When the Mayor's Housing Policy Task Force members briefed the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan Committee in June, only one recommendation was different from similar housing studies over the last 30 years: Implementation. (Scroll down to watch complete video or click on each speaker’s quote to watch their remarks.)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 4 2018 - 6:16pm
From the first strike to global agribusiness negotiations, United Farm Workers President reflects on the union’s evolution
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 4 2018 - 12:29pm
Arturo S. Rodríguez recalled what his parish priest at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church told him after joining the first farm workers’ melon strike in Rio Grande City and getting arrested back in 1966.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 29 2018 - 7:50am
Leaders of the Westside Neighborhood Associations Coalition told the mayor, city council members and state representatives that they are being disrespected and treated like “guinea pigs” in the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan process.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 7 2018 - 12:57pm
Three hundred people turned out for a #RallyForOurChildren at the Guadalupe Plaza in San Antonio on May 31, 2018. The event was the first of several across Texas and the U.S. to protest the Trump administration's recent policy of separating children - some younger than 2 years old - from their immigrant parents at the border. The United Nations says taking children from their parents is illegal.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 20 2018 - 2:54pm
In direct contradiction of a city ordinance and the promise of the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan, city staffers are systematically eliminating long-standing neighborhood plans designed to protect the character and future of San Antonio’s urban core communities. The news came as an unwelcome surprise to city council members at the Comprehensive Plan Committee’s April 19 meeting where they were being briefed on the $1.05 million SA Tomorrow Year Two consulting contract that is up for approval in May.
Written by Brooke Cowey on Apr 27 2017 - 8:45pm
About 750 people filled St. Henry Catholic Church’s parish hall to hear candidates for San Antonio mayor and city council respond to COPS/Metro questions about immigration, affordable housing, minimum wages and workforce development. At the Accountability Session, candidates were told to answer the following questions:
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Feb 11 2017 - 4:56pm
More than 250 people held signs, bumper stickers and cheered on the honking horns of some passing motorists as they showed their support for Planned Parenthood on Feb. 11.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 23 2016 - 11:13am
UPDATED: Optimized with additional information, tools, links, transcribed quotes, links to specific spots in the video and outside links to helpful information. Replay video from the live webcast of What's Next for DREAMers, a panel discussion at the University of Texas at San Antonio Aula Canaria Lecture Hall on the downtown campus, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. SCROLL down below video for links, tools and transcript.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Sep 5 2016 - 7:57pm
"Viva Cesar Chavez!" "Viva Dolores Huerta!" "The people united will never be divided!" Those were just some of the chants that could be heard in downtown San Antonio on Labor Day morning, Sept. 5, 2016. Hundreds of union members, labor activists and local leaders took to the streets to celebrate a defining moment in the labor movement from 50 years ago.
San Antonio Budget proposal would cut domestic violence and homeless programs to expand workforce development
Written by Katie Nickas on Jun 11 2016 - 3:32pm
A San Antonio proposal to cut $1.3 million from programs including domestic violence and correspondingly expand workforce development is “criminally shortsighted,” said District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg.