City housing department budget set to triple
The housing department’s proposed jump from $48.8 million in the current budget year to $150.2 million for FY 2023 is fueled almost entirely by the city’s first-ever housing bond, which voters approved in May. The $99.9 million in bond money is split between producing and preserving affordable housing.
San Antonio’s 5-year, $1.2 billion bond program goes to the voters
City council approved the final, $1.2 billion list of bond projects Thursday, including: money for affordable housing, expanding the city’s greenway trail system, repairing failed streets, and building fire and police stations. It now goes to voters for approval during the May 7 election.
After retreating from the bond process, Texas Biomed gets $10 million for infrastructure through ARPA
Despite vocal opposition from animal rights activists and others, city council voted Thursday to give $10 million to Texas Biomedical Research Institute for infrastructure improvements at its campus.
$25M request down to $5M: Brackenridge Park Conservancy wants council to increase bond money for Sunken Garden Theater
The conservancy is pushing for a $62 million overhaul of the 1930s-era, city-owned theater, located next to the Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park. Plans include new facilities, professional lighting and sound systems, and a sweeping roof that covers the stage and expanded seating area.
Texas Biomed pulls $11M bond project request after complaints over primate testing
Texas Biomed had requested money from the $1.2 billion bond program to improve infrastructure at its aging campus. But a citizen committee charged with recommending which projects should get funding received numerous public comments opposing the institute’s request, based on Texas Biomed’s use of primates for animal testing.
City Council shifts bond money to fund drainage, streets; several members want further cuts to trail system
San Antonio City Council members agreed Wednesday to tweak the city’s upcoming $1.2 billion bond program to send more money to basic infrastructure needs, though nearly half the council members still don’t think it’s enough.
First draft of 2022 bond program heavy on basics: streets, sidewalks, bridges, drainage
The first version of San Antonio’s record $1.2 billion 2022 bond program contains big investments on basic infrastructure, money to build out the city’s greenway trails system, and an allotment for a new area - housing.
Greenway trails will likely be part of 2022 bond program, but how much is enough?
The upcoming 2022 bond program is expected to include a chunk of money to keep expanding the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails System, but whether it will be enough to finish off the long-awaited loop around the city is yet to be seen..