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COPS/Metro Leaders Press Candidates of District 3 and 5 for Commitments to Improve Quality of Life of Constituents
On May 2nd, COPS/Metro held an accountability session with candidates form district 3 and 5 along with 120 attendees. During the session, COPS/Metro sought commitments from the candidates to meet with leaders two weeks following the election to address issues surrounding quality of life for the residents of District 3. Specifically, leaders are seeking resolutions to drug houses, speed bumps to deter street racing, abandoned houses, and the failure of contractors to notify residents in advance of work.
For District 5, COPS/Metro sought commitment to include the Cassiano apartments in the first phase of the housing bond passed last year.
All candidates were asked to support a gun box initiative that would educate the public about locking up guns and not leaving them in unattended vehicles.
May 02, 2023
Crews have improved a curve off FM 1560 and Riggs Road that drivers called dangerous and deadly with the hope of fewer crashes in the area.
In late 2018 improvements were made to the area to create better traffic flow. However, cement barriers created a new problem for drivers.
Last year, more than 200 people packed the parish hall at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and voiced their concerns to Texas Department of Transportation officials.
Lucia Hernandez attended the meeting and recalled being hit by a driver when she pulled out onto FM 1560. She blamed the cement barrier and said it created a blind spot.
However, more than a year later, the barrier has come down, and in its place is a new guard rail.
Catherine McCoy, the COPS-Metro Alliance leader, said the spot was dangerous to drivers, especially with the growth in the area.
She and others gathered at the former problem curve Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the changes.
“People should have a right to know that when they’re on the road that these roads are safe, that the engineers have designed it in a safe way,” McCoy said.
[Photo Credit: KSAT]
COPS/Metro Urges TxDOT to Address "Deadly Curve" Near Church and School, West / Southwest IAF
Community Group and Parishioners Celebrate Changes at Controversial Intersection in Helotes, San Antonio Express-News [pdf]
October 22, 2020