The percentage of San Antonio's population in poverty was the second highest among the top 25 largest U.S. metro areas in 2017, Census data shows.
Though he retired as Frost Bank's chief executive officer 20 years ago, Frost arrives at the office every morning to attend to civic responsibilities.
Many owners of aging, single-family homes in the urban core are squeezed between monthly utility bills and deferred maintenance costs on their homes.
City staff briefed Council members on a proposal to raise the minimum wage for City workers from $13.75 to $14.25 per hour in the fiscal year 2018 budget.
Councilman Alan Warrick (D2) met with members of the Neighborhoods First Alliance and COPS/Metro Alliance at an Eastside church hall Tuesday evening, publicly pledging his support for a $15 an hour minimum wage for all City employees by 2018 and a $2.2 million grant for Project Quest and its job training programs in the City's 2017 Fiscal Year Budget.
Nearly 1,000 leaders across Texas will come together on Saturday, April 30, to celebrate more than 40 years of service that began with the founding of Communities Organized for Public Service (COPS) in San Antonio.
For more than 40 years, the local leaders and activists who make up the COPS/Metro Alliance – a coalition of religious institutions, schools, and unions – have represented and served the interests of some of the most vulnerable communities in the greater San Antonio area.
COPS /Metro called for a pay increase for approximately 2,000 of the lowest paid employees working for the San Antonio Independent School District before and during the SAISD board meeting on Tuesday night.
This commentary is an expanded version of the statement Dr. Meredith McGuire made to City Council, Citizens to Be Heard session on August 12, 2015.
City Council is now considering San Antonio Water System's (SAWS) proposed new rate structure.