Welcome to the Ideas for COSA Community

Ideas For COSA is a crowd-sourced virtual suggestion box for citizens of San Antonio. Use this platform to submit your ideas and feedback to improve the City.

Endorsed by Mayor Ivy Taylor:

"When you have an idea to make our city better, use the Ideas for COSA website to post it – and to vote on other members’ ideas." - Mayor Ivy Taylor during her 2015 Inaugural address

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You must register with an email address or accepted social media account to submit an idea.

How It Works

To submit an idea, click the Submit New Idea button at the top of the navigation sidebar.

Anyone can vote or comment on your idea. The ideas that are upvoted the most will appear on the front page of this website and they will be regularly submitted to the San Antonio City Council.

General Ideas and Feedback

More development into downtown

I hate the downtown SA is viewed as a tourist destination by most natives. We have seen incredible growth in the last 5 years and I want to see more.

 

The city should be investing as much as they can to build downtown. A great downtown will put San Antonio on the map and make the entire SA community better.

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What is the city's next Pearl?

Improvements to medical center surroundings

The Pearl, probably the most exciting part of San Antonio right now, offers a good blend of drawing locals to a variety of shops and restaurants as well as tourists who stay in close proximity (downtown). However (here me out), the medical center and UTHSCSA offer an environment unmatched by most parts of the city. With a national draw, UTHSCSA hosts visiting scholars, seminars, MD and PhD students from all across the... more »

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General Ideas and Feedback

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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What is the city's next Pearl?

DECO District

Lots of opportunity for mixed use development with both affordable and mid-tier apartments, cool shops, arts and a variety of restaurants. It could be tied into the jewel of Woodlawn Lake via walkable paths. It already has cool places like the Woodlawn theater, DECO Pizzeria, Cool Crest, Original Donut Shop, Tip Top Cafe, etc.

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General Ideas and Feedback

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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General Ideas and Feedback

Downtown Bus Stops

Downtown Bus Stops are used as a Hangout for Homeless and transient People. Terrible presence and Scary to walk by. Harassed by beggars every blocks. Not good for Locals and Tourists.

Move Bus stops, especially Big transfer points to outside downtown ASAP.

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What is the city's next Pearl?

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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General Ideas and Feedback

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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General Ideas and Feedback

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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General Ideas and Feedback

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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General Ideas and Feedback

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’s 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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