The Rivard Report's List of What's In and What's Out for 2019

By Rivard Report Staff

Well hello there, 2019. It's nice to meet you.

After a nonstop year of Tricentennial celebrations, midterm election campaigning, and more downtown development, we are poised for a new chapter. In 2019, big changes are on the horizon: a new city manager, changes to Alamo Plaza, and municipal elections.

Before we get too far into this new year, here's the Rivard Report's highly subjective list of what we're leaving behind in 2018 - besides all those bright pink SA 300 logos - and what looms for 2019.

Year 300
Year 301
A new city manager making about $300,000
Uncluttered downtown sidewalks
Old city charter
Vacant buildings on Houston Street
San Pedro Creek drainage ditch
Empty downtown offices
Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood
Getting vaccinated
Sam's Club
UTSA football
Julián Castro on the sidelines
Julián Castro in 2020
Kawhi, Manu, Tony, and Danny
Ping-pong balls for the NBA draft lottery
Incentives for downtown luxury apartments
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
Tre Trattoria on Broadway
The San Antonio Symphony in the red
The San Antonio Symphony in the black
Complaining about traffic
Adopting a transportation plan
Being hungry at Hemisfair
Commonwealth Coffeehouse and Bakery, Dough Pizzeria Napoletana, and Chocollazo at Hemisfair
The Cenotaph at the Menger Hotel
Parades down Alamo Street
Two way traffic on Losoya Street
State Sen. Carlos Uresti
State Sen. Pete Flores
Solitude on UTSA's Downtown Campus
Construction cranes at UTSA's Downtown Campus
Fancy, newfangled buses
Not paying your Hotel Occupancy Tax
Watering restrictions