Friday, April 17, the San Antonio Environmental Network kicked off Fiesta with a forum featuring three of the main contenders in the May 9 mayoral election: District 8 Councilwoman Diane Cibrian, public-relations guru Trish DeBerry-Mejia, and former District 7 Councilman Julián Castro. Questions for the candidates were submitted by members of Environment Texas, the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, the Bexar Audubon Society, and other environmental non-profits. The evening began with the candidates’ statements regarding their support and vision for Mayor Hardberger’s Mission Verde initiatives.
Current Editor Elaine Wolff moderated. Video was provided by Greg Pasztor, Palo Alto College Communications Department. The 90-minute discussion has been divided by topic in the video clips below.
Mission Verde (16’25”)
Energy, nukes, and CPS (31’55”)
Federal Stimulus Money (6’54”)
HemisFair redevelopment (9’01”)
Aquifer Protection (11’34”)