Editor's Note: The following remarks were given at the recent West Chamber of Commerce breakfast by Councilwoman Shirley Gonzlaes (D5), during which Gonzales delivered her State of the District address.
As 2015 draws to a close, I am considering the future, San Antonio’s future, and what my focus should be in 2016 to move the city toward the future we want.
As an elected official, I am committed to being a good steward of taxpayer dollars while governing with transparency and openness.
Public safety is my first priority as an elected official.
I presented the "State of District 5" address to the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce to a packed room on Wednesday.
Pedestrian and cycling safety is one of my top priorities.
We didn’t plan to stay. We just needed a break.