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Monday, April 30, 2007

Herrera conducts District 6 Town Hall Meeting

District 6 Councilwoman Delicia Herrera held a Town Hall Meeting-How to Protest the Appraised Value of your Property, Monday, April 30th at Oliver W. Holmes High School cafeteria. The event was her 2nd annual information discussion on how to protest the appraised property values.

L-R: Councilwoman Delicia Herrera, KSAT-12 Photographer Luis Cienfuegos, representative from Bexar Appraisal, Councilwoman Herrera looking at numbers, Larry Romo, Herrera campaign manager Robert Mendez, concerned residents including a young boy, man checking his appraisal, sign in sheets, memorial to student in front of cafeteria, Huskie poster, Holmes High School Marquee.

First day voting rally at Rodriguez campaign office

L-R: District 7 Council candidate Justin Rodriguez, former District 7 Councilman Joe Alderete, supporter, attorney John Bozada, Cris Alderete & Victoria Rodriguez, youngest supporter, Justin & Victoria's daughters, staffer Cristina Bazaldua, brochures, signs
First day of early voting saw lots of rain, wind and flooding, Monday, April 30th. District 7 Council candidate Justin Rodriguez held an impromtu rally at his office on Hillcrest to spur voters to go and early vote.

"Vote Early, Vote Today," says Justin Rodriguez

Dear Friends,

Early Voting begins today, April 30th. The opportunity has arrived for you to cast your vote for change. I strongly encourage you to take advantage of the Early Voting period, which ends May 8th. For Early Voting information and locations please link to our website at or click on the Vote icon below.

We will also be having an Early Voting Rally on Monday, April 30th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at our Campaign headquarters, located at 2712 Hillcrest, at the intersection of Babcock and Hillcrest. Please stop by and bring the kids as we will have face painting, balloons and refreshments. If raining it will be inside the Headquarters.

If you would like to work a poll near your home or volunteer to help during Early Voting and Election Day, please call our headquarters at (210) 733-7525 or send us an email at

As always, thank you for your continued support of our campaign. Together, we will build a better District 7 for today and future generations.

Warm Regards,
Justin Rodriguez

Reader's Picks--Best State Rep. Mike Villarreal

State Rep. Mike Villarreal, according to San Antonio Current readers is the best State Legislator this session.

Best State Legislator

1. Mike Villarreal House District 123
2. Joe Straus House District 121
3. Jose Menendez House District 124

OK, who voted for Frank Corte, Jr. four times? You’re just trying to piss us off. Thank heavens our readers are still a largely rational electorate. We’ve been pitting Representative Mike Villarreal against Representative Joaquin Castro all this session for the title of “Numero Uno Young Latino Legislator.” The people have spoken: “Captain Recess” Villarreal got 50 percent more votes than “Mary Kate” Castro.

Reader's Picks in SA Current, Mayor Hardberger

Person of the Year (voted by SA Current Reader's Picks)

1. Phil Hardberger, Mayor of San Antonio
2. Ciro Rodriguez, Representative, U.S. District 23
3. Kinky Friedman, Personality and gubernatorial candidate

We love that you love politicians and would-be politicos, too, readers. (You might’ve picked fallen Idol Haley Scarnato, after all) Hardberger’s full-steam-ahead approach to downtown revitalization earned him a win over Ciro Rodriguez, who successfully challenged incumbent Henry Bonilla after a district makeover that was tailor-gerrymandered for the loser.

Public Forum on Bond at UTSA, April 30th

Public Forum on the City of San Antonio’s ½ Billion Dollar City Bond It’s Your Money; It’s Your Vote. You Decide on May 12th

Who: The Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP), UTSA’S Center for Policy Studies and the Institute for Law and Public Affairs, the William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI), and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center are hosting a community forum to discuss the proposed ½ Billion Dollar City Bond.

When: Monday, April 30th. The forum is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Southwest Room of the Durango Building at the UTSA Downtown Campus.Leaders and experts on the bond will discuss where the monies will be allocated and the type of projects earmarked for the 10 districts in San Antonio. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions and consider the future of San Antonio.

*Maria Antonietta Berriozabal
*Aurora Ortega-Geis
*Dr. Char Miller
*Graciela Sanchez
*Dr. Heywood Saunders
*Dr. Arturo Vega
*SA Councilman Kevin Wolff
*Mr. Peter Zanoni

“This City Bond is the largest of its kind in our history and voters should determine the future of San Antonio’s growth and the city Bond on Election Day,” says Lydia Camarillo, SVREP Vice President.

“San Antonio voters will be paying for the bond, it makes sense they turnout and vote,” added Camarillo.Political pundits anticipate that less than 3% to 6% (36,000 to 18,000) of the San Antonio Electorate will decide the future of this election. The San Antonio Registrar Office reports that there are 601,673 registered voters in the city who are eligible for the May election.

Community leaders will share facts and opinions on the bond through an informative discussion about the city’s rapid development and how the bond will affect the future of San Antonio’s diverse communities. The forum is free, open to the public, and coincides with the first day of early voting. The period of early voting will continue through Tuesday, May 8th.

Dist 6 to host Town Hall meeting Monday, April 30th

What: District 6 Town Hall Meeting-How to Protest the Appraised Value of your Property

When: Monday, April 30th @ 7 p.m.

Where: Oliver W. Holmes High School cafeteria, 6500 Ingram Road

Who: District 6 Councilwoman Delicia Herrera & the Bexar County Appraisal District

Councilwoman Delicia Herrera (photo) is hosting her 2nd Annual information discussion on how to protest appraised property values.

There will be a presentation from the Bexar County Appraisal District, followed by a Q&A session.

Refreshments will be provided.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Former Mayor Ed Garza hosts Justin Rodriguez

L-R: District 7 Council candidate Justin Rodriguez, Justin's daughter, Justin, hostess Anna Laura Garza, former Mayor Ed Garza, Photographer Christian Anderson, Victoria Rodriguez, Justin speaking, crowd listening, residents signing in, neighbors, political sign, Garza home, bumper stickers, Corner

Former Mayor Ed Garza hosted District 7 Council candidate Justin Rodriguez at his house on W. Magnolia to meet neighbors, Sunday, April 29th.