Community Growth Infrastructure

Focusing on the Future at the State of District 8

This Saturday, we will reflect on 2014 and plan for 2015 at the annual State of the District 8 address and RN8_StateOfTheDistrict_2015_webcommunity planning event. We have several goals for the event.

First and foremost, this is a community planning meeting. As we embark on SA Tomorrow, a comprehensive planning effort that I have the honor of chairing, public feedback is crucial.

The success of this comprehensive plan hinges on both the quantity and the quality of the public input we receive. At our event Saturday, we’re partnering the City’s Planning Department to make this the first of many community planning sessions that will shape the final comprehensive plan.

Your roundtable discussions will be wide-ranging and high-level, covering topics like transportation infrastructure, economic competitiveness and environmental sustainability. The input you give will guide the Planning Department as it prepares for future planning sessions.

After you’ve given my input, I’ll share my policy priorities for the year ahead. These include improving our roads and embracing alternative forms of transportation, investing in digital infrastructure, and continuing to protect and diversify our water supply.

This event is about more than the rest of this year, or even this decade. This isn’t the time for quick fixes or shortsightedness. We need forward-thinking policymaking that creates a better San Antonio for our kids and their kids.

This is a partnership, and I’m counting on your help. I hope to see you at Hardberger Park’s Urban Ecology Center this Saturday at 3 pm. If you can’t make it out, NOWCastSA will livestream the event.

For more information, click the flyer above.