If so, please send an e-mail to Rebecca
Podowskito make a request to post
on our Facebook page!
Thanks to a joint initiative between the SAPD and City
Council, the Safe Exchange Zones ordinance was approved this month.
Safe Exchange Zones are designated areas in any of the six police
substation parking lots to buy and sell products listed on online marketplaces
like Craigslist or Facebook. These designated spots are under
camera surveillance; for additional security, you can conduct your
business inside the staffed police lobby. You don't need an
appointment to use these new zones, but calling ahead to the police
substation is always appreciated. To locate your nearest police
substation, see the SAPD website button to the left.
Friday was the grand opening of our new Northeast
Senior Center. I can't tell you how pleased I was to see so many
District 10 residents attend and tour our new facility. I've
included opening day pictures in the newsletter. If you have not
had a chance to stop by the new center yet, please be sure to check
The November Election is tomorrow. If you were unable
to cast a ballot during Early Voting, please be sure to vote
tomorrow. If you would like to familiarize yourself with the ballot
beforehand, I've included a list of the propositions in this
newsletter. Please be sure to get out and vote!
As a reminder, the Northeast Neighborhood Alliance
will meet on Monday, November 16th, at 7PM in the new Northeast
Thank you for staying actively involved in our
community and for allowing me to represent the best district in San
We are honored and delighted to have the new Northeast
Senior Center open a year after the groundbreaking ceremony. This
center is a culmination of local involvement and community leadership
who shared a vision to care for senior citizens in the area. From the
beautiful mosaic by Dixie Friend Gay to the fully-equipped gym, our
seniors now have a center to be proud of. This center was built by
the community, for the community, and will be here when our children
today are the seniors of tomorrow.
Mosaic by artist Dixie Friend
Meeting with some very happy seniors
Dancers and a mariachi band entertaining the attendees
Artwork by seniors displayed along the walls
Day is Tuesday, November
3, 2015, from 7AM to 7PM
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.
Did you know
that the League of Women Voters of Texas offer nonpartisan
explanations of items on the election ballot?
To review the
voters guide in English, click here.
To review the
voters guide in Spanish, click here.
To learn more
about the League of Women Voters, visit their website.
City Council Meetings Related to SAWS items
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.
SPOTTED: Councilman Gallagher
Attending the Grand Opening of Dunkin' Donuts
18135 Bulverde Rd, San Antonio
Judging at the El Dorado Homes Association Cook Off and
Addressing District 10 Community Meeting attendees with
Texas House of Representatives Speaker Joe Straus
Filming a Public Service Announcement for Safe Exchange
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.