The $2.8 billion fiscal year 2019 budget calls for increased spending for a host of City services, including street infrastructure to the tune of $110 million.
A budget is often called a “moral document,” Mayor Ron Nirenberg said, and the City’s proposal was called that several times on Thursday.
More than 100 protesters on Saturday demonstrated their opposition to moving the Alamo Cenotaph as part of the plan to redevelop the Alamo Plaza.
If the demolition permit is granted, SAISD would request bids from contractors, take bids to trustees for a vote, and then initiate the process.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, and City Councilman Roberto Treviño (D1) oppose plans to fence off Alamo Plaza.
The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects voiced strong opposition Thursday to proposals for redeveloping Alamo Plaza.
City Council approved the renovation project with an 8-3 vote in May after some debate about how the City is financing the project.
Parents previously asked SAISD and the City to find a path forward through demolition or renovation. On Friday, they called for the building’s demolition.
Many committee members had not seen the research before Tuesday, and several members asked to see the reports on paper so they could better advise those in charge of the redesign.
An advisory group overseeing changes to the Alamo and its surroundings will hear updated reports from experts at a meeting Tuesday.