John Courage, San Antonio District 9 City Council member, recently proposed the introduction of city of San Antonio tax exemptions for qualifying child care facilities.

The background

According to a March 1 news release, Courage submitted a council consideration request to spur a wide, formal discussion about possible tax exemptions from the city government.

Courage said he hopes such tax exemptions, if realized, will help reduce financial burdens on child care providers and working families.

Dig deeper

If adopted, Courage said he believes the exemptions may permit qualifying child care facilities to direct more resources toward improving the quality of care and education for children under their supervision.

City officials said they do not know if and when a council discussion on the matter may take place.