005: Hope Andrade – the VIA, Job Initiatives, and Voter Turnout

In the sixth episode, the Bexar Facts team sits down with Hope Andrade to unpack several hot topics including the VIA, the Mayor’s job initiative, as well as record high voter turnout and activity. Christian Archer, Demonte Alexander, and Liza Barratachea discuss all this and more!

About Hope Andrade:

Born and raised in San Antonio, Hope Andrade has worn many hats over the years; from serving as the 107th secretary of state, to leading the Texas Transportation Department as well as the Texas Workforce Commission, to becoming the incoming Chair of the Chamber of Commerce… it is clear that Hope cares deeply for the community she has continued to serve in.


About Bexar Facts:

At Bexar Facts, we amplify the voice of the people to shape the future of our community. We gather and share fact-based data on the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping the greater San Antonio area. With the Bexar Facts podcast we breathe life into our data. We aim to level the playing field by producing real conversations, with real people and bringing scientific data directly to your fingertips. Bexar Facts, your trusted local source for community data.


Show Notes:

(0:35) Introductions 

(8:15) Why Hope loves San Antonio

(10:20) Hope’s Perspective on VIA

(16:25) Thoughts on Austin 7.1Billion dollar tax increase for transportation

(18:48) Election turnout and voter activity

(21:47) Voter accessibility

(24:55) If Hope had a magic wand, what would she fix

(32:00) Different parties but the same end goal

(36:56) Campaign to thwart the recall of CPS

(39:35) Plan to get people coming back downtown (economy)

(40:56) Future of the Alamo

(43:40) Hope’s thoughts on Bexar Facts

(44:44) Conclusion




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