The city of San Antonio launched a new public engagement hub, the SASpeakUp portal, at https://www.saspeakup.com.
According to a news release, the SASpeakUp portal serves as a one-stop place for residents to communicate with the city and customize their notifications and engagement with city government and services.
“Resident engagement is a cornerstone of a strong community. With so many initiatives that residents can get involved in, the new SASpeakUp portal gives residents a single place to get involved,” City Manager Erik Walsh said in the release. “I encourage every resident to visit the site and setup an account to sign up for updates and information from the city of San Antonio. I’d also like to thank the information technology services department, government and public affairs, the office of the city clerk, the various departments and residents who collaborated with us to bring this resource to life.”
The SASpeakUp portal has various features.
- All city-sponsored surveys will be placed on SASpeakUp.com and are searchable by category. Residents can also view the results of past surveys and follow the policy-making process after they share feedback with the city.
- All city events and public meetings are featured on the portal. Residents can sort events by category or a date range. They can also add events to their calendars, make a reservation and subscribe for updates.
- Residents can also participate in public comments through the portal. To sign up to speak or leave a comment, residents can visit the events page, select the City Council meeting they would like to participate in then select the comment or “sign up to speak” option.
- Residents are encouraged to create an account on the SASpeakUp portal so they can customize notifications for their interest areas and share demographic information, such as their council district, to receive details on events and surveys affecting their interests and neighborhoods.
City Council meetings can be viewed in English, Spanish and American Sign Language on www.SanAntonio.gov/TVSA,;the city’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cosagov; channels AT&T 99, Grande 20, Spectrum 21 and digital antenna 16.1; or by calling 210-207-5555 and selecting option 1 for English or option 2 for Spanish.