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by Councilman Clayton H. Perry
of you know, I was recently hospitalized with COVID-19. Thankfully, I
am feeling much better and recovering from this illness at home. The
District 10 Team shared all of your well wishes with me, and I want
each of you to know that your kind words and offers to help meant the
world to me. While the vaccine has shone a light at the end of the
tunnel, it's important to remember that the pandemic is still ongoing.
It is important to not let your guard down, even among close friends
and family. We must stay vigilant, wear masks, wash your hands, and
practice social distancing when possible.
to everyone who attended January's NNA meeting. The meeting agenda
included briefings from Gordon Hartman and Allan Castro with Morgan
Wonderland’s regarding their Multi Assistance Center, Dr. Junda Woo and
Dr. Anita Kurian regarding the City’s local vaccine distribution, Syed
Mehdi and Jon Van Woensel with an update on the San Antonio Airport
Strategic Planning, and District 10’s report on current City issues. If
you missed the meeting you can watch it on YouTube here.
District 10 Community Meeting will be on Monday, February 15, at 6PM.
We'll be joined by Rick Aste - Director and CEO of the McNay,
Commissioners DeBerry and Calvert, and Constable Mark Vojvodich. To
register, click here.
always, thank you for being active community members and leaders here
in District 10. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if we can
be of any assistance to you. The District 10 team is still on hand
and available to address your needs and concerns throughout this time.
Highlight - District 10 Blood Drive
to everyone who participated in the District 10 Blood Drive in January
and to Northern Hills United Methodist Church for opening their doors
to us. Your willingness to donate blood helped save lives across South
Texas. Your donation truly makes a difference. The demand for blood
donors remains extremely urgent, with 500 donations a day needed to
meet patient needs.
the shortage, the Center is extending hours at the donor rooms at
Shavano Park and the Donor Pavilion on IH 10, from Thursday to
Saturday. Donors can make an appointment by visiting
SouthTexasBlood.org or calling 210-731-5590. All South Texas Blood
& Tissue Center donors in February will receive a $10 Amazon gift
card, voucher for a 20-ounce smoothie of their choice from Smoothie
King on Sundays, as well as points to redeem additional gift cards or
merchandise. Blood donors also can give at the University Hospital
Blood Donor Room, 4502 Medical Drive. To schedule an appointment with
University Hospital, call 210-358-2812.
Applicants - Rate Advisory Committee
Antonio community is invited to participate in a new Rate Advisory
Committee (RAC) that CPS Energy is forming this year. CPS Energy is now
accepting applications from residents who are eligible to serve. The
RAC’s mission is to provide helpful and unique knowledge and customer
insights to the utility’s efforts and projects related to rate
structure and rate design with the ultimate goals of helping management
balance its Guiding Pillars and increasing the mutual
understanding of public issues and concerns. CPS Energy bases business
decisions on the Guiding
Pillars of Reliability, Customer
Affordability, Security, Safety, Environmental
Responsibility and Resiliency with a foundation
of Financial Responsibility. The Rate Advisory Committee will also
be guided by these same pillars.
Committee will be made up of 21 members comprised of 11 appointees by
the CPS Energy Board of Trustees, including Mayoral appointees and
10 City Council appointees. Members of the community who qualify and
are interested in serving on the Rate Advisory Committee can apply
at cpsenergy.com/rac. Interested persons can visit the website for more
information, an online application package which includes a description
of the role and qualifications. Hard copies of the application package
can be obtained by visiting any of CPS Energy's walk-in
centers, the City of San Antonio’s City Clerk’s
office or by calling (210) 353-6788.
Applications are due by February 26.
Meetings to Discuss SAT Strategic Development Plan
Antonio Airport System (SAAS) is hosting a series of Strategic
Development Plan virtual meetings to recap the progress to date and to
update the community on the status of the airport planning alternatives
being considered to accommodate growth at San Antonio International
Airport over the next 20 years.
identical virtual meetings will be held next week for community
members, including two meetings in English and one meeting in Spanish.
The meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 9 at 2pm and 6pm in
English and on Thursday, February 11 at 5:30pm in Spanish. The deadline
to register for these events is Monday, February 8 at 5pm.
are invited to submit questions prior to the meeting and the responses
will be discussed during the virtual meeting. Please visit www.sanantonio.gov/SATfuture to register for one of the meetings or to learn more
about the Strategic Development Plan. If you would like to request
printed presentation material, please send an email to SATfuture@sanantonio.gov.
Health continues to provide up-to-date information and resources for
our residents on their website. The numbers are updated daily at 7:00 PM. Mayor
Nirenberg and Judge Wolff give updates nightly at 6:13 PM on TVSA.
TVSA can be seen on the following video providers: Spectrum Cable
Channel 21, Grande Cable Channel 20, AT&T U-verse Channel 99,
Digital Antenna Channel 16.1 and online at www.sanantonio.gov/tvsa or www.facebook.com/COSAGOV.
information on Governor Abbott's Orders, click here. For information on Mayor Nirenberg's orders, click here.
We hosted our monthly virtual District 10 Community
Meeting on Monday, October 19. We were be joined by CPS Energy
CEO, Paula Gold-Williams, City of San Antonio's Aviation
Director, Jesus Saenz, and Impact
President, Jennifer Bennet, and Co-Chair of Grant Oversight and
Outcomes, Audrey Laird. Thank you to everyone who participated in
this meeting - we appreciate you standing by us as we navigate
this virtual world. If you were unable to participate in the
meeting, you may view a recording here. In the description, we've also included the
questions that were asked by y'all and answered by our presenters.
As many of you know, there is a very important
election on November 3, for issues that will have an impact both
nationally and locally. Early voting began on Tuesday, October 13
and ends on Friday, October 30. Again, election day is
Tuesday, November 3. If you are planning to vote by mail, please
do so as early as possible to give your ballot ample time to be
counted. To view a sample ballot and voters' guide, please go to vote411.org. There you will find a non-partisan pro/con guide to
each candidate and proposition. All election related questions
can be directed to the Bexar County Elections Office at
210-335-8683 or 210-335-0362.
I know many of you are curious about how we'll be handling
Halloween in the midst of this pandemic. I'm glad to share that
Halloween is not cancelled! The City of San Antonio has shared
guidelines on how to safely celebrate this year. For this year's
suggested guidelines, click here.
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 can be of any assistance to
you. The District 10 team is still on hand and available to
address your needs and concerns throughout this time.
Virtual Northeast Neighborhood Alliance Meeting - Monday, November 16
Metro Health continues to provide up-to-date
information and resources for our residents on their website. The numbers are updated daily at 7:00 PM. Mayor
Nirenberg and Judge Wolff give updates on weeknights at 6:13 PM
on TVSA. TVSA can be seen on the following video providers:
Spectrum Cable Channel 21, Grande Cable Channel 20, AT&T
U-verse Channel 99, Digital Antenna Channel 16.1 and online at www.sanantonio.gov/tvsa or www.facebook.com/COSAGOV.
For information on Governor Abbott's Orders, click here. For information on Mayor Nirenberg's orders, click here.
Noise Exposure Map Update
The City of San Antonio is
conducting a Noise Exposure Map (NEM) Update for the San Antonio
International Airport vicinity, which will result in updated NEMs
that will reflect both the existing and expected five-year future
noise exposure conditions near the Airport.
There will be a preliminary series of public
workshops to provide information on the Part 150 NEM Update
process and solicit feedback from the community. Due to the
ongoing health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, the
workshops will be conducted virtually through an internet-based
meeting platform, which will include a teleconference option.
Spanish translation will be available.
The virtual workshops will be
conducted on the following dates and times:
DATE: Monday, October 26, 2020 -
TIME: 6:00PM ‐ 8:00PM
To register for the virtual
workshops, and to obtain any updated meeting information, please
Community members can call in to
attend the workshops at: 877-853-5247 (toll free) or 213-388-8417
- Conference ID Number: 865 8583 9338
Community members with limited
ability to attend virtual workshops can request printed
presentation materials by calling (210) 207-3847 or emailing AirportNoiseHotline@sanantonio.gov.
Message from CPS Energy CEO, Paula Gold-Williams
District 10 community members,
again for hosting me at your recent virtual District 10 community
meeting! I greatly enjoyed connecting with you all. It has
always been a priority for us to connect with our customers, and
I’m glad we still have the opportunity to do so virtually. I
especially enjoyed the interactive discussions and gained
additional insight on issues that matter to you
most. We value your input, and I encourage you to
please reach out to both myself, John Leal or our CPS Energy CRU
representative to continue our conversations to ensure your
questions are answered.
take a moment to review recent interviews to stay attuned to the
latest on your public-owned utility:
Place = Vacant Building Program (Virtual Conversation)
The Office of Historic Preservation is hosting a
series of virtual conversations to educate San Antonio property
owners about the potential pitfalls that can lead to vacancy. The
first conversation is entitled People + Place = Vacant
Building Program and features an in-depth look at the
people-centered approach of the Vacant Building Program (VBP).
The discussion happens on Thursday, November 5that 5:00pm and
registration information can be found at http://tiny.cc/vpbwebex.
This in-depth conversation will cover the purpose of
the program, where it applies, how it is structured, and how it
is executed. Additionally, the discussion will communicate the
enforcement actions associated with non-compliance and advice for
owners on how to stay in compliance. Attendees are encouraged to
submit questions before and during the session for VBP staff to
The VBP covers nearly 25% of San Antonio and works
in support of other previously-established areas like
Neighborhood Conservation Districts and City-initiated Tax
Increment Reinvestment Zones—the VBP is not only in historic
The main audience is individuals that are owners of
single-family properties—whether vacant or occupied. We want
vacant property owners to understand their obligation under the
program, how to be exempt from the program, and neighbors of
vacant properties to understand the holistic approach we take and
our goal of helping to strengthen San Antonio neighborhoods.
These neighbors came together and used Nextdoor for
good! Neighbors from Wilshire Terrace, Oak Park Northwood, East
Terrell Hills and more came together to collect garbage between
Harry Wurzbach and Eisenhauer and Corrine - clearing parts of
both District 10 and District 2 - over the last six weeks. All
told they've put in over fifty hours of work and collected one
hundred twenty bags of garbage. Thank you, neighbors!
San Antonio Youth Commission
To serve as a representative of
the youth voice in San Antonio and provide an outlet to youth to
civically engage with our city through advocacy and community
service. Meet 10 times during the calendar year (from August
to May). For more information, please visit www.sanantonioyouthcommission.com
City of San Antonio Higher
Education Student Advisory Board
The Board is composed of 11
members from a pool of students nominated by local colleges and
universities for a 2-year term. To help increase college
enrollment, retention of college graduates. And advise the Mayor
and City Council on policy matters of interest to students who
are enrolled in colleges and universities in San
Antonio. Meets monthly during the academic year (from
September to May). For more information please go to www.sanantonio.gov/humanservices.