Thank you to all who participated in the Mud Creek
Greenway Community Meeting last week. If you were unable to join,
please view the recorded meeting here. Please join us for the
next District 10 Community Meeting on Monday, October 18, at 7 PM
at the Tool Yard. Attend in-person or tune in virtually. Because
the Tool Yard is a City facility, masks are required at the
A proposed draft of projects for the 2022 bond
program was presented at this week's City Council meeting, and I
was disappointed to see that more of the $1.2 billion proposed
wasn't allocated towards needed infrastructure projects across
the community. City Staff is still determining the final list of
bond projects that will be presented to the Citizen Bond
Committees to analyze and make their recommendations to City
Council in January. Once the list is vetted by the Citizen Bond
Committees and approved by City Council, the final list will be
made into propositions to be voted on by the entire community in
May 2022. I will continue to advocate for more investments
towards our roads and critical infrastructure needs in our
District 10 neighborhoods and all across the city.
Do you have ideas for District 10? If so, the
District 10 Team would like to attend your next HOA meeting.
Please email District10@sanantonio.govwith the
date, time, and point of contact to schedule our attendance at
your next HOA meeting. I look forward to hearing from
As always, thank you for being active community
members and leaders here in District 10. Please do not hesitate
to contact our office if we may be of any assistance to you. The
District 10 team is on hand and available to address your needs
This coming Sunday, a
groundbreaking ceremony for a Gold Star Families
Memorial Monument will take place at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza.
A Gold Star Family is a title reserved for
families of military members who died in the line of
duty. This monument will honor Gold Star Families
and the sacrifice their family member made for the nation.
The sole surviving Marine from
World War II to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, Mr.
Hershel “Woody” Williams, will be in attendance. The Woody
Williams Foundation is the major force behind
establishing Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments
across the United States. The Foundation is responsible for
establishing 88 such monuments -- not including the monument that
will be constructed in Veteran’s Memorial Plaza.
Please join me in honoring the
Gold Star families who have served and sacrificed.
When:October 17, 2021 at
Where: Veteran’s Memorial Plaza,
451 Jefferson St, San Antonio, TX 78205
DSD Academy this coming Saturday is on the Unified
Development Code and its amendment process, which began this
month. The UDC affects all the regulations dealing with
development in our city including zoning, preservation of
historic buildings and natural resources such as trees and the
aquifer, short term rentals and much more.
DSD Academy starts at 9 a.m. at 1901 S. Alamo
(Boardroom, first floor).
This week I visited the Webelos Scouts (Pack 70) to
speak to them about local government and what I do as a City
Councilman. Webelos Scouts prepares 4th and 5th grade youth to
join a Scouts BSA troop while learning outdoors skills and
participating in many adventures. They were a fun and sharp pack!
The purpose Northeast Corridor Revitalization
Program is to encourage the renewal of the Perrin Beitel –
Nacogdoches corridor and surrounding areas. The NEC aims to
empower area residents and small businesses, improve corridor
design and appearance, and facilitate economic development.
NEC Revitalization Plan Major Goals:
Build a coalition
of influential business and property owners that will
advocate for funds, services, and other resources.
and underutilized properties with large-scale, catalytic
native trees, shrubs, and permeable surfaces.
appearance of buildings, signs, and parking lots through
incentives tied to uniform design guidelines.
unifying brand that positions the corridor for investment
and communicates positive change.
schools, apartments, and single-family neighborhoods to
maintain a stable customer base.
community-serving retail and service businesses based on a
thorough knowledge of market conditions.
Learn more about the NEC Revitalization
"After a “decade of downtown,” City Manager
Erik Walsh made sure San Antonio City Council members would see more
money allocated for bond projects in their own districts. But
after he and city staff presented their list of recommended
projects Wednesday, council members said they wanted even more
for their neighborhoods."
The Infrastructure Management Program (IMP) is a
five-year rolling program which focuses on the maintenance of San
Antonio’s Infrastructure. Service needs are identified city wide
and are scheduled for street maintenance, alley maintenance,
drainage maintenance, sidewalks, traffic signals, pavement
markings and Advanced Transportation District (ATD) related
"The National Cyber Security
Alliance is proud to share all our digital resources with you and
your organization to help raise awareness on how to stay safe
online. Explore and download tip sheets, videos, infographics,
logos and anything else you need to raise awareness at home,
work, school or throughout your community. All of NCSA’s
resources are non-proprietary and available to you free of
Access the Digital Library of Cybersecurity
Resources from the National Cyber Security Alliance here.
Institute of Cybersecurity and Innovation (iCSI)
This week, I toured NEISD's Institute of
Cybersecurity and Innovation (ICSI) to learn about how it's
preparing the next generation of cybersecurity experts. iCSI programming will qualify high school
students for careers in cybersecurity and technology through four
professional certification opportunities. iCSI partnerships give
students access to local cybersecurity experts and unique
mentorship opportunities. Thank you to North East Independent School District
teachers and administrators for making iCSI an invaluable
addition to District 10.
Click here for the
Commission overview and details.
I visited the Petco Love K9 Center, the San Antonio
campus for K9s For Warriors, the nation's largest provider of
Service Dogs to veterans. K9s For Warriors is committed to
rescuing dogs and ending veteran suicide. Learn about the great
work K9s For Warriors does and how to volunteer or donate here.
"New Leash On Life: The K9s for Warriors
Story" highlights the journeys of three United States
veterans struggling to adapt to life back home. All three
suffered from PTSD after returning from serving overseas, and
each has found hope and new ways to handle their stress and
emotional challenges through the aid of a companion dog.
Throughout the documentary, Adam, Shilo and Louis recount their
years of service and discuss the PTSD symptoms they faced while
trying to re-acclimate to civilian life."
The Petco Love K9 Center houses 30 kennels of
Service Dogs. Here I am pictured with Service Dog, Moose.
What do The DoSeum, Blue Star Contemporary, Briscoe
Western Art Museum, McNay Art Museum, Witte Museum, San Antonio
Botanical Garden, and San Antonio Museum of Art all have in
common? They are all local organizations participating in the
nationwide general admissions discount program Museums for All, a
signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library
Services and administered by the Association of Children’s
Organizations participating in the Museums for All
(MFA) initiative offer daily general admissions tickets deeply
discounted to $0-$3 each for individuals and families receiving
nutritional assistance benefits like SNAP (via EBT cards) to
encourage regular attendance and to build life-long museum-going
habits. Visit each organization’s website for more information on
daily admission ticket discounts offered through the MFA program.
Over 700 institutions nationally participate in the
MFA initiative. To view a complete listing of all participating
organizations nationwide, please click here.
Antonio African American Museum and Archive
Last week, the District 10 team enjoyed a visit to
the San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum
(SAAACAM). SAAACAM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and grassroots effort
that shares the untold stories and history of San Antonio's
diverse populations. Thank you to the great staff for a fantastic
tour and open discussion.
San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) is now open on
Sundays! The schedule for Sundays will be from 10 AM to 6 PM.
The service schedule change will take effect at most library
branches, except for select locations with adjusted services
due to building improvement or other projects.