Diego Bernal

Downtown Tuesday
5:16 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Downtown Tuesday One Year And 34,000 Vehicles Later

Mayor Julián Castro and Councilman Diego Bernal Join City Manager Sheryl Sculley at Hotel Havana.
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

It was one year ago this week that the city began offering free parking on Tuesdays in city garages. While the city may be losing a small amount of revenue, officials believe the economic impact has offset any losses.

"It’s really for the residents and the small businesses," said District one City Councilman Diego Bernal, whose district encompasses much of downtown. "This is a way for us to help return the city to the residents of San Antonio so they can share it equally with tourists."

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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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Payday Loan Ordinance
4:38 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Bernal Makes Final Push to Council for Payday Loan Ordinance

District 1 Councilman Diego Bernal is seeking to pass the most aggressive payday loan regulation in Texas.
Ryan Loyd TPR News

District 1 Councilman Diego Bernal said the reason he wanted to devise a plan to help people pay off their loans is because of the vicious debt cycle that the practice creates.

He said payday lending companies create an almost impossible way for people to get rid of the loan because of high interest rates.

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