Thanks to coronavirus, protesting your property taxes is different this year. San Antonio District 7 City Councilwoman Ana Sandoval interviewed Camille Rodriguez Brigant about how to protest and why you should - even if you are over 65. Then Sandoval talked with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg about the city budget. He said some things won't be cut, like services for the city's most vulnerable residents.
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Written by Joe Ruiz on Sep 16 2011 - 1:51am
By an 8 to 3 vote, the San Antonio City Council approved its $2.2 billion budget Thursday, with a few amendments made after multiple public hearings and ongoing debates.The first item listed under the heading, "Expenditure Adjustments," had a special significance for me:"Add resources to fully restore staff to Music program to Parks and Recreation Department rather than using contract services - $144,997"
Written by Joe Ruiz on Aug 31 2011 - 2:35pm
After 10 public meetings to hear comments from the city's residents, the San Antonio City Council will be presented with a collection of those thoughts two weeks before the scheduled vote to approve the budget for the next fiscal year.UPDATE, 2:12 p.m., September 2: Below is a collection of some of the tweets we sent and how others responded.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Aug 29 2011 - 5:57pm
We had such excellent feedback on our coverage of San Antonio city budget public hearings that we decided to live-tweet the final district hearing at Miller's Pond Community Center on the city's Southwest side.In case you missed our previous coverage, find it here:
Written by Irene Berns on Aug 26 2011 - 9:08am
Dear Fellow Parents, Students and Friends,My name is Irene Berns and I am a parent and a student in Michael Gravitt's keyboard and percussion classes. My daughter Samantha is in sax, piano and keyboards. We have been in the city music programs for six years and we are heartbroken that classes will not resume next week. I have started a " Save the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Music Program" campaign and I'm asking for your help.