City Council http://tpr.org en City Council Pushes Plastic Bag Ban Discussion To May http://tpr.org/post/city-council-pushes-plastic-bag-ban-discussion-may <p>A plastic bag ban is getting closer to becoming reality in San Antonio. Wednesday, the City Council's Governance Committee forwarded the item to a full city council briefing session in May.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:33:52 +0000 Ryan Loyd 30203 at http://tpr.org City Council Pushes Plastic Bag Ban Discussion To May The Source: Should Lyft Conform To City Ordinance? http://tpr.org/post/source-should-lyft-conform-city-ordinance <p>San Antonio Police have made their position clear;&nbsp;Lyft&nbsp;drivers will be stopped in the city when they are caught. Lyft, the app-driven, car-for-hire service, describes itself as a ride-sharing program, and is therefore not subject to the city's current ordinance, which includes fees and additional regulations.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:47:56 +0000 Paul Flahive 29633 at http://tpr.org The Source: Should Lyft Conform To City Ordinance? Lyft Drivers Still Operating, Despite Cease-And-Desist Order http://tpr.org/post/lyft-drivers-still-operating-despite-cease-and-desist-order <p>San Antonio Police have issued a cease-and-desist order for drivers of a so-called ride sharing program called Lyft.</p><p>But that hasn't stopped them, and instead they are rolling forward full throttle. For passengers, taking a Lyft is easy. A rider must download the app to their smartphone, enter their credit card information and phone number, and request the ride. A driver, whose car is marked with a pink mustache, will typically pull up to the rider's location within 15 minutes, and off they go.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:12:54 +0000 Ryan Loyd 29623 at http://tpr.org Lyft Drivers Still Operating, Despite Cease-And-Desist Order Survey Finds Citizens Favor Police & Firefighters Paying Share Of Insurance Premiums http://tpr.org/post/survey-finds-citizens-favor-police-firefighters-paying-share-insurance-premiums <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the ongoing debate between the city and the police and </span>firefighter<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> unions over benefits and healthcare premiums showing no signs of concluding anytime soon, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce commissioned a telephone survey on the issue.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The survey, conducted for the chamber by a third party, used voter registration information for 501 random phone calls. Participants were asked if they would favor firefighters and police paying for a portion of their healthcare.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:17:01 +0000 Joey Palacios 29472 at http://tpr.org Survey Finds Citizens Favor Police & Firefighters Paying Share Of Insurance Premiums City Staff Will Propose Options For Possible Plastic Bag Ban http://tpr.org/post/city-staff-will-propose-options-possible-plastic-bag-ban <p>City leaders are in the middle of talks about a possible ban on single-use plastic bags in the Alamo City. While the debate lingers on, city staff members have come up with several options they will present a council committee with in April.</p><p>Among the choices are:</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:07:03 +0000 Ryan Loyd 28486 at http://tpr.org City Staff Will Propose Options For Possible Plastic Bag Ban Stone Oak HOA Wants A Solution To Unmet Project Promises http://tpr.org/post/stone-oak-hoa-wants-solution-unmet-project-promises <p>Former District 9 City Councilwoman Elisa Chan has just wrapped up her campaign for state senator. She resigned last year from city council to run against state Rep. Donna Campbell, hoping at least to take Campbell to a runoff.</p><p>Her second place finish means she's done with politics, at least for now. But some people in her former city council district say she has unfinished business from her elected office: A project involving Mud Creek.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:50:19 +0000 Ryan Loyd 27792 at http://tpr.org Stone Oak HOA Wants A Solution To Unmet Project Promises District 4 Councilman Saldana Takes Job In Education http://tpr.org/post/district-4-councilman-saldana-takes-job-education <p>While District 4 City Councilman Rey Saldaña is still on the council, he's got a new position that allows him to work in his background of education. He has been hired by KIPP San Antonio, a network of college preparatory public schools, as the chief of engagement. Saldaña said the position is a first for KIPP.</p><p>The job comes as a big relief for the councilman, who is engaged to be married and currently lives at home with his parents. He has taught at Trinity University and Palo Alto College, but the new job will help him support his new bride and himself.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:18:37 +0000 Ryan Loyd 27494 at http://tpr.org District 4 Councilman Saldana Takes Job In Education 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? City Increasing Pedestrian Safety In Area Where Girl Was Killed By Speeding Driver http://tpr.org/post/city-increasing-pedestrian-safety-area-where-girl-was-killed-speeding-driver <p>One of District 9 City Councilman Joe Krier's goals has been safer streets and he recently announced several initiatives to increase driver and pedestrian awareness following the death of a nine-year-old girl.</p><p>Tatyana Babineaux was struck on Jan. 15 walking by herself on the way to school when a driver hit her, then fled the scene, in the 1700 block of Braesview.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:43:38 +0000 Ryan Loyd 27388 at http://tpr.org City Increasing Pedestrian Safety In Area Where Girl Was Killed By Speeding Driver City Council Considers Brodcasting B Sessions For Better Public Access http://tpr.org/post/city-council-considers-brodcasting-b-sessions-better-public-access <p>Most people who work are unable to make the trek to City Hall to watch city council in action for themselves.</p><p>That's why the council's main Thursday A sessions, where votes take place, can be seen on <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/tvsa/" target="_blank">TVSA</a> online or on certain cable providers, including Time Warner channel 21, Grande channel 20, and AT&amp;T U-Verse channel 99.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:57:25 +0000 Ryan Loyd 27056 at http://tpr.org City Council Considers Brodcasting B Sessions For Better Public Access