CONTACT: Laura E. Mayes, 210-207-1337
Spanish Media: Carlos Valenzuela, 210-207-3919
SAN ANTONIO (May 8, 2019) — 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 livestreamed at 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 Councilmembers 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. 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.
Schedule of Events:
2:00 p.m. B Session Begins
Canvassing of the May 2019 Election
Briefing on dockless vehicles pilot program
Briefing on Port San Antonio
4:00 p.m. In-person registration for Citizens to be Heard opens
6:00 p.m. Citizens to be heard begins