news! The BuildSA team is one step closer to meeting the Land
Development, Functional Group (FG) 1, timelines to deliver a one-stop
system that both our customers and employees can enjoy.
September 2015 through today, the team has made significant progress
with the FG1 phase, and is on track to go into production at the end
of this calendar year. Between the designing and developing of the
business processes, we are just about ready to start testing the new
system. As such, Training Room A will be a dedicated BuildSA computer
lab beginning June 1, 2016, giving employees and customers an
opportunity for hands-on training.
project team will continue to perform data assessment, migration and
cleansing activities throughout June for FG1, while gathering
requirements for FG2, Plan Review and Field Services.
special 'Thank you' to the BuildSA team for all the work they have
contributed to the project:
Development Services Department is excited about our new BuildSA
system and will continue to bring you monthly updates.
Roof Repair and
storms in San Antonio have caused considerable roof damage to many of
our homes, leading to many re-roof projects. Before you begin
these repair projects, there are a couple of things to keep in mind:
Your roof contractor is required
to obtain a City permit to re-cover or fully replace your
A drip edge is now required on
all roofs per City Code. This will provide additional
waterproofing protection for your home and roof.
is it necessary to get a permit?
To safeguard the safety of your
family and ensure your project follows the City's building
To ensure that your home roof
contractor is properly registered and licensed with the City of
San Antonio, properly pulls City building permits and has passed
the required criminal background check.
It's the law. Work without
the proper permit can result in citations ranging from $300 to
$1,000 to the contractor and/or homeowner.
The City's Code Enforcement
can issue a "Stop" work order to cease all work
until a permit is issued causing an unnecessary delay to your
repair project. A double fee penalty will also apply for
starting the work before acquiring your permit.
When selling your home, you
generally need to show the work was done with the proper permit.
The cost of a
home re-roof permit is $26.50 and is typically obtained directly by
your roofing contractor. Visit the Residential
Permitting site to learn more about permits.
You can check if the contractor you are hiring is properly registered
with the City through our website.
19, City Council approved the parking lot contract, meaning we have
the okay to start building. Some of the parking lot features include:
More than 80 parking spaces available for DSD
LID feature is bioswale
Fence will have an art component of a water
themed look (similar to the railing on our staircase and the 2nd
Energy-saving LED lighting
Access control gate during business hours
Available to the public after
ADA enhanced crosswalk with new ADA curb ramp
at the SW corner of S. Alamo
and S. Flores
New crosswalk markings added to S.
Alamo street crossing
We anticipate the construction to start early June
with a 90-day timeline for completion.
13th Annual City Employee Graffiti Wipeout took place on
May 21. With a total of 135 City employees, family and friends abate
graffiti, this group of volunteers did a great job in making San
Antonio beautiful by cleaning a detention pond, repainting park furniture
and beautifying two sets of handrails along the Mission
Trail. Thank you to all who participated in this annual
delay, register today. Children will enjoy eight weeks of
recreation-themed activities during the summer.
The City of San Antonio presents
the City Insider podcast outlining the most important issues and
exciting city projects.
SAN ANTONIO TRICENTENNIAL
us during our celebration of the City's 300th anniversary in 2018!
Other Department News
- Customer Comments, New Hires, Recognition, etc.
Here's what you said about us...
Jackie Corona, Development Services
Supervisor, Customer Advocate, Plan Review
I take this opportunity to express gratitude for the
outstanding service provided by Jaclyn Corona. She is a true
professional and manifests an extraordinary ability to interact and
relate to customers, one others should emulate.
Mark Bird, City Arborist, Tree Preservation, Land
Ruth Wells wrote a letter to the City Manager
regarding a tree that had been damaged in her neighborhood. The
lead on the scene was Mark Bird who coordinated efforts to have the
damaged tree safely removed. She wrote 'the men were professional,
courteous, efficient and highly skilled'.
Dominic Silva, Development Services Specialist,
Customer Advocate, Plan Review
Silva was extremely helpful to
researching my specific topic and he was very patient. Topic was
"Tree Maintenance - classes & licensing.
Juanita Romero, Planner, Land
Entitlements and Eric Rodriguez, Sr. Plans Examiner, Tree
Preservation, Land Development
We were able to get the Champions Park unit 4D plat
approved for recording in a timely manner with the help
of planning staff, with minimal time remaining before missing
the deadline. We very much appreciate the staff assistance and
attention to getting this plat recorded.
Frank Perez, Neighborhood Services
Supervisor, Code Enforcement Graffiti Abatement Team, Field Services
Frank is always willing to assist me in graffiti
abatement and has his crews out to help us abate graffiti. Thanks,
Great Northwest A-Team!
Leslie Ruiz, Sr. Plans Examiner,
Leslie promptly responded to my phone call and follow-up
email. Within two hours of submitting our plan review response our
permit was released. Thank you for accepting an electronic copy to
speed things up!
Debbie Gaitan, Planner, Addressing
Team, Land Development
Debbie added parcel numbers to approximately 12 permits
for me yesterday and also added the 1" backflow without me
having to call in again to have it added. I appreciate her extra
effort and it saved me quite a lot of time.
Cecil Miller, Combination Building
Inspector, Field Services
Cecil was prompt, courteous and professional. Very much
to our DSD employees who received the following certifications:
Services is recruiting for the following positions;
apply on-line at: jobs.
comments or suggestions regarding the Development Services
Newsletter, contact Kathy
City of San Antonio, Development Services,
1901 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78204