CPS Energy rate hike coming amid ‘trust crisis,’ council warns utility
The utility needs council’s support to institute a two-pronged approach to raising customers’ bills: a 3.85 percent increase to the base rates and a bump in the fuel adjustment charge. Combined, CPS officials say those changes would raise the average residential customer’s bill by about 3.3 percent - or $5.10 per month.
Supreme Court hears oral arguments in high-stakes abortion case
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a Mississippi case that has the potential to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which established the constitutional right to an abortion. Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, a professor of constitutional law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, joined CBSN to discuss.news.yahoo.com
Supreme Court hearing arguments in Mississippi case that could challenge abortion rights across U.S.
A case before the Supreme Court Wednesday could decide the fate of abortion rights across the U.S. Carol Sanger, author of "About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First-Century America" and a professor at Columbia Law School, spoke with Anne-Marie Green on CBSN about what to expect from both sides, as well as how overturning Roe v. Wade could affect abortion laws.news.yahoo.com
WorldView: Russia's President Vladimir Putin issues warning to NATO
Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning NATO that deploying troops to Ukraine would cross a "red line." Honduras elects a historic new left-wing leader. CBS News foreign correspondent Ian Lee joins "CBSN AM" with these and other headlines from around the world.news.yahoo.com
New, 20-year plan for San Antonio International Airport ‘clear for takeoff’
The “SDP,” as officials refer to it, provides a vision for the airport into 2040 that will accommodate expected growth. It calls for unifying the airport terminals, including a brand-new, third terminal; adding more gates; extending the largest runway to accommodate longer international flights; re-routing vehicle traffic; central passenger screening; and more parking.
San Antonio activists want parallel pilot programs for mental health responses - with, and without police
Having failed to keep police out of a new mental health response team the City of San Antonio will try out beginning next spring, activists want the city to at least give a civilian-centric model a try, too.
San Antonio City Council considers international airport expansion plan for ‘world-class’ facility
The city’s director of airports presented city council members with a a new Strategic Development Plan to expand the San Antonio International Airport’s capacity and turn it into a “world-class” facility.
‘Don’t want to give the Dist. 2 Councilman what he wants’: Business groups oppose expanding non-discrimination ordinance
Though they’re avoiding an all-out offensive, San Antonio business groups are resisting the idea of expanding the city’s non-discrimination ordinance commonly referred to simply as the NDO.
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.
City of San Antonio considers giving $30 million to thousands of CPS Energy, SAWS customers behind on their bills
The City of San Antonio is considering using a $30 million chunk of the federal money it received from the American Rescue Plan Act to help pay off or pay down the overdue utility bills of struggling San Antonio residents.
Council members fret about process for SAWS and CPS board appointees, but not enough to derail new trustees
Council members’ concerns over the process for appointing trustees to the city’s water and utilities spurred lengthy discussions Thursday, but ultimately weren’t enough to derail the newest SAWS and CPS Energy board appointments.
Amsterdam dance music festival returns after pandemic restrictions
Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has started hosting its five-day dance music festival after the Dutch government lifted restrictions on the entertainment sector, as well as clubs and bars. The event has been scaled down compared to previous years, while measures are in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19, including on-site testing.news.yahoo.com
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.
City of San Antonio expands size of redistricting advisory committee to 2 appointees per district
The City of San Antonio must re-draw its 10 city council districts based on the data from the 2020 U.S. Census. Though council members will ultimately be the ones to approve a new map, likely in summer 2022, the city is using a citizens advisory committee made up of council appointees to help create it.
City council candidates share vision for San Marcos at forum
San Marcos City Council candidates for places 5 and 6 shared their views for San Marcos’s future during a candidate forum hosted by the Four Rivers Association of Realtors and the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
SA City Council approves $17M in tax rebates for Spurs training facility and larger ‘Human Performance Campus’
The City of San Antonio is officially kicking in public dollars towards the Spurs Sports & Entertainment-led $510.8 million “Human Performance Campus” near La Cantera, bringing the total of local, public incentives up to $32 million.
Northern districts need to shrink, central districts need to expand in SA redistricting
San Antonio’s population has grown by about 8 percent between 2010 and 2020, but it hasn’t happened equally across the city. An initial assessment of Census data by an outside law firm indicates the ideal size of a council district should be about 143,441.
San Antonio City Council adopts $3.1 billion budget
The City Council on Thursday adopted a $3.1 billion budget for the 2022 fiscal year that restores many cuts made over the past two years, focuses on critical community needs, responds to crises differently and makes investments to become a more resilient city.
‘There are no quick fixes’: Bravo’s plans on camping at San Antonio District 1 field office remain uncharted
Under Mario Bravo’s predecessor, Roberto Treviño, the District 1 field office near IH-10 and Vance Jackson, next to the Westfall Library, had been a safe haven for people experiencing homelessness to camp out. The situation has exasperated neighbors in the surrounding area, though, who hope the new councilman will get rid of the camp.
San Antonio could restore some services, funding to pre-pandemic level as more revenue and federal money pour in
As a new city council heads into its first budget process together, city staff say they are in a position to not only restore items like street maintenance that were cut because of pandemic, but also put more money towards areas like housing and homelessness.
CDC to give San Antonio Metro Health $27 million to address inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given more than $190 million total to the state health department and Texas jurisdictions to address health and economic inequalities that have been amplified during the coronavirus pandemic.
Affordability concerns stall Friedrich Lofts complex housing development
The council members on the San Antonio Housing Authority Public Facilities Corporation Board delayed a vote on financing during a Tuesday meeting that would have allowed the “Friedrich Lofts” project to move forward. The project would create 358 units of studio, single-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments in a non-historic portion of the Friedrich Complex on East Commerce and Olive Street.