Friday, July 22, 2016

District 10 Update July 20, 2016

Upcoming Important Meetings

NEC Business Development Meeting

District 10 Community Meeting

August 15th, 7PM, at the Tool Yard

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July 20th, 2016

Dear Neighbors,
Thank you to all who were able to attend the Northeast Neighborhood Alliance meeting this week. I was pleased to see this group continue with a strong presence during the vacationing months. As a reminder, the next community meeting will be our District 10 Meeting on August 15th, 2016, at 7PM at the Tool Yard.

Once City Council resumes in August, we can expect to receive public meeting schedules for the 2017 Bond Program and the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. I encourage all of you to attend these meetings and speak up for District 10. 

We have included in this edition information about the Tuttle Power Plant demolition. Residents in the area can expect to see demolition trucks entering and exiting along Perrin Beitel. CPS has indicated they are scheduling trucks to drive during non-peak traffic hours, and will be using cones and flagmen to guide traffic. CPS has also set up a hotline and email address for weekly updates on the demolition project. 

We have also included information on the City's Sidewalk Cost-Sharing Program, where the City and residents share the cost of installing or replacing sidewalks. Residents are to call 311 to request to be a part of this program. The Transportation and Capital Improvements department will provide you with a quote indicating your portion of the cost, and you can determine if you wish to move forward. 

The Northeast Corridor Quarterly Business Development Meeting is on July 29th. If you are thinking about starting a business and want to learn more about securing capital, I encourage you to attend. There will be presentations by traditional and non-traditional lenders who will be available for questions afterwards. Breakfast will be provided. 

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


Mike Gallagher
City Councilman District 10

Quarterly NEC Business Development Breakfast

"Access to Capital"

Friday, July 29th
Children's Rehabilitation Institute (CRIT) - 10839 Quarry Park

Are you are small business owner or entrepreneur looking for ways to grow your current business or start a new one? Did you know there are several organizations in the San Antonio area dedicated to assisting  small businesses by providing access to capital? Join the NEC for their Business Development Breakfast this month. 

Representatives from both traditional bank and non-profit lending sources will discuss small business and micro loans as well as resources for technical assistance with the loan application process. Breakfast and other updates on the NEC revitalization initiative will be provided.

 2016-2017 Texas Municipal Guide

The newest edition of the Texas Municipal Guide is available. Click here to view information about municipalities and elected officials for all of Texas. 

 Tuttle Power Plant Demolition

CPS has begun the final phase of the Tuttle Power Plant demolition project. From July-December 2016, neighbors of the Tuttle Power Plant can expect to hear some noise and construction traffic at the entrance along Perrin Beitel. Please note: no explosives are being used to demolish the plant, and dust-suppression measures are in place.

To address traffic concerns, CPS has shared the following: 
  • All contractor vehicles carrying personnel will enter/exit through the North Gate at 9911 Perrin Beitel Rd.
  • All demolition traffic will exit by making a right turn only onto Perrin Beitel Rd.
  • Demolition trucks will be scheduled so that high traffic times are not interrupted.
  • During delivery of heavy equipment, flagmen wearing high-visibility vests and TxDOT approved flags will be used to assist trucks entering and exiting the property.
CPS has also established a hotline that provides weekly updates on the project. You can call (210) 353-3366, or email

The City of San Antonio Sidewalk Cost Sharing Program is a voluntary program where owner-occupants and the City of San Antonio share in the cost of installing or replacing sidewalks. For FY 2016 (October 1, 2015 - Sept 30, 2016), the City has $250,000 available that can be used towards repairing sidewalks and curbs along residential properties.

COST: The cost share that residents are required to provide will range from 30-50% of the cost to replace the sidewalk. The share that residents need to provide will depend on their residential location. If the property is located in a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) area, as designated by the Federal Government, residents may qualify for the City paying 70% of the total cost of repair. 

Measure the existing linear feet of sidewalk along your property line, then call 311 (210-207-6000) to determine the cost sharing rate. 311 will submit all service requests to Transportation & Capital Improvements for investigation and a formal cost estimate. 

Nominations being accepted for SA Tomorrow Sustainability Award

The City of San Antonio's Office of Sustainability is now accepting nominations for the second annual SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards, an event showcasing breakthroughs and innovations addressing the three pillars of sustainability - social, economic and environmental. Previously known as the Green Building Awards, the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards spotlight the City of San Antonio's SA Tomorrow initiative.

The SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards will be celebrated at the City of San Antonio's second annual Sustainability Summit. The awards ceremony will honor community programs and building structures that promote sustainability through engagement with the people who use it and the environment that surrounds it. The awards feature categories for sustainability programs, solar projects, new commercial and residential construction and retrofit projects. The City of San Antonio has expanded the timeframe for eligible projects and structures initiated or constructed between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2015.  

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Nomination forms are available at Winners will be announced at the Sustainability Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 at the Henry B. González Convention Center.

SA Tomorrow is a three-plan approach to guide San Antonio toward smart, sustainable growth with efforts to preserve our resources and quality of life. The initiative aims to address issues of importance to the entire community including air and water quality, energy efficiency, transportation, jobs and housing through the following plans: the Comprehensive Plan, the Sustainability Plan and the Multimodal Transportation Plan.
For more information on the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards, contact Douglas Melnick, Office of Sustainability at (210) 207-1721 or by email at

Free Event: Mass Meditation for Peace at the Japanese Tea Garden
For more information, visit or email Kimberly Suta at

Stinson Hosts Free Flight Club Seminar
How to Start a Flight Club

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will be holding a free "Flying Club" Seminar at Stinson Municipal Airport Saturday, July 30th from 10-11:30 a.m.

The seminar is designed to demystify the process of starting and running a successful flight club. Discover how to fly more, spend less and have more fun in the process.

To register for the complimentary seminar and learn more about the free resources available from AOPA that make forming and operating a flight club easier and more productive than ever call 1-800-872-2672 or visit

RSVP deadline by July 28, 2016.

Redland Road South Project Update

Jones Maltsberger Road Bridge Closure
  • The bridge on Jones Maltsberger Rd is closed from June 6th through August 14th, 2016, during the summer school break.
  • Detour signage is in place.
  • Please click here for the bridge detour map.
July 2016 activities:
  • AT&T splicing and fiber optic lines completed.
  • Jones Maltsberger Rd bridge / low water crossing demolition completed.
  • Utility crew excavation and installation of 8" gas line on Jones Maltsberger Rd.
  • Roadway widening and grading work on Redland Rd.
  • SAWS water main and tie-in work at Jones Maltsberger Rd.
  • Utility crew excavation & installation of 48" storm drain at Jones Maltsberger Rd.
  • SAWS sewer line and manhole work on Jones Maltsberger Rd started.
  • Hauled away debris from site.
 Planned activities for the next 3+ weeks:
  • Utility crew to continue excavation, installation and tie-in of 8" gas line on Jones Maltsberger Rd.
  • Crew's to continue roadway widening and grading on Redland Rd.
  • SAWS water main and tie-in work at Jones Maltsberger Rd. to continue.
  • Utility crew to continue excavation and installation of 48" storm drain at Jones Maltsberger Rd.
  • SAWS sewer line and manhole work on Jones Maltsberger Rd to continue
  • Utility Crew planning excavation and installation of box culverts at Jones Maltsberger Rd.
  • Utility crew planning excavation and installing storm drain on Redland Rd on the east side at 1604 area.
  • Utility crew planning gas tie-in at Redland Rd & 1604 once CPS/TxDOT permit received. 
  • Haul away debris from site.
All work is subject to favorable weather conditions. If you have questions about the project, please contact:
Joey Doctor | Capital Projects Officer

Upcoming Events at District 10 Libraries

Tobin Branch Library at Oakwell (4134 Harry Wurzbach, 78209)

Tobin Writers' Group
Saturday, July 23
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Come join our writers' group for an opportunity to share, discuss and critique your work with fellow writers. All skill levels and ages welcome.
Tobin Game Day!
Saturday, July 23
2:30 - 3:30PM
All ages are invited to come and play their choice from our large selection of popular Wii and board games. Bring your friends or make new ones.

Thousand Oaks Library (4618 Thousand Oaks, 78233)

Come and Go Crafts
Friday, July 29
10AM - 6PM
Express yourself! Come to the library for creative, self-directed craft activities. All ages welcome; young children may need adult assistance.

For more information or additional events, visit the library website

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