District 10 and San Antonio, I want to thank you from the
bottom of my heart for all of the support that you have shown to the
victims of Hurricane Harvey. We opened our doors, and you all opened
your hearts by giving donations and volunteering. Our office was
overwhelmed with the amount of donations received at the District 10
Field Office. The road to recovery for our coastal neighbors will be
long, and we ask that you continue to keep our neighbors in your
Finding gas over the weekend was a struggle seen throughout
Texas. Please continue to gas responsibly in the coming days. We have
been told by oil and gas companies that the distribution should
normalize; however, we are asking anyone who can do so, to take
alternative transportation, carpool, or work from home. You can
review bus routes by using the VIA goMobile app or by using Google or
Apple Maps. You can even pay bus fares through the VIA goMobile app.
We realize that bus transportation is not feasible for everyone, but
it is always a good idea to see how you can incorporate a VIA ride in
your daily life.
Budget session is in full swing at City Council. We are
working hard to ensure that your tax dollars are working for
you. We appreciate the feedback we have received so far and will
advocate to incorporate your priorities into the 2018 budget. We
will share the final proposed budget for your review after our budget
sessions are completed.
On September 1st, Texas' new Texting-While-Driving ban took
effect. While San Antonio residents were already subject to local
laws regarding cell phone use while driving, the state law
establishes a misdemeanor offense for the operator of a motor vehicle
who uses a portable wireless communication device to read, write, or
send an electronic message while operating the vehicle, unless the
vehicle is stopped. First-time violators could be fined up to $99 or
$200 for a repeat offense. Let this be a reminder that Hands-Free is
the way to be in San Antonio and across the great state of
We are less than a month away from National Night Out. 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 District10@sanantonio.gov. Thank
you to all of the neighborhoods that have requested our office's
attendance this far. We have received requests from the following
neighborhoods: Forest Oak, Northern Hills, Oak Park Northwood,
Friends of Comanche Lookout, Hills of Park North, Valencia, Summit at
Bulverde Creek, Longs Creek, Royal Ridge, and Cedar Grove. If you have previously
requested our attendance but do not see your neighborhood listed,
please contact us as soon as possible. We aim to
attend as many parties as we can.
Thank you for being active community members and leaders here
in District 10.
Northeast Neighborhood Alliance -
September 18th, 2017, 7PM, at the Tool Yard
Click the link below to share
your voice on your budget priorities and share the links with your
neighbors and friends. If you have additional comments on the survey,
please feel free to email our Sr. Policy Advisor, Rebecca Podowski,
directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confederate statues and monuments have now become
a national topic of conversation with several cities moving forward
with relocations and removals. Here in San Antonio, City Council will
be addressing this topic in a future meeting in regards to the Confederate
Soldier Monument in Downtown Travis Park. What would you like to see
happen with this monument?
- Leave in Travis Park
- Leave in Travis Park, but add
additional markers to educate the public.
36.84% - Relocate the monument to a museum or
Have the recent events in Charlottesville, VA and other
cities changed your opinion on Confederate statues and monuments
remaining on government property?
18.95% - Yes, I now want them removed
16.32% - Yes, I now want them to remain
64.74% - My opinion has not changed
Open District 10 Boards
and Commissions Seats
Transportation Advisory Board is comprised of 11 members appointed by
the Mayor and each City Councilmember for two-year terms representing
the following categories: three (3) consumers; one (1) member large
company taxicab industry; one (1) member co-op taxicab industry; one
(1) member small business taxicab industry; one (1) member of tour,
charter or shuttle service; one (1) member of horse carriage,
limousine or livery service; one (1) member of hotel/motel
association; one (1) member of Airport Advisory Commission; and one
(1) member of Convention and Visitors Commission. The Board makes
recommendations to the Director of the San Antonio Police Department,
in reference to City Ordinances, Rules, and Regulations on the
licensing and regulatory review process for transportation services
licensed by the City. These services include taxicabs, limousines,
tour/charter services, pedicabs, and horse carriages. Meetings are
held on the fourth Monday of each month (excluding April and
December) at 5:00 PM in the Municipal Plaza Building "B"
Room, 114 W. Commerce. Meeting duration is usually one to two hours.
Public hearings are held in addition to regular meetings.
Building and Standards Board
The BSB is a
citizen-based board and includes 14 members appointed by City Council
BSB membership requirements are prescribed for the following
categories: Architect, Engineer, General Contractor, Social Worker,
Health Care Professional, Retired person (over the age of 64) and
Veteran of the United States Military. A professional property
manager may be substituted for one general contractor and/or one
social worker. The BSB consists of two panels of seven members. Each
panel hears and rules on violations of the San Antonio Property
Maintenance Code (SAPMC) and summary abatement appeals. Property
owners are allowed to appeal a SAPMC Notice of Violation to the BSB
based on issues of interpretation, intent, and application of code
requirements. The BSB may issue civil penalties for failure to comply
with the SAPMC. The panels also rule on cases related to the repair
or demolition of unsafe structures. Each panel holds a hearing twice
per month unless otherwise indicated. Meeting dates are the first and
third Thursdays for Panel A, and the second and fourth Thursdays for
Panel B. Meetings are held at the Cliff Morton Development and
Business Services Center, located at 1901 S. Alamo St. Location and
times of meetings are subject to change and can be verified with the
Access Advisory Committee
The Disability Access Advisory
Committee is comprised of 11 members appointed by the Mayor and each
City Councilmember for two-year terms. The Disability Access Advisory
Committee was established to work closely with the City of San
Antonio Disability Access Office as part of San Antonio's efforts to
provide accessible services and facilities for citizens with
disabilities. The Advisory Committee consists of consumers with
disabilities, providers of services to people with disabilities and
interested San Antonio residents. Meetings are held bi-monthly on the
second Monday at 3:00 PM at Lion's Field Adult and Senior Center,
2809 Broadway (in Brackenridge Park at the corner of Mulberry
Avenue). Meeting duration is usually one to one and a half hours.
Special meetings are called as needed. For more information, click here
If you are interested in
applying for one of the above seats, please fill out an application here.
The NEC Steering Committee is a volunteer workgroup
of area business and community leaders who provide input on - and
support for- implementation of the NEC Revitalization Plan.
Steering Committee members act as ambassadors for the
Perrin Beitel - Nacogdoches commercial corridor, working with fellow
business operators and the City of San Antonio to promote the
corridor's assets and advocate for the resources needed for
change. For a full description of the NEC Steering
Committee, membership expectations, and an application, please click
here: NEC Steering Committee Information and
Meet Our Staff
My name is Samantha Wickwire
and I am the newest member of Councilman Perry's staff.
I was born in Boston, Massachusetts and moved
to San Antonio in 1999. I attended Cornerstone Christian School from
1st grade until graduation, and then started my college journey at
SAC. After completing my Associate's Degree in Political Science from
SAC, I moved to UTSA and received a Bachelor's Degree in Public
Administration with a double minor in Political Science and Nonprofit
Leadership. Currently, I am working on my Master's Degree in Public
Administration at UTSA.
In 2013, I was fortunate enough to be selected
for an internship with Senator Van De Putte. There, I learned the importance
of community engagement and civic participation. After the
internship, I studied abroad in Italy where I spent my time divided
in 16 cities throughout the country, learning about historic
preservation and architecture.
After graduation, I began working at Luna
Architecture + Design as the Director of Business Development, where
I was involved with many major projects in District 10. After the
recent City elections, I applied to work for District 10 and the rest
is history! I am very excited to get to know our District 10
neighbors and assist in any way I can.
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
To stay in touch with the
Development Services Department, click here.
Hilton Head Project Update
Hilton Head Street: Between Scarsdale & Uhr
The Hilton Head project is being completed in two phases.
The first phase consists of all the concrete work and related
activities (driveway approaches, curb and gutter, sidewalks,
landscape and irrigation, and mailboxes), which should be completed
by the end of September (mailboxes by the end of October). The second
phase consists of replacement of the asphalt road surface which
should be completed by the end of October.
If you have questions about the project, please
Redland Road Construction is currently underway
on Redland Road from Loop 1604 to Jones Maltsberger Road. This
construction workrequires temporary traffic control devices to be
setup at the intersection of Redland Road and Jones Maltsberger Road.
Please be aware of the traffic control devices
at this intersection and it is recommended to allow for extra time
when traveling through this area.
The Texas Department of Transportation will be restriping
all of FM 2252 from IH 410 to LP 1604. FM 2252 is called Perrin
Beitel from IH 410 to Naco-Perrin and then it changes to Nacogdoches.
They will restripe any portion of this area that is maintained by
TxDOT. It should be completed sometime in September.
VIA Metropolitan Transit is hosting public hearings on September 5-6
and September 12-13 to receive comments on the service revisions
proposed for implementation in January 2018. VIA will have four
public hearings on the proposed service changes. See image for
Additionally, VIA and the Advanced Transportation District announce
the availability to comments on the proposed operating budget for FY
2018. VIA staff will present the proposed budgets at a public hearing
and receive comments on September 12.
National night out is a community outreach
program intended to bring community and police together on the firstin 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
Click the flyer to open the
the buttons below to see status updates on various infrastructure
City Councilman Clayton Perry,
1635 NE Loop 410, Suite 510, San
Antonio, TX 78209