FY 2017 Proposed
Budget Development Services Dept.
On August 18, the City Manager presented the proposed
FY 2017 City of San Antonio Budget to City Council.
The Development Services Department (DSD) highlights
18 New Positions
Tree and Additional Revenue
Smart City - BuildSA
Comprehensive Plan Support
with the Redevelopment of Center City
No reductions to General
Fund for Code Enforcement or the Development Services Fund
proposed winter holiday schedule is the week of December 25. Assuming
City Council approves the budget in September, Development Services
will be closed during this time. As always, we will discuss the potential need for
services during the Winter Break with our customers.
Services Department is pleased to announce the new BuildSA web site
is now available. The web site offers valuable information to keep
you up-to-date throughout project development, including scheduled
timelines and training opportunities. Visit the new web site at www.sanantonio.gov/dsd/buildsato learn more about the overall project.
On the web site, you will notice we
also have a BuildSA facebook page. Search City of San Antonio Build SA on facebook and Like us to stay in touch with the project team and to learn
more about the latest happenings.
The BuildSA Team continues to work hard as they test and assess Land
Development's business processes and services and gather requirements
for Plan Review and Inspection Services.
As more information is available, we will pass it on. For
questions, suggestions and concerns, please contact the BuildSA OCM
Manager by email at BuildSAOCMTeam@sanantonio.gov.
Measures - FY 2016
Performance Measures Report is available online.
Bulletins and Other Resources
Information Bulletins (IB) provided below include noteworthy changes;
please review the items to ensure you have the latest information
City of San Antonio's Home Improvement Contractors: San
Antonio's Green and Healthy Homes (SAGHH) Program will provide
guidance to Home Improvement Contractors interested in branching out
into lead abatement work. The preliminary application can be
found online at: http://www.renewsa.com/ProgramsServices/GreenandHealthyHomes.aspx
the application is approved, San Antonio's Green & Healthy Homes (SAGHH)
program will enroll the contractor for Lead Supervisor, Lead Worker
and RRP training with one of the trainers currently under contract
with the City of San Antonio. This is simply the first step in
becoming a state certified lead abatement contractor. The
contractor must pass a series of state certification exams, license
the firm and workers through the state and meet any additional
insurance requirements (if applicable).
the contractor receives all the appropriate state certifications and
meets the insurance requirements, the contractor may be added to the
list of SAGHH Lead Abatement Contractors. The list is an on-call list
and costs are determined by a fixed cost list.
partnering with CPS Energy, Development Services wants to help make
safety a priority when digging in the ground. As such, be sure to 'Call
before you Dig' prior to starting an outdoor project, and
take into account the following safety tips:
examine the job site for potential hazards before any work
begins. Conditions can easily change, so check the site frequently
and communicate the information with the entire workforce. Be sure to
correct any hazards prior to starting any job.
safety is essential as there are many dangers that exist
when working above your head. Examine the job site for overhead power
lines, poles and guy wires before starting an outdoor job. If work is
to be completed near overhead lines, call CPS Energy at 210.353.2222
to have service lines disconnected.
digging, whether performing major excavation or minor
landscaping, is critical for contractors, as they need to safeguard
themselves from hazards related to damaging underground pipelines. A
simple, free call to 8-1-1 gets all of public utility lines on the
job site marked to help protect the workforce from injury and costly
downed power lines can cause serious injury or death. You cannot
tell by looking whether a line is "live" or "hot"
or not. Even if a downed line is not actively sparking, always assume
it is carrying electricity. Stay away from a downed wire and anything
it is touching such as a fence or equipment.
more information, visit the Energy
Safety web site or contact CPS Energy at 210.353.2222.
FIBER IN SAN ANTONIO
email or chat with a Google support representative to get more
information about Google fiber in San Antonio.
The Mayor's Housing Summit Join us Sept. 30 to discuss developing diverse
neighborhoods and housing opportunities.
See what events
will take place at the City's 1st World Heritage Festival, September
7 to 11.
Other Department News
- Customer Comments, New Hires, Recognition, etc.
Here's what you
said about us...
Bernal, Planner, Jose Garcia, Planner, Ernest Brown, Planner, Land
Development and Leo Salas, Plans Examiner II, Plan Review
Martha, Jose, Ernest and Leo
took a lot of time out of their day yesterday to separately meet with
me to discuss a relocation project. They were all very professional,
courteous, pleasant, and provided valuable guidance based on the
current circumstances. DSD staff are doing a great job
by answering my questions regarding the process. This is a great
help as it allows me to create a list of options on how to proceed
for my client's consideration. As you know, the City encourages small
businesses to succeed in San Antonio, as well as utilize vacant lots
in blighted areas. Therefore, your staff's time and assistance is
important in achieving this goal....I just wanted to recognize and
applaud them for that.
Pete Gomez, Planner,
Land Entitlements, Land Development
really enjoyed Pete Gomez being my Case Manager for an Amending
Plat. He is always very courteous and very professional. He promptly
returns my calls and emails. Thank you. I am very pleased
to know he is in Platting.
Lori Campos, Anthony Flores and Christopher Mercado,
Graffiti, Code Enforcement, Field Services
I am thoroughly impressed
with how fast the city rectified our issue by removing the horrendous
graffiti along the edge of our building. Ms. Campos was a joy
to work with, ensuring our request was handled. Mr. Anthony Flores
and Christopher Mercado were also instrumental in the physical
removal of the graffiti. We truly appreciate the dedication of the
Development Services staff that helped us. Their passion and efforts
are commendable; they are employees that are an asset to the
Development Services Office and San Antonio as a whole.
Gobert, Fire Protection Specialist, Plan Review
more municipalities had a qualified person and the willingness of Mr.
Gobert there would be less resubmittals. Mr. Gobert gave me time
to discuss my project and codes so that I was able to turn plans in
on time and have them approved. I also thank him for telling me about
the fast track system which was very helpful. San Antonio is a very
lucky municipality to have this plan reviewer. I want to thank him
for the time he gave me and my company to make this process as smooth
as possible. I appreciate him giving me the time and respect for my
efforts in installing a code compliant system.
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