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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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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.

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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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What is the city's next Pearl?

I'm hoping it's the Perrin Beitel/Nacodoches area

I'm hoping it's the Perrin Beitel/Nacodoches area, aka The Northeast Corridor. This area reminds me of the Pearl/Broadway area looked around 10 years ago. Only time will tell if the city will follow-thru on its revitalization plan. Would be cool to have something like The Pearl outside the loop. Having Toyota Field, Morgan's Wonderland, and Ranger Creek in the area would only sweeten the deal.

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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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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.

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New grant money Elder justice

We need this in San Antonio...and I wouldn't cost the city anything http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-and-corporation-national-and-community-service-expand-their-partnership Justice Department and the Corporation for National and Community Service Expand Their Partnership to Provide Legal Aid to Victims of Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

Today, the Department of Justice, through its Elder Justice... more »

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Wine Garden in Park to Promote Hill Country Wines

Berlin has a wooden kiosk in one of their parks with picnic tables around it. Each month a different German winery sells their wines by the glass or the bottle at promotional prices (maybe $2-3 for a glass and $8-12 for a bottle depending on quality). Residents enjoy sitting in the park and visiting with their friends while having some wine; they are also free to bring their own picnic foods to make it a meal. It's... more »

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Biggest transportation and infrastructure needs in District 7

My name is Mari Aguirre-Rodriguez and I am running for City Council in District 7 and I want your feedback on the future of our city and District 7. What are the biggest transportation and infrastructure needs you would like our City to address in District 7. For example, I know we need to work on easing the congestion woes on San Antonio roads, specifically on Bandera Road and ensuring citizens have the drainage, sidewalks... more »

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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.

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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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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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Airport and Mall Shuttle Bus

It would be great, cut down on traffic, and bring money back into San Antonio from outlying areas, if there was a shuttle service from Fair Oaks area or even Boerne, into the Rim/Sea World, North Star or Central Park Mall, into the airport. It would also be terrific to have a shuttle bus that stopped at the Rim or Fair Oaks/Boerne area and made a few trips into downtown on the weekends. Would provide easy access to the... more »

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