June 21, 2018

Brockhouse Seeks More Transparency at City Hall

Brockhouse seeks more transparency at City Hall

By Josh Baugh mySanAntonio.com In his first foray into crafting policy as a council member, Greg Brockhouse wants to rebuild residents’ trust in how the city handles requests for public information. It may sound a bit wonky, but it’s an important issue because it’s about the public’s ability to obtain the records of its government. Under state law — the …

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June 21, 2018

San Antonio Councilman Stirs Debate on Incentives

By Josh Baugh     San Antonio Express-News   Councilman Greg Brockhouse on Thursday called for sweeping changes to how San Antonio uses incentives to spur development. He filed paperwork with the city clerk’s office asking for a “comprehensive review of all incentive programs for residential and commercial projects.” Though Brockhouse’s request appears to have been sparked by a controversial …

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June 21, 2018

Changes May Come to San Antonio Curfew Ordinance

By Japhanie Gray  abc KSAT12 San Antonio Council members will soon revisit the city’s curfew ordinance with possible changes that will make it less criminalizing. Fast Facts: Current ordinance prohibits youths under age 17 from being out during school hours, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.-6 a.m., unsupervised. Those in violation could face a class C misdemeanor and a fine …

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June 21, 2018

Brockhouse Pushes for Recording Closed-Door Meetings

By Gilbert Garcia   San Antonio Express- News Let’s move on from the now-moot question of whether San Antonio should have submitted a bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention. That debate is so two-weeks-ago. Let’s also temporarily put aside the important issue of whether Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the City Council violated either the spirit or the letter of …

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June 21, 2018

Councilman Asks City to Consider Policy Protecting People Who Save Children, Pets Left in Vehicles

By Patty Santos   abc KSAT12   San Antonio District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse is asking the city to consider passing a good Samaritan policy to protect people who break into vehicles during emergency situations to save the lives of children or pets left unattended during inclement weather. Brockhouse submitted a Council Consideration Request to take a look at what …

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June 21, 2018

Brockhouse Requests DA Investigate Possible Meeting Violation by City Council

By Josh Baugh   mySanAntonio.com Councilman Greg Brockhouse has requested that District Attorney Nico LaHood investigate whether the City Council violated the Texas Open Meetings Act last week when the body concluded that San Antonio should not submit a bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention. After an executive session meeting on Thursday, Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced to the local …

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June 21, 2018

San Antonio Named Country’s First Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone

By Carson Frame   Texas Public Radio The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s initiative Hiring Our Heroes announced San Antonio as the country’s first Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone on Tuesday. Business, civic and military communities in the area will partner to create an employment network that targets military spouses. Stakeholders include USAA, Joint Base San Antonio and the Military Officers …

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