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 Ben Olivo on Oct 16 2017 - 12:55pm
Written by Ben Olivo on Oct 2 2017 - 8:47pm
The first open meeting of Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s newly-assembled housing task force is set for 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the San Antonio Central Library, 600 Soledad St. In mid August, Nirenberg announced the five-member task force — built to address San Antonio’s most pressing housing needs, such as gentrification and the shortage of affordable housing units. At Tuesday’s meeting, Nirenberg expects the group to identify goals — both short- and long-term — and craft a timeline.
Written by Ben Olivo on Aug 18 2017 - 5:46pm
By Ben Olivo, Folo Media Keeping a promise he made while on the campaign trail, Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced today the formation of his Housing Policy Task Force, a five-member group responsible for addressing San Antonio’s affordable housing shortage and for crafting policies that will prevent displacement of residents because of gentrification.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Aug 17 2016 - 3:33pm
Catch Up and Get Ahead with the Edge for the week of August 15. This week: the City responds to criticism of the Brackenridge Park draft master plan by backing off and listening, Westside residents plan for the future the Lower Fredericksburg Road Corridor, City Council passes the SA Tomorrow plan, and the deadly results of unsafe ozone levels.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 9 2016 - 9:53pm
In an event called “Take Back Our City,” people from across San Antonio gathered at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center to look at the past to inform today’s conversation about gentrification and displacement. An 11,000-year timeline papered the walls of the meeting room, going back from today to a time when indigenous groups were still migrating to the Americas.
Written by admin_charlotteanne on Jul 6 2016 - 6:08pm
This week: San Antonio hits a Level Two Heat Advisory, what the new anti-idling ordinance means; more on the Brackenridge Park draft master plan and a look back at San Antonio Pride festival and parade. : Extreme Heat
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 Tawseef Ali on Jul 3 2013 - 1:37pm
Replay Video: Around 75 concerned locals gathered on June 29 at the Friendship Baptist Church to discuss what Economic Development means, who it caters to and what its future in San Antonio may be.
Written by Andrew Delgado on Jan 17 2011 - 4:40pm
This short documentary follows the plight of a band of University of Texas at San Antonio students who launched a hunger strike last November, urging Congress to pass the DREAM Act.The strike began at the UTSA on Nov. 10, 2010, when several students announced they were "undocumented and unafraid." The young activists vowed only to consume water and fruit juice for as long as it took.
Written by Andrew Delgado on Dec 8 2010 - 8:48am
For over a month, students at the University of Texas at San Antonio have followed in Mahatma Gandhi’s footprints, drinking only juice or water in a hunger strike to give legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States when they were children. The hunger strike to enact the so-called DREAM Act has gained national attention and has become a passionate issue for those who say undocumented immigrants brought to the country as minors now face deportation and can’t get jobs even if they obtain a university degree.