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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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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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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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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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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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MyCommunity MyHome

Aging in Place. San Antonio is home to many seniors and retirees and over 50% of them still own their own home. But for many of them, their children are grown and moved away or they have lost their partners and now they are alone in a big house. I want to provide a home sharing program in Bexar County where we match Home Providers with potential Home Renters which would be more affordable than regular renting or assisted ...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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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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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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