David Medina http://tpr.org en The Source: Council Race Runoffs | New Data On Hunger http://tpr.org/post/source-council-race-runoffs-new-data-hunger <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">District 5 candidates join us to talk about their bids for the council seat. Incumbent Councilman David Medina and council hopeful Shirley Gonzales square off and take your calls.</span></p><p><strong>In the second segment:</strong></p><p></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:22:20 +0000 Paul Flahive 12972 at http://tpr.org The Source: Council Race Runoffs | New Data On Hunger Election Official Says Lesson To Be Learned From Voter Card Confusion http://tpr.org/post/election-official-says-lesson-be-learned-voter-card-confusion <p>Try as they might, voters and elections officials aren’t always on the same page when it comes to information needed to vote.</p><p>That played out in real life Monday at the start of early voting when District 5 David Medina’s campaign said a voter who went to the Las Palmas Library to cast a vote couldn’t do so, which is because she’s not a resident of District 5.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Ryan Loyd 12576 at http://tpr.org Election Official Says Lesson To Be Learned From Voter Card Confusion Though Endorsements Are Nice, Voter Turnout Is Key To Runoff Election http://tpr.org/post/though-endorsements-are-nice-voter-turnout-key-runoff-election <p>Endorsements are often times influential by appealing to voters who may be undecided, and with the runoff elections for City Council Districts 5 and 8 in June, every vote will help determine who will win the seats.</p><p>This year's city council races began with nearly 40 candidates and now only four remain.</p><ul><li>In District 5, incumbent David Medina is facing political newcomer Shirley Gonzales.</li><li>In District 8, where there is no incumbent, Ron Nirenberg and Rolando Briones are battling it out for the seat.</li></ul><p>Plenty of people are choosing sides in these races.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 20:56:00 +0000 Ryan Loyd 11981 at http://tpr.org Though Endorsements Are Nice, Voter Turnout Is Key To Runoff Election City Election Wrap: Easy Wins, An Upset And Two Runoffs http://tpr.org/post/city-election-wrap-easy-wins-upset-and-two-runoffs <p></p><p>Saturday's city council election wrapped up with several decisive victories for incumbents, but a few races are still to be decided.</p><p>District 4 Councilman Rey Saldaña beat his challenger with 84 percent of the vote, East Side Councilwoman Ivy Taylor will be returning for a third term, Ray Lopez of District 6 and Cris Medina of District 7 each won their races handily, as did District 9 and 10 Council Members Elisa Chan and Carlton Soules.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:01:35 +0000 Ryan Loyd & Chris Eudaily 11260 at http://tpr.org City Election Wrap: Easy Wins, An Upset And Two Runoffs On First Day Of Early Voting, David Medina Warned About Voting Violation http://tpr.org/post/first-day-early-voting-david-medina-warned-about-voting-violation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that early voting is underway, San Antonians will see a barrage of candidate signs popping up like spring flowers at polling locations across the city.</span></p><p>In addition to the campaign signs at the Collins Garden Library on District 5’s North Park Street, campaign volunteers to some of the six candidates in the race to represent the city's near west side are welcoming people to the polls.</p><p>"Vote David Medina!" could be heard as one man shouted the words proudly in an effort to get the incumbent, David Medina, re-elected.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:19:08 +0000 Ryan Loyd 10509 at http://tpr.org On First Day Of Early Voting, David Medina Warned About Voting Violation Medina Challengers Voice Concerns At District 5 Town Hall http://tpr.org/post/medina-challengers-voice-concerns-district-5-town-hall <p>The five candidates challenging <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/council/d5.aspx" target="_blank">incumbent David Medina</a> for City Council District 5 - Richard Cardenas, Shirley Gonzales, John Carlos Garcia, Ricardo Briones, and Frank Ramirez - all say the representation in the district has been sub-standard.</p><p>They talked about their ideas at a town hall meeting on March 16 on the stage of the Guadalupe Arts Cultural Center in the heart of district 5, but Medina was missing.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:03:44 +0000 Ryan Loyd 8617 at http://tpr.org Medina Challengers Voice Concerns At District 5 Town Hall Is $85,000 Per Year Too Much For A City Councilman To Pay An Office Manager? http://tpr.org/post/85000-year-too-much-city-councilman-pay-office-manager <p>A San Antonio resident is demanding an explanation from <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/council/d5.aspx" target="_blank">District 5 City Councilman David Medina</a> for the salaries that he pays his staffers.</p><p>Democratic Party activist David Plylar filed a freedom of information request to the city of San Antonio asking for details of how much Medina is paying his top staff.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:45:30 +0000 David Martin Davies 8209 at http://tpr.org Is $85,000 Per Year Too Much For A City Councilman To Pay An Office Manager? Alamo Colleges Showing High School Students Path To High-Paying Careers http://tpr.org/post/alamo-colleges-showing-high-school-students-path-high-paying-careers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Alamo Colleges is taking its "Mobile Go" RV across City Council District 5 this week with a message of secondary education to high school seniors.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The tour is aimed at getting students signed up for college before they walk the stage. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:15:37 +0000 Eileen Pace 6981 at http://tpr.org Alamo Colleges Showing High School Students Path To High-Paying Careers Richard Cardenas Challenging For City Council District 5 http://tpr.org/post/richard-cardenas-challenging-city-council-district-5 <p><a href="http://southsachamber.org/pages/BoardofDirectors/" target="_blank">South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce</a> board member Richard Cardenas has announced his bid for City Council District 5.</p><p>The San Antonio native officially announced his bid for the seat Thursday at the Guadalupe Arts Cultural Center on the city’s near West Side. Closing his remarks before supporters, Cardenas said, “Let’s revive district 5,” which will be his main battle cry.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:04:04 +0000 Ryan Loyd 6110 at http://tpr.org Richard Cardenas Challenging For City Council District 5 Student Housing Included In West Side Downtown Loft Development http://tpr.org/post/student-housing-included-west-side-downtown-loft-development <p>San Antonio is adding yet another urban living project in the downtown area, but this time a significant number of units will be designated for students.</p><p>The project, located at the old Birdsong Peanut Factory site on S. Frio on the near West Side, will have 98 lofts., with 30-50 percent of them for student housing.</p><p>The official groundbreaking on Wednesday marked the beginning of a 19,000 square foot facility. Mayor Julián Castro, who has pushed for urban living and has said this is the "decade of downtown," said he was surprised by a peanut factory in San Antonio.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:38:35 +0000 Ryan Loyd 6023 at http://tpr.org Student Housing Included In West Side Downtown Loft Development