City Council today gave preliminary approval to a proposal to construct a brightly colored 'rainbow crosswalk' at an intersection in an LGBT friendly neighborhood just north of downtown, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports from City Hall.
Approval by the Council Governance Committee is the first step in a long process that downtown Councilman Roberto Trevino says will culminate with the crosswalk at North Main and Evergreen being repainted by November or December.
"We have the opportunity to highlight San Antonio as a compassionate and inclusive city while addressing basic infrastructure needs," Trevino said.
The intersection, which is just east of San Antonio College, is in an eclectic area known as "The Gayborhood," where rainbow flags fly over LGBT friendly businesses and night spots.
But support for the 'Rainbow Crosswalk' was far from unanimous.
"We have so many more pressing issues in our city than painting crosswalks," said Greg Brockhouse, the newly elected northwest side Council member.
"We need to fix the basics now."