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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and City Manager Erik Walsh (right) talk with a constituent before an April city council meeting.
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The San Antonio City Council is considering nearly 15 initiatives in providing public and workforce assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the city’s $270 million in federal coronavirus relief funds will be used for these projects.

Millions of Americans are out of work and struggling to make ends meet due to the ongoing public health crisis. In response, last week San Antonio City Council officially allocated $25 million to help pay the bills of those affected by COVID-19's economic fallout.


Dominic Anthony / Texas Public Radio

Life as we knew it is being held hostage by the coronavirus pandemic. When the outbreak reached San Antonio, local leaders took decisive action to slow the virus’s spread. 


Derek Taylor (right) instructs his team.
Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

On a bright recent afternoon, Derek Taylor, senior management coordinator for San Antonio, gathers his team in the parking lot of a local Bill Miller restaurant. As cars line up in the drive-through nearby, the six community health and prevention team members debate the merits of the city-provided hand sanitizers.

County and city leaders face tough decisions and multi-million dollar budget losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Quarantine and shelter-in-place orders have effectively halted San Antonio’s buzzing tourism industry -- a major source of revenue for local governments.


Jack Morgan

Normally, on Fridays the Weekender highlights the best bets on concerts, stage productions and other events. These days, most everything is closed or canceled. But TPR's Jack Morgan has an idea for you... if you're ready for a stroll.

Courtesy VIA Metropolitan Transit

The City of San Antonio is expected to phase out a long-standing sales tax that funds land purchases in the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone in order to fund a portion of the ConnectSA transportation plan.


City of San Antonio

AT&T, Verizon, T-mobile and other companies are building out their 5G networks — and much of it will be on public property. Texas cities are losing out on hundreds of millions of dollars as a result according to the Texas Muncipal League.

"City Hall To Go" is one of the R&D League's initiatives. The goal is to identify where department outreach and intake efforts overlap and to ailgn those efforts in a mobile truck that can deliver to low-income, hard-to-reach residents.
Office of Innovation | City of San Antonio

Garbage trucks that map the pothole landscape and traffic signals powered by artificial intelligence are just two of the half dozen projects San Antonio is taking on. But to do it, city staff needs back-up.

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Homicides related to domestic violence in San Antonio have continued to rise over the past four years. At the end of October, City Council approved a comprehensive plan to disrupt the cycle of family and intimate partner violence.


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