2016 Mayor’s Housing Summit
Yesterday, hundreds of residents, community leaders and housing experts gathered at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to discuss innovative and equitable solutions to San Antonio’s housing needs.
Breakout sessions included topics ranging from healthcare for people experiencing homelessness and funding sources for affordable housing to creating opportunities for neighborhood growth and identifying breakthrough innovation in public housing practices.
Overall the summit was a great way for us to find ways to use the SA Tomorrow framework as we prepare for housing affordability and opportunity to become increasingly important as more residents move into the city.
I am so grateful to everyone who attended and contributed, and I look forward using what was discussed to contribute to a healthier housing ecosystem in San Antonio.
Convention and Visitors Bureau Becomes a Nonprofit
On Thursday, Council voted to 7-2 to approve the privatization of San Antonio’s Convention and Vistors Bureau (CVB) from the City of San Antonio Municipal Government.
This decision will not only help the CVB more nimbly market the Alamo City around the world but it will also enable the bureau to spend more money to keep up with other U.S. cities by procuring more funds to advertise across the globe.