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2017: SA’s Air Quality Might Not Meet EPA Standards

September 11, 2014
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2017: SA’s Air Quality Might Not Meet EPA Standards

If San Antonio doesn’t come up with an air quality plan, it could lose its status as the only major city in the country to attain the Environmental Protection Agency’s clean-air attainment status. During a budget presentation to the City Council Thursday morning, Chief Sustainability Officer Douglas R. Melnick said creating that plan is...
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VIA: Streetcar Will Have A $1.3 Billion Impact on Local Economy

June 30, 2014
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VIA: Streetcar Will Have A $1.3 Billion Impact on Local Economy

The proposed downtown streetcar project is expected to have an economic impact of $1.3 billion for the city of San Antonio. That’s according to a study sanctioned by VIA Metropolitan Transit. (You can read the nine-page report here.) Dr. Steve Nivin, director and chief economist for the SABÉR Research Institute at St. Mary’s University...
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Op-Ed: There IS LGBT Discrimination in San Antonio

September 4, 2013
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Op-Ed: There IS LGBT Discrimination in San Antonio

  By Jennifer Falcon, lead organizer of GetEQUAL San Antonio Chapter For the past few months GetEQUAL Texas has been educating the community about the upcoming non-discrimination ordinance and actively talking to people about the discrimination they have faced themselves based on gender identity and sexual orientation. At least twice a week we hit...
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Sexually confused: LGBT non-discrimination ordinance opponents can’t get their arguments straight

May 22, 2013
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Sexually confused: LGBT non-discrimination ordinance opponents can’t get their arguments straight

Pastor Charles Flowers says he plans to fight for his right to discriminate. That is, against “the homosexuals, the transsexuals,” and any other permutation of human sexuality that doesn’t fit the man+woman=child patch he and other supporters wore on their lapels in the City Council chambers Tuesday afternoon. After two years of pushing from...
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Reviving La CAUSA

May 13, 2013
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Reviving La CAUSA

  Last week, with much of City Council stuck in campaign season crunch time, downtown Council member Diego Bernal sought to deliver on a promise he made to the LGBT community nearly two years ago. Bernal, who went uncontested in Saturday’s election, met with members of CAUSA ­, a coalition of local LGBT rights...
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Texas Civil Rights Project sues City of San Antonio for banning man from City Hall

February 12, 2013
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Texas Civil Rights Project sues City of San Antonio for banning man from City Hall

The Texas Civil Rights Project yesterday filed a lawsuit against SAPD Chief William McManus, San Antonio City Attorney Michael Bernard, and the City of San Antonio for the rare practice of banning troublemakers from City Hall and Municipal Plaza. The group sued on behalf of former SA Fire Department contract coordinator Michael Cuellar, one...
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Board rules DiGiovanni violated ethics code

October 10, 2012
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Board rules DiGiovanni violated ethics code

Without even a slap on the wrist, the Ethics Review Board seemed to have merely shrugged. "The purpose of our board," one member told reporters, "is to be an educative body." So was this the system at work? "I hope so," he replied
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Down-zoning dustup

February 17, 2012
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Down-zoning dustup

Zoning's among those basics of local government that, while crucial, can be mind-numbing to follow. But add golf, wounded vets, and Walmart, and you've got yourself a show.
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Judge’s order derails city drainage project

May 11, 2011
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Judge’s order derails city drainage project

District Judge David Berchelmann signed an order today blocking the City of San Antonio from moving forward with any construction on a controversial drainage project before a trial jury hears the case later this year.
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Judge temporarily blocks controversial drainange project

April 20, 2011
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Judge temporarily blocks controversial drainange project

After two long days of court testimony last week, state District Judge David Berchelmann has granted a temporary injunction that stops the city from spending any 2007 bond money on a multi million-dollar drainage project down Hildebrand.
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