Ray Lopez http://tpr.org en Texas Transportation Forum A Chance For Inter-City Collaboration/Competition http://tpr.org/post/texas-transportation-forum-chance-inter-city-collaborationcompetition <p>Just before the ninth-annual <a href="http://www.txdot.gov/ttf/" target="_blank">Texas Transportation Forum</a> got underway in San Antonio, leaders announced a $800 million investment in the city that will expand portions of Hwy 281, Loop 1604 and I-10. The move makes way for toll lanes on portions of the roadways, but there will continue to be free lanes.</p><p>San Antonio District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez said the forum is a chance to get ideas from other entities on how they are moving people.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:02:36 +0000 Ryan Loyd 24692 at http://tpr.org Texas Transportation Forum A Chance For Inter-City Collaboration/Competition Finding Solutions To San Antonio's Air Quality Problems http://tpr.org/post/finding-solutions-san-antonios-air-quality-problems <p>San Antonio&#39;s air quality is weighing on the minds of local leaders who think a plan of action needs to be taken now to reverse the trends of more polluted air.</p><p>This is why District 6 San Antonio City Councilman Ray Lopez has already created what&#39;s known as a council consideration request (CCR) to begin the process.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:48:31 +0000 Ryan Loyd 20039 at http://tpr.org Finding Solutions To San Antonio's Air Quality Problems Lopez Wants Old Highway 90 Renamed For Enrique Barrera http://tpr.org/post/lopez-wants-old-highway-90-renamed-after-enrique-barrera <p>In his State- of-the-District address, <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/council/d6.aspx" target="_blank">District 6 city Councilman Ray Lopez </a>unveiled his idea to rename Old Highway 90 after former councilman, activist and school board president Enrique Barrera.</p><p>Barrera died nearly six years ago, but according to Lopez and family members left a mark on the community he served.</p><p>"This is a wonderful blessing," said Leticia Barrera, Enrique’s wife. "He left a lot of good things in this community."</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:05:00 +0000 Ryan Loyd 5977 at http://tpr.org Lopez Wants Old Highway 90 Renamed For Enrique Barrera Connecting San Antonio: South Leon Creek Greenway Opens http://tpr.org/post/connecting-san-antonio-south-leon-creek-greenway-opens <p></p><p>Residents near Rodriguez County Park and Wolff Stadium can now jump on their bikes or hike along a new two-mile trail called the South Leon Creek Greenway.</p><p><a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/council/d6.aspx" target="_blank">District 6 City Councilman Ray Lopez</a> said the $2.6 million addition the city’s greenway system is another way for San Antonians to adopt a healthy lifestyle.</p><p>"It’s going to give our folks an opportunity to come out here and exercise," Lopez said. "As you know, San Antonio has been notorious for making a very bad list about being unhealthy."</p> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 16:23:11 +0000 Joey Palacios 2985 at http://tpr.org Connecting San Antonio: South Leon Creek Greenway Opens For West Side To Thrive, Councilman Lopez Says Area Needs To Attract New Businesses http://tpr.org/post/west-side-thrive-councilman-lopez-says-area-needs-attract-new-businesses <p>During a recent tour of district 6, <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/council/d6.aspx" target="_blank">Councilman Ray Lopez</a> stopped by several homes where volunteers were helping Rebuilding Together San Antonio, a local non-profit. Disabled and impoverished residents qualify for the work because they can’t do it themselves, and the organization attempts to work on 10 houses each year.</p><p>“I think we all recognize that there is a lot of work to be done in this community,” Lopez said to them.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:12:23 +0000 Ryan Loyd 1940 at http://tpr.org For West Side To Thrive, Councilman Lopez Says Area Needs To Attract New Businesses Councilman Lopez Proposing Ordinance To Tighten Rules On Sexually-Oriented Businesses http://tpr.org/post/councilman-lopez-proposing-ordinance-tighten-rules-sexually-oriented-businesses <p>City Council passed an ordinance in 2005 seeking to regulate sexually-oriented businesses, but an injunction fell into place that prevented the city from enforcing the new rules. The injunction was lifted in 2010, but sexually-oriented businesses have continued to operate with very few regulations being enforced.</p><p><a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/council/d6.aspx" target="_blank">District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez</a> is looking to change all that with his ordinance that strengthens the language as to what constitutes a sexually-oriented business.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 21:15:10 +0000 Ryan Loyd 1550 at http://tpr.org