On a yearly basis, residents are asked to submit their views regarding the city’s annual p...

Your turn, Sept. 13 – San Antonio Express-News

On a yearly basis, residents are asked to submit their views regarding the city’s annual proposed budget. Yet, a far more consequential annual review is lacking: an examination of the impacts and outcomes from the adopted long-term “vision.” Results show San Antonio is one of the nation’s poorest and economically segregated cities. Is this by design? I would begin by defining what civic success looks like, shifting from old, narrow GDP metrics and AAA bond ratings, to a model that focuses on community well-being, using a socioeconomic framework. This will require an analysis of the subsidized growth agenda embodied in …

 

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