Wednesday, August 2, 2017

District 10 Update August 1, 2017

District 10 Newsflash
Brought to you by Clayton Perry, District 10

                                                                                               August 1, 2017
Howdy Neighbors,

July sure did fly by, and I have enjoyed my time meeting with many of you. We are always eager to hear your concerns for your neighborhoods, District 10, and San Antonio as a whole. Council sessions begin this week, so we ask that you stay involved and let us know your thoughts. 

School is just around the corner, and we want to make sure that the students of District 10 are prepared and excited to get back in the classroom. We are hosting a Back to School Bash here in District 10 and would love your participation. Join us with your families on August 12th at Toyota Field from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for some back to school fun. We have partnered with several San Antonio organizations to ensure that your child goes back  to school, prepared to learn. A flyer is attached below for your reference. We are actively seeking volunteers for this event, so if you'd like to help distribute backpacks and supplies, please email our office at

As some of you may know, it is budget season for the City. The draft recommended budget is scheduled to be released on August 10th. The City is looking at hosting budget open houses in the various districts, and for District 10, the open house is scheduled for Monday, August 21st. So, our regularly scheduled Community Meeting on August 21st will now serve as District 10's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Open House. Staff will send a special Newsflash with the recommended budget for your reference. Please come to this meeting prepared with any questions that you may have in regards to the budget. It is my goal to understand District 10's budget priorities so I can make well informed choices. 

In our last Newsflash, we asked you all to participate in a survey to help us better understand your perspective in regards to two Council Consideration Requests. These CCRs were for a Pride-themed crosswalk and for the removal and relocation of the Confederate Soldier Memorial statue in Travis Park. This survey is still open for responses. If you haven't taken it and have an opinion on these issues, please participate. If you have taken the survey, please share with others who live in District 10. We truly value your input on these items, and we invite you to send feedback to us: Click to participate in survey

As a reminder, National Night Out is quickly approaching. If your neighborhood has not yet registered a NNO party, we've included the registration information in this newsletter. If you would like our office to attend your party, please send your request in advance to We aim to attend as many parties as we can.

- Clayton


Upcoming Community Meetings:

  • Join us for our Back to School Bash - August 12, 9 am - 1 pm,  at Toyota Field
  • Save the date for the FY 2018 Budget Open House - August 21, 7:00 pm, at the Tool Yard

Sign Up for Development Services Alerts

Did you know that you could sign up for the latest news from Development Services? Development Services can provide you with District specific news regarding Building Permits, Board of Adjustments, Planning and Zoning Commission, and tentative zoning cases. You can even select the type of information that you would like to receive All that is required from you is your name and email address. 

To stay in touch with the Development Services Department, click here.

Hilton Head Project Update
Updates for the week of July 24th - July 28th, 2017

Hilton Head Street: Between Scarsdale & Uhr

  • Curb, gutter, and sidewalk installation
  • Driveway approach installation

The City of San Antonio takes the safety of the traveling public seriously including all pedestrian traffic. Please help us by informing all residents that at times there will be sidewalk closures along the project limits. The contractor is required to provide a new route for ALL PEDESTRIANS as needed. Remind your neighbors to stay clear of all equipment, read all signs, and stay clear and outside of the construction zones while walking along the project limits.

Scheduled activity for the upcoming week of July 31 - August 4
  • Curb, gutter, and sidewalk installation
  • Driveway approach installation
  • Sprinkler system repairs
If you have questions about the project, please contact:
Warren Kahn, Capital Projects Officer

Stage 1 water restrictions began on Friday, July 14th and are still in place. Watering with an irrigation system is only allowed once a week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m. and is determined by the last digit of your address. The schedule is as follows: Addresses ending in a -0 or 1 can water on Monday, 2 or 3 on Tuesday, 4 or 5 on Wednesday, 6 or 7 on Thursday, 8 or 9 on Friday. Hand watering is allowed at any time.

For more information, click here.

National night out is a community outreach program intended to bring community and police together on the first in October to create awareness to crime and drug use in our city. NNO encourages neighbors to come out and meet one another. Many neighborhoods, homeowners associations, schools, churches, apartments, and community centers plan a collaborative event for their communities. 

Reach out to your neighborhood leaders and get involved. If you have not yet registered your National Night Out party, click here to complete the online registration form.

Metro Health Partners with Parks & Recreation Department to 
Offer Vaccines to Summer Camp Participants Before School Starts

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.

Parents 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. 

San 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 summer vacation. 

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 the state:
  • Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator
  • Visit for an interactive site locator map
  • Text FOODTX to 877-877
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 and employer.

For a listing of Summer Food sites visit or call (210) 207-3221.

 Educational Series with Aspergers101 to Take Place at San Antonio Public Library

Summer series focuses on understanding and excelling with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome

The San 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 and shared remotely at six participating Library locations: Cortez, Parman, Cody, Mission, Potranco, and Guerra branch libraries.

Independent 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 for a complete list of programs and streaming locations or call 210-207-2500.  

San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2018! 

The San Antonio Tricentennial Celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be commemorated with a year-long calendar of events, activities and innovative initiatives that will carry San Antonio into the next 300 years.

Visit for more information about the 
upcoming Tricentennial Celebration.

City Councilman Clayton Perry, 1635 NE Loop 410, Suite 510, San Antonio, TX 78209

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