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SA2020 celebrates 10 years, notes improvements in the city

San Antonio has fewer teen pregnancies, more high school graduates and is using less water and energy, according to data from SA2020, an initiative launched 10 years ago by then-San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to outline the city’s priorities for the next decade.



Julian Castro wearing a suit and tie: Then-Mayor Julian Castro launched the SA2020 initiative in 2010 to create goals for the future.


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Then-Mayor Julian Castro launched the SA2020 initiative in 2010 to create goals for the future.


However, it is also seeing higher rates of obesity, domestic violence and recidivism in the criminal justice system.

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That’s why the work of SA2020 isn’t done, city officials said.

SA2020 is hosting a virtual celebration for its 10th anniversary Friday evening. The nonprofit will share a draft of a report reaffirming its community vision, based on input from more than 10,300 San Antonians.

Through the end of October, residents will have another chance to provide feedback said Kiran Kaur Bain, the SA2020 director

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