Thank you to everyone who attended the District
10 Community Meeting on February 18th. We were joined by Congressman Chip Roy, incoming City
Manager Erik Walsh, Diana Kenny, of the District 10 Homeless Task
Force, and Morjoriee White and Tiffany Juarez from the Department of
Human Services. If you would like a copy of presentations delivered
at any District 10 meeting, please email us and we will be happy to
The Northeast Neighborhood Alliance will hold the
next community meeting on March 18th, 7 p.m. at the Tool Yard (10303
The District 10 office has been
blown away by your invitations to join your neighborhood for board
and community meetings. Please know that our offer is always on the
table. Just send us an email at District10@sanantonio.gov and
we will be there.
As many of you are aware, San Antonio remains the only major city in Texas without a
homestead tax exemption on city property taxes collected. In response
to this, District 9 Councilman John Courage and I
recently filed a joint Council Consideration Request (CCR)
directing attention to the creation of a Homestead Tax
Exemption and increasing the Over 65 and Disabled Exemptions for City
of San Antonio taxes collected.
This issue is something I have researched
thoroughly, advocated for and written about
in an editorial over the past two
years. Thanks belong to District 2 Councilman Art Hall, District
3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran and District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez
for supporting this initiative by signing our CCR and to District 6
Councilman Greg Brockhouse for supporting the effort to bring a
homestead tax exemption to San Antonians.
District 10 has received
countless emails regarding the draft version of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan
(CAAP) and we have asked you all to do one thing: Take the official
survey. This survey allows you the opportunity to rank
your priorities on specific goals of the plan and provide your
thoughts to the City as this plan winds its way through the committee
process. Survey data is incredibly important for a plan like
this and we thank you if you have already completed it.
If you would like to learn more
about the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, you can request a group presentation, email the Office
of Sustainability or attend a scheduled event listed
on the SA Climate Ready calendar. We can expect to see this
plan appear on a Council agenda in a few months. If approved, the
plan will be a part of the guiding principles for city budgets,
building code revisions, state funding requests and grant
applications, legislative agendas and more.
As always, thank you for being
active community members and leaders here in District 10, and do not
hesitate to contact our office if we can be of any assistance to you.
Neighborhood Alliance Meeting
2019 - 7 p.m. at Tool Yard
and Commissions Openings
Affirmative Action Advisory Committee
The Affirmative Action Advisory Committee is
comprised of an 11 member board appointed by the Mayor and each City
Councilmember for two-year terms. The Committee evaluates and reviews
the City's Affirmative Action Plan. Meetings are held each month at
111 Soledad, Rm. 123. For more information, click here.
Transportation Advisory Board
(vacancy for consumers of taxis, rideshares,
tour/charter services, limousines, pedicabs, or horse carriages): The
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. There is only one
appointee per district. Where 2 are listed one is serving in a
holdover capacity and a new category is being advertised.
SA2020 Commission on
Strengthening Family Well Being
The SA2020 Commission on Family Well-Being is
comprised of 11 members appointed by the Mayor and each City
Councilmember. The Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the
City Council on matters affecting the well-being of San Antonio
residents and families. The Commission works in concert with
stakeholders, SA2020, and the Department of Human Services to help
meet the family well-being and safety net goals, indicators, and
measure identified during the SA2020 process.
Grant applications are now being accepted for
improvements to commercial properties along Perrin Beitel and
Nacogdoches inside the NEC boundaries. Guidelines and the application
can be found on the NEC website here. Closing date for applications
is April 30, 2019. Be on the lookout for announcements on grant
information sessions being hosted in March.
The Northeast Corridor (NEC) Enhancement Matching
Grant Program assists owners and tenants of commercial properties
within the designated NEC boundary with the cost of making façade,
landscape, and signage improvements to their businesses.
The NEC Grant Program provides a 2:1 reimbursement for eligible
renovation projects up to $50,000. For example, if the total cost of
a project is $10,000, the grantee will be reimbursed $6,700 (or 67%
of total project costs up to $50,000).
The designated Northeast Corridor (NEC) boundary includes: Perrin
Beitel and Nacogdoches Roads between NE Loop 410 and O'Conner Road,
Naco-Perrin Boulevard, portions of Thousand Oaks Drive, and portions
of the Wurzbach Parkway.
The Wall That Heals
The Daughters of the
American Revolution's Alamo Chapter hosts "The Wall That
Heals," a traveling representation of the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial, at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
February 28th through March 3rd. The cemetery is located at 1520
Harry Wurzbach Road, near the Wurzbach Entry Control Point at Joint
Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.
The new "Wall That
Heals" exhibit features a three-quarter scale replica of the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and a mobile education
center that gives visitors a better understanding of the legacy of
the Wall and educates about the impact of the Vietnam War.
Report dockless vehicle issues on 311SA mobile
The 311SA mobile app now allows users to report dockless
vehicle parking violations. Users can take a photo of the dockless
vehicle issue and upload it to the app. Issues including improper
parking, unsafe riding, blocking of sidewalks and vehicles that have
fallen over can be reported.
Issues can be flagged 24/7 on the app, which is free and
available for download in the iTunes and Google
Play stores. Additionally, residents can report violations
by contacting the 311 Customer Service office, which is open seven
days a week, or by contacting
dockless vehicle providers directly.
Dockless vehicle survey now open on SASpeakUp.com
The City is seeking feedback from San Antonio residents on the
future of dockless vehicles through a new survey. More than 4,400
people participated in the City's first dockless vehicle survey in
summer 2018, and these initial results helped inform the creation of
the dockless vehicle pilot program.
Visit SASpeakUp.com to
take the City's dockless vehicle survey, which is available in
English and Spanish.
Data reported to 311 and collected through the survey will
help inform changes to the Dockless Vehicle Ordinance.
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