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Educate yourself about human trafficking
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.
More details here.
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.
Other dates to remember: Oct. 10: Last day to register; Oct. 23: First day of early voting; Nov. 3: Last day of early voting.
For other information on voting, voter ID requirements, etc., go to votetexas.gov
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.
Read more here