There are fewer homes available in San Antonio for rent through short-term rental platforms than in other large Texas cities – but just enough for neighbors and City Council members to notice.
In a budget discussion, Saldaña asked the City manager and staff to look for funding to provide legal defense for immigrants and refugees.
Council heard from advocates of several women and minority-owned businesses who said the city should consider buying local defibrillators and supplies.
City Council unanimously approved a public-private partnership Thursday that will allow for a $200 million development on five acres at Hemisfair.
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.
Councilman Rey Saldaña is deferring his mayoral ambitions for at least two years, opting for a fourth and final term on City Council representing District 4 and the city’s Southside.
The new committee will advise City Council and its Housing Commission on which geographic areas and projects should receive funding.
Gallagher announced his decision on Thursday during Council’s regular meeting.