Thursday, May 28, 2015

City of San Antonio Transportation & Capital Improvements Update 28 May 2015

Quail Creek Tributary Drainage
May 2015 - Project Update
May 2015 activities:
  • Gas line cut and plugged
  • Water tie-in made
  • Forming steel drill shafts for Barrington Bridge
  • Channel grading
Planned activities for the next 3+ weeks:
  • Demolition work on bridge structure
  • Haul off project debris
  • Gas installation
  • Drill shaft work for Barrington Bridge
  • Trenching for waste water
  • Channel grading to continue

If you have questions about the project, please contact:
Joey Doctor | Capital Projects Officer
210.207.8415 | 
 Visit us at:
Transportation & Capital Improvements (TCI)
PO Box 839966
San Antonio, Texas 78283-3966

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

City of San Antonio | Solid Waste Management Dept. Update

For the next two weeks (until June 7), the City’s brush sites will waive fees for San Antonio solid waste rate payers who need to dispose of brush due to the recent storms. Residents must bring a recent CPS Energy bill and picture I.D. to enter the sites. Regular business hours for the brush sites are Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the end of May. In June, the site will expand its hours on Friday and Saturday to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Lakysha Couch

Outreach & Education Administrative Assistant

City of San Antonio | Solid Waste Management Dept.

4410 W Piedras Dr., San Antonio, TX 78228

(210) 207-6410

Friday, May 22, 2015

VNNA II Update

Thank you Mr. Albert Uresti, David Deleon and Carlos Gutierrez from the Bexar County Tax Office.  You guys provide a great deal of good information, I am just sorry more of the members didn't come.

For those who could not come or make the meeting on Sunday, you missed a very informative education on how the taxes are collected and auto registration is done, to include the new one sticker process.

Marc Levesque
President, VNNA II

Distric 10 Update

Community Newsletter
Quick Links:
Upcoming Important Meetings:
June 15th, 2015, 7pm
District 10 Community Mtg.
Where:  Tool Yard
Contact District 10:
Field Office
City Hall
Want to publicize your neighborhood event?

If so, please send an e-mail to Lauren Sides to make a request to post on our Facebook page!
May 21, 2015
Dear District 10 Residents,
Now that the election is behind us, we are continuing to work on public safety. My office has submitted a City Council request for "safe exchange zones" to help citizens safely broker e-commerce transactions with strangers. These "safe exchange zones" could provide an extra sense of security to both buyers and sellers. In addition, this may deter senseless acts of violence that we have seen throughout the nation. 
I would like to remind everyone that there is a runoff in the Mayoral race. Early voting begins Monday, June 1st through Tuesday, June 9th. Early voting sites will be held throughout the City, the closest sites for District 10 residents are at the following libraries:  Julia Yates Semmes (15060 Judson Rd.), Tobin at Oakwell (4134 Harry Wurzbach), and Brookhollow (530 Heimer Rd.). Election Day will be Saturday, June 13th. 
Thank you for all of your support. As always, please don't hesitate to email or call the District 10 office if you have any questions or comments about any of these issues.

Councilman Mike Gallagher
District 10

Please note that in honor of Memorial Day, the District 10 Field Office and all City of San Antonio offices will be closed. 
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Next meeting of VNNA this Sunday - May 17th

Please attend the upcoming May 17th meeting of Village North II at 3 p.m. at the Church of Reconciliation.  Our guest speakers will discuss "Property Tax and Vehicle Registration."  Newsletter can be seen HERE.

Monday, May 4, 2015

SAPD needs your help, Blood Drive 8 July, 2015



Captain Pat Murnin of the SAPD North substation has agreed to the date of Wednesday, July 8th, for the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center to be at the substation.  They set up in the rollcall room and set their schedule for the day to accommodate the four patrol shifts (see below for times). 


This is also open to citizens if you are interested in donating.


Thank you,


Off. J. Dave McDonald #0216

San Antonio Police Dept.


13030 Jones-Maltsberger

San Antonio, TX  78247


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

6:00AM-9:45AM               16 Units needed to collect

1:00PM-6:30PM                25 Units needed to collect

9:15PM-11:45PM             11 Units needed to collect

Total of 52 lifesaving units.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our patients in our community.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

SA Development Services Department Newsletter update

April 2015 
Development Services 
Roderick J. Sanchez
AICP, CBO-Director
Coming May 1, 2015
New 2015 ICC Building Codes go into effect
May 1, with the ex-ception of IECC, which takes effect on July 15, 2015. 
Visit the  Codes & Ordinances website to learn more.
Check out 
the latest 
to learn about 
the top 5 violations
Upcoming City Holidays
- May 25 - 
Memorial Day
- July 3 - 
Independence Day
- Sept. 7 - 
Labor Day
Development & Business  Services Center
Main Address:
1901 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78204
Office Hours: 
7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Mailing Address:
PO Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283
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May is Building Safety Month
May is Building Safety Month, and this year's theme is Resilient Communities Start with Building Codes. This correlates nicely with the adoption of the 2015 International Code Council (ICC) building-related, fire and property maintenance codes, with local amendments, the City adopted last January. With the exception of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), these new codes will go into effect on May 1, 2015.
Building Safety Month is a month-long celebration that includes all aspects of
safety to help families, employers and leaders understand and appreciate the best
practices of building codes. At Development Services, we support this campaign to
bring awareness to the importance of building codes and to uphold our commitment
of keeping San Antonio safe.
In line with this year's theme, each week spotlights a specific area of building safety:
Week One / May 4-10, 2015 -  Don't Get Burned - Build to Code
Week Two / May 11-17, 2015 -  Bounce Back Faster from Disaster - Build to Code
Week Three / May 18-24, 2015 -  Water Safe, Water Smart - Build to Code
Week Four / May 25-31, 2015 - $ave Energy - Build to Code
This month marks the ICC's 35th year of Building Safety Month. 
What is PCTAC?
PCTAC, is the acronym for Planning Commission Technical Advisory Committee,
and is often referred to as "TAC"; a subcommittee of the Planning Commission.
Its members include representatives from the Planning Commission, various other
 boards and commissions, and members of the real estate/development community, engineering, architecture, planning and environmental professions, and community
at-large representatives, all appointed by the Planning Commission. The PCTAC
only meets as needed and is charged with making recommendations to the Planning Commission on Major Thoroughfare Plan amendments and Unified Development
Code (UDC) amendments submitted during the once every 5-year UDC update program.
This year, 2015, is a UDC update-program-year, so the PCTAC will begin meeting in
July to consider and make recommendations on UDC amendments submitted by
          Boards, Commissions, agencies, citizens and City staff. Their meeting schedule
will be determined depending on number of amendment submittals received and
progress made. After the PCTAC completes their work around September or October,
the Planning and Zoning Commissions will also review the amendment package and
make recommendations to City Council for final consideration.
Congratulations to the newest PCTAC members recently appointed by the Planning Commission:
  • Susan Wright - Real Estate/Development
  • Bob Liesman - Engineering
  • Rob Leonhard - Engineering
  • George Weron - Engineering (alternate)
  • Jason Winn - Architect (alternate)
  • Grace Garza - Community at Large
  • Steven Grau - Community at Large
  • Phillip Manna - Community at Large
Also congratulations to recent Zoning Commission member appointees to the PCTAC:
  • Francine Romero
  • Orlando Salazar (alternate) 
If you have any questions about the PCTAC or the UDC 5-Year Update Program, contact Tony Felts, Sr. Planner, at
Information Bulletins and Other Resources

 For a complete list of resources, visit the following sites:   
mance Measures - FY 2015
To view the performance measures in their entirety, visit
The March metrics are as follows:
Performance Measures
Permit Activity    
Introducing the new DSD Website

With the recent launch of the new and improved DSD website, the comments have
been extremely positive. Your constructive feedback has allowed us to improve
navigation and accessibility for both internal and external customers. Should you
have any issues you would like for us to address or you just need assistance finding
specific information on the site, please contact the DSD call center at 210.207.1111,
prompt 0. 
We are excited about this redesign and hope you find the new website easy to use
and informative.  
Land Entitlements Principal Planner Updates
We are excited to announce Luz Gonzales was recently promoted to Principal Planner
for the Land Entitlements section. She brings a wealth of knowledge in knowing our
business process and customers, and is inspired to lead the team by example. Luz has
been a part of the Land Entitlements Subdivision Team as a Planner for many years and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in 2010 in Organizational Development from the University of the Incarnate Word.  Please know she is available to assist our customers
in reaching their goals and can be reached at  
The Land Entitlements Team guides the development process for Master Development Plans, Planned Unit Developments, Rights Determinations, Plats, Street Name Change, Addressing, and coordinates the Planning Commission Agenda.  
City News 


Review and provide feedback on draft task force recommendations. 


On May 9, 2015, voters have the opportunity to choose the Mayor & City Council that represent them and vote in two special elections.
On Dec. 4, 2014, the City directed Planning and Community Development to initiate limited purpose annexation.  
Other Department News
 - Customer Comments, New Hires, Promotions, etc.  
Here's what you said about us...


Valerie Gleason, Sr. Plans Examiner (Elec/Mech) & 

Eddie Torres, Plans Exam II Plumbing, Plan Review 
I would like to commend Valerie Gleason and Eddie Torres
both on excellent customer service. Our company works with
a lot of municipalities, and it is very rare to find people that
are as responsive and pleasant as these two are. Great job!
Chris McCollin, Planner, Land Entitlements, Land Development 
Chris McCollin went to great lengths to assist me. I didn't
even know how to describe what I wanted. He helped me
and the Springs of Stone Oak make a sound decision. Thank you Chris!
Anna Alexander, Development Services Specialist, Plan Review
I want to thank Mrs. Anna Alexander for her positive attitude and for all the help she
gave me.
Roger Wills, Code Enforcement Officer, Field Services 
311 Compliment... Customer submitted a report back on 4/6...#1012049138 // 1731

Fair // He was impressed at how fast Code Enforcement took care of the issue and
wanted to Thank officer and department for a job well done.
Leslie Ruiz, Sr. Plans Examiner (Bldg/Fire) Plan Review 
Ms. Ruiz was extremely helpful and called us back multiple times. She was open to
all of our ideas and even did a little leg work for us - just to make sure we are headed
in the right direction. This is the best response we have ever received - in the State of
Texas. She's the best.
Ray Herrera & Eloy Resendez, Sr. Building Inspector, Field Services 
Awesome individuals, very helpful, displayed outstanding cooperation. They are the
type of employee that I would hire. 

New Employees
For comments or suggestions regarding the Development Services Newsletter, contact Kathy Quinones.


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