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On top of everything else happening in 2020, it's also the year of the decennial census, when the government tries to collect basic information about every person living in the United States to make data-informed decisions for the future.


At the beginning of July, the City of San Antonio opened a new Financial and Housing Recovery Center to provide a myriad of assistance programs and services for residents financially affected by COVID-19.


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Assistant City Manager Colleen Bridger will once again lead the San Antonio Metropolitan Health, a role that now includes coordinating pandemic response efforts, in an interim capacity following her previous successor's resignation last week.


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A big plan to connect San Antonio students with the internet is taking shape.

San Antonio City staff presented the city’s digital divide and a plan to address it for students. A report and plan were detailed Tuesday at the city’s Innovation and Technology council committee.

Many property owners are currently facing job and income losses amid the coronavirus' economic fallout but their taxes are due, even in a pandemic. 


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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Relief to the tune of $191 million was approved by San Antonio City Council last week to support residents who have been financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic.


San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and City Manager Erik Walsh (right) talk with a constituent before an April city council meeting.
Joey Palacios| Texas Public Radio

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.


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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.
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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.

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