Councilman Roland Gutierrez
Councilman Roland Gutierrez. On May 7, 2005, the citizens of San Antonio’s City Council District 3 overwhelmingly elected Roland Gutierrez to serve his first term in office. Councilman Gutierrez is currently serving a second term in office as a result of his unopposed reelection bid in the 2007 elections.
Councilman Gutierrez was born and raised in San Antonio and lives in the San José neighborhood. He is a parishioner at Mission San José, and is married to the former Sarah Sanchez. The two recently celebrated the birth of their first daughter, Izabella.
Councilman Gutierrez is a 1989 graduate of Central Catholic High School and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1995. In 1998, Councilman Gutierrez graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law, was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in November 1998, and has since been a practicing attorney in San Antonio.
Councilman Gutierrez is a member of the San Antonio Bar Association, Mexican American Bar Association and involved in the Elder Law Clinic,
an organization that provides complimentary legal services to senior citizens.
Councilman Gutierrez is certified to serve on the newly created Drug Court, helping our youth overcome their drug addictions, while helping to provide hope for a better tomorrow. The Drug Court works to find new solutions to treat addiction rather than relying on incarceration while also saving taxpayers money.
In early 2002, Councilman Gutierrez established the Tax Freeze Initiative in support of Proposition 13, which would freeze property taxes for senior citizens and the disabled. Through his efforts, and those of others involved with the Initiative, 11,000 signatures were collected to help place Proposition 13 (now known as Proposition 3) on the ballot. Proposition 3 passed with over 82% of the vote May 7, 2005.
During his first term in office, Councilman Gutierrez played a major role on the Intergovernmental Relations committee that successfully lobbied for additional Federal funding for the San Antonio River.
Currently, Councilman Gutierrez is serving as chairman of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee and the Committee for Public Safety. In addition, the Councilman serves on the Police and Fire Pension Fund Board and is the Council liaison for Brooks City-Base.
Councilman Gutierrez’ record indicates several innovative success stories in his first term in office. He was the catalyst to the groundbreaking environmental ordinance change allowing owners of Hybrid Vehicles to park for free at City of San Antonio meters.
This ordinance change, the first of its kind in the State of Texas garnered national media attention through many well known publications such as the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times. In addition, the Councilman was featured by Los Angeles based Fox News for this innovative clean air policy.
Having already championed the hybrid, free metered parking pilot program, Councilman Gutierrez unveiled Project Clean Air San Antonio in the City’s fight to achieve the goal of "Attainment" with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
Councilman Gutierrez has also been a driving force in securing San Antonio’s second major public University-Texas A&M San Antonio. The Councilman successfully participated in Bexar County’s lobby effort of the State Legislature during the 2006 special session to help secure the tuition revenue bonds needed for the construction of the campus that is set to open in 2009. The Councilman also worked with the Texas A&M Board of Regents on securing a site location for the District 3 bound campus.
Councilman Gutierrez has also continued to work with other City and business leaders to ensure the success of the Toyota Auto Manufacturing Plant and its positive impact it has had in San Antonio. The Toyota plant has been vital in bringing a balanced economic outlook for the City of San Antonio.
In Councilman Gutierrez’ spare time, he enjoys reading, traveling, fishing, and golfing
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