Mayor Taylor Announces Re-election Bid

Mayor Ivy Taylor sets her course for re-election to a second full term in San Antonio.

“I am asking for your vote and your support to continue creating opportunities for all of us,” she told a crowd Sunday afternoon at CAST Tech High School downtown.

“I’m devoted to working with people from every part of San Antonio, I’m devoted to working with the folks here that are holding signs that aren’t our yard signs,” she said.

Those folks were part of a small group of silent protestors, some holding signs against the approved Vista Ridge project.

She trumpeted the victories of her first term, including ending the lengthy impasse between the city and the police union over a new contract. Then, she turned her attention to the future: SA Tomorrow.

“With SA Tomorrow, we’ll avoid the pitfalls of growth that our friends in Austin are experiencing, namely those crippling traffic jams, the high cost of housing there, and rampant gentrification…none of that’s going to happen here, y’all.”

She was flanked by four colleagues from the San Antonio City Council: Joe Krier, Mike Gallagher, Rebecca Viagran, and Cris Medina. Former County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson and VIA Board of Trustees Chairwoman Hope Andrade also were there supporting Taylor.

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