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The San Antonio City Council approved an indefinite public health emergency declaration Thursday in a unanimous vote.

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San Antonio City Council is reexamining the policies of the Police Department following nearly two weeks of protests against the killing of George Floyd and calls for police reform.  

Many San Antonio residents attended Thursday's City Council meeting to speak against the budget for the San Antonio Police Department.
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The San Antonio City Council Chambers was a tinderbox of emotion Thursday from Black Lives Matter protesters as the council weighed budget cuts over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The council approved more than $80 million in adjustments from lost revenue but Black Lives Matter demonstrators called on the council to defund SAPD over use of force measures during protests on Saturday and Tuesday. Residents who attended the meeting disrupted it several times, including an impassioned exchange with the mayor.

Scooters parked on a sidewalk in San Antonio.
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City Council is poised to award three exclusive electric scooter contracts to Bird, Razor and Lime Thursday that will shed several companies currently operating on city streets and reduce the total number of scooters in San Antonio to 3,000. It will also lift the ban that has prevented scooters from operating between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. that has been in effect since February. 

Left to Right: Bexar County Judges Peter Sakai and Monique Diaz, Assistant City Manager Colleen Bridger, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Violence Prevention Manager Jenny Hixon
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Love is.

That is the name of San Antonio’s comprehensive, five year plan to combat domestic violence.

Assistant City Manager Colleen Bridger presented the details of the first year of the plan to the city council on Wednesday.

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Tucked inside a nondescript building in a residential neighborhood in northwest San Antonio is a little cafe. However, here the coffee doesn't come in Italian sizes, and the guests provide the music. Welcome to a memory cafe.

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San Antonio uses a ratio of one taxi cab for every 1,700 people in the city to determine how many taxi licenses are issued each year, which means there are 886 taxis in the city.  

 

Now, a group of independent taxi drivers is asking the city to remove that cap.  

 


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The City of San Antonio is identifying its proposed projects for the 2017 bond package. The more than 150 projects touch nearly every corner of the city.

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The San Antonio City Council has approved the annexation plans of four areas around Bexar County following a 9-2 vote Thursday. The portions include parts of I-10 West near Boerne, U.S. 281 North outside of Loop 1604, and parts of the South Side near Loop 410.

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The San Antonio City Council overwhelming approved today a $16.6 million contract with TASER International to provide the San Antonio Police Department with 2,200 body cameras. 

Police Chief William McManus says a final decision has not been made regarding specifically who will get the cameras.

"The thought was to issue them to sergeants and officers," McManus said. "We had further discussion on that, moving it up higher in the rank structure.”

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