Picture this: a booming city at the crossroads of five major railroads, a hub of international business, with parks and streetcar suburbs all at the busiest port of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border.
I am a public transportation nerd.
Charter Amendment No.
Beginning with early voting and continuing through the May 9 election date, San Antonio’s registered voters will cast votes that will have an impact on our city.
If you haven’t used the rideshare apps Uber and Lyft, you are probably puzzled by all the noise about an ordinance being considered Thursday by San Antonio City Council to regulate these emerging technologies.
The wheel – invented to make pottery – was eventually “spun off” to make carriages.
I recently sent Mayor Ivy Taylor a letter to convey my personal dreams of San Antonio with her new tenure:
Dear, Mayor Ivy Taylor,
My name is Wilber Castro, and I reside in District 9 in the city of Hill Country Village.
A divided City Council passed a far-reaching ordinance Thursday that rescinds its $32 million commitment to VIA Metropolitan Transit’s streetcar project, gives voters a say in any future rail projects, and creates a Charter Review Commission that will consider proposed changes for the May 2015 ballot.
Streetcar opponents won the battle to stop the inner city transit project last week, but city officials are rejecting the larger effort to place a City Charter amendment on the Nov.
Mayor Ivy Taylor delivered her first speech since taking office Tuesday at a North Chamber of Commerce luncheon that drew a sold-out crowd to the Westin Riverwalk to hear her vision for the next 300 days.