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by Benjamin Olivio
Below are the latest posts from the San Antonio Express-News blog on downtown. Click on the title to view the full post on the Express-News site.
During his introductory remarks at Saturday's East Side Development Reinvestment Summit, County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson bemoaned the fact that nothing had been done to prevent a huge pile of trash from accumulating on the corner of Cherry and Iowa Streets.
Six hours later, Councilwoman Ivy Taylor closed out the summit by announcing that the trash pile had been picked up. Adkisson, seated at a table in the back of Sam Houston High School's auditorium, lifted his arms in celebration.Taylor and Mayor Julián Castro, the organizers of the summit, noted Saturday that true change on the economically challenged East Side won't happen in a day, but the trash-pickup story gave a hint of the summit's sense of possibility. Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/Summit_targets_East_Side_development_projects.html