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Old Posted Jul 19, 2010, 8:12 PM
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24 Ways To Make San Antonio "Buzz"

So Mayor Castro wrote a list to the San Antonio Express News of the 24 "best" things he feel would improve our city. Kind of neat. I am glad we have a forward thinking mayor. Interesting list, thoughts?

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The 24 ideas below are offered in the spirit of helping San Antonio get there. They’re listed in no particular order. Some of them are big, some are small. Some are original, some are not. Some have been tried before, others await trial. Some require explanation, many of them do not. Some can be accomplished in a month, others could take a generation. Some are rooted in our city’s history, others depart from our past. Every one of them can enliven our future.
• A 24/7 downtown
• Light rail
• University neighborhood development districts
• “Central Library, Central Gallery” month (art at the library)
• Green Job Corps
• A mixed-use HemisFair Park
• Art in the Halls (student artwork displayed along with professionals’ in schools)
• Green Home Incentive Fund
• A solar energy plant
• A citywide network of bike lanes
• Senior university campus living (housing for senior citizens on college campuses)
• “The Zoo at Your Park” (zoo animals taken to city parks for visits)
• Citywide Wi-Fi
• A Texas Ideas Festival
• A Texas Film Festival
• Walkable neighborhoods
• A venture capital/technology transfer summit
• Community technology centers
• Red Bike Project (bike sharing)
• Library “Book (Net-) Flix”
• Target 2025 (brainstorming about the future of the city)
• Office-based recyclables pickup
• San Antonio schools master plan (improve public schools)
• Paddleboats back in the San Antonio River
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc..._98687784.html
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Old Posted Jul 19, 2010, 10:37 PM
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That's a neat list, and it's nearly all fairly realistic too. Maybe not at the same time, but still....
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The idea about animals in the park is interesting and something I'd never heard of before.

Honestly, just having more parks (especially outside the Loop and on the south and west sides) would be a start.

The city-wide wifi would be great too, but how do you get cities like Alamo Hts, Castle Hills, Balcones Hts, etc to help pay for it, since they're surrounded by SA?
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The idea about animals in the park is interesting and something I'd never heard of before.

Honestly, just having more parks (especially outside the Loop and on the south and west sides) would be a start.

The city-wide wifi would be great too, but how do you get cities like Alamo Hts, Castle Hills, Balcones Hts, etc to help pay for it, since they're surrounded by SA?
Im an A.H. resident, and I know that we were considering a while back doing city-wide wifi.
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Housing for senior citizens on college campuses? I don't quite get that idea but it is kind of interesting. Overall, a good list and I think that most of these are achievable.
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Housing for senior citizens on college campuses? I don't quite get that idea but it is kind of interesting. Overall, a good list and I think that most of these are achievable.
There is mixed income, so I guess mixed age groups. Grandpa is going to need his viagra prescription filled, lol.
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Does mix housing work....
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