In the absence of viable health care solutions, a focus on lowering costs is key, writes technology investor Lew Moorman.
The start of early voting on Monday was not an easy day for those of us who enthusiastically supported Mike Villarreal to become the next mayor of San Antonio. His narrow loss was most disappointing in that it came as a direct result of poor participation of those with the most to gain from his election – younger voters trying to build their life in this city.
I was born in San Antonio, I love this city and plan to spend the rest of my life here. I am also a huge fan of Mayor Julián Castro. His ambitions for San Antonio are large and he is making great progress. But his marketing of the city has one fatal flaw. In almost every speech, I hear him call San Antonio the 7th largest city in America. This talking point has become omnipresent in the positioning of the city, and I think it is a big mistake. In fact, it undermines our biggest advantage. Here’s how:
It is technically correct, but misleading.
The list on which San Antonio finds itself 7th largest is based on legal city limits. Benefiting from massive city borders, we include most of our full metro-area population inside our city. But, this isn’t the way anyone thinks about the size of a city.