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The Source: Numbers Tallied, What Do Elections Say About San Antonio?

After the last vote was tallied and certified, San Antonio's municipal elections passed with small changes, and potentially smaller changes to come. 

With 11.89 percent of registered voters turning out, nine of the 10 City Council members won resounding victories over their challengers, leaving one council race and the top job of Mayor of San Antonio still undecided. Both undecided races include their seat's incumbent with Ivy Taylor facing off with Leticia Van de Putte for Mayor, and District 7's Cris Medina in a race with Mari Aguirre-Rodriguez. 

San Antonio will continue to fund greenbelts and aquifer protection. It will require a vote for light rail or streetcar projects. The biggest change coming out of Saturday night was the salaries that voters authorized for San Antonio's City Council and Mayor. 

What does low turnout, small changes, and new salaries say about San Antonio? Are SA voters content with the way things are going?


  • Gilbert Garcia, Columnist at the San Antonio Express-News
  • Shelley Kofler, News Director at Texas Public Radio
  • Mark Reagan, Staff Writer for the San Antonio Current
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