Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the new Council were briefed by City staff on the latest annexation proposals Wednesday.
Friends and activists mourning the passing of civil rights leader Jaime Martinez sang, chanted, and released red and black balloons in his honor.
The new working groups mark a shift in the city’s policy focus and reflect conversations Nirenberg and his council colleagues have had with the community.
The theme of the 14th annual PRIDE San Antonio Festival and Parade was “Living Now – Forever Proud.”
New this year is an “equity lens” that will be applied to funding top priorities that emerged during the budget policy goal-setting session.
Annexation reform is expected to be a hot topic when state lawmakers reconvene for a special session in July.
In a ceremony preceded by a handshake with outgoing Mayor Ivy Taylor, Ron Nirenberg was sworn in as mayor of San Antonio Wednesday morning.
Part of the new process involves identifying encampment areas and deploying a strong outreach team that effectively communicates with homeless individuals.
About 93% of District 5’s residents are low income, its biggest employer is the Bexar County jail, and the crime rate is among the highest in the city.
Rosedale Park on the city’s near-Westside was crawling with furry friends of all shapes, sizes, and breeds Saturday during the fifth annual Bark in the Park.