements Bond Committee voted Thursday, Dec. 8, to recommend 13 distressed areas for inclusion in what would be the city's first affordable housing bond project. The recommendations are part of a five-category, $850 million total bond issue the city plans to put before voters May 6.