Wednesday, November 18, 2015

District 10 Update 11-16-2015

Upcoming Important Meetings
Northeast Neighborhood Alliance
Monday, November 16th, 7:00 PM
Where:  Northeast Senior Center (new)
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November 16, 2015
Dear Neighbors,
City Council passed two ordinances this week that we are particularly proud of. The first ordinance allows the City, Bexar County, and Spurs Sports & Entertainment to begin negotiations for the purchase of Toyota Field. Not only does this increase our chances of hosting an MLS team here in our district, but the purchase itself directly benefits Morgan's Wonderland. Another ordinance that passed specified that all high rise buildings in San Antonio that currently are without fire sprinklers have twelve years to install a sprinkler system. We have asked that this process be completed as early as possible. With memories of the Wedgewood fire still fresh in our minds, I am proud that the City is pushing forward with raising the standards for public safety. 
Save the date! December 7th is our annual District 10 Holiday Gathering. It will be held at the Northern Hills Golf Course.  We will be sponsoring a toy drive during this time, and are accepting new, unwrapped toys to benefit A World for Children, a 501c3 nonprofit benefiting foster families in the San Antonio area. We've included more information about the organization and families in this newsletter. If you are not able to attend the Holiday Gathering but would like to donate toys, we will accept all toy donations at our field office every day up to the event. Please be sure to call our office to coordinate drop offs.
As a reminder, the Northeast Neighborhood Alliance will meet tonight, November 16th, at 7PM in the new Northeast Senior Center. 
Thank you for staying actively involved in our community and for allowing me to represent the best district in San Antonio.
Mike Gallagher
City Councilman District 10
For a complete list of press releases and other city news postings, visit the Department of Public Affairs website.

District 10 Toy Drive
We will be accepting toy donations between now and December 7th to benefit foster children through the non-profit program, A World for Children. Toys must be new and unwrapped to be accepted for donation. All donations prior to our Holiday Gathering on December 7th can be dropped off at our field office at 1635 NE Loop 410, Ste. 510. 
We are sponsoring a total of 22 children, both boys and girls, with ages ranging from 1 years old to 17. Please join our office in making a child's holiday season one to remember.
SPOTTED: Councilman Gallagher

Meeting with Ryan Allison, future Council Member

Speaking at Honor Run and Ride Veterans Event

Meeting with students and Honor Flight Veterans at Hill Middle School

Speaking at the 16th annual Veterans Day Parade in front of the Alamo

The City of San Antonio Department of Human Services is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on the Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB)
To be eligible, individuals must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of a selected service area with an interest in serving individuals and families living in poverty. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to represent low-income individuals and families for the service area for which they are applying.
The Department of Human Services, as the official Community Action Agency for San Antonio and Bexar County, administers the Community Action Program. The CAAB advises the Department of Human Services and San Antonio City Council on needs, concerns and goals of low-income persons; recommends policies; and advises on the allocation of federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds.

The Board is composed of 15 members: five elected public officials (four City Council Members and one County Commissioner), five representatives of the community's low-income residents and five representatives from private groups and organizations with an interest in serving individuals and families living in poverty.
Applications will be accepted for representative(s) of low income individuals and families in the following areas:
  • Area I- City Council Districts 1 & 2 and Adjacent Bexar County area
  • Area II - City Council District 5
  • Area III - City Council Districts 3 & 4 and Adjacent Bexar County area
  • Area IV - City Council Districts 6 & 7 and Adjacent Bexar County area
  • Area V - City Council Districts 8, 9 &10 and Adjacent Bexar County area
Applications can be picked up from 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services Administrative Office located on the 7th floor of One Alamo Center, 106 S. St. Mary's. 
Interested applicants can also contact Minerva Hernandez at 210-207-5917 or to obtain an application.
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