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The Source: COPS/Metro Alliance Turns 40 Years Old

COPS/Metro Alliance

It started as an experiment - community organizing in San Antonio's low income, underserved neighborhoods. It ended up shaking up the city - and giving voice to the many forgotten working families in the city. People who didn't have drainage, paved streets or sidewalks, people who lacked access to water and even less access to economic opportunities. For the last 40 years Communities Organized for Public Service COPS was at the center of many of the fights at city hall, but does the city today still need COPS?


  • Robert Cruz,  COPS/Metro Leader 
  • Mike Phillips, COPS/Metro Leader from First Unitarian Universalist church
David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi