The following story was originally published at Deceleration News by Greg Harman. Heat Island Effect means that temperatures across a city can vary widely due to differences in development, greenspace, transportation networks, and other factors. A Deceleration analysis shows that greater downtown San Antonio and the northwest zone, including the Medical District, are bearing the brunt of rising heat—as are those already suffering energy burden and asthma on the west and east sides of town.
Written by Greg Harman on Sep 15 2022 - 1:06pm
Written by Vivian Lopez on May 20 2022 - 12:08pm
Vocal public support for Brackenridge Park’s heritage trees has so far blocked San Antonio from carrying out a controversial plan to destroy more than 100 of them. On May 24, San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation and Public Works Department will hold its third meeting for the public to learn and discuss the fate of the trees and the broader Brackenridge 2017 Bond project. However, due to the public’s anger and frustration with the previous meetings’ format, the city is now calling for a fourth meeting for public input.
Written by Greg Harman on Mar 21 2022 - 4:02pm
Recent statements by City staff related to the need to remove trees from Brackenridge. This article was originally published in Deceleration News.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Feb 22 2022 - 1:20pm
Updated: Hours after it was scheduled, San Antonio officials scrapped a vote by the Historic and Design Review Commission on whether to cut down 100 trees, some very old, in Brackenridge Park. The move came after District 2 Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez requested a minimum of three public hearings on the project, which is in his district. "We remain committed to the public process and ensure every voice is heard and valued," McKee-Rodriguez said in an earlier statement.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Feb 15 2022 - 4:53pm
Should the city cut down more than 100 heritage and significant trees along the banks of the San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park? That’s the question on the Feb. 16, 2022 agenda of the Historic and Design Review Commission. Members of the public can voice their concerns before the commission votes on the item. Sign up before the meeting begins at 3 p.m. to speak, or provide comments through voicemail by dialing 210-206-4372.