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Just up the road from the Hays Street Bridge is Dee Smith's house. Smith is the past president of Dignowity Hill's neighborhood association, and she says the East Side needs ShotSpotter because gun shots are too common in some parts of her neighborhood.

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The City of San Antonio is giving two square miles of its land to the City of Converse. Converse will also annex three square miles of unincorporated Bexar County. The two cities are entering into an agreement to provide better services to the areas.

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The City of San Antonio’s $2.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2017 was approved in an unanimous vote by City Council on Thursday morning.

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As communities across the country prepare for possible outbreaks of the Zika virus, the City of San Antonio’s senior staff is proposing another cut in funding for mosquito control. 

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Over the next few months, the City of San Antonio will be identifying projects for the 2017 to 2022 bond package. The bond will be the largest in the city’s history and will come in at $850 million dollars. The projects will be divided into five categories:

 

 

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Tuesday at the newly expanded Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor gave her "State of the City" speech. She praised colleagues, city leaders, and described the state of the San Antonio as "strong." 

We talk with San Antonio Express-News Columnist Gilbert Garcia for his reaction and analysis to Mayor Taylor's second time at this podium.

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  • Gilbert Garcia, columnist for the San Antonio Express-News

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San Antonio Planning and Community Development Director John Dugan says he isn't being forced out of his job and he's not leaving in protest.  

"I'm not leaving in protest.  It's a family health situation," he told Texas Public Radio Wednesday, saying he's resigning his current position after four years  to be closer to an ill parent and family in Oklahoma.

In a statement the city said Dugan's last day will be April 15. City Manager Sheryl Sculley will appoint an interim director  before his departure. 

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Today, San Antonio- area government and emergency agencies tested their ability to respond to a terrorist attack.  The City of San Antonio, Bexar County, military, FBI and Homeland Security joined in on an exercise at the city’s Emergency Operations Center.

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Do you have a good idea to improve San Antonio? 

Oftentimes the filter of public policy is government elites, Chambers of Commerce, and sometimes even developers or others who benefit monetarily from a policy or project coming to fruition in the city. 

Today on the program we talked about democratizing that process, and bringing it down to the people who live here.  

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  The San Antonio City Council unanimously passed a mammoth $2.5 billion budget today; the largest in the city’s history.

 Among some of the new initiatives included are a gunshot detection system and 1300 body cameras for police officers. The budget was passed amid ongoing police and fire department negotiations over healthcare and wage contracts which City Manager Sheryl Sculley says continue to outgrow the city’s capacity to fund it.

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