Thursday, August 4, 2016

District 10 Update 3 August, 2016

Upcoming Important Meetings

District 10 Community Meeting

August 15th, 7PM, at the Tool Yard

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If so, please send an e-mail to Rebecca Podowski to make a request to post on our Facebook page!

August 3rd, 2016

Dear Neighbors, 

Summer is winding down, but City Council is starting back up this week. We encourage everyone to read what's on the agenda for Council and let us know your opinions. The link to view all City Council and public meeting agendas is to the left. 

District 10's Oak Park/Northwood neighborhood made the news recently as they had to deal with the growing pains of infrastructure development. Google Fiber has begun their roll out in San Antonio with Oak Park/Northwood being the first District 10 neighborhood. Other neighborhoods will soon experience construction as fiber is being installed underground. Our office is in contact with Google Fiber's community liaisons, Transportation and Capital Improvements, and the City Manager's Office to spread the word about upcoming construction. We understand that the City-wide roll out will span four years.  As with any utility construction project in your area, you can always call our office for assistance.

School is starting up soon and so are the back-to-school events. If your group is hosting a back-to-school supply drive, backpack giveaway, or other community event, let us know so we can help promote it. Additionally, the Texas Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend, August 5-7th. Those shopping for school supplies, footwear and clothing priced under $100 will be exempt from paying sales tax on those items. 

There is no time like the present to register to vote for the November election. If you missed the window to register for the primaries last Spring, I urge you to register now to cast a ballot in November. You can read more about registering to vote in Bexar County here

Our next District 10 Community Meeting is August 15th, 7PM, at the Tool Yard. Spread the word, invite your neighbors, and join us as we update the district on the latest issues. 

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


Mike Gallagher
City Councilman District 10

Redland Road South Project Update

Jones Maltsberger Road Bridge Closure
  • Bridge closure began June 6, 2016.
  • Due to construction delays it does not appear that the bridge will be completed and opened on August 14, 2016 as planned.
  • The contractor should have the bridge completed and opened by
August 21, 2016.
  • The following institutions have been notified of this development and have working traffic plans in place: 
  • NEISD Transportation
  • Great Hearts Northern Oaks School
  • Redland Oaks Elementary School
  • Driscoll Middle School
  • VIA
  • SAPD
  • USPS
  • Neighboring HOAs/NAs
Detour Map: 


All work is subject to favorable weather conditions. If you have questions about the project, please contact:
Joey Doctor | Capital Projects Officer

Get Involved:  SA Corridors Neighborhood Advisory Committee

SA Corridors is a new initiative designed to be a collaborative, data-driven process with the City and VIA Metropolitan Transit. With input from the community, SA Corridors hopes to lay out a vision for the future of San Antonio's transit corridors.

We need to appoint three (3) District 10 residents to participate on this committee. 

Participants in the NAC will be asked to participate in 1-2 meetings and a half-day hands-on charrette. They will receive periodic updates on how the project is progressing, and will be asked to weigh in at key decision points.  They may also be asked to attend or help build attendance at public events and focus groups. Ideal participants will be those who are actively engaged in their neighborhoods and communities and have exhibited a willingness to engage in thoughtful collaboration with their neighbors as well as with city staff.

Please let us know if you would like to be considered for appointment by August 9th, 2016. You will need to include your preferred contact information, a brief description of your involvement with neighborhood or community programs, and why you would like to participate on this committee. You can reply to this newsletter or email us directly at

National Night Out - District 10 Registration Update

Below is the most recent list of neighborhoods registered with the City for National Night Out. If you do not see your neighborhood or organization listed, please contact Jo Alexander at For more information, click the National Night Out logo to be redirected to the SAPD/NNO page. 
  • Aviation Place Apartments
  • Country Hollow Countryside
  • El Dorado
  • Friends of Comanche Lookout
  • Hamilton CC
  • Hills of Park North
  • MacArthur Park
  • Marymont
  • Missionary Baptist Church of SA
  • Northeast Senior Center
  • Northern Hills (Winding Hill, Hilton Head, Pebble Walk)
  • Roseheart
  • Royal Ridge
  • Stone Ridge
  • Stonewood
  • Summit at Bulverde Creek
  • Tres Ritos
  • Turkey Point
  • Valencia

 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

 City now accepting applications for positions on Municipal Civil Service Commission

The City of San Antonio is recruiting residents interested in serving the public as Municipal Civil Service Commissioners. The selected individuals will be appointed by City Council and must be available to serve a two-year term.

The purpose of the Municipal Civil Service Commission is to hear administrative appeals of City employees in the classified service who have been suspended, demoted or terminated from their positions. The Commission makes recommendations to the City Manager as to the disposition of these cases. The Commission has the authority to issue subpoenas to witnesses and request investigations.

Interested applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • U.S. citizen
  • Registered voter
  • City of San Antonio resident
  • Mentally competent
  • Have no legal conviction of a felony
  • Be able to attend 1 - 2 meetings per month, averaging 2 - 5 hours per meeting
 Preferred qualifications include:
  • Knowledge of progressive discipline and Human Resources practices
  • Knowledge and experience in conducting administrative hearings
  • Experience in policy interpretation
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to make case decisions in a fair and impartial manner
  • Knowledge of Texas Open Meetings Act
  • Knowledge of Robert's Rules of Order
 When serving in an official capacity, Commissioners will be compensated $20 per meeting and provided free designated parking.

Those interested in applying may do so online using the City's web-based application for boards and commissions here.

For additional information, please call Brandon Smith, at (210) 207-7253. For more information on City Boards, please visit our website here.

For information regarding the Municipal Civil Service Commission, visit the website here and click on the Municipal Civil Service tab.


Weather permitting the following closure will occur in District 10:

Friday - Friday, July 29 - August 12
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wurzbach Parkway exit to Thousand Oaks

Crews will close the exit ramp of eastbound Wurzbach Parkway to Thousand Oaks for deceleration lane work.

Upcoming Events at District 10 Libraries

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

Tobin Writers' Group
Saturday, August 6th
10:30AM - 1PM
Come join our writers' group for an opportunity to share, discuss and critique your work with fellow writers. All skill levels and ages welcome.

Adult Play
Tuesday, August 9th
5:30-7:30 PM
Join us for craft projects and presentations. Adults only!

Thousand Oaks Library (4618 Thousand Oaks, 78233)

Thousand Oaks Thursday Book Club
Thursday, August 18th

Semmes Branch Library (15060 Judson Rd., 78247)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Dueling
Sunday, August 7
Join the fun and come duel with your fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! enthusiasts!

For more information or additional events, visit the library website

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