Thursday, May 12, 2016

District 10 Update, May 10, 2016

Upcoming Important Meetings

Northeast Neighborhood Alliance

May 16th, 7PM, at the Tool Yard

District 10 Community Meeting

June 20th, 7PM, at the Tool Yard

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May 10, 2016

Dear Neighbors,
We've seen some residents experiencing sticker shock as they view their 2016 Bexar County Property Tax Appraisals. We want to remind you that you have until May 31st to contest your property appraisal value. For more information about Bexar County Appraisal District, or to file an online appeal, visit their website at, or call (210) 224-2432.

Last week, the NEC successfully ran another clean up at the Perrin Beitel-Nacogdoches-Thousand Oaks triangle. I was very pleased to see so many members of our community turn out at 7:30 AM on a Monday to clean up this area. Beautification is one of the NEC's core goals in corridor revitalization; we invite you to share in the NEC's goal and look for ways to keep your community clean. If your neighborhood organization, church, or school would like help coordinating a clean-up event in your area, please let us know.

There are two surveys needing your input. The SA Speak Up! Survey allows you to voice your opinion on what city programs and services matter most to you, and how you would like to see funding distributed for Fiscal Year 2017. To take this survey, visit 

The City's Rideshare survey wants your opinion on ridesharing companies operating here in San Antonio. As you may remember, companies like Uber and Lyft are operating under a pilot program here in San Antonio. Under this program, drivers can opt in to performing a 10-print background check for additional security. Users of Lyft and Uber see which drivers have performed this security measure, and have the opportunity to choose a driver who has passed the additional background check. After last weekend's vote in Austin, it is important to know where San Antonio residents stand. To take this survey, click here

Early voting for May's runoff primary election is May 16th through May 20th. We encourage all of you to review the sample ballot for your area to see if a runoff election affects you. To view your sample ballot, visit the Bexar County Elections website. As a reminder, during early voting, you can vote at any early voting polling location. On Election Day, May 24th, you must visit your assigned polling site. 

Thank you for staying actively involved in our community and for your strong support of District 10. 


Mike Gallagher
City Councilman District 10

For a complete list of press releases and other city news postings, visit the Department of Communications and Public Affairs website.


Autry Pond will be closed for construction this Friday, May 16th  at 8:00PM through Monday, May 16th 5:00AM.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will hold an open house to present proposed improvements on US 281 North from Loop 1604 to Borgfeld in Bexar County, Texas. The US 281 North improvements will provide two general purpose lanes and one HOV lane in each direction. 
Thursday, May 12, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Summit Christian Center
2575 Marshall Road
San Antonio, TX 78259

Additional improvements include:
  • Bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  • Direct connection to the new VIA Metropolitan Transit US 281 Park & Ride at Stone Oak Parkway (planned to begin construction in late 2016)
  • Necessary transition and auxiliary lanes
  • Remaining four interchange direct connectors at Loop 1604
US 281 North will be constructed in two segments:
  • Segment 1: Loop 1604 to North of Stone Oak Parkway
  • Segment 2: North of Stone Oak Parkway to Borgfeld Drive
The objective of the open house will provide the public an opportunity to look at the proposed concept design and provide feedback on these improvements.

City Seeks Applicants for Alternates on the Zoning Board of Adjustment

The City of San Antonio is seeking applicants to serve as alternates on the Zoning Board of Adjustment (BOA). This board hears and decides appeals where - it is alleged - there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the Unified Development Code (UDC), Chapter 35 of the San Antonio, Texas Code of Ordinances. 

The board may also authorize variances from the provisions of the UDC, where evidence presented supports findings that literal enforcement would result in an unnecessary hardship, and the spirit of the ordinance will be observed.  The board functions as a quasi-judicial board and its members are prohibited from discussions about pending cases outside of the formal meeting. The Board requires a quorum of at least nine to convene. 

Meetings are generally held on the first and third Mondays at 1 p.m. and typically last three hours.  Members are compensated $20 for each seated meeting.

Positions will remain open until eligible applicants are found. Applications are available at  

Interested applicants may obtain more information about the Board of Adjustment at

For additional information, call the City of San Antonio Board of Adjustment staff at (210) 207-8208 or (210) 207-7720. 

Click the flyer to open the registration website

Upcoming Events at District 10 Libraries

Semmes Library (15060 Judson Rd., 78247)

Classic Literature Group
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:30AM

Do you want to swim in the depths of literary oceans? Discuss tales that have stood the test of time? Think new thoughts, feel new feelings, discover new truths? Join the Classic Book Club. Enjoy the best of the best with us. The Classic Book Club meets on the second Saturday of each month. Join us this month for a discussion of Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
Tobin Branch Library at Oakwell (4134 Harry Wurzbach, 78209)

Family Science Time: Measurement
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 2PM

How long? How heavy? How much? These are just the sort of questions children and scientists ask. Children of all ages - along with their grown-ups - are invited to explore the concepts of measurement.

Thousand Oaks Branch Library (4618 Thousand Oaks, 78233)

Symphony at SAPL
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 2PM

Join us for lively afternoons with San Antonio Symphony  Violinist, Eric Siu  as he shares his talents and his love of music with children of all ages. Come and find out how special classical music can be!

For more information or additional events, visit the library website


Upcoming Walking/Running Events

Addt'l Info
May 14th
OCF Walk
OP Schnabel Park
Walk to Cure Arthritis
Olmos Basin Park
What are You Waiting For?
Hardberger Park
Boot Scoot
Witte Museum
May 20th
King William Walk
Beethoven Maennerchor Halle und Garten
May 27th
Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center
May 28th
Police Officers
 & Firefighters Memorial 5K
Heroes Stadium
Eisenhower Park

All that's required is a room in your home. And room in your heart...

Last year, The Children's Shelter was unable to place 2,700 children in their foster care program because of a shortage of licensed foster care homes in Bexar County. Learn how The Children's Shelter will guide you through each step of the licensing process and child placement. The agency works to ensure that both foster family and child are a successful match by offering trauma-informed care practices and trainings. 

To learn more, please call 210.212.2590 or email The solution begins with you. 

Combat Human Trafficking!

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Presents: The Catinera (Catina Girl)
Thursday, May 12, 6:30PM

Limited seating. Purchase tickets in advance at

618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX
(210) 677-8500

Admission: $20 Recurring monthly donation to benefit Heidi Search Center 
Event sponsor: The Ohlrich Law Firm 

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