If so, please send an e-mail to Emilie
Christianto make a request to post on our Facebook page!
On Sunday, we
experienced a tragedy that many of us wished would never happen in
our San Antonio. My deepest condolences go out to Detective
Benjamin Marconi's family, to our brave in Blue, and to our city.
While we have made national headlines, it brings me great pride to
know that the country is seeing the deeply-rooted pride, respect,
and class that we display as a city. San Antonio has been and
remains a great place to call home.
It was great
to see so many join us for this month's Northeast Neighborhood
Alliance meeting. We heard presentations from Commissioner Wolff on
highway expansions for San Antonio, Jim Snyder with Meals on
Wheels, and Rev. Abdon Garza about his new Ministry Center. I was
pleased to announce a few staff changes for your District 10 team.
Gabriela Gonzales has joined us as Constituent Services. Emilie
Christian is now our Director of Communications and Zoning, and
Rebecca Podowski is our Policy Advisor.
Last week, we
had a wonderful celebration honoring our beloved Northeast Senior
Center's first anniversary. We have included photos in this
newsletter of the event, so be sure to check them out. Not only was
this the first senior center in San Antonio built from the ground
up, but in just the first year it quickly grew to the largest
City-operated center. If you have not yet enrolled, please do so.
It is a treasure in District 10 with many resources for our senior
In other news,
our office is currently working with Development Services to
spearhead an effort to improve processes within Code Enforcement,
particularly when it comes to repeat offenders. The final product
may include strengthening ordinances, changing the structure of the
departments, or budget adjustments to fund more personnel. We are
not excluding any possibility, but we feel it is time to take an
active approach. It is always my goal to protect our great neighborhoods
and I believe this is a step in the right direction.
fast-approaching, which means it is time for our annual District 10
Holiday Gathering. We will be hosting the party at Morgan's
Wonderland on December 12th at 6:30 PM. We encourage you all to
bring a dessert for our potluck and an unwrapped gift for our toy
drive. Toys will be donated to the children and families involved
at the Children's Rehabilitation Institute (CRIT). Many of these
youngsters are away from their home to receive treatment or
services, and we are excited to help make their holidays a little
brighter. Give Colleen a call at 207-7276 or use the link in the
invitation below to RSVP. I hope to see you all there!
Thank you for staying actively involved in our community and for
your strong support of District 10.
City Councilman District 10
Click the image to be
taken directly to the 2017-2022 Bond Project website
You may also
reach Colleen at 207-7276 to RSVP by phone
Minute with Mike"
latest PSA on holiday travel
Enhancement Matching Grant Program Now Open for Business
The 2017 Northeast Corridor (NEC)
Enhancement Matching Grant program is now available for business
owners and operators along the Northeast Corridor. District 10
Councilman Mike Gallagher, along with Mayor Ivy R. Taylor and Deputy
City Manager Peter Zanoni, announced the start of the new grant cycle
at City Hall on Thursday. Executive leadership, city staff, and
the communities in and around the NEC are proud to see the
continuation of the effort to revitalize Nacogdoches and Perrin
Bridgett White, Director of the
Department of Planning and Community Development commented, "The
City of San Antonio is committed to preserving and updating
established communities. This grant program has proven to be
successful in helping small business owners along the Northeast
Corridor. We look forward to reviewing the new round of applications
and seeing what new improvements to expect in the NEC."
The NEC Enhancement Matching Grant
Program assists owners and tenants of commercial properties within
the designated NEC boundary with façade, landscape and signage
improvements to their businesses. The City of San Antonio reimburses
grantees 50% of the total cost of eligible improvement projects up to
$27,000. This is the third year of the program with $100,000 in total
grants to be awarded.
Last year, nine businesses and
their projects were chosen as grant recipients. Proposed projects
were reviewed by the NEC Steering Committee and evaluated based on
completeness of the application, the potential for visual impact,
consistency with the NEC Revitalization Plan and Enhancement Grant
design guidelines, and the quality of the proposed project.
Applications will be accepted until
Friday, January 6, 2017. Two information sessions will be held for
those who may be interested in applying or would like more
information on the grant process:
from NOON-1 PM at the Department of Planning and Community
Development, 1400 S. Flores St., San Antonio, TX 78204
Councilman Gallagher stated,
"Any business owner or operator in the area is welcome and
encouraged to become a part of this Improvement Partnership. We
created the grant program to be a resource to help businesses
succeed. Revitalization programs are so important to a City's success
and it sends the message that the City is paying attention. I am
proud to see this effort continuing in our Northeast Corridor."
Tobin Library at Oakwell (4134 Harry Wurzbach Rd.,
Saturday, November 26
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Come join our writers' group for an opportunity to
share, discuss and critique your work with fellow writers. All skill
levels and ages are welcome.
San Antonio Public Libraries will close at 6p Wednesday, November
23rd and remain closed November 24th & 25th in observance of the
information or additional events, visit the library website.
Northeast Senior Center 1st Anniversary
The Cotts enjoying
Collection, a great surprise for all attendees!
It was a full house to kick off celebrations
Barrel Coupon Now Available
Many of us have watched the rain
pouring from our rooftops and wished we could save it for a drier
day. Rain barrels offer a small-scale way to accomplish this, but
each one can cost over $100. SAWS is now offering for a limited time
(Application deadline Friday, Dec. 16, 2016) a coupon to reduce that
price to only $40 per barrel. (NOTE: water collected in the barrel
is not drinkable.) Rain Barrel Features can be found here.
locations: Eisenhower Park, San Antonio Botanical Garden or
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
to open the Rain Barrel Coupon Online Application.
The City of San Antonio's Transportation &
Capital Improvements (TCI)
is pleased to share with you the following
Redland Rd South
(Loop 1604 to Jones Maltsberger Rd)
November 2016 - Project Update
November 2016 activities:
Maltsberger Rd Bridge north side: Crews completed the bridge
rail, finished texture and miscellaneous touch-ups. Crews have
formed and poured the sidewalk.
Maltsberger Rd Bridge south side: Concrete crews completed
retaining walls, bridge rail and west side slope rip-rap.
water relocation work on Jones Maltsberger Rd.
signal work at Jones Maltsberger Rd & Redland Rd.
are grading the east lane on Redland Rd from 1604 to Jones
are grading the west lane on Redland Rd, from Northern Oaks
Church to 1604.
crews have started trenching on Redland Rd, from Northern Oaks
Church to 1604, preparing to install the storm drain system.
control adjustments thru-out project.
away debris from site.
Planned activities for the next
Maltsberger Rd Bridge north side: Miscellaneous touch up
Maltsberger Rd Bridge south side: Crews to grade roadway on
south side, lime application and asphalt to follow, and
temporary striping of roadway. Concrete crews to start sidewalk
and curb forming work.
to complete SAWS water relocation work on Jones Maltsberger Rd.
to continue traffic signal work at Jones Maltsberger Rd &
to continue grading the east lane on Redland Rd. Crews to start
placing lime application and schedule asphalt from 1604 &
Redland Rd intersection and head south on Redland Rd.
to continue grading the west lane on Redland Rd, from Northern
Oaks Church to 1604.
crews to continue trenching on Redland Rd, from Northern Oaks
Church to 1604, preparing to install the storm drain system.
trimming at Jones Maltsberger Rd.
traffic control thru-out project.
away debris from site.
NOTE: ALL WORK IS SUBJECT TO FAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS**