The San Antonio City Council is going out on the road, starting with a visit to Port San Antonio on May 15. This is the first time Council will host Citizens to be Heard outside of Council Chambers downtown. Our hope is by taking Council into our neighborhoods that more residents will be able to access the event. We hope you can join us!
The San Antonio City Council will hit the road for its regularly scheduled B session meeting on May 15. The B session on the road will be held at Port San Antonio and will begin at 2 p.m. and will be live-streamed at SanAntonio.gov/TVSA<http://sanantonio.gov/TVSA>. For the first time in the City’s history, Citizens to be Heard will also be held outside of Council Chambers. It will begin at 6 p.m. at Port San Antonio.
“We are eager to hear from our residents and hope that by taking Citizens to be Heard outside of downtown that more residents find the location convenient,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “Transparency and accessibility are part of the fundamental principles of public participation that we adopted earlier this year and by taking Council into our districts, we are putting those principles into action.”
A B Session is a meeting in which the Council typically receives briefings on specific topics. The May 15 meeting will include the adoption of an ordinance canvassing the results of the May General Election. A staff update will also be heard on the dockless vehicles pilot program as well as a briefing from Port San Antonio.
Following the B session meeting, the City Council will host Citizens to be Heard at Port San Antonio at 6 p.m. Citizens to be heard is an opportunity for residents to address City Council about any issue. Residents may sign up to speak up on any topic important to them on Wednesday evenings. State law (Sec. 551.042) prohibits Council members from responding.
Online registration is available from 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. the day of the meeting (May 15) at SanAntonio.gov/Clerk/CitizensToBeHeard<http://www.sanantonio.gov/Clerk/CitizensToBeHeard>. Residents may also register in-person in the lobby of the Port San Antonio board room from 4 – 6:00 p.m. A full list of frequently asked questions regarding Citizens to be Heard can be found here<https://www.sanantonio.gov/Portals/0/Files/Clerk/CitizensToBeHeard.pdf>.