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  The San Antonio City Council unanimously passed a mammoth $2.5 billion budget today; the largest in the city’s history.

 Among some of the new initiatives included are a gunshot detection system and 1300 body cameras for police officers. The budget was passed amid ongoing police and fire department negotiations over healthcare and wage contracts which City Manager Sheryl Sculley says continue to outgrow the city’s capacity to fund it.

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Potholes are a persistent problem all around San Antonio. City council is hoping to make a dent in repairs by city increasing the number of crews on the streets. The proposed city budget that begins in October could fund an expanded effort to patch the missing pieces of the roads.


For drivers in San Antonio, many, like Hector Garza can’t go a day without seeing a pothole.


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San Antonio’s City Manager has some welcome news for property owners whose tax assessments have skyrocketed.  Sheryl Sculley said the proposed budget for next year may call for a lower property tax rate. Sculley talked about the tax rate and the city’s bond rating during a Thursday morning press conference.

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Limited Purpose Annexation – What is it?  That’s the title of three open houses scheduled in the coming days.  The City of San Antonio’s Department of Planning and Community Development wants to provide residents with information.

Staff will be available to answer questions about the City’s Limited Purpose Annexation Plan.

The approved areas are US 281 North, IH-10 East and IH-10 West.  The sessions will feature information specific to each area.

The first will take place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Frank Tejeda Middle School at 2909 Evans Road.

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Job seekers interested in working for the City of San Antonio can get some help from employment workshops being put on by the Human Resources Department.

The first one is taking place Wednesday, July 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Claude Black Community Center at 2805 East Commerce.

Session 1 is: Skills for your job search.