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Mayor of San Antonio

What They Do:

City figurehead, pass laws/ordinances/budgets, and declare emergencies.

About the Candidates
Do you support
all six propositions on the 2017 Municipal Bond?
Do you support
expanding election terms for mayor and city council to four years?
Do you support
expanding the Non-Discrimination Ordinance to include private businesses and nonprofit organizations in San Antonio?
Do you support
a plan for light rail in San Antonio?

Ivy Taylor

No Response

No Response

No Response

No Response

Antonio "Tony" Diaz

No

No

Yes

No

Michael "Commander" Idrogo

No

No

No

Yes

Stephen Lucke

No

No

Yes

Yes

Mayor of San Antonio

What They Do:

City figurehead, pass laws/ordinances/budgets, and declare emergencies.

About the Candidates
Do you support
all six propositions on the 2017 Municipal Bond?
Do you support
expanding elections terms for mayor and city council to four years?
Do you support
expanding the Non-Discrimination Ordinance to include private businesses and non-profit organizations in San Antonio?
Do you support
a plan for light rail in San Antonio?

Manuel Medina

No

No

No

No

Ron Nirenberg

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Gerard Ponce

No

Yes

No Response

No Response

Rhett Smith

No

No

Yes

No

Mayor of San Antonio

What They Do:

City figurehead, pass laws/ordinances/budgets, and declare emergencies.

About the Candidates
Do you support
all six propositions on the 2017 Municipal Bond?
Do you support
expanding elections terms for mayor and city council to four years?
Do you support
expanding the Non-Discrimination Ordinance to include private businesses and nonprofit organizations in San Antonio?
Do you support
a plan for light rain in San Antonio?

John Velasquez

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

City Council District 1

What They Do:

Pass laws/ordinances/budget, make policy, appoint boards, represent District 1. Find your council member here: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Council/Find-My-Council-Member

About the Candidates
Do you support
all six propositions on the 2017 Municipal Bond?
Do you support
body cameras for all San Antonio Police Department officers?
Do you support
vouchers for private and charter schools?
Do you support
allowing 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in local elections?

Roberto Treviño

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Lauro Bustamante

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Robert Feria

No

Yes

No

Yes

Michael Montaño

Yes

No

No

Yes

City Council District 2

What They Do:

Pass laws/ordinances/budget, make policy, appoint boards, represent District 2. Find your council member here: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Council/Find-My-Council-Member

About the Candidates
Do you support
all six propositions on the 2017 Municipal Bond?
Do you support
police officers ticketing for small amounts of marijuana possession instead of arrest?
Do you support
an ordinance restricting rent increases in excess of 5% per year in high growth neighborhoods?
Do you support
expanding election terms for mayor and City Council to four years?

Alan Warrick

No Response

No Response

No Response

No Response

Dori Brown

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

William "Cruz" Shaw

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Keith Toney

No

Yes

Yes

No

City Council District 3

What They Do:

Pass laws/ordinances/budget, make policy, appoint boards, represent District 3. Find your council member here: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Council/Find-My-Council-Member

About the Candidates
Do you support
all six propositions on the 2017 Municipal Bond?
Do you support
allowing 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in local elections?
Do you support
expanding the Non-Discrimination Ordinance to include private businesses and nonprofit organizations in San Antonio?
Do you support
increasing the minimum wage for city employees to $15 per hour over the next two years?

Rebecca J. Viagran

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Nathan Carrizales

Yes

No

No

No

Jessica O. Guerrero

No Response

Yes

Yes

Yes

City Council District 4

What They Do:

Pass laws/ordinances/budget, make policy, appoint boards, represent District 4. Find your council member here: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Council/Find-My-Council-Member

About the Candidates
Do you support
all six propositions on the 2017 Municipal Bond?
Do you support
allowing 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in local elections?
Do you support
a plan for light rail in San Antonio?
Do you support
a comprehensive climate action plan to help measure air quality and regulate emissions?

Rey Saldaña

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

City Council District 5

What They Do:

Pass laws/ordinances/budget, make policy, appoint boards, represent District 5. Find your council member here: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Council/Find-My-Council-Member

About the Candidates
Do you support
all six propositions on the 2017 Municipal Bond?
Do you support
changing our city charter to a strong mayor-council model of municipal government?
Do you support
an ordinance restricting rent increases in excess of 5% per year in high growth neighborhoods?
Do you support
incentivizing private companies to offer alternative transportation benefits to their employees?

Shirley Gonzales

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Cynthia Cavazos

No

No

Yes

Yes

Richard Montez

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

David Yañez

No Response

No

No Response

No Response

City Council District 6

What They Do:

Pass laws/ordinances/budget, make policy, appoint boards, represent District 6. Find your council member here: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Council/Find-My-Council-Member

About the Candidates
Do you support
all six propositions on the 2017 Municipal Bond?
Do you support
allowing 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in local elections?
Do you support
a citizen-only review board to examine allegations of police misconduct?
Do you support
vouchers for private and charter schools?

Greg Brockhouse

Yes

No

No

Yes

Melissa Cabello-Havrda

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Joseph Cortez

Yes

No

No

No

Eric Gosset

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

City Council District 6

What They Do:

Pass laws/ordinances/budget, make policy, appoint boards, represent District 6. Find your council member here: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Council/Find-My-Council-Member

About the Candidates
Do you support
all six propositions on the 2017 Municipal Bond?
Do you support
allowing 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in local elections?
Do you support
a citizen-only review board to examine allegations of police misconduct?
Do you support
vouchers for private and charter schools?

Don Page

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Rick Trevino

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

City Council District 7

What They Do:

Pass laws/ordinances/budget, make policy, appoint boards, represent District 7. Find your council member here: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Council/Find-My-Council-Member

About the Candidates
Do you support
all six propositions on the 2017 Municipal Bond?
Do you support
allowing 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in local elections?
Do you support
significantly increasing funding for VIA, San Antonio's public bus system?
Do you support
expanding election terms for mayor and city council to four years?

Cris Medina

No Response

No Response

No Response

No Response

Michele Dalbis-Robledo

No

No

No

Yes

Ana Sandoval

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

City Council District 8

What They Do:

Pass laws/ordinances/budget, make policy, appoint boards, represent District 8. Find your council member here: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Council/Find-My-Council-Member

About the Candidates
Do you support
all six propositions on the 2017 Municipal Bond?
Do you support
city funding for an LGBTQ resource center?
Do you support
police officers ticketing for small amounts of marijuana possession instead of arrest?
Do you support
a plan for light rail in San Antonio?

Manny Pelaez

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Pat Stout

No

No

Yes

Yes

Tony Valdivia

No

No

Yes

No

City Council District 9

What They Do:

Pass laws/ordinances/budget, make policy, appoint boards, represent District 9. Find your council member here: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Council/Find-My-Council-Member

About the Candidates
Do you support
all six propositions on the 2017 Municipal Bond?
Do you support
local control of city property tax revenues?
Do you support
moving city elections to November with major statewide and federal elections?
Do you support
vouchers for private and charter schools?

John Courage

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Patty Gibbons

No

Yes

No

Yes

Matt Piña

No

No

No

Yes

City Council District 10

What They Do:

Pass laws/ordinances/budget, make policy, appoint boards, represent District 10. Find your council member here: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Council/Find-My-Council-Member

About the Candidates
Do you support
all six propositions on the 2017 Municipal Bond?
Do you support
local control of city property tax revenues?
Do you support
moving city elections to November with major statewide and federal elections?
Do you support
vouchers for private and charter schools?

Lon Jett IV

Yes

No

Yes

No

Ezra Johnson

Yes

Yes

No

No

Diana Kenny

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Eric Morse

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

City Council District 10

What They Do:

Pass laws/ordinances/budget, make policy, appoint boards, represent District 10. Find your council member here: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Council/Find-My-Council-Member

About the Candidates
Do you support
all six propositions on the 2017 Municipal Bond?
Do you support
local control of city property tax revenues?
Do you support
moving city elections to November with major statewide and federal elections?
Do you support
vouchers for private and charter schools?

Andrew Padilla

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ballot Measures

2017 COSA Bond Proposition 1: Streets, Bridges & Sidewalk Improvements

$850M, 5 yr program, no tax increase for new/improvement city projects. This proposition authorizes the City of San Antonio to issue bonds, the proceeds from which will be used to make permanent public improvements to streets, bridges and sidewalks, as well as other improvements necessary or related to the following, including, but not limited to: bicycle lanes, landscaping, relocation of utilities, street lighting, technology improvements and signage. This proposition will also provide acquisition of lands and rights-of-way necessary for such purposes and for the acquiring and installation of public art related to the proposition. For more info: http://www.sanantonio.gov/2017Bond

A Yes Vote Means

$455,263,000 will be allocated to streets, bridges, and sidewalk improvements.

A No Vote Means

Everything stays the same.

2017 COSA Bond Proposition 2: Drainage & Flood Control Improvements

This proposition authorizes the City of San Antonio to issue bonds, the proceeds from which will be used to provide drainage and flood water improvements and facilities to be used for the removal of and protection from harmful excess water. This proposition will also provide for the acquisition of lands and rights-of-way necessary for such purposes and for the acquiring and installation of public art related to the proposition. For more info: http://www.sanantonio.gov/2017Bond

A Yes Vote Means

$138,988,000 will be allocated to drainage and flood control improvements.

A No Vote Means

Everything stays the same.

2017 COSA Bond Proposition 3: Parks, Recreation & Open Space Improvements

This proposition authorizes the City of San Antonio to issue bonds, the proceeds from which will be used to acquire, construct, equip and renovate various park, recreation and open space venues. This proposition will also provide park additions and for the acquisition of lands and rights-of-way necessary for such purposes and for the acquiring and installation of public art related to the proposition. For more info: http://www.sanantonio.gov/2017Bond

A Yes Vote Means

$187,313,000 will be allocated to parks, recreation, and open space improvements.

A No Vote Means

Everything stays the same.

2017 COSA Bond Proposition 4: Library & Cultural Facilities Improvements

This proposition authorizes the City of San Antonio to issue bonds, the proceeds from which will be used to acquire, construct, improve, renovate and equip libraries, cultural facilities or other facilities. This proposition will also provide for the acquisition of lands and rights-of-way necessary for such purposes and for the acquiring and installation of public art related to the proposition. For more info: http://www.sanantonio.gov/2017Bond

A Yes Vote Means

$24,025,000 will be allocated to library and cultural facilities improvements.

A No Vote Means

Everything stays the same.

2017 COSA Bond Proposition 5: Public Safety Facilities Improvements

This proposition authorizes the City of San Antonio to issue bonds, the proceeds from which will be used to acquire, construct, improve, renovate and equip public safety facilities to include fire, police, emergency medical services (EMS), animal control facilities and other facilities promoting the health, safety and welfare of the City’s residents. This proposition will also provide for the acquisition of lands and rights-of-way necessary to accomplish such purposes as well as the acquiring and installation of public art related to the proposition. For more info: http://www.sanantonio.gov/2017Bond

A Yes Vote Means

$34,411,000 will be allocated to public safety facilities improvements.

A No Vote Means

Everything stays the same.

2017 COSA Bond Proposition 6: Neighborhood Improvements

This proposition authorizes the City of San Antonio to issue bonds, the proceeds from which will be used to: acquire properties within 12 identified Neighborhood Improvement Areas; improve and dispose of acquired property to facilitate private sector development of single- family, multi-family or mixed-use projects; for the purpose of eliminating slum or blight conditions or to prevent the spread of those conditions, consistent with the City’s 2017 Urban Renewal Plan as adopted by the City Council for the City of San Antonio on February 2, 2017. The City will not build housing, but will rely on non-profit and private sector housing developers to do so. For more info: http://www.sanantonio.gov/2017Bond

A Yes Vote Means

$20,000,000 will be allocated to neighborhood improvements.

A No Vote Means

Everything stays the same.

Alamo Colleges Bond

The Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees has ordered a May 6, 2017 election for Bexar County voters' consideration of a $450 million general obligation bond. Projects to be funded were determined with the input of a citizen’s bond advisory committee. Bond proceeds will be used to renovate existing facilities, add new facilities, expand geographic reach within Bexar County and add physical plant and technology capacity. Construction will include new Centers of Excellence to address our community's educational priorities. For more info: http://www.alamo.edu/Bond/

A Yes Vote Means

$450,000,000 will be allocated to improving the Alamo Colleges.

A No Vote Means

Everything stays the same.

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