November 9, 2018

Brockhouse, San Antonio firefighters union take victory lap

City Council member Greg Brockhouse greets firefighters before leading a news conference at the union hall Thursday.

By Josh Baugh, San Antonio Express News After this week’s charter-amendment election, the San Antonio Professional Fire Fighters Association should wait before exercising its new power to unilaterally call for binding arbitration, union ally and Councilman Greg Brockhouse said Thursday. The councilman said voters sent a mandate to City Hall in approving two of the union’s three charter amendments Tuesday. …

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November 9, 2018

Firefighter union reacts to passing of Props B &C

Firefighter union reacts to passing of Props B &C

By Kens5 News The city charter changes will cap the salary and term limits of future city managers, as well as amend how contract disputes are resolved. SAN ANTONIO — Two days after San Antonio voted to pass two of three charter propositions backed by the city’s firefighter union, a prominent union supporter on Thursday emphasized the important of looking onward. “What this …

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October 27, 2018

2 council members looking at ways to deter mail theft after task force proposal killed off

By Deven Clarke, KSAT12 SAN ANTONIO – A proposal to create a mailbox theft task force is dead after San Antonio police said it was unnecessary to add another, considering two others that investigate crimes resulting from mail theft already exist. San Antonio police said thefts from mailboxes have decreased by 52 percent compared to last year. Two City Council members …

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September 19, 2018

Councilman Launches Faith-Based Plan to Help Homeless

Councilman Launches Faith-Based Plan

by Zack Hedrick, News 4 San Antonio Right now, Haven for Hope CEO Kenny Wilson says more than 1,700 people are living at their shelters. Wilson says there are just as many reasons why a person or family can no longer keep a roof over their head. “They say, ‘I lost my house. I lost my job,’” said Wilson. “Sometimes …

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September 19, 2018

Officials Considering Changing Name to Old Highway 90

Officials Considering Changing Name to Old Highway 90

by SBG San Antonio   Fox 29 San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — A celebration to honor a historic stretch of District 6 will be underway this week. The event will commemorate Old Highway 90 corridor receiving a historical recognition from the city. It will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at the Del Bravo Record Shop. Councilman Greg Brockhouse said there is …

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September 19, 2018

New Plan to Put More Military Veterans and Spouses to Work

New Plan to Put More Military Veterans and Spouses to Work

by Darian Trotter     Fox 29 San Antonio A plan to put more military veterans and spouses to work will also help build a stronger economy. The City of San Antonio has dedicated funds in the newly approved 2019 budget to make improving military employment a leading goal. For Erin Kaberline, life is good. Her husband is “active duty” and …

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September 19, 2018

Local Non-Profit Fighting for Funds to Feed Homeless

Local Non-Profit Fighting for Funds

by Darian Trotter    News 4 San Antonio   SAN ANTONIO – A local non-profit that feeds the homeless is fighting for funding from the city. The application for St. Vinny’s Bistro San Antonio was recently denied. News 4 San Antonio looked into why the organization is not giving up. Feeding the homeless has been the focus of St. Vinny’s Bistro …

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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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