Better development guidelines and community engagement are keys to sustainable neighborhood growth, panelists said during the Future SA Forum.
The housing task force will present a list of suggested policies, goals, and actions to San Antonio’s City Council next week.
The appointed task force is now finalizing those recommendations designed to help the City of San Antonio form a comprehensive policy.
Urban sprawl, affordable housing, and sidewalks were among the top issues that City Councilman Roberto Treviño (D1) emphasized Tuesday.
Neighborhoods within Loop 410, especially those east and south of downtown, are most vulnerable to losing affordable housing.
City Council District 5 is now home to a pilot program in which private-public partnerships aim to address the housing needs of low-income residents.
The lawmakers covered a range of topics, but residents who raised questions focused primarily on local development and the state school financing system.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg gave his Housing Policy Task Force six months to formulate policy recommendations as the group met for the first time Tuesday.
More than 75 people attended the meeting at the center, many of whom were under the impression that the center faces imminent closure or relocation.
“To see these people come – lawyers, politicians – they all rescued me,” Calzada said. “I’m overwhelmed and out of words.”