so, please send an e-mail to Rebecca Podowskito make a
request to post on our Facebook page!
Day coming up, many City offices and departments, including our
office, will be closed. We have included a list of all open and
closed departments in this newsletter for your reference.
On May 13th,
the City of San Antonio announced that the primary objectives of
the Mayor's Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness have been met.
This means that as a city, we have worked very hard to stop
veterans homelessness. While the City has helped every willing
veteran off the streets, there will always be more veterans to
help. If you know of a veteran currently or on the verge of
homelessness, please have them contact the South Alamo Regional
Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH) at (210) 220-2382.
Last week I
had the honor of meeting several of our area's veterans as they
boarded an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Watching our heroes
depart on a trip to visit their corresponding war memorials was
moving, and I want to take the time to highlight the organization
responsible. Honor Flight San Antonio de Valero organizes all the
logistics and coordinates volunteers in San Antonio and Washington
D.C. to aide our veterans. Their mission is to transport our
veterans to their war memorials and bring them back home. If you
would like to learn more about Honor Flight San Antonio de Valero,
please visit their website here.
springtime weather comes the onset of unwanted pet litters. The
City, through multiple partners, offers low- to no-cost spay and
neutering services. We encourage our residents to take advantage of
these services and spread the word. For more information, visit the
Animal Care Services website.
We want to
remind everyone that with the Memorial Day weekend and summer break
coming up, more children will be playing in our neighborhoods and
on the streets. Please, slow down in our neighborhoods and watch
out for our children.
Thank you for
staying actively involved in our community and for your strong
support of District 10.
PSA: Low Cost
Spay and Neuter Available
Interactive Mowing Map is available for viewing here. This map contains
information about mowing zones and schedules managed by the City of
San Antonio Transportation and Capital Improvements Department.
Day Hours and Closures
City Hall and most municipal
offices, including our office, will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016
to observe the Memorial Day holiday. Public safety and emergency
services will remain in operation. Other City services will operate
organics recycling and garbage will be collected
will be on duty
and EMS personnel will be on duty
Call Center will be operational
visitors will enjoy an on-street pay station and parking meter
animal collection crews will be on duty
care officers will be on duty
Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
Brush Recycling Center, 1800 Wurzbach Parkway, and Nelson
Gardens Brush Recycling Center, 8963 Nelson
Villita and Market Square shops
& Visitors Bureau Visitor Information Center
Parks and Recreation Department's four regional pools will be
open from 1-7 p.m. Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30:
Heritage, 1423 Ellison Dr.; Lady Bird Johnson, 10700
Nacogdoches; South Side Lions, 3100 Hiawatha; and Woodlawn, 221
Library and all branch libraries
Metro Health locations and clinics
Care Services Lobby and Adoption Center
waste collection centers and household hazardous waste sites
Court, 401 S. Frio
4 SA offices and its centers
Nutrition Sites (seniors or the general public may contact
individual nutrition sites for holiday schedule information)
of San Antonio Community Service Centers
Start administrative offices and school district sites
Care Services administrative offices
of the City Clerk, Passports, Vital Records and Municipal
Archives and Records
& Recreation Community Centers
& Recreation Adult and Senior Centers
Darner Parks and Recreation Headquarters, 5800 Enrique M.
Barrera Community Fitness Center, 5800 Enrique M. Barrera
Tennis Center, 1503 San Pedro
Governor's Palace (regularly closed on Mondays)
Villita Administrative Offices
Square Administrative Offices
Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry
need your thoughts: San Antonio Rideshare
The City of San Antonio is asking
residents to provide their feedback on the way ridesharing operates
in San Antonio. The City will host a roundtable event to obtain
public input on the pilot program. Details are listed below.
Residents are also encouraged to take the survey online at sanantonio.gov/rideshare.
For years, the City of San Antonio
has had various participants in the vehicle-for-hire industry,
including taxicabs, limousines, tours, charters, horse-drawn
carriages and pedicabs. In the summer of 2015, City Council approved
another one - Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), commonly
referred to as ridesharing.
While traditional vehicles for hire
are governed by the City Code Chapter 33, TNCs like Uber, Lyft, Get
Me and Bid My Ride do not fall under the same rules and regulations.
Instead, they are currently operating on a 9-month temporary
agreement with different rules and regulations than those in Chapter
Since both industries provide
similar services, the City needs input from residents on whether the
rules should be the same for both or if they should continue to
operate differently. The first 9-month agreement with Uber will
expire in July 2016.
need your thoughts: Anti-Idling Ordinance
The City of San Antonio is asking
for input from the business community and residents to provide their
feedback on a proposed ordinance limiting idling of heavy duty
vehicles to five minutes. Comments are accepted by letter, phone
call, voicemail or e-mail directed to the City of San Antonio through
Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Details of the proposed ordinance are
available at: www.sanantonio.gov/sustainability.
Air quality is a significant
priority for the City of San Antonio, as it has an impact on our
community's public and economic health. On October 1, 2015, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a more stringent
"health-based" air pollution standard. A stricter standard
means additional regulations for businesses that plan to expand or
relocate to San Antonio.
Heavy duty vehicles are a major
source of air pollution in San Antonio. The City of San Antonio, with
scientific data from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
and the Alamo Area Council of Governments, is comprehensively
examining the positive and negative impacts of an anti-idling policy
in the San Antonio/Bexar County area.
comment period will remain open until Tuesday, May 31, 2016. City staff will
consider all feedback and present a recommendation to City Council in
Feedback can be submitted to the
Office of Sustainability by mail at 1400 S. Flores, San Antonio,
Texas 78204, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at (210) 207-1449.
Meeting: Harry Wurzbach single point urban interchange (SPUI)
The City of San Antonio (CoSA), in
conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), will
conduct a public meeting regarding the proposed construction of
entrance and exit ramps and a single point urban interchange (SPUI)
from Harry Wurzbach to Austin Highway in Bexar County, Texas.
The meeting will
be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at the St. Pius X Catholic Church,
3907 Harry Wurzbach, San Antonio, TX 78209. The meeting
will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the formal presentation
starting at 6:00 p.m. The presentation will run until 6:30 p.m. and
will be followed by public questions and answers and an open house to
review preliminary project details until 8:00 p.m.
The purpose of the Public Meeting
is to present the proposed project to the public and receive
comments. The proposed project would construct four ramps from Harry
Wurzbach to Austin Hwy. The project would also construct curbs,
sidewalks, a shared-use path, and driveways. The project would
involve roadway illumination, reconstruction and removal of
driveways, traffic signal improvements, bridge widening, retaining
walls, utility adjustments/relocations, and striping. The purpose of
the proposed project is to enhance connectivity between Harry
Wurzbach and Austin Highway. The proposed improvements would require
right-of-way (ROW) acquisition, but would not involve any residential
or commercial displacements.
Maps showing the proposed project's
location and geometric design will be available for viewing at the
Public Meeting. This information will also be available for public
inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and
4:30 p.m. at the City of San Antonio on the 5th floor of the City of
San Antonio's Municipal Building located at 114 West Commerce, San
Antonio, TX 78205.
All interested citizens are invited
to attend this public meeting. Written comments from the public
regarding this project are requested and may be presented for a
period of 10 calendar days following the meeting. Written comments
may be submitted either in person or by mail to the City of Antonio,
Richard Grochowski, Project Manager, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX
78283-3966. Written comments must be received by Friday, June 17,
2016 to be included in the Public Meeting Summary and Analysis
The Public Meeting will be
conducted in English. Persons interested in attending the meeting who
have special communication or accommodation needs, or need an
interpreter, are encouraged to contact Pete Rodriguez at
Transportation & Capital Improvements, (210) 207-8154. Requests
should be made at least two days prior to the public meeting. Every
reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs. If you
have general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project,
you may contact Pete Rodriguez at (210) 207-8154.
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
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
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.
For additional information, call the City of San Antonio
Board of Adjustment staff at (210) 207-8208 or (210) 207-7720.
Events at District 10 Libraries
(15060 Judson Rd., 78247)
Bharatanatyam: Classical Indian Dance
May 28th, 2:30-3:30 PM
Bharathanatyam is among the most subtle and
sophisticated dance forms in the world. Each of these hour
professional dance performances, presented by Kaveri Natya Yoga
Center dance group, will be followed by an informal, interactive
demonstration. Bharatanatyam Dance features classical Indian Dance
embodying music and story telling based on the theme.
Summer Reading All Ages Beach Party Kickoff
June 4th, 3:00-5:30 PM
All ages welcome
for a Beach Party Summer Reading Kickoff, including a presentation by
the San Antonio Shell Club, refreshments and Story Time and Play
& Learn for children.
Library at Oakwell (4134 Harry Wurzbach, 78209)
Tobin Writers Group
May 28th, 10:30-12:30 PM
Come join our writer's group for an opportunity to
share, discuss and critique your work with fellow writers. All skill
levels and ages welcome.
Summer Reading Kickoff
June 4th, 2:00-4:00 PM
Join is as we kick off our Summer Reading program. There
will be crafts, games, snacks, and a special performance of Okinawa
Taiko, Japanese drumming and dancing. Go to the library!
Join us on June 1 to sign up for Children's, Teen or
Adult Summer Reading and get a free snow cone, have your face painted
and play horseshoes! All ages welcome.
information or additional events, visit the library website.
You Know: Alternate Transportation Options
Alamo Regional Transit (ART) provides
low-cost transportation services to the general public in the eleven
rural counties in the Alamo region: Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio,
Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, Wilson. ART is a
demand-response service that provides curb-to-curb or door-to-door
service for those that need assistance to various types of services
and appointments including medical, educational, work, and shopping.
Reservations are required at least one day in advance. Fares vary
depending on the pickup and destination requested. For more
information and to schedule a ride call toll-free 1-866-889-7433 or
Greater Randolph Area Services Program (GRASP) offers
accessible transportation services for local area seniors and people
with disabilities. GRASP serves residents living in Windcrest,
Converse, Live Oak, Universal City, Schertz, Cibolo, Kirby and Selma.
Rides can be scheduled for grocery shopping, medical appointments, to
the GRASP community center, or other special trips. Trips must be
scheduled in advance. Fees range according to distance and other fees
may apply if the driver is required to wait at the destination. For
additional information or to make a reservation, please call (210)
658-6351 or visit www.grasp211.org.
Presa Community Center provides
transportation services through-out Bexar County for those who are
unable to drive or use public transportation. Registration is
required to participate. Elderly and persons with disabilities can
use this shared-ride service to make medical appointments, shop for
their weekly groceries or attend to other errands. Reservations
should be booked at least two weeks in advance, or as soon as the
date and time of appointment is known. Please call (210) 532-5554 or
a Duck and Fight Hunger at the Ford Lucky Duck Race and Concert!
The San Antonio Food Bank is proud
to be the beneficiary of the 2016 Ford Lucky Duck Race and Concert!
Join us on Saturday, June 4th as we unleash thousands of rubber
duckies in the San Antonio Riverwalk for a great cause!
Bring the kiddos and enjoy some
family fun at the Riverwalk with food, activities, and a free concert
from Mitch Webb & the Swindles!
Adopt a duck today for $5 or take
advantage of our bundle packages starting at $25. Every $5 duck
adoption will provide 35 meals to our community! Your duck adoption
also enters you into the Duck Race. You would be eligible for
the great prizes below.