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VIA Metropolitan Transit: #SimplifyFares.

VIA Metropolitan Transit (VIA) plans to change fares in 2016, including reducing the cost of a full fare day pass from $4 to $2.75 ($1.35 discounted) but raising the cost of other fares and passes. See: http://www.viainfo.net/Communication/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=2589 Unlike increasing fares, reducing VIA fares is not governed by any rules. VIA picking $2.75 ($1.35 discounted) for a day pass is an odd choice for ...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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safe for seniors

As a pre-fire former resident of the Wedgwood highrise apartment building there are some city policy/ordinances I would like to see. First, no future approval of apartment residences over 4 stories. Second, all senior residences must have an emergency evacuation PLAN and not just evacuation routes posted at elevators. Third, no more "grandfather" exceptions. Fourth, all senior apartment complexes must have sprinkler systems. ...more »

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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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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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Fast way to report traffic fixes

I wish there were some technologically fast way--e-mail, tweet, FB post--to report a fix for traffic screw-ups _that has recourse_--that is, returned correspondence acknowledging receipt with a personalized result about the response ("We investigated your claim, and have decided . . ." or "The person you need to contact about that is . . .") I care about good traffic flow and don't want accidents, but the many people ...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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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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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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