Welcome to the Ideas for COSA Community

Ideas For COSA is a crowd-sourced virtual suggestion box for citizens of San Antonio. Use this platform to submit your ideas and feedback to improve the City.

Endorsed by Mayor Ivy Taylor:

"When you have an idea to make our city better, use the Ideas for COSA website to post it – and to vote on other members’ ideas." - Mayor Ivy Taylor during her 2015 Inaugural address

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You must register with an email address or accepted social media account to submit an idea.

How It Works

To submit an idea, click the Submit New Idea button at the top of the navigation sidebar.

Anyone can vote or comment on your idea. The ideas that are upvoted the most will appear on the front page of this website and they will be regularly submitted to the San Antonio City Council.

What is the city's next Pearl?

DECO District

Lots of opportunity for mixed use development with both affordable and mid-tier apartments, cool shops, arts and a variety of restaurants. It could be tied into the jewel of Woodlawn Lake via walkable paths. It already has cool places like the Woodlawn theater, DECO Pizzeria, Cool Crest, Original Donut Shop, Tip Top Cafe, etc.

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More development into downtown

I hate the downtown SA is viewed as a tourist destination by most natives. We have seen incredible growth in the last 5 years and I want to see more.

 

The city should be investing as much as they can to build downtown. A great downtown will put San Antonio on the map and make the entire SA community better.

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Transit Vision for San Antonio

We need a streamlined, frequent, affordable, and reliable transit system between the Medical Center, UTSA main campus, Stone Oak,North East Corridor (35/1604), Alamo Heights, and Downtown.

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What is the city's next Pearl?

Improvements to medical center surroundings

The Pearl, probably the most exciting part of San Antonio right now, offers a good blend of drawing locals to a variety of shops and restaurants as well as tourists who stay in close proximity (downtown). However (here me out), the medical center and UTHSCSA offer an environment unmatched by most parts of the city. With a national draw, UTHSCSA hosts visiting scholars, seminars, MD and PhD students from all across the ...more »

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What is the city's next Pearl?

Improvements to medical center surroundings

The Pearl, probably the most exciting part of San Antonio right now, offers a good blend of drawing locals to a variety of shops and restaurants as well as tourists who stay in close proximity (downtown). However (here me out), the medical center and UTHSCSA offer an environment unmatched by most parts of the city. With a national draw, UTHSCSA hosts visiting scholars, seminars, MD and PhD students from all across the ...more »

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COSA: 100% renewable energy now; CPS Energy: 50%+ by 2025

Although CPS Energy has been heralded as a leader in utility-scale solar energy development, renewable energy currently is projected to comprise at most 20% of San Antonio's energy mix into the future - even with new utility-scale solar to become operational in 2016 and new approaches to rooftop and community solar now in development. Today, Austin Energy's production mix is 30.1% renewable (primarily wind) with an ...more »

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Improve public online COSA meetings and events calendar(s)

There are lots of opportunities to be involved in COSA planning and decision-making meetings as well as COSA sponsored or held social events, although it is currently difficult to know when and where these public meetings and events are held or to plan for involvement - leading to missed opportunities for participation, competing meetings and events, etc. COSA's current online comprehensive calendar of different public ...more »

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Install public toilets at Travis Park

Travis Park is a major transfer point for VIA and now site of lunchtime City food truck vending and numerous (hundreds?) of public events each year. Many of the events require the hiring and transport of port-a-potties to the park. Permanent toilets at Travis Park would reduce the cost of events as well as support public transport riders and day-to-day users of the park. Main Plaza provides one example of the type of ...more »

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City Walk SA

Has anyone kept up with City Walk? Any ideas of a trial neighborhood for SA/anyone willing to go in on trying it out here? I think southtown would probably be the most popular option but I'm thinking near east side/dignowity hill to highlight recent developments there.

 

https://walkyourcity.org

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transportation in the city

the council needs to review the issue About allowing the transport network companies like uber and lyft to operate freely putting the consumer plight first and also factoring that it was a great boost to the economy by job creating to drivers

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Need more road work

I hate road construction but the roads in San Antonio are getting bad.

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What is the city's next Pearl?

Hemisfair. That's the next spot.

Hemisfair. That's the next spot. Once the old section of the convention center is razed and the park is finished, there's a lot planned for that area. Hotels, residential, commercial.

 

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