In 2015, Ivy Taylor received 52% of the runoff vote against Van de Putte, making her the first elected black mayor of San Antonio and the second woman.
City Council unanimously approved Thursday, as expected, the ballot language and date for the Saturday, May 6 General and Bond Election.
With less than three months until the city election, San Antonio’s three major mayoral candidates began defining their positions on a host of local issues.
The plan outlines 12 areas in San Antonio targeted for affordable housing development using the $20 million of the overall $850 million 2017 bond program.
Officials called on locals to spread the word about the “vital” investment in San Antonio’s infrastructure represented in the 2017 Municipal Bond.
There will be six ballot items that represent the $850 million 2017 Municipal Bond among local races for mayor and City Council seats.
City Council members united in praise over the impact the 2017 Bond will have on the city, but some expressed concerned about how the money will be spent.
The bond would bring badly-needed infrastructure upgrades to neighborhoods and historic investment in transformative, citywide projects.
EPIcenter, the former CPS Energy power plant on the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River now slated to become a center for energy education and innovation, will be constructed by San Antonio-based Joeris General Contractors, officials announced Friday.
The new committee will advise City Council and its Housing Commission on which geographic areas and projects should receive funding.