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LWVSA President Madhu Sridhar introduces Mayor Ron Nirenberg at the transportation forum Oct. 10, 2017
LWVSA President Madhu Sridhar introduces Mayor Ron Nirenberg at the transportation forum Oct. 10, 2017. Photo courtesy of the mayor’s office.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg speaks before a full house at the LWV transportation forum.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg speaks before a full house at the LWV transportation forum. Photo courtesy of the mayor’s office.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg at LWV transportation forum
Mayor Ron Nirenberg gives keynote speech at the LWV transportation forum
Panel of experts at LWV transportation forum, Oct. 10, 2017
Panel of experts at LWV transportation forum, Oct. 10, 2017
Panelist Bill Barker, adjunct associate professor of urban and regional planning at UTSA
Panelist Bill Barker, adjunct associate professor of urban and regional planning at UTSA
Councilwoman Ana Sandoval, a panelist at the LWV transportation forum
Councilwoman Ana Sandoval, a panelist at the LWV transportation forum
Panelist Jeff Arndt, President and CEO of VIA Metropolitan Transit
Panelist Jeff Arndt, President and CEO of VIA Metropolitan Transit
Commissioner Kevin Wolff, Chairman of the Alamo Area MPO, panelist
Commissioner Kevin Wolff, Chairman of the Alamo Area MPO, panelist
City officials with LVW of San Antonio Area President Madhu Sridhar at transportation forum
City officials with LVW of San Antonio Area President Madhu Sridhar, third from left, at transportation forum
LWVSA-San Antonio Area President Madhu Sridhar speaks at Joint Base San Antonio on Aug. 23 at the base’s observance of Women’s Equality Day.
Col. Bradford Davis presents Madhu Sridhar the Women’s Equality Day Proclamation from the City of San Antonio signed by Mayor Ron Nirenberg.
Six local Leagues, including the San Antonio Area League, attended a regional training session at Canyon Lake on July 15.
2017 Strategic Planning Session attendees get to know each other with icebreaker Bingo
Future of Public Education in Texas: Panelists. See video on NowCastSA’s YouTube channel: bit.ly/lwvforum
Future of Public Education in Texas, June 12, 2017: Moderator Richard Middleton, Former Superintendent, North East ISD.
Future of Public Education in Texas: Panelist Shari Albright, Chair, Dept. of Education, Trinity University
Future of Public Education in Texas: Panelist Catherine Clark, Senior Consultant, Texas Association of School Boards
Future of Public Education in Texas: Panelist Pedro Martinez, Superintendent, San Antonio ISD
Future of Public Education in Texas: Panelist Brian T. Woods, Superintendent, Northside ISD
Future of Public Education in Texas: an almost-full house listened to the panel
Future of Public Education in Texas: LWV members and panelists after the forum
LWV Annual Meeting, May 20, 2017: Incoming president Madhu Sridhar
LWV Annual Meeting, May 20, 2017: VP of Organization Martha Lankford presents appreciation gifts to Phyllis and Steve Ingram and Nancy Price
LWV Annual Meeting, May 20, 2017
LWV Annual Meeting, May 20, 2017
2017 Women’s March
Diann Andy, Elaine Talarski at Lobby Days Jan. 2017
Kathy Hill & Linda Arronge, Meet & Greet
Sue Robertson-Dodd & Marian Edson, Meet & Greet
Sybil Morgan, Meet & Greet

 

 

 

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What: Leaders for Democracy, a unit of the LWV of the San Antonio Area, is sponsoring a free forum.

When: l Monday, Oct. 30, from 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Paesano’s, 3622 Paesanos Pkwy., in Stone Oak
Who: Judge Peter Sakai, Detective Adrian Owens of the SA.  Police Department, Rodney Klein of the EEOC, and Susan Burkholder and Jennifer Arbeiter of Ransomed Life.

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November 7, 2017

Remember that date -- it's the date of the next election in Texas. The ballot will include state constitutional amendments and, depending on where you live, possibly other items.

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Now is the time to plan for future's traffic

By GLENDA WOLIN
What if all the residents of Austin were to pick up and move to San Antonio, with all their cars but none of their lanes?

That’s what San Antonio could look like in 2040 unless the city starts taking bold steps now to account for the additional 1.1 million people expected to move to the area in the next 25 years.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg opened his keynote address at the League of Women Voters’ forum on the future of transportation in San Antonio with a grim picture of 2040: Average commute times rising by 75 percent; most major corridors rating a score of F for being over capacity at the highest level; roads with a half-million more vehicles on them every day in a city with an underfunded public transportation system, and more.

But there is good news, he said. The 2018 budget allots much more money for roads and increases funds for VIA, the most underfunded public transportation system in the state – which fortunately is also the most efficiently run. The linear creekway system has become an actual mode of transportation. And discussions are beginning on how to increase direct flights in and out of the airport, a problem that has caused the city to lag in gaining valuable business opportunities.

 

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