In 2017, I promised to be a tireless advocate for infrastructure funding in District 7 and to prioritize projects by greatest need. I pledged to work with communities and transportation partners to bring sidewalks, lighting, and traffic calming devices to our neighborhoods.
I advocated and secured a record $130 Million for streets and sidewalks, a 65% increase from funding levels when I first entered office.
I have brought together the Cities of San Antonio and Leon Valley, TXDOT, and state elected officials to develop a plan for easing congestion on Bandera Road.
During my first term, I was able to clear a backlog of District 7 speedhumps dating back to 2013 by securing additional dollars for traffic calming devices.
I promised to work to ensure patrol and SAFFE officers have the resources they need to do their job effectively. I pledged to bolster support for community policing programs like Cellular on Patrol and Neighborhood Watch.
I advocated and secured increased funding that added 78 police officer and firefighter positions during my first term, and was appointed to Chair the City's Public Safety Committee.
Shaping Our Growth
I promised to make neighborhoods strong partners in my work at City Hall and to give them a voice in shaping our growth. I pledged to advocate for policies that enhance our quality of life and protect our natural resources. I made a commitment to put forward policies that would protect the character that makes San Antonio so unique while preparing responsibly for the future.
I implemented a policy in the District 7 office that requires developers who seek zoning changes to reach out to the neighborhoods where they seek to build.
I brought the first-ever Neighborhood Leadership Academy to District 7 and graduated 43 community leaders who are now even stronger partners.
I advocated for the protection of community plans, and my office now ensures that planning team members are notified when new developers come to the area seeking a zoning change.
I voted against CCHIP incentives for developers who build in the center city because I believe more attention needs to be paid to our neighborhoods and not just downtown.
Accountability & Transparency
I will be a full-time councilwoman, and to run an office where emails and phone calls are returned promptly, and where employees are motivated to serve District 7. I pledged to hold regular town hall meetings and to have evening office hours accessible to working families. I made a commitment to seek meaningful public input on issues before City Council and to hold myself, city staff, and city contractors accountable to you.
I authored and successfully passed a policy directing city staff to abide by a set of guiding "Principles of Public Participation" that will revamp and enhance how the City engages with residents when creating new policies or changing existing ones.
I hosted four property tax workshops across the District to show residents how to appeal their property values to save taxpayers money.
I make myself accessible and host several coffees each month so that I and residents can have 1-on-1 meetings with me to talk about issues that matter to them.