San Antonio mayoral debate to be held at UTSA

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(March 24, 2015) – The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the San Antonio Express-News and Time Warner Cable News San Antonio will present a debate featuring the major candidates for San Antonio mayor on Wednesday, March 25 at the UTSA Main Campus.

Former Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson, Mayor Ivy Taylor, former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte and former state Rep. Mike Villarreal have confirmed their participation in the forum.

The debate will be held in the ballroom of the UTSA H-E-B University Center from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Seating will be available beginning at 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees must be seated by 6:45 p.m.

Parking will be available in the Ximenes Garage located between the H-E-B University Center and the Applied Engineering and Technology Building. Parking rates are $2 per hour.

The event will be carried live on Time Warner Cable News San Antonio, seen on channels 14 and 200 on Time Warner Cable and streamed live with no login required on TWCNews.com and on the TWC News app. The forum will be re-aired on Time Warner Cable News San Antonio before early voting begins. The re-airs will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28; 3 p.m. Thursday, April 2; 9 a.m. Sunday, April 12; and 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19. The debate also will be available on twcnews.com.

There will also be a screening of the debate at the Downtown Campus, Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328) at 7 p.m.

The debate is sponsored by the UTSA Alumni Association, the UTSA College of Public Policy and the UTSA Student Government Association, which determined the candidates and format for the forum.

The candidates are expected to discuss a wide range of issues facing the City of San Antonio, including police and firefighter compensation, gentrification, downtown development, neighborhood preservation, transportation, education and other issues.

The city will hold elections for mayor and City Council on May 9, 2015. All ten council seats are up for election.

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