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Mayoral Campaign

Any thoughts on the race? Adkisson seems like a long shot. Taylor, Van De Putte, and Villarreal - in my opinion - are the candidates with a best shot. I'm voting Villarreal. Haven't really seen anything form Taylor as interim-mayor to make me believe in her. She was pretty ineffective as a council member and hasn't actually done much as interim-mayor. I don't like Van De Putte deciding to jump into the campaign after ...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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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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WaterSaver / WSUD landscaping on COSA lands by sidewalks

Currently SAWS is offering various incentives to remove grass from residential property, replacing with mulch and native plants - including via the WaterSaver landscape program: http://www.saws.org/Conservation/Outdoor/ Meanwhile in D7, new residential sidewalks on some streets are currently being finalized with the installation of new grass turf on COSA property between the curb and the sidewalk. COSA should work with ...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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Require Drivers to Turn On Headlights When Raining

This may be better dealt with at the state level, but I believe all drivers should turn on their headlights when it is raining outside. Rainy conditions can be dangerous and visibility is often poor. More importantly, your headlights help other drivers see you better. A law may not be necessary but education from the city or state would certainly encourage drivers to turn the headlights on and make the roads safer for ...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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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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SoCo Style Shopping and Restaurants on Hildebrand

Turn the portion of Hildebrand between San Pedro and Blanco into a Resale Row where there are a variety of resale shops including the current furniture and antique stores but also clothing, tools, thrift stores, etc with hip restaurants and bars mixed in like the SoCo area in Austin. The street would need some parking options and expanded sidewalks and pedestrian friendly crosswalks to make it a very walkable area.

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