The Development Services Department will follow the
City's holiday schedule; the
office will be closed on the following days:
11 - Veterans Day
24 & 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 26 through Dec. 30 -
Winter Holiday Break
Development Services Department and the Fire Marshal's office
will be closed
Dec. 26-30, 2016 in observance of the City Winter Holiday. The office
will re-open on
Jan. 2, 2017, as regularly scheduled, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
After hour inspections on Dec. 28 and 29 will be available if
scheduled and paid for by 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 23. Please call
the following numbers to schedule your after hour appointment.
Construction Inspections - 207-0281
Inspections - 207-0220
System Inspections - 207-8410
Online scheduling for inspections will not be available during
the Winter Holiday Break.
Education plays a large part in fulfilling
the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) mission to protect and enhance
our creeks and rivers through service, leadership and expertise. SARA
provides information and examples to show how personal actions have
an effect on our creeks and rivers.
Currently, SARA is funding the
Watershed Wise Rebate project. The project provides funds to build
stormwater treatment using a variety of Low Impact Development (LID)
methods. The goal is to create awareness of the negative impacts
stormwater runoff has on our creeks and rivers, as well as reducing
LID is a design approach modeled after nature to manage stormwater
runoff in a manner that mimics hydrologic processes, providing
benefits for water quality and mitigating negative impacts of
stormwater runoff. LID includes the use of structural best management
practices (BMPs) such as rain gardens, bioswales, cisterns and green
One focus of LID is to improve water
quality by filtering nonpoint source pollutants washed off impervious
surfaces before they flow through storm drains and into to our creeks
and rivers. Nonpoint source pollutants come from the air, vehicles,
roads/parking lots and lawns. The rebate provides an opportunity for
landscape architects and engineers to learn the design process for
LID including site assessment, BMP sizing, materials, plants and
different methods. Each project may qualify for up to $100,000.
All rebate details and application
materials are available on the SARA
web site. For questions regarding the program, please contact Jake Aalfs, SARA, at (210) 302-3248.
DSD took advantage of the LID Rebate and qualified for
more than $34,000
toward the bio-swale in the new parking lot
located at 1902 S. Alamo St.
Measures - FY 2016
Performance Measures Report is available online.
Bulletins and Other Resources
The DSD Fee Schedule for FY 2017 is now posted and available at Fee
For a complete list of additional resources, visit the
sites shared below:
The Unified Development Code (UDC)
amendments approved earlier this year have been incorporated into the
To see the updated UDC in its entirety,
visit theMunicodeweb site.
The amendments, along with other UDC
updated documents, will be available on the DSD web site through
November for your review.
For questions, contactMike
On Oct. 6 and 7, 2016, the San Antonio Building Codes
Academy (SABCA) presented two training sessions on the book
Skills. Written with a focus on facilitation skills
for inspectors and code staff, the book applies to anyone working in
a customer service environment.
The sessions were presented by Steve Van Note, the book's author and
Managing Director of Product Development for the International Code
Council (ICC). He is responsible for developing technical resource
materials in support of the International Codes. His role also
includes the management, review, and technical editing of
publications developed by expert authors.
line with facilitation, Steve and his wife Marcie provided tips on
professionalism, conflict resolution, communication skills, and how
to have productive discussions.
DSD Director, Roderick J. Sanchez enjoyed
Mr. Van Note's training and agreed that his "topics on
facilitation and communication are what our department emphasizes
when providing great customer service."
DSD hosted the Fall SABCA training
session to more than 234 customers, including staff from DSD, Transportation
and Capital Improvement (TCI) inspectors, and from other city
departments and municipalities.
2016 San Antonio Sustainability Summit
today and join us
on Tuesday, Nov. 1 for this free event!
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Other Department News
- Customer Comments, New Hires, Recognition, etc.
Here's what you said about us...
Gaitan, Planner, Land Entitlements,
Mrs. Gaitan always
provides the information I requested in a timely manner. I really do
appreciate her responding and providing all the details to SAWS to
ensure my customer can move ahead with their projects.
Sanchez, Sr. Plans Examiner, Tree,Landscape and Irrigation
Review, Plan Review,
Jacob answered all my emails in a timely and
courteous manner. He made time for me to visit the DSD office and to
meet in person to further explain my many questions. The
information he provided answered all of our questions. I
look forward to working with Jacob in the future.
Zeke Solis, St. Planner, Zoning, Land Development
Zeke was incredibly informative and went out of his
way to find answers to my questions, including ones that did not fall
into his scope of work. He also made a follow up call to me within 2
business days of our contact - I cannot tell you how impressed I was
that he did that. Thank you Zeke. This is truly unheard of in our
Lori Campos, Administrative Assistant, Graffiti, Code
Enforcement, Field Services
On occasion our church will get tagged with graffiti, so we are so
happy the city offers services to paint over the mess... we really do
appreciate you! Thank you ... Pastor Chris
Abel Barraza, Development Services Specialist, Customer
Advocate, Plan Review
I want to compliment Mr. Abel Barraza. He was so
patient and it's clear he is knowledgeable of his job duties.
He is a great employee and he is very kind!
Michael Bennet, Electrical Inspector, Field Services
With Mr. Bennet's help, we were able to
reschedule an inspection so that we could make some
necessary changes once the homeowner was ready.
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