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Several dozen people braved the chilly winds at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio Saturday to hear Mayor Ron Nirenberg announce that he was running for a second term as San Antonio.

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With talk of a "blue wave" and partisan mud-slinging, the midterm elections would have been divisive and tribalistic enough, but for San Antonio voters there’s additional fear at the polls.

Known as Propositions A, B, and C, these ballot items have been especially combustible in local politics. 


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Registered voters in San Antonio will see three key propositions when filling out their ballot for the Nov. 6 election cycle. 


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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, San Antonio had the largest numeric population gain in the country from 2016-2017, for U.S. cities of at least 50,000 residents. With a growth rate of 1.6 percent, the city added at least 24,200 people in that year-long period.


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"Sister cities" are international alliances made to promote cultural and economic ties around the world. 


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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg says the “San Antonio First” campaign launched by the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association to alter the city’s charter would instead deform it. Nirenberg, along with business leaders and five other City Council members, discussed the issue at a news conference on the steps of City Hall Wednesday.


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The San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association is circulating three petitions, proposing changes to the city’s charter that would cap the city manager’s salary and alter the petition process.


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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg wants the city to reconsider how it will make future deals to fund nonprofit agencies.

 


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Taking off from the San Antonio International Airport Friday, Mayor Ron Nirenberg and a delegation will spend the next several days in Tel Aviv. The mayor says this trip's goal is to foster growth and create new business relationships in cyber security, new energy and bio-medicine.

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The 2017 San Antonio City Council is now installed. There are a total of six new faces on the council and former district 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg has taken the reigns as mayor.  Former Mayor Ivy Taylor also made her first public comments about leaving office.

After his swearing in Mayor Ron Nirenberg said although the name plates change, the mission of the city goes on.

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