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SAN ANTONIO (January 20, 2023) — Councilwoman Ana Sandoval chaired her last assembly of the Neighborhood Well being, Atmosphere, and Tradition Committee on Thursday, and offered remarks of because of the committee throughout her tenure.


“Thanks to the members of this committee, previous and current, for his or her ardour and curiosity in these subjects that haven’t usually gotten middle stage in Metropolis coverage,” she stated. “It has been thrilling to shepherd impactful well being, environmental, and fairness coverage work by this committee.”


The committee, initially named the Neighborhood Well being & Fairness Committee, was created by Mayor Ron Nirenberg at Councilwoman Sandoval’s request in 2017. It was initially charged with overseeing “insurance policies, plans and packages that have an effect on the standard of lifetime of its residents… the safety and enhancement of the pure atmosphere, public well being, schooling, and the event of equitable social companies… local weather preparedness and resiliency, libraries, strong waste and recycling, parks, and different community-oriented companies.”


The committee was renamed the Neighborhood Well being, Atmosphere, and Tradition Committee in 2021 and its cost grew to incorporate oversight of “actions associated to the stewardship of San Antonio’s distinctive creative, cultural, and historic heritage.”


The committee led the efforts to undertake the primary Tobacco21 ordinance in Texas, move a smoke-free parks coverage, replace boards and commissions insurance policies, declare Racism a Public Well being Disaster, and undertake a decision supporting the Freedom to Learn.


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