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    :: 2012 ::

          : August 23rd, 2012

Commissioner Sergio "Chico" Rodriguez

Commissioner Rodriguez has maintained his promise of accessibility by holding town hall meetings, meeting with constituents in their neighborhoods, being actively visible in the community and working closely with other elected officials on issues affecting his constituents; including: fair and equitable water supply, affordable housing, public transportation, community health and education, and economic development.

Commissioner Chico Rodriguez has worked diligently to provide funding for infrastructure improvements and social services within Precinct 1. The following are only a few of the results Bexar County has seen through his leadership and dedication as a public servant:

  • Approved $1.09 billion budget (2007-2008) maintaining same property tax rate just under 32.7 cents.  Budget highlights include an increase in law enforcement patrol by 25%, the county's largest increase to date.  In addition, a flood control program totaling $550 million over 10 years – the largest program in the county's history.  This includes $53 million for second year of two-year, $106 million regional flood control program, as well as, $11.7 million for the acceleration of the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River Improvement Project.
  • Voted for a voluntary County tax freeze on homesteads for the elderly and the disabled
  • Voted to create a Veterans Advisory Committee charged to ensure Bexar County serves the needs of our Veterans
  • Helped bring half a million dollars in private donations to programs that help at risk youth in Precinct 1
  • Initiated programs providing free mammograms and free flu shots to residents in Precinct 1
  • Expanded Meals on Wheels Program - delivering good, hot meals to seniors
  • Supported a residential healthcare facility for special needs children in partnership with Children's Shelter ($878K) - 4040 High Ridge Circle
  • Initiated new programs to help keep teens in school and offer assistance to abused children
  • Supported new diabetes treatment center at the CentroMed Community Health Center at Commercial and Teal Road

Committed to quality, affordable housing, public safety, and transportation related policy, Commissioner Rodriguez holds several key appointments among local boards and commissions including the Industrial Development Corporation where he serves as President of the Board and the Housing Finance Corporation where he serves as Vice President.  In addition, he is a member of the Committee of Six – San Antonio River Improvement Project, Committee of Seven – Regional Flood Project, the Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board, and the Youth Commission Task Force. 

Commissioner Rodriguez is a former Bexar County Sheriff Officer and worked for CPS Energy for 23 years before taking office January 1, 2005 .  He was re-elected to his second term as County Commissioner when he won the Democratic Primary in March 2008.

He was born and raised in San Antonio , is a Harlandale High School graduate, and attended Palo Alto Community College .  He has three daughters; two who attend college and his youngest completing high school.