The major themes that the attendees felt San Antonio needed to work on were:
- Education at all levels but especially school readiness and job and vocational training
- Health including magnet hospitals, lowered obesity rates, and accessibility to health care
- Sustainable Growth including revitaliztion of older areas, water policy, and more controlled growth
- Infrastructure Improvements
- Transit options from drivable streets to bicycle lanes and better mass transit
- Making SA more Hip--this particularly for the young singles out there
- Combine Growth, Progress and still keep the history of the city
- Improve Livability in the Inner city and keeping a balance with tourism
- Job Equity and bringing better paying jobs
- The Big city with the Small town feel
- Strong support of the military, not just the bases but also for disabled vets and retirees
- Cultural Diversity
- Historic Traditions and conservation
- Economic Stability
- Strong work ethic
- Accessibility to more state parks than any other city in Texas
- Higher Education options
- Cooperation between the civilian and military Biomedical community
There are four more public meetings planned
October 28, 2010 Creating a Vision for San AntonioIf you would like to participate in these meetings, check out the SA2020 website. If you can't attend, the other meetings will also be webcast live and you can participate by posting comments during the meeting.
November 20, 2010 How will we Measure Progress?
December 7, 2010 What Will Success Look Like?
January 22, 2011 Putting it Together: SA2020
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Now the people who came to the conference are probably the most engaged people in San Antonio when it comes to civic issues, but what about your average San Antonian? SA2020 wants to hear from you as well. They've made it easy for you by setting up an online community survey and a special youth survey to engage the youth of San Antonio to find out what San Antonio needs to do to keep them here. So what do YOU think?