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Castro State of the City

Mayor Castro makes education a priority


To a crowd of more than 1,000 business, civic and community leaders, Mayor Julián Castro issued a call to action to make education of our community’s young people a top priority.  During his 2012 United State of the City speech, Castro discuss the need to invest in pre-kindergarten education programs under the auspice of his “Brainpower Initiative” outlined in SA2020. 

Mayor Castro emphasized that he will call on voters to approve a proposed 1/8 cent sales tax increase in the November election to fund early childhood education programs.

Castro also encouraged the support of the City’s 2012 Bond Program on the ballot for the May 12 election.  The Bond Program proposes to invest $596 million for street and infrastructure improvements, better parks and libraries to enhance the city’s overall quality of life.

You can watch the complete United State of the City Address on NOWCastSA.  Special thanks to the San Antonio Housing Authority for underwriting the costs of the live webstream during the event.

The United State of the City was co-sponsored by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce and the Alamo Asian Chamber of Commerce.

 Photo taken by Roberta Barnes

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