Mayor Ron Nirenberg shares his vision for Alamo City during sit-down

Crime, education, transportation, police relations among issues addressed

SAN ANTONIO – Crime, education, transportation and community police relations -- Mayor Ron Nirenberg shared his vision Thursday night for the Alamo City.

Nirenberg took part in a sit-down talk at the University of Texas at San Antonio's downtown campus.

The mayor touched on some of the city's most controversial issues and campaign promises he plans to address. Recent crime around the city is one of the items at the top of his agenda.

"One of the approaches to fighting crime is to enhance equity investment. So when we're building streets and sidewalks in San Antonio, we're not just dividing everything by 10, we're assuring that we are reinvesting in communities," Nirenberg said. "The other thing that we see correlate to high crime is low education attainment. We can do a better job with our public school systems and to support them."

Nirenberg said officers must also become part of the community they serve. The San Antonio Police Department and the city agree community police relations is best way to end the violence.



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