On Thursday, the City Council unanimously approved the proposed $1.2 billion, 2022-2027 bond package—the largest in San Antonio’s history—a vote that now puts the historic infrastructure plan in the hands of voters in the May 7 election.
Adriana Rocha Garcia
District 2 Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez is opposing an up-to-$7 million incentive package for a development east of the Pearl by Encore Multifamily of Dallas because it’s composed of all market-rate apartments.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Friday announced that he would appoint former District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales as chair of the city’s Housing Commission, despite protests from activists.
In the area of housing, it seems likely that the early 2020s will mark another turning point for San Antonio.
The controversial Friedrich Lofts project on the East Side was approved Monday by the Housing Trust PFC board, which is composed of five City Council members, despite concerns of gentrification.