Met with Fr. Tom Phelan in Orange, Texas who told us about COPS (Citizens Organized for Public Service) in San Antonio, Texas. Fr. Phelan explained elderly citizens in a deteriorating part of San Antonio united to get better sewers, lighting, streets… to attract new business to the area. They also pushed to get politicians elected who were favorable to their cause, and so on. In all this, this part of the city went through a significant transformation where the new businesses came, the streets are safer and these senior citizens were able to continue to live and continue to carry on a heritage in their neighborhoods there.