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Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Councilman Treviño applauds local tax exemption, files policy to establish Renters’ Commission

CONTACT: Justin Renteria, 210-207-0900


SAN ANTONIO (June 25, 2019) — Yesterday, the San Antonio City Council held a special meeting where they voted unanimously to approve a .01% residence homestead exemption. District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño provided the following statement:


“Establishing a local homestead exemption was simply the right thing to do.  I cannot say for certain that a .01% reduction constitutes proper property tax relief, but what I do know is that residents are relieved San Antonio will finally have a local exemption.


Today’s vote will mean very little as long the cost of living continues to exceed wages. Through proper economic and workforce development, I believe we can help our people become more resilient to annual changes in cost of living.


We must also fight just as hard for our growing renter population who live in approximately 46% of the housing units in San Antonio. Today, I filed a Council Consideration Request to establish San Antonio’s first Renters’ Commission. Stay tuned for public meetings and community input opportunities which would ultimately shape the Commission.”

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