One measure of a well-designed bond is that it leaves everyone a bit unhappy with the outcome. No one gets everything they want.
Mayor Ivy Taylor announced her picks for the 2017 Municipal Bond Program tri-chair positions Tuesday, signaling one of the first steps in the lead up to next year’s May election when San Antonians will vote on a package of $850 million in capital projects.
Elected officials and transit authorities are trying to figure out how to prioritize funding between citywide infrastructure needs and improving VIA Metropolitan Transit’s current and future operations.
San Antonians have only begun to feel the pangs of traffic congestion, Councilman Ron Nirenberg (D8) said Saturday, and one of the ways to relieve the existing and future intensity of the problem is light rail.
Ever wonder why San Antonio is ranked as the seventh largest city in America, ahead of massive metropolitan areas such as San Francisco, Seattle, and Dallas, even though everyone knows our community is substantially smaller than these and other cities?
San Antonio is expected to gain 1 million people by 2040 and the City is planning to annex 66 square miles of commercial and residential areas.
Do you understand the municipal bond process, how it works, or why it matters?