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Written by Soren Vaughn on Aug 15 2018 - 3:10pm
In this video, disABILITYsa Co-Founder and Executive Director Melanie Cawthon demonstrates how to use an "adaptive" voting machine designed for people with disabilities.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Aug 10 2018 - 12:32pm
On Aug.11, from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, Climate Action SA is hosting a Climate Plática. This particular Climate Plática will be focusing on CPS Energy and the Flexible Path with the purpose of engaging the public and fostering a discussion about the current state of energy in San Antonio and what we want to see moving forward. We all want to work towards making San Antonio and better place for our current and future residents, especially in light of challenges from climate change.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 9 2018 - 7:34pm
San Antonio's public hearing on a proposal to mandate paid sick leave drew an overflow crowd to City Hall Chambers Aug. 8, with former Mayor Julian Castro leading off more than 100 speakers in favor of the measure. The San Antonio Express-News reported that 20 people spoke against the proposal.
Written by Soren Vaughn on Jul 30 2018 - 3:43pm
The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance invites you to experience one of the great wonders of the natural world, the spiraling emergence of over 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats as they begin their evening hunt. Visit https://aquiferalliance.org/event/bracken-cave-event/ to get tickets
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 27 2018 - 8:38pm
Tier One Neighborhood Coalition members met to learn about proposed changes to San Antonio's Land Use categories. More than 40 people from about 22 neighborhoods came to the meeting at San Antonio College. As part of the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan, city planners have proposed new land use categories that they say should be applied consistently, across the city.
Written by Soren Vaughn on Jul 27 2018 - 7:28pm
Where can you find a park designed just for dogs? This map includes 14 dog parks: 11 in San Antonio, one in Alamo Heights, one in Schertz and one in Universal City. Click on a marker to see the hours. This map does not include parks that allow dogs on a leash. This map only includes parks designed specifically for dogs and their people.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Jul 20 2018 - 4:30pm
Join disABILITYsa in conversation as we get together to openly discuss the benefits, challenges, barriers, and pathways to engaging in ​the San Antonio community while addressing the way each topic impacts our selves and neighbors who live with a disability. We'll take a look at voting and civic engagement. Voter registration will take place at this event, supported by the League of Women Voters of San Antonio
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 12 2018 - 11:09pm
The Tier 1 Neighborhood Coalition sponsored a seminar on the proposed zoning ordinance that would govern so-called "infill development" or projects built on vacant or abandoned lots. Scroll down to watch complete video of the event. Representatives from 22 neighborhoods across six council districts attended the event. The seminar on June 16, 2018 at Lift Fund, was the first preview of the proposed Infill Development Zoning (IDZ) ordinance by the IDZ Taskforce.
Written by Mike Greenberg on Jul 6 2018 - 2:22pm
For a document obsessed with events of 1836, the new “Alamo Comprehensive Interpretive Plan,” reads more like “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” a dystopian novel that satirizes hypocrisy by the state. “Embrace the continuum of history” means “repudiate the continuum of history.” “Enhance connections to the surrounding streets” means “reduce connections to the surrounding streets.” “Enable pedestrian flow through the site” means “restrict pedestrian flow through the site.”
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 27 2018 - 11:09am
By Isaac Stanley-Becker, The Washington Post A federal judge in San Diego on Tuesday barred the separation of migrant children from their parents and ordered immigration officials to reunify within 30 days families that have been divided as a result of a zero-tolerance policy enforced by the Trump administration until last week. Judge Dana Sabraw of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California granted a preliminary injunction sought by the American Civil Liberties Union.