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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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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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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?

Let's not replicate the Pearl

I'll start with this - I personally enjoy the Pearl; I am there almost daily because the Local Coffee is the nearest coffee shop to my eastside office. I go to Cured for dinner, browse the Twig on weekends, drink like I'm still an undergrad at La Gloria, I love the Granary, and I'm counting down to Southerleigh's opening. But I don't think that the Pearl redevelopment is something that the city should seek to replicate.... more »

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City Walk SA

Has anyone kept up with City Walk? Any ideas of a trial neighborhood for SA/anyone willing to go in on trying it out here? I think southtown would probably be the most popular option but I'm thinking near east side/dignowity hill to highlight recent developments there.

 

https://walkyourcity.org

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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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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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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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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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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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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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