Speaking on a wide array of topics, Mayor Ron Nirenberg answered questions submitted in advance in a town hall-style meeting Thursday.
For the Mexican government, the tragedy has become a platform to remind migrants of the dangers of heading north.
The victims, most hailing from Mexico and Guatemala, paid smugglers thousands of dollars to travel north from the Mexican border to San Antonio.
The driver of a tractor-trailer that became a death chamber for 10 immigrants crossing into Texas from Mexico and left nearly 30 others suffering from heat-related injuries and trauma has given federal investigators an unconvincing account of events.
Heat exposure and asphyxiation claimed the lives of at least eight people discovered inside a tractor-trailer in the parking lot of a Southside Walmart in San Antonio.
Violent crime has been rising in cities across the country, a trend that has tragically affected our beloved San Antonio.
Poverty and crime are prevalent in the district, but there are efforts to bolster economic development, workforce training, and housing options in the area.
Contrary to initial reports, SAPD “did in fact attempt to secure fingerprints from the handgun found at the scene of the February 2014 shooting.”
Some have pointed to San Antonio’s increased violent crime rate as evidence of a crisis, but local crime experts say the city is still one of the safest big cities.
When the committee reconvenes in March, it plans to draft a report with policy recommendations for consideration by a Council committee on public safety.