What We Stand FOr

Why

Increase trust, transparency and effectiveness of our local government. I feel that city council has lost track of its true mission which is to be a board of directors over the city managers office. Trust in local government is at an all time low. I hear over and over again the concerns that too many decisions are held behind closed doors and we find out about them after the fact. We saw the true barometer when we had to vote on the November Propositions. The message I received was that our citizens were ok with our form of government by not passing Prop A which would have led us to be a city of propositions, but they do not trust our current city leaders in paying our city manager a reasonable salary and they do not trust they can handle the Fire contract. Our city government is spending on duplicating services that does not ensure our long term fiscal responsibility in providing the basic services needed.

Who

Work to strengthen our Neighborhood associations, Business community and Non Profit Associations. Specific initiatives fall under three categories – Engagement, Economic Inclusion and Education. The 54 precincts will have a specific score card to measure the success of the issues that face their unique precincts

Neighborhood Associations –

Where we call home within a city largely determines what we can expect for the quality of life we will live. Schools have served as the conduit for community for generations. A gathering lace for families for generations. In San Antonio you identify yourself as what high school you graduated from first and which HEB you shop at secondly. But this has started to change with the introduction of Charter schools, magnate schools and leadership academies. District 1 is made up of 3 school districts alone as well as countless parochial schools and charters. Kids that used to walk to school with their neighbors no longer do. Parents who used to carpool their kids only can if their kids happen to have similar pathways. We need to protect against this erosion as strong cities are built upon the premise that most everyone wants to be part of something bigger than themselves and that we look out for each other. Our mission is to be the vision office for our community’s future. Facilitating what our neighborhoods want and need. Ensuring every resident can take part if they so choose in a strong neighborhood associate that has their back, looks out for each of their interests and ensures they have an added voice.

Business Community –

A strong thriving business community ensures that our city has a viable economic future that is not just focusing on 2 or three economic generators. We have to have several economic sectors that give vertical opportunities for residents to better their lives. From when they first enter into the workforce to when they are getting ready to retire. Our goal is to ensure District 1 remains the strongest economic generator possible. Our office must be the cheerleader to ensure we can move from being in the driver’s seat where e we are currently into the back seat where ewe can support all the other industry

1) Create a business welcoming environment
2) Create an entertainment district that rivals 6th street/Navy Peer enabling us to add an asset
3) workforce development
4) Puro San Antonio – Welcoming to all Investments – Entrepreneur

Non Profits/Associations –

Many of us volunteer to be part of an association or non profit for many reasons. Weather it be for work or for community service back to our communities. These associations and non profits not only offer a benefit to its members but they also offer its members the opportunity to fulfill a sense of being part of something bigger than themselves.

How

Engagement

Economic Inclusion

Education

End Result

54 Precincts with individual scorecards

When Justin sees a need in the city, he thoughtfully takes time to access and reflect how to best approach a solution.  Noticing the needs of Haven for Hope and the San Antonio Food Bank, he organized the Riverwalk Lucky Duck Race which ran from 2010-15 and raised over $100,000 for the organizations.

Recognizing the efforts of Robert H.H. Hugman developing the downtown Riverwalk, Justin lead the charge for the current statue (located beneath Hugman’s former office at the Royal Coin Building) so everyone can pay tribute to the man who envisioned our Riverwalk.  Justin worked with the University of Texas at San Antonio to establish the AIA San Antonio – Paseo Del Rio Association Endowed Scholarship for Historic Preservation in memory of Robert H.H. Hugman, AIA.

Justin’s next contribution to San Antonio is running for the San Antonio City Council District 1 seat.  He hopes to bring the same dedication and passion to this honorable city office as he has to the hospitality and tourism industry here.

Issues

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