Starting this year, the Chamber’s Pubic Policy Council will open every meeting by hosting a member of the San Antonio City Council. This past Tuesday, the Council welcomed Councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia from District 4 to discuss her initiatives and priorities for her first term.
At the top of her list of priorities was a Council Consideration Request (CCR) to educate City Council and City Council staff on bleeding control techniques through the delivery of a Stop the Bleed course. Traumatic events can occur anywhere at any time and that is why she would like City Council and Council staff to have this training.
Councilwoman Rocha Garcia also wants to ensure that small businesses, which are the backbone of our local economy, can thrive in San Antonio. To ensure they remain economically viable, she has submitted a proposal to create a Small Business Advisory Commission made up of 11 members appointed by the Mayor and Council. The goal of the commission is to advise on policy issues that may affect small business.
Rocha Garcia also discussed her upcoming Girls Empowerment Summit at Palo Alto College set for March 13-14, 2020. She is a strong advocate for empowering women and believes a summit like this will help women in her district pursue their career goals. She concluded her remarks by expressing her support for Pre-K 4 SA and ensuring our veterans oral history is recorded.
Rocha Garcia currently serves on 16 Council Committees, including Governance, Intergovernmental Relations, Audit & Accountability, Health & Equity, and the newly formed Cultural & Neighborhood Services, just to name a few.
For more information on how to get involved in the Chamber’s Public Policy Council, contact Stephanie Reyes, VP of Public Policy at email@example.com or by phone at 210-229-2162.