REPLAY vidoe of the Digital Inclusion Alliance of San Antonio's 2018 summit, "Connect Todos: Digital Inclusion and Upward Mobility," on Oct. 30., 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Norris Conference Center. Thanks to underwriting from the from the Digital Inclusion Alliance, any one can watch live or replay the summit right here on this page for free. Click here for the full schedule.
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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 12 2018 - 9:44am
Under the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan, the City of San Antonio will be asking residents to help define the land use and zoning in their neighborhoods and communities. To help neighborhood residents prepare to participate, this hands-on workshop was created by Chrissy Q McCain, Director of Land Use and Neighborhood Planning for City Council District 1. “We want to empower people with as much information as possible,” explained District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño. “We’ll be working with you, not around you."
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 Maria Gardner on Jan 29 2018 - 11:56am
In Trinity Professor Christine Drennon’s presentation “Redeeming the American Dream: A conversation on housing equitability and gentrification in San Antonio,” she examines government policies that made obtaining the American Dream nearly impossible for African American and Mexican communities in San Antonio. The Jan. 14, 2018 DreamWeek presentation continued with a panel moderated by Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association president Brian Dillard discussing the implications of historic inequity and possible solutions. Panel Members:
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 29 2017 - 12:21pm
Replay the video: Mayor Ron Nirenberg joined members of the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force at Our Lady of the Lake University, Dec. 9, 2017 for a public meeting to gather input aboutthe housing needs in the city and community solutions. Ideas gathered at this meeting will be used to inform decisions made by the Task Force and its subcommittees to explore different aspects of the housing opportunities in San Antonio.
Written by Justice Garza on Nov 12 2017 - 1:18pm
It's not on MY Map: A much closer look at the most vulnerable Zip codes in San Antonio with an Equity Lens. Come out and learn more about the top four Zip codes in San Antonio that struggle with low literacy levels, educational attainment, low property values, domestic violence, poverty, and physical health. Panelists will discuss the historical context of these vulnerable Zip codes and address how the Equity Lens may improve the quality of life for these communities. Panelists include:
Written by Joseph Tucker on Nov 9 2017 - 12:44pm
Trinity University Professor Christine Drennon launched the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force by describing the disparities in San Antonio and the legacy of structural inequality. When he created the Task Force, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said he wanted the panel to develop a framework for a comprehensive and compassionate housing policy that addresses pressing challenges including availability, affordability, gentrification and displacement.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 8 2017 - 8:56am
Replay the video as Texas Tribune's Evan Smith interviews San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg: (click here or use the player below)
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: