If so, please send an e-mail to Rebecca
Podowskito make a request to post
on our Facebook page!
Monday is our District 10
Community meeting, where you will hear presentations by Speaker of
the Texas House of Representatives Joe Straus, updates from our
North side SAFFE officers, and an introduction to Captain Laura
Anderson of the North Substation. We will be answering your
questions during the meeting as well, so please be sure to
Our Northeast Senior Center
grand opening is happening on Friday, October 30th, at 10AM.
Parking shuttles from Toyota Field will begin at 8:30AM. We will be
filling a time capsule during the ceremony with items donated by
our office, the Department of Human Services, and Mayor Ivy Taylor
herself. After the ribbon cutting, tours of the new facility will
begin, and a lunch for seniors will be served at 11AM. This senior
center would never have happened without residents like you voting
for the bond to fund it, so come out to see your tax dollars at
work for the community.
The November election is
coming up, with early voting beginning on October 19th. I encourage
all of you to view your area's ballot, read over the propositions,
and VOTE! Remember, your registration card and voter ID address
need to match in order to successfully vote. We have included
information for voting in Bexar County in this newsletter, with
links to the Election Department's website.
Thank you for staying
actively involved in our community and for allowing me to represent
the best district in San Antonio.
information about Senior Centers, visit the Department of Human
Day is Tuesday, November
3, 2015, from 7AM to 7PM
Voting is October 19th-30th
A generic sample ballot is
listing a variety of propositions, open positions for election, and
Your ballot is determined by your
registered address. To view a copy of your area's ballot, click here and
fill in your address as it appears on your voter registration card.
As a reminder, you will need to
provide identification when voting. Read which kinds of ID are
General information about elections
held in Bexar County can be found here.
The following propositions may be
found on your ballot. You are giving the option of voting
"For" or "Against".
1: The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of
the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public
school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000, providing for a reduction of
the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be
imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled
person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the
legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an
optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from
reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting
the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction
that conveys fee simple title to real property.
Proposition 2: The
constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for
an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market
value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100
percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law
authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took
Proposition 3: The
constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that state
officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital.
Proposition 4: The
constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit
professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable
Proposition 5: The
constitutional amendment to authorize counties with a population of
7,500 or less to perform private road construction and maintenance.
Proposition 6: The constitutional amendment
recognizing the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest
wildlife subject to laws that promote wildlife conservation.
Proposition 7: The
constitutional amendment dedicating certain sales and use tax revenue
and motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenue to the state
highway fund to provide funding for nontolled roads and the reduction
of certain transportation-related debt.
North East ISD Bond Election Proposition: The issuance of
not to exceed $499,950,000 of North East Independent School District
school building bonds for the purposes of designing, constructing,
renovating, acquiring, and equipping school facilities in the
district and the purchase of new school buses, with priority given to
additional classrooms and renovations at school campuses,
district-wide support and operations infrastructure acquisition,
installation, repair, and improvement (including safety and security,
technology, and transportation), and construction and renovation of
other instructional and noninstructional district facilities, and the
levying of a tax in payment thereof.
Big Garden, Little Me - October 3 - December 31,
The Garden gets playful with
oversize, interactive displays of everyday backyard items. Sit
in giant chairs, get an ant's view of a picnic, play the huge Checkers
game, and more - all in the family friendly setting of the
amphitheater. Fun photo opportunities for the family.
The Development Services Department
Graffiti Abatement Program (GAP) provides resources to combat
graffiti on both public and private property.
If you would like the Department's
assistance with graffiti removal, please be sure to fill out a right
of way form;
this allows the graffiti abatement program permission to abate
graffiti on the listed address. Once the form is filled out and
submitted to the DSD office, they can abate the graffiti for up to
one year. However, after each tagging incident, the property owner
needs to call the DSD office to request their assistance.
Also, as a reminder, the TerminAte
Graffiti (TAG) meeting takes place the first Wednesday of each month
at 315 S Santa Rosa, Public Safety Headquarters, Room 1410. In
addition to law enforcement from each substation, active neighborhood
leaders are encouraged to attend. Discussions include graffiti
hotspots, identifying taggers, and recent cases.
For more information about the
Graffiti Abatement Program, visit their website.
2016-2017 WATER RATES
SAWS will host five community
open house meetings throughout San Antonio in October to give
residents the opportunity to learn more and provide input on proposed
2016 & 2017 water rates.
Community Open House Meetings
Monday, October 19th
Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior Center
8353 Culebra Road
Wednesday, October 21st
San Antonio Water System Headquarters
2800 U.S. Hwy. 281 N
Monday, October 26th
Port San Antonio Conference Center
Council is also providing multiple opportunities for residents to
listen and engage in a discussion regarding the proposed rate
structure and water policy report.
City Council Meetings Related to SAWS items
October 21st, during
Water Policy Study
November 10th, during
Public Comment on
November 12th, during
A-Session (at 6PM)
of SAWS Rate Structure and Rate Adjustments
November 19th, during
Both A- and B-Sessions of
City Council are televised for members of the public who cannot
attend in person.
Higgins Road and Classen Road Intersection - Updates
In September, the following
improvements were made:
Street excavation on the east side
of Classen Rd. from Misty Glade to Corian Springs. Flex base
Asphalt completed on the east side
of Classen Rd. from Golden Tree to Corian Springs.
Concrete cap on SAWS water line
Storm drain work completed on the
east side of Corian Springs at the end section of the drainage
Sanitary manholes completed.
Concrete curb on the east side of
Classen Rd. completed.
Bar ditch work & shaping on the
east side of Classen Rd. from Misty Glade to Corian Springs.
SAWS valves adjusted.
Final asphalt work on Classen Rd. in
Sidewalk work on the west side of
Classen Rd from Sheral Ln. to Misty Glade
The following improvements
are scheduled to occur in October:
Parkway grading in phase 2.
Continue final asphalt work on
Classen Rd in phase 2.
SAWS adjustments as needed.
Continue sidewalk work on the west
side of Classen Rd from Sheral Ln. to Misty Glade.
Concrete curb installation at the
Corian Springs intersection.
Continue bar ditch work and shaping
on the east side of Classen Rd. from Misty Glade to Corian
Final striping and pavement markings
on asphalt in phase 2.
If you have questions
regarding this project, or any other Transportation and Capital
Improvements project, see the Department's website.
Bexar County Public Works Department - Flood Control
Division invites you to a community meeting to discuss the following
flood control project: