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Mercados de O’liva open-air farmers and artisan markets is back for their 2016 season. 

The markets, hosted by local chef Chuck Hernandez, owner of O’liva Restaurant, are held from March to November and feature 

  • local organic produce
  • chef-created items
  • handmade local arts and wares
  • healthy living information and more

For the first time this year, the markets will accept Lone Star cards as payment.

Mercados de O’liva offers six different markets throughout the month, with markets located at 

  • Main Plaza
  • Collins Garden
  • Dignowity Hill Farmers Market
  • San Antonio Housing Authority (818 S. Flores). 

Markets held at City-owned facilities include 

  • the Spanish Governor’s Palace market (held the first Saturday of each month)
  • the Mission Marquee Plaza market (held every third Saturday of the month)

For the full schedule of markets, visit Mercados de O'liva's website.

Public Notices

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The Center City Development and Operations Department conducts various public meetings throughout the year.

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Ticketless Payment Option Now Available in City Parking Facilities

As part of ongoing efforts to make City-owned parking lots and garages more convenient and accessible, customers can now use a new ticketless parking payment system. This system gives users the choice to forgo taking a paper ticket when entering a City-owned parking garage or lot. Instead, users may swipe their credit card upon entering the facility, and swipe again when exiting to pay for parking.

“We are committed to making our downtown parking facilities more user-friendly, and this upgraded payment system helps us meet that goal,” said Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager. “The ticketless payment option is quick, convenient, reduces paper waste -- and more importantly, means you never have to worry about a lost or misplaced ticket again.”

Ticketless parking payment systems are now in place in the Houston Street, St. Mary’s,

Convention Center, and Library Garages, along with Dolorosa and Market Square


For Houston Street Garage only: All patrons receiving validations at Houston Street Garage should continue to take a paper ticket, rather than use the ticketless payment option. Parking validations can only be used with paper tickets at this facility.

Click here for Ticketless instructions.

For more information about City-owned parking facilities.

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