FY2016 COSA Budget

If you had $1000 in City funds to allocate...

Thought exercise here... If you had $1000 of City funds to allocate towards any goals that you value, what would they be? Feel free to include goals that you specifically would allocate $0 towards.

 

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FY2016 COSA Budget

Complete Planned (2013-14) Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail Ring

COSA, SARA and downtown boosters appear to have lost sight of the plan for a connected ring of multi-use (hike and bike) trail throughout much of San Antonio and linking with downtown along several routes including the Westside Creeks Alazan and Martinez - with planned trail extensions and connections promoted in local media as well as at various meetings and conferences and supported by Bexar County voters (as sales ...more »

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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?

UTSA Village

UTSA Main Campus is home to over 30,000 students. We need a University Village that will create a welcome, pedestrian and bicycle friendly multiuser destination for all of San Antonio. Sustainable housing and restaurants, encouragement of arts and creative businesses with mentoring opportunities and recreation destinations for busy students all fit together to make UTSA Main Campus the creative hub of South Texas. Space ...more »

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Keep B-Cycle in San Antonio

The City should step up and see if we can find some public funds to keep B-Cycle in San Antoni. Like Uber and Lyft, I think B-Cycle is an important service in the city that tourists and locals both enjoy.

 

I don't think the City should fully fund them, but some support is warranted.

 

Interested to hear everyone's thoughts on this, too!

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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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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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[Question] Who gets your vote for Mayor (and why)?

The mayoral election is coming up on May 9, 2015. Comment on this submission to share which candidate you are voting for and why.

 

Here is an official list of candidates - http://ballotpedia.org/San_Antonio,_Texas_municipal_elections,_2015

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VIA Metropolitan Transit: #SimplifyFares.

VIA Metropolitan Transit (VIA) plans to change fares in 2016, including reducing the cost of a full fare day pass from $4 to $2.75 ($1.35 discounted) but raising the cost of other fares and passes. See: http://www.viainfo.net/Communication/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=2589 Unlike increasing fares, reducing VIA fares is not governed by any rules. VIA picking $2.75 ($1.35 discounted) for a day pass is an odd choice for ...more »

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Ban the Internet

After all the squabbles San Antonio has had with Uber and Google Fiber, it'd be best if we could leave this nuisance behind us. It's just not worth the trouble.

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AUTISM VILLAGE & KATIE PITBULL RESCUE AND HAVEN

About Katie Pit Bull Rescue Group & Haven is soon to be a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. We will offer a NO KILL pit bull shelter. Unadoptable animals will live onsite, where they can live their life in a beautiful Ranch setting, our Pit Bull Haven. We will offer training, rehabilitation, adoption and love to the many pit bulls who need our help. Autism village for Autism Adults where they can live in safe living community ...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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