Thank you to those who attended last night's District 10
Community Meeting. It was an absolute pleasure presenting our new
District 10 Councilman, Clayton Perry. I know he will serve you well
and continue the progress being made in our neighborhoods, business
communities, infrastructure improvements, and the Northeast Corridor
Revitalization project. We would also like to thank Mayor-Elect Ron
Nirenberg for attending and introducing himself. We wish him the best
of luck as he leads a new Council and our City forward.
This will be my last newsletter as your Councilman, and I
would like to thank each and every one of you who have called our
office, wrote emails and letters, or pulled us aside after a meeting
to discuss issues in District 10. Your participation is vital to
ensuring District 10 receives the right amount of attention, funding,
and growth opportunities. To those of you who stepped up to the plate
and served on a board or commission, or the 2017 Bond Committees,
thank you for your service to the City of San Antonio.
Together we accomplished a lot in District 10. We now have
Safe Exchange Zones at our police substations and a Hands-Free
ordinance in place. Funding has been secured for connector ramps at
Harry Wurzbach and Austin Highway. We built the District 10 Senior
Center, and their attendance has only grown since opening day. We
have our own historic designation for Nacogdoches and Perrin Beitel,
as they make up part of the El Camino Real de los Tejas Trail winding
through Texas and beyond. We have funded grants for small business
owners to make cosmetic improvements three years in a row. We
partnered with the County and Spurs Sports and Entertainment to
purchase Toyota Field, and secured a new soccer team, the San Antonio
FC. We established a Tax Income Reinvestment Zone, or TIRZ, to direct
tax dollars back into the district. None of these accomplishments
would have been possible without your input or attendance at community
meetings. Your guidance and participation is invaluable to City
Council, and I hope you will continue to remain involved with
Thank you all for making this experience a worthwhile one, and
I hope to see you at a neighborhood meeting in the future.
Our District 10 Community Meeting
Mayor-Elect Ron Nirenberg
introduces himself to the crowd
Councilman-Elect Clayton Perry
City Planner Jacob Floyd
talked about SA Corridors and the NEC
On Monday, the City of San Antonio unveiled the
registered trademark of Military City, USA® and accompanying logo
celebrating the City's deep-rooted history with the military. San
Antonio is home to Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) the largest joint
base in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) comprised of four
primary locations; Randolph Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston, Lackland
Air force Base and Camp Bullis.
The Alamo City has a history with the military
spanning more than three centuries, because of this deep rooted
relationship the Office of Military Affairs worked to make the title
Military City, USA® official. The Military Affairs team worked
directly with the U.S Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C.
for year to obtain the stamp. This past March the City received the
official notification of San Antonio Military City, USA® as a
registered trademark, this summer the logo was approved and reviled
to the community.
"For years many have referred to San
Antonio as Military City, USA and now we are officially a registered
trademark, a name that no other city can claim. Our
relationship with the military is one of the many reasons our City
continues to prosper and we are proud to celebrate this historic
announcement," said Mayor-Elect Ron Nirenberg. "Thank you
to the entire military community, their families, and the service men
and women who call San Antonio home."
JBSA contributes $48.7 billion to the Texas
economy and supports about 283,000 Texans in some capacity,
contributing about $17 billion in disposable personal income and
employing about 804,000 Texans. Texas' military bases are responsible
for $136.4 billion in total output and an annual contribution of
$81.3 billion to gross domestic product.
"The military presence in San Antonio
alone contributes $48 billion to our economy and is the largest
single employer in the area," said Sen. Jose Menendez.
"It's natural for San Antonio to officially be Military City,
USA considering our active and retired military population that help
make this city unique and prosperous."
San Antonio has a 300-year history with the
military, including the first U.S. military aviation flight at Ft.
Sam Houston in 1910. Almost every military personnel has a connection
to JBSA. Every medic in the DoD is trained at JBSA; every airman in
the Air Force completes basic military training in San Antonio;
Lackland Air force Base hosts the Air Force Intelligence,
Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency; and Fort Sam Houston has the
DoD's largest hospital and only level one trauma center in the
country. More than 250,000 retirees, including approximately 425
retired general officers call the San Antonio home.
"As a city we must protect our military
installations and sustain military mission readiness for the future
of San Antonio and the protection of our country," said Rep.
Roland Gutierrez. "The military community provides so much
for San Antonio we are proud they call Military City, USA home."
The City of San Antonio works with a number of
military-related organizations that support San
Antonio's active duty, retirees and veterans.
The Office of Military Affairs serves as the formal link between the
City and the military community with organizations such as City's
Commission on Veterans Affairs; the City's Military Transformation
Task Force (MTTF). Recently, the City's Office of Military Affairs
initiated the Hidden Heroes program, which raises awareness of the
untold stories of military caregivers and the challenges and
long-term needs veteran caregivers face.
Metro Health Partners with Parks & Recreation Department
Offer Vaccines to Summer Camp Participants Before School
This summer, instead of waiting for hours in
line, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) is
helping by bringing the vaccines where the children are.
In partnership with the Parks and Recreation
Summer Youth Program, Metro Health will visit sites throughout June
and July and vaccinate kids who are in need of vaccines before they
start school. This effort will assist parents by not having to battle
the back-to-school crowds.
Children between 11-12 years old are required
to get their booster vaccinations before being allowed to start
school. Metro Health will be offering the required vaccinations,
including Tdap, which protects against Tetanus, Diphteria and
Pertussis; as well as the HPV vaccine to guard against the Human
Papilloma Virus; and the meningitis vaccine.
will be able to choose which vaccines they want their children to
receive. However, the Tdap and Meningitis vaccines are required for
school entry. The vaccines will be offered at no-cost to the children
and their families.
Antonio Parks and Recreation Will Serve Up Good Nutrition For
Local Children This Summer
This summer the Parks and Recreation Department
will connect children 18 years old and younger with healthy Summer
Food Service Program (SFSP) meals at no cost to the child. SFSP is a
U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered in the
Lone Star State by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). For the
children who rely on school meals during the academic year, these
meals offer a source of good nutrition when school is out for the long
The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department
is partnering with TDA to serve meals across Texas. Families are
encouraged to use these three tools to find a meal site anywhere in
Organizations partner with TDA to serve meals
in areas where more than 50 percent of children are eligible for free
or reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Eligible
sponsoring organizations include schools, faith-based groups, nonprofit
summer camps, government agencies and other tax-exempt organizations.
All meal sites must be sponsored by an organization that has a
contract with TDA.
Summer food program meal sites help children
succeed by providing the nourishment they need to return to school in
the fall ready to thrive. USDA is an equal opportunity provider
Series with Aspergers101 to Take Place at San Antonio Public Library
series focuses on understanding and excelling with high-functioning
autism and Asperger Syndrome
Antonio Public Library and Aspergers101 are hosting an educational
series taking place this summer that focuses on understanding and
excelling with high-functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome. The
series is presented by Jennifer Allen, Founder and CEO of
Aspergers101. Each program will be held at Central Library on the
second Tuesday of every month through August from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
They will also be live-streamed via Sinclair Broadcasting at
News4SA.com/Live/Event and shared remotely at six participating
Library locations: Cortez, Parman, Cody, Mission, Potranco, and
Guerra branch libraries.
Education- July 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Learn more
about the various options for school: public, private, charter or
homeschool. Discuss the pros and cons of each and how to tailor the
K-12 years to suit your child's needs. Special guest: Lisa Rogers,
Director of Educating Diverse Learners.
Living - August 8, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Discover helpful tools
that assist with independent living. Discuss life after high school
including driving and transportation, choices for higher
education, employment, and living options. Special guests: Julie Coy
Manier & Grant Manier, authors of Different is More.
Visit bit.ly/Aspergers101 for a
complete list of programs and streaming locations or call
City Councilman Mike Gallagher,
1635 NE Loop 410, Suite 510, San
Antonio, TX 78209