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The Source: Gentrification Task Force Report Leaves Some Upset

Eileen Pace

Recommendations have been made to the City Council to preserve neighborhood character and longtime residents. Those recommendations, the product of a year-long effort by the Mayor's Task Force on Preserving Dynamic & Diverse Neighborhoods, were presented last week.  They include creating a housing commission, creating a displacement assistance fund, and further study on how city programs affect gentrification.

While the task force's recommendations were endorsed by its members, there are any--including some authors--who believe it doesn't go far enough. 

The recommendations were just that, and the City Council is scheduled to vote on them May 14th.

How does the city encourage mixed-income neighborhoods while continuing to encourage growth?


  • Maria Berriozabal, Task Force Member and former Council Member for San Antonio's district 1
  • Christine Drennon, Task Force Member and Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Trinity University

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