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SAN ANTONIO (April 25, 2019) — Today, District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño and the Transportation & Capital Improvements Department kicked-off the District 1 Residential Sidewalk Repair Pilot Program in the Tobin Hill neighborhood. The current City Code requires sidewalk repairs to be made by the abutting property owner; however, this Pilot Program will allow the City to fund repairs, like the repairs needed on East French Place, through current sidewalk savings in City Council District 1.
“To solve the demand for sidewalk improvements, both sidewalk repair and gap-fill must be addressed,” said Treviño. “I am confident this program will illustrate why and how the City can repair existing sidewalks in neighborhoods with existing dollars.”
Historically, local residents have rated sidewalks as their highest priority at community meetings and through the SA Speak Up community input process. Residents from the Tobin Hill area were on hand to celebrate the beginning of the program.
“With the proximity to The Strip and San Antonio College, safe, accessible sidewalks are vital to the Tobin Hill neighborhood,” said Cody Doege, President of the Tobin Hill Community Association. “I commend Councilman Treviño and the City for their taking measurable steps to improve pedestrian safety and build out our sidewalk network.”
The District 1 Residential Sidewalk Repair Pilot Program is part of the overall District 1 Sidewalk Master Planning effort that seeks to address over 1,900 miles of sidewalk gap throughout San Antonio. Repairs are scheduled to begin this May.