On November 21, President Trump signed a temporary spending bill that includes funding the National Flood Insurance Program until December 20. The NFIP, which was set to expire November 21, is being extended as part of the Continuing Resolution to keep the government operating while Congress works on 2020 appropriations measures over the next month. Now that NFIP is attached to the CR, there is less chance of a lapse in December. Read more
The San Antonio River Authority considered a new W.A.T.E.R. Initiative which involved adding a maximum property tax rate of 2.5 cents per $100 valuation for property owners in Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, and Goliad counties in exchange for stepping up its work along the river basin. Read more
If you’re looking for the perfect event to kick off the holiday season, look no further! The House of TREPAC Gingerbread House Decorating Contest for TREPAC on December 12 will not only feature teams vying for the title of Best Decorator but attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items, take photos with Santa and enjoy snacks and drinks. Read more
SABOR is partnering with the US Census Bureau by establishing a Complete Count Committee. Members will play a key role in educating and motivating residents to participate in the count. Read more
Be reminded that Friday, November 8 is the last day to provide notice of auction items that will contain alcohol for the TREPAC Gingerbread Contest. Read more
Ten proposed constitutional amendments are on the ballot statewide. Many jurisdictions also have municipal elections, bond issues, and other local initiatives on the ballot. Texas REALTORS® has endorsed three of the statewide propositions because of its benefits for real estate consumers and property owners. Read more
Early voting for the November 5 election runs from Monday, October 21 until Friday, November 1 and Bexar County residents will be able to use new voting machines for the first time. Read more
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Recently, SABOR leadership had the opportunity to sit down with representatives from the Bexar County Appraisal District (BCAD) to discuss a sales price confirmation survey being sent out to recent homebuyers and sellers. Read more
Update Oct. 8, 2019 — SABOR staff continues to closely monitor a Council Consideration Request asking for the creation of a Residential Renters Commission made up of residential renters from different backgrounds to advise the City Council on matters related to affordable housing accessibility, transportation, green and other public space, land use, renter laws/rights, public health and safety, education, economic growth, and life in San Antonio.