Rundown apartments now subject to extra inspections
In a near unanimous voice vote Thursday, the San Antonio City Council passed a new “Proactive Apartment Inspection Program,” which stems out of the attention that properties with numerous citations like Seven Oaks Apartments attracted in the summer of 2022.
Rosie Castro confirmed as interim District 7 councilwoman
Amid a standing ovation, the San Antonio City Council confirmed the civil rights activist and mother of the city’s two most recognizable political figures, Maria del Rosario “Rosie” Castro, as the interim council member for District 7 on Thursday morning.
San Antonio plans to make ‘bad actor’ apartment landlords pay for extra code enforcement inspections
Instead of waiting for new complaints about the same old properties, the City of San Antonio plans to send code enforcement officers out to proactively look for issues and make the landlords of the troubled properties help foot the bill.
SA Justice Charter supporters call city attorney’s comments on ballot initiative “unethical”
Supporters of a San Antonio ballot initiative meant to decriminalize marijuana possession and abortion in the Alamo City say the city attorney’s public warnings about its enforceability are “unethical” and “immoral.”
Crowded races for Mayor, D1, D2, D7 and D10 in San Antonio election
When the filing period for San Antonio’s May 6 election had closed at 5 p.m. on Friday, 59 candidates had signed up to vie for the 10 council districts and the mayor’s seat. The election will be the first under the city’s newly redistricted council district map.
North Side councilmen leave chambers rather than put marijuana, abortion onto May 6 ballot
Because the proposed charter amendment was the result of a successful petition, the city’s legal team said the city council had no choice but to put it on the ballot.Even so, three North Side councilmen made sure to leave council chambers rather than help pass it: Councilman Manny Pelaez (D8), Councilman John Courage (D9), and Councilman Clayton Perry (D10).
‘The time has come for me to step aside’: Clayton Perry says he won’t run for re-election
A day before the filing deadline for the May 6 election, a spokeswoman for Perry’s office passed out a statement from the councilman saying he will not be running, though he said “this is not the end of my public service.”
With filing deadline looming, Perry undecided on re-election bid; only one candidate in D10 race so far
As Councilman Clayton Perry's legal troubles from an alleged Nov. 6 hit-and-run continue, possible opponents are eying his seat on council, which some allies have advised him to seek for a fourth term. But with just over a week left in the filing period, Perry says he still hasn't made up his mind whether to run for re-election.
District 7′s Ana Sandoval to resign from San Antonio City Council with just months left in her term
Sandoval, who was first elected to the San Antonio City Council in 2017, has only four-and-a-half months left in her current term, which ends in June. She plans to step down at the end of the month to focus on personal obligations.
Former councilman tapped to replace Clayton Perry on San Antonio City Council
The retired U.S. Air Force officer was immediately sworn into the same position he previously filled from January 2014 to June 2017. He will represent the North Side council district again until either Perry returns or his term expires in early June 2023.
Council postpones decision on revised Animal Ordinance
San Marcos City Council postponed a decision on the revised Animal Ordinance for the second meeting in a row.After nearly an hour of discussion, council members voted 4-1 on Tuesday to postpone a deci[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Bend becomes latest Oregon city to restrict homeless camping
City Council members in the central Oregon city of Bend have approved strict new rules for homeless camping that will limit where, when and how people can live outside, as a growing number of cities across the state seek to control encampments amid a surging homelessness crisis driven by an affordable housing shortage and the coronavirus pandemic. OPB reports that the code change, approved Wednesday, will require people camping on city property and public right-of-ways such as sidewalks and landscaping strips to move locations by 600 feet, or one block, every 24 hours. Additionally, the code dictates what homeless people can possess while living outdoors.news.yahoo.com
SAPD chief: Councilman ‘was not given any special treatment’ in hit-and-run case
Questions about why Clayton Perry wasn’t immediately arrested on the night of his hit-and-run crash on Nov. 6 have lingered in many San Antonians’ minds. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, though, says his officer simply did not have enough to arrest the councilman when he found Perry lying in his own backyard with a visible head injury.
Clayton Perry says he will decline salary while on leave
City council members make an annual salary of $45,722. A city spokeswoman originally said on Tuesday that Perry and his temporary replacement, who has yet to be appointed, would both be paid while the councilman is away. However, Perry’s chief of staff told KSAT late Tuesday afternoon in a phone call that the councilman plans to work with the city’s human resources department to decline his pay while he is on his leave of absence.
Clayton Perry stripped of council committees, Mario Bravo given new assignments amid reshuffle
Following the scandals and “no-confidence” votes on two city council members, Mayor Ron Nirenberg reshuffled City Council assignments Monday, stripping one member’s assignments and restoring another to a more active role on council.
San Antonio City Council votes ‘no-confidence’ in Clayton Perry but scraps call for him to resign; prepares for temporary replacement
The San Antonio City Council plans to appoint a temporary replacement for District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry while he takes a "sabbatical." A resolution that originally called for him to resign was watered down during a special meeting.
San Antonio Councilman Clayton Perry caused disturbance at restaurant drive-thru prior to hit-and-run, arrest warrant says
San Antonio Councilman Clayton Perry was visibly intoxicated and caused a disturbance minutes before he was involved in a head-on crash, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
San Antonio City Council to vote on whether to censure District 1 Councilman Mario Bravo after investigation of angry confrontation
The San Antonio City Council is scheduled to decide Thursday whether to censure District 1 Councilman Mario Bravo and issue a vote of “no confidence” over his angry confrontation with District 7 Councilwoman Ana Sandoval.
Sources: San Antonio councilman suspect in hit-and-run
An SAPD officer found the District 10 councilman lying in his backyard, injured and smelling of alcohol, after a witness to the crash followed the offending vehicle, according to a redacted SAPD report. Though the report redacted the suspect's name, law enforcement sources confirmed Perry was the one involved.
Censure, no-confidence vote on Mario Bravo after investigation of angry confrontation
An investigation found Bravo’s “actions violated City Council’s rules and expectations that are reflected in City Administrative Directives 4.67 Equal Employment Opportunity/Anti-Harassment and 4.80 Violence in the Workplace,” according to an agenda memo posted online Thursday evening.
Lost River Film Fest begins today
Lost River Film Fest returns to San Marcos, beginning Thursday.Hays County’s sixth annual installation of new, independent cinema from across the planet will take place throughout the weekend, chiefly[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Commentary: Our destiny rests in transportation planning
Fredericksburg’s physical growth provides a graphic illustration of how infrastructure determined its economic development. Founded in 1728, Fredericksburg initially grew by annexing the land that encompassed its expanding street grid.fredericksburg.com