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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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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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Install real-time electronic bus signs at Travis Park, etc.

Travis Park serves as a major transfer point for VIA and people standing scanning the streets for arriving buses (as the park behind them is mainly empty) is a fairly common sight here. The costs of 'real-time' bus tracking and reporting has dropped significantly ($50 smart phones can do it). The City should work with VIA (and sponsors?) to install real-time electronic bus arrival signs at stops at Travis Park (PRIMO ...more »

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Probate court

1 out of 5 San Antonio citizens are 60 and over. I would like to see more public meetings on protecting elders and their families from unneeded guardianships. There are new laws passed by the state last session. Many times hospitals, nursing homes and retirement community‚Äôs directors are by passing family and referring people to court most often to cover their legal behinds. They should not be allowed to that. How ...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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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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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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Airport

With projected growth a 2nd airport should be considered. Austin has the iH35 covered, current airport has the Northside, so the obvious location site should be South San Antonio.

 

The former Kelly AFB & surrounding area would be a good area flat needs business development and job growth.

 

We can connect these areas with all of the airports mentioned thru the use of high speed rail.

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