WE'RE TIER ONE NEIGHBORHOOD COALITION

Tier One Neighborhood Coalition (T1NC) is a horizontally-aligned group of over fifty neighborhoods within San Antonio’s Loop 410 representing seven city council districts. We work to understand City issues and organize educational opportunities for its members as well as other alliances and organizations which support the overall mission of the organization.

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OUR MISSION

The Tier One Neighborhood Coalition (T1NC) is a group of San Antonio inner city neighborhoods organized to promote broad-based citizen participation in public policy issues through education and advocacy. Our mission advocates for a sensible balance between protecting and enhancing the built environment of San Antonio’s older neighborhoods through sustainable public policies while preserving community resilience and culture.   Tier One envisions people who live and work in our neighborhoods having a strong voice in determining the future of their  communities.

 

ABOUT US

Partnering with the City of San Antonio whenever possible, T1NC hosts educational/ informational workshops to address neighborhood policies such as the new SA Comprehensive Plan, land use, zoning, neighborhood capacity-building, planning, and relevant Council Consideration Requests (CCRs) such as the Short-Term Rental and Infill Development Zoning ordinances.

In addition, T1NC disseminates information impacting San Antonio’s neighborhoods such as transportation and capital improvement projects, neighborhood displacement, infill development, and affordable housing to all Coalition members. T1NC also offers neighborhoods a forum to discuss, to advise, to support, and to organize around issues and concerns common to its members.

With such a large coalition, forty-plus of San Antonio’s inner-city neighborhoods, there exist differing opinions, priorities, and approaches in addressing neighborhood issues.

However, the common belief is that the people who live in these communities—people of all ages, ethnicities, sexual orientation, socio-economic strata, renters, owners, legacy, and newcomers—should all have a voice in the decisions affecting their neighborhood.

These residents understand their communities better than anyone else and should be considered equal partners in the development of the City of San Antonio's - enacted policies. After all, they ultimately live with the consequences of those policies.

T1NC not only cares about the people who live in these neighborhoods but also cares about integrating protection and preservation of San Antonio’s older neighborhoods and smart, sustainable policies. T1NC encourages diverse and affordable yet sensitive housing development, transit policies that improve neighborhood connectivity, and walkability which allows neighbors to interact. Combining these factors not only acknowledges a neighborhood’s history and uniqueness but also enriches its future and longevity.

T1NC promotes policies and practices which provide decision-makers at all levels the tools, such as neighborhood plans working alongside the SA Comprehensive Plan, to make this a reality.

Tier One Neighborhood Coalition, a living example of democracy at its best, exemplifies engaged citizenry working alongside elected and appointed officials working for a brighter future for San Antonio neighborhoods.

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