Government Affairs

City of San Antonio’s 2020 Housing & Community Initiatives

The City of San Antonio anticipates receiving $20.9 million in federal funding for housing and community development activities. The City hosted two public engagement sessions to gather input on how to best utilize funding. REALTORS® may chime in by online survey or plan to attend a final public hearing on Wednesday, August 7 at 6:00 pm in City Hall Chambers (Citizens to be Heard). Read more

Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Delayed

Nearly a year ago, San Antonio became the second city in Texas to pass a new law mandating employers provide paid sick leave to employees. The ordinance was originally scheduled for implementation on August 1st, however, has now been delayed until December 1 as the City is facing a lawsuit from the State Attorney General’s Office and a coalition of local business groups; challenging the ordinance’s constitutionality.

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Hollywood Park Sign Ordinance

Recently, the town of Hollywood Park underwent a consideration of changes to the cities sign ordinance. Of importance to Realtors was a provision mandating property owners purchase a permit in order to place a commercial sign on their private property. Included in the definition of Commercial Signs are Realtor “For Sale” and “For Rent” signs. SABOR strongly opposed the measure which was far too restrictive towards an individual’s private property rights, and harmful to residents, local businesses, the real estate industry, and the city. Read more

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