There’s a lot on City Council’s plate this year, so Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Rivard Report Editor and Publisher Robert Rivard will have plenty to talk about Tuesday, Aug. 14, during an on-stage luncheon conversation at the Pearl Stable.

The event is the second annual “Conversation with the Mayor” presented by the Rivard Report and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The first was held in June 2017 after Nirenberg defeated then-Mayor Ivy Taylor in a runoff election.

Tickets to the luncheon are $50 and still available. Click here for details.

Rivard said he has a long list of issues to discuss with the mayor, including the firefighter union’s controversial ballot measures that seek to fundamentally change the City Charter, redevelopment of the Alamo Plaza, the fiscal year 2019 budget, affordable housing, paid sick leave, urban development incentives, and regulation of dockless scooters.

The luncheon, which will start at 11:30 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m., also will include some time for audience Q&A.

“No one predicted one year ago that Mayor Nirenberg would face such a serious challenge from the firefighters union and the three proposed charter amendments on the November ballot, which virtually everyone in the city’s civic and business view as a deliberate attempt to sow chaos in municipal government,” Rivard said. “There are plenty of other important issues to discuss: the ambitious affordable housing initiatives, and plans to develop significant public transportation alternatives. And then there is development of the Alamo Plaza, where all the parties will reach some sort of compromise, or we will once again fail as a city  to improve the city’s most important civic space and protect the World Heritage Alamo and its history.”

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Scott Ball is San Antonio Report's photo editor and grew up in San Antonio.