City Council

San Antonio Police Department
4:39 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

SAPD Ride-Along Offers New Perspective of Community in San Antonio

Dozens of officers and firefighters responded to a scene on Frio City Rd. for a call of a man atop a freight train.
Ryan Loyd TPR News

Nearly 2,300 police officers patrol the streets of San Antonio, and Councilman Rey Saldaña said the issues are about the same as other cities of a similar size, but here in the Alamo City, the policing is different.

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City Hall
2:15 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

San Antonio City Council Votes on Key Issues

City council voted to approve the convention center expansion and the new council district map, and also ruled to approve the payday loan ordinance championed by District 1 Councilman Diego Bernal.

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City Council Redistricting
4:06 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

City Council to Take Up Approval of New District Lines

Austin attorney David Mendez shows the revised illustrative map he drew after gathering input from the community on new council district boundary lines.
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

“Simplistically said, San Antonio’s population growth during the decade is Hispanic, very much Hispanic," said David Mendez, who has been drawing redistricting maps for more than 30 years.

He said San Antonio is straightforward when it comes to redrawing city council district lines, but what was different for the Alamo City during this census round is where the growth was reported, and who was moving there.

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2013 City Budget
3:49 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

San Antonio City Council Adopts $2.3 Billion Budget for 2013

City of San Antonio

District 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor said she wants to remain committed to code enforcement, as many residents had expressed during ten city-wide meetings to identify priorities in the budget.

However, during the voting process Taylor caused a little confusion when she motioned to adopt the budget, with the exception of the line item for Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

"She was just recently elected to the board," said City Clerk Leticia Vacek, "after this is voted upon we will have another motion voting for that particular funding."

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City Council Debate
3:39 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Capital Improvements Expansion Goes Forward Despite Chan Opposition

District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan looks frustrated at a city meeting discussing the proposed CIMS expansion.
Ryan Loyd TPR News

The Capital Improvements Management Services Department (CIMS) could grow by eight project management positions under a plan devised by the city council.  

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