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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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Lower voting age to 16 for municipal elections

San Antonio - like the state of Texas - has a persistent and dire low voter turnout problem.. Specifically, a low youth voter turnout problem (most voters in San Antonio are over 50). Roughly 24% of all San Antonio residents are under 18 years old. Voter turnout for municipal elections in San Antonio has remained below 18% since 1997 - dropping to 7% in 2011. To help address low overall and youth voter turnout and encourage ...more »

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Update Historic Preservation Guidelines to Support Solar

Current San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) Design Guidelines and recommendations - including for 'additions' and 'exterior maintenance and alterations' - appear to place an unreasonable burden on the installation of (reversible, non-damaging and, in some cases, building and way-of-life preserving) solar panels to rooftops in the city's historic districts. Current San Antonio guidelines appear to encourage ...more »

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required vehicular emissions testing in Bexar County

It has come to my attention that Bexar county does not require vehicular emissions testing. I also see that diesel vehicles are exempt from testing even in those relatively few counties in Texas that require emissions testing. How might we encourage cleaner vehicles? Lung issues and asthma are a major health issue in San Antonio, in part because of the cedar and oak pollens, but also because the particulate matter and ...more »

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Increase access to COSA's Outdoor Pools / Place-make with Pools

The City of San Antonio has some great outdoor pools. . . that are inaccessible too many hours of the day, days of the week, and weeks of the year, discouraging outdoor swimming and related activities at our parks and in surrounding areas. It is embarrassing to note that cities including Austin, Miami and even Cleveland and Pittsburgh offer better access to public outdoor pools, typically from sun-up to well after sun-down, ...more »

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VIA Metropolitan Transit: #ElectricBuses

Media reports suggest that San Antonio's VIA Metropolitan Transit (VIA) is considering upgrading its 40-foot bus fleet to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles -- to be fueled by CPS Energy natural gas infrastructure, including a proposed new pipeline from the Eagle Ford. See http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/blog/eagle-ford-shale-insight/2015/10/via-transitto-take-first-step-in-switching-out.html Natural gas pipelines ...more »

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Traffic barricades

Whenever there is an event at the Alamodome -- which is frequently -- traffic barricades are put up that block the intersections at Cesar Chavez and Labor Street, Indianola Street, and the alley at Hemisview Apartments. Additionally, "no parking" signs are plastered along every side street in the area. Residents in this neighborhood have to detour all the way around these barricades, making access to highways 281 and ...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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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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