Pat DiGiovanni http://tpr.org en City Leaders Hope USAA Move Sparks Additional Downtown Momentum http://tpr.org/post/city-leaders-hope-usaa-move-sparks-additional-downtown-momentum <p>As Texas Public Radio reported to you last month, San Antonio's downtown building vacancy rate is at 29 percent. Now that USAA has announced plans to locate some of its employees in a building downtown, city leaders hope more will follow.</p><p>The insurance company announced that 150 workers will report to One Riverwalk Place on the northeast corner of North St. Mary's and Convent in September. They'll occupy only a few floors of the tower bought by USAA Real Estate Company last year.</p><p>District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg praised the score for downtown.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:10:41 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26865 at http://tpr.org City Leaders Hope USAA Move Sparks Additional Downtown Momentum With Downtown Building Vacancy Rate "Too High," Leaders Push To Make Progress http://tpr.org/post/downtown-building-vacancy-rate-too-high-leaders-push-make-progress <p>San Antonio's downtown building vacancy rate is too high. The statement didn't meet with any arguments during a recent interview with Pat DiGiovanni, the former executive who worked as deputy San Antonio city manager and is now the president and CEO of Centro San Antonio.</p><p>In his new role, DiGiovanni leads the collaboration of initiatives aimed at making downtown San Antonio and the central business district more desirable, active and filled with people.</p><p>He said there is a 29 percent downtown building vacancy rate, and the challenge remains clear.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:28:54 +0000 Ryan Loyd 25589 at http://tpr.org With Downtown Building Vacancy Rate "Too High," Leaders Push To Make Progress The Source: Latino Americans | Updates From Downtown http://tpr.org/post/source-latino-americans-updates-downtown <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/" target="_blank">"Latino Americans"</a> is a new six-part documentary starting on PBS tomorrow night, locally you can tune to <a href="http://www.klrn.org/" target="_blank">KLRN </a>to catch it. The series covers 500 years of history with over 100 interviews. &nbsp;</p><p>We talk with producer John J.&nbsp;Valadez&nbsp;about his work on the project. From William Valasquez to Hector Garcia, Texas plays a big role in the program.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:14:53 +0000 Paul Flahive 18595 at http://tpr.org The Source: Latino Americans | Updates From Downtown Ethics Board Rules On DiGiovanni Case, Issues Admonition Letter http://tpr.org/post/ethics-board-rules-digiovanni-case-issues-admonition-letter <p>San Antonio’s Ethics Review Board met Tuesday night, more than a week after it attempted to settle an ongoing citizen complaint against former Deputy City Manager Pat DiGiovanni.</p><p>The problem for the board was that&nbsp; it did not have a quorum, an issue that chair Arthur Downey said hadn’t happened in more than a decade, in his experience.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:35:33 +0000 Ryan Loyd 4864 at http://tpr.org Ethics Board Rules On DiGiovanni Case, Issues Admonition Letter Ethics Board Finds DiGiovanni Violated Code http://tpr.org/post/ethics-board-finds-digiovanni-violated-code <p>In a unanimous ruling Tuesday night, the Ethics Review Board found that Deputy City Manager Pat DiGiovanni&nbsp;violated the city's ethics code when he failed to recuse himself from a conflict of interest involving a city contract and his future employer.</p><p>Earlier this year, DiGiovanni took on oversight of the selection process for contractors in a $300 million bid to expand and renovate the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:52:55 +0000 Ryan Loyd 313 at http://tpr.org Ethics Board Finds DiGiovanni Violated Code Deputy City Manager Pat DiGiovanni Opens Ethics Case Against Himself http://tpr.org/post/deputy-city-manager-pat-digiovanni-opens-ethics-case-against-himself <p>San Antonio <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/manager/DiGiovanniBio.aspx" target="_blank">Deputy City Manager Pat DiGiovanni</a> has opened an investigation into his own conduct after concerns were raised about a potential conflict of interest.</p><p>The city's ethics review board will look at the case, which stems from DiGiovanni's new employment with the non-profit <a href="http://downtownsanantonio.org/main/Centropartnership" target="_blank">Centro Partnership</a>, whose goal is to revitalize the downtown San Antonio area, and his role at the city.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:22:08 +0000 Ryan Loyd 521 at http://tpr.org Deputy City Manager Pat DiGiovanni Opens Ethics Case Against Himself