Cris Medina http://tpr.org en The Source: Is A Bag Ban On The Horizon For San Antonio? http://tpr.org/post/source-bag-ban-horizon-san-antonio <p>The city's governance committee will soon be considering a ban on single-use plastic bags -- bags you would use at the grocery store, take-out bags and bags at several retailers.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:27:41 +0000 Paul Flahive 27342 at http://tpr.org The Source: Is A Bag Ban On The Horizon For San Antonio? Bag Ban Removed From Council Agenda For More Input, Pushed To March http://tpr.org/post/bag-ban-removed-council-agenda-more-input-pushed-march <p>This week the San Antonio City Council Governance Committee was to discuss a potential single-use plastic bag ban but the item was pulled from the agenda.</p><p>In an effort to get community input on a possible plastic bag ban in San Antonio, District 7 Councilman Cris Medina last week convened a group of people from the retail industry, the city and others to talk about a ban on single-use plastic bags.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:32:51 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26866 at http://tpr.org Bag Ban Removed From Council Agenda For More Input, Pushed To March Medina Focuses On Emergency Funding During Trip to D.C. http://tpr.org/post/medina-focuses-emergency-funding-during-trip-dc <p>San Antonio city leaders are in Washington, D.C. this week to fight for federal funding for the city.</p><p>The delegation heads to our nation's Capitol each year to speak with lawmakers on getting money people pay in taxes to come back to San Antonio.</p><p>District 7 Councilman Cris Medina sent a letter to his constituents to let them know what he's fighting for in particular: Emergency and natural disaster funding.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:08:35 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26234 at http://tpr.org Medina Focuses On Emergency Funding During Trip to D.C. SARA General Manager Says City Not Ready For Ban On Plastic Bags - Yet http://tpr.org/post/sara-general-manager-says-city-not-ready-ban-plastic-bags-yet <p>A bag ban proposal is working its way through City Hall after District 7 Councilman Cris Medina submitted what's called a Council Consideration Request (CCR).</p><p>Medina's proposal includes a ban on single-use plastic bags in San Antonio, but included in the request is also a proposal for council meetings to go paperless and also updates to construction standards to build homes in a more energy-efficient manner.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:02:48 +0000 Ryan Loyd 22214 at http://tpr.org SARA General Manager Says City Not Ready For Ban On Plastic Bags - Yet The Source: Raising The Minimum Wage | City Considers Plastic Bag Ban http://tpr.org/post/source-raising-minimum-wage-city-considers-plastic-bag-ban <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:50:32 +0000 Paul Flahive 22199 at http://tpr.org The Source: Raising The Minimum Wage | City Considers Plastic Bag Ban Weighing Both Sides, Cris Medina Supports Non-Discrimination Ordinance http://tpr.org/post/weighing-both-sides-cris-medina-supports-non-discrimination-ordinance <p>San Antonio District 7 Councilman Cris Medina is the latest to throw his support behind the proposed non-discrimination ordinance, which would extend protections for veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation.</p><p>In a statement, Medina wrote:</p><blockquote><p>"I am supporting the proposed ordinance because I oppose discrimination in all forms."</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:56:44 +0000 Ryan Loyd 17160 at http://tpr.org Weighing Both Sides, Cris Medina Supports Non-Discrimination Ordinance Turning Northwest Plaza Lot Into City Park/Flood Control Plain http://tpr.org/post/turning-northwest-plaza-lot-city-parkflood-control-plain <p>As the flood waters recede and evaporate from Saturday’s rains, Bexar County is breaking ground on a flood control project on Fredericksburg Road.</p><p>The Northwest Plaza Shopping Center at Fredericksburg and Gardania was condemned and torn down a few years ago and is now a concrete slab. &nbsp;The 26-acre plot of land just a few blocks south of loop 410 and Wonderland Mall will now become two large detention ponds about 8 feet deep to alleviate flooding. &nbsp;</p><p>The $28 million Laddie Place flood control project is part of the county’s 10-year $500 million flood plan.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 12:24:41 +0000 Joey Palacios 12253 at http://tpr.org Turning Northwest Plaza Lot Into City Park/Flood Control Plain New Crosswalk Makes Crossing Fredericksburg Road A Little Safer http://tpr.org/post/new-crosswalk-intended-make-crossing-fredericksburg-road-safer <p>Last year San Antonio Police reported that dozens of people were struck and killed crossing busy roadways. As a result, Police Chief William McManus instituted stricter jaywalking policies.</p><p>However, people continued illegally crossing the street, and one area where it kept happening was on Fredericksburg Road, which sees more than 16,000 cars each day.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:41:20 +0000 Ryan Loyd 7698 at http://tpr.org New Crosswalk Makes Crossing Fredericksburg Road A Little Safer Jaywalking Fatalities Up So Police Cracking Down On Enforcement http://tpr.org/post/jaywalking-fatalities-so-police-cracking-down-enforcement <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/sapd" target="_blank">San Antonio Police Department</a> said that at this time last year, 28 people had been struck and killed due to jaywalking. The problem is only getting worse this year with 31 fatalities during the same January to October period; this is why police officers are beginning to be more strict in enforcing violations.</p><p>During an Oct. 26 press conference at the Primrose at Monticello Senior Apartments on Fredericksburg Road, Chief William McManus announced the start of a one-week grace period for jaywalkers.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 18:00:35 +0000 Ryan Loyd 1244 at http://tpr.org Jaywalking Fatalities Up So Police Cracking Down On Enforcement CPS Employees Earn $16 Million in Bonuses, Councilman Questions Timing http://tpr.org/post/cps-employees-earn-16-million-bonuses-councilman-questions-timing <p><strong><a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/council/d7.aspx" target="_blank">District 7 Councilman Cris Medina</a></strong>&nbsp;said he believes it’s bad timing to issue bonuses to City Public Service executives and staffers because of a tough economy.</p><p>“People are trying to make ends meet and CPS energy is issuing out these types of bonuses; very surprising," said Medina. "And certainly the comments I’ve gotten from my constituents are that they’re excessive.”</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:27:23 +0000 Ryan Loyd 932 at http://tpr.org CPS Employees Earn $16 Million in Bonuses, Councilman Questions Timing