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The City of San Antonio’s “Stay Home, Work Safe” Orders will last until June 4 after formal approval by the San Antonio City Council Thursday. The orders mirror the state, but go further in other areas.

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An eviction moratorium for non-federally protected properties expires May 18 in Texas, putting tenants who are unable to pay rent due to COVID-related job losses at risk of being kicked out. More than 1.9 million Texans filed for unemployment March 15-May 9.

More than a dozen tenants were locked out of their units at Olmos Club Apartments for late payments.
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The Texas Supreme Court’s statewide hold on eviction proceedings ends on Monday. Some cities and counties have implemented their own extensions, and many renters are protected under federal law. But unprotected renters without the ability to pay rent are at the mercy of their landlords. 

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The San Antonio City Council approved a formal resolution calling for the end of hate speech that targets Asian Americans in the age of the coronavirus.

The San Antonio City Council approved to give $25 million to residents in need on Thursday, April 23.
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The San Antonio City Council has approved creating a $25 million  COVID-19 emergency housing assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.


San Antonio’s District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez will self-quarantine after returning from Colombia on Sunday. The decision came after city manager Erik Walsh requested all city employees returning from overseas trips undergo a 14-day quarantine in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

A typical baby changing station that can be found in public restrooms. |
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Baby changing stations will now be required in new and remodeled public restrooms.

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A judge and a San Antonio city councilmember, who is also a survivor of family violence, have teamed up to find the money to fund a drug court that will be the first of its kind in Texas. It’s part of an overall effort to make San Antonio a less violent place for women.


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Homeowners in San Antonio have a new tax exemption available to them this fall. The San Antonio City Council approved its first homestead exemption in a special meeting called Monday night.

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Three women took their seats on the San Antonio City Council this week. The moment was historic: It was only the second time in the city's history that women outnumbered men on the council.