One in five San Antonians live below the poverty line, making the city the most economically segregated in the nation. What does that mean for our community and what needs to happen to address the issue? Replay video of an Oct. 29 community conversation about economic segregation. This video recording was made possible thanks to support from the San Antonio Department of Human Services. Ann Helmke, Faith Liaison with the city's Faith-Based Initiative, guided a discussion at the Little Carver Civic Center with with local leaders who care about solutions:
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Written by Cynthia Spielman on Jun 27 2019 - 12:00pm
We sat in our first session, a form-based code “boot camp” in anticipation and some trepidation.
Written by Cynthia Spielman on Apr 11 2019 - 4:25pm
Several years ago, my neighborhood association and each one of its members personally were threatened by a local powerful developer with a lawsuit. We were told that not only would we be sued as an association but each one personally would be “tied up for life” in an expensive legal battle. He said he had lawyers on retainer, so it did not matter to him how long he could drag it out.
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Dec 13 2018 - 9:11am
About two dozen people gathered for a show of force outside City Hall Wednesday, Dec. 12, imploring the San Antonio City Council to stop “ramming through a policy” on housing development incentives. Community leaders said they want more time for people to understand specifics about the policy, how it has already impacted neighborhoods and families.
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Nov 27 2018 - 6:33pm
By Jolene Almendarez, NOWCastSA In its final report, the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force called on the city to develop a coordinated housing system, increase city investment in housing, increase affordable housing and protect and promote neighborhoods.
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San Antonio’s frontrunner mayoral candidates debated neighborhoods, gentrification, public safety and sanctuary cities on March 6.
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SA2020, the local nonprofit that’s charting San Antonio’s progress in several categories over a decade, said 41 percent of 59 target goals have been achieved or exceeded. That was one of the big takeaways from a DreamWeek luncheon held Jan. 12 at the Witte Museum’s Mays Family Center.
Written by Clayton Price on Apr 2 2015 - 4:17pm
Replay video from Town Hall meetings across San Antonio of the Mayor's Task Force on Preserving Dynamic and Diverse Neighbohoods in the spring of 2015.