In the lead up to this election, leaders held an accountability session with Mayoral candidates, asking for their support on matching the County wage hike (to $13 / hour this year and $15 / hour in two ) and increasing investment in long-term workforce development.
Leaders' efforts to increase voter turnout-- targeting nontraditional voters with nontraditional means -- appeared to work. In Las Palmas Library on the westside, voter turnout increased by 44% for the run-off election for Mayor. The San Antonio Express News also reported that Districts 5 and 6 saw the highest increases in new voter participation.
A New Living Wage in San Antonio, Rivard Report
Raising Minimum Wage to $13 for City Employees, San Antonio Current