Thursday, October 17, 2019

District 10 Update

District 10 Newsflash
Brought to you by Councilman Clayton H. Perry

October 14, 2019

Howdy Neighbors,

On August 22nd, City Council was briefed on the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). I’d like for you all to read the plan at and give us your thoughts. The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan will come to City Council for a vote on October 17th.

Thank you to everyone who invited the District 10 Team to their National Night Out events. We made it to 28 events throughout the district. It is always a pleasure to see so many neighbors at once.

The next District 10 Community Meeting is set for Monday, October 21st, 7 PM at the Tool Yard (10303 Tool Yard). At this meeting we'll hear from the San Antonio Police Department's Auto Theft Unit, Transportation and Capital Improvements, Luminaria and the League of Women Voters.

As always, thank you for being active community members and leaders here in District 10. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if we can be of any assistance to you. 

- Clayton

Upcoming Community Meetings
Northeast Neighborhood Alliance Meeting
October 21, 2019 - 7 PM at Tool Yard

Community Spotlight | Eden Duck Pond

Last summer when the aged bentonite liner of Eden’s neighborhood Duck Pond cracked, the hearts of Eden and our surrounding community cracked with it!  This crisis created one of the biggest and most difficult challenges any Eden HOA leadership team has ever faced! But, it also created a time when the community united in a single purpose – “Save the Eden Duck Pond!“ 

Nature pond specialists were consulted and recommendations made on design changes that would be necessary if the pond was to be restored in a manner that would be economically sustainable once the restoration was complete.  The first requirement would be to stop adding water, because it would be necessary to have a dry bottom before the restoration could begin. That led to the painful process of watching the pond’s waterfowl and turtle population go through the stress of survival while the pond dried out over the next 10 months.  This is when the volunteers really went to work: they manned kiddie pools to provide water for the waterfowl; rescued and relocated 137 turtles to locations recommended by Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists; dedicated countless hours of fundraising efforts to raise the needed funds for restoration; and coordinated with multiple city agencies to ensure restoration efforts proceeded with proper direction. 

The initial fundraising goal was met in March after only eight months of fundraising. The pond’s restoration eliminated the pond’s original tri-peninsula shape; reduced its surface area from approximately 15,000 sq ft to approximately 6,800 sq ft; increased its shallow depth from about 2.5’ to over 5’; reduced its estimated water capacity from about 335,000 gallons to approximately 220,000; replaced its original clay liner with a commercial grade rubber liner; and added a much needed aeration system to help oxygenate the water.   The pond’s design still maintains a charming curved shape that fits in its original area and has a natural river rock border perimeter that adds to its nature appeal.  The end result is a beautiful pond that, like the original pond, captures the hearts of its visitors!

Councilman Perry’s Statement Regarding Sick and Safe Leave

 SAN ANTONIO (October 3, 2019) – City Council voted (8-3) to adopt revisions to the Sick and Safe Leave ordinance. The following statement was released in response to the vote:

“I remain strongly opposed to government mandated Sick and Safe Leave, which is why I voted against this ordinance. Mandatory Sick and Safe Leave has the potential to severely cripple San Antonio’s businesses. In an effort to alleviate small businesses from this burden, I attempted to amend the ordinance to exclude them from the requirement to provide this regulation. Unfortunately, this amendment failed to gain the support of the majority of Council. 

It is not our responsibility as a Council to dictate how private companies should handle their day-to-day business practices. This discussion should be held at the State level. By passing this revised ordinance, we are again asking for a lawsuit against San Antonio that will inevitably cost our taxpayers money. 

Employers and employees in San Antonio are entitled to create their contracts for employment free of government interference. San Antonio is growing because we have had a functioning formula that has supported business development and employees. Without strong businesses, there will not be economic success, which impacts the quality of life in our great city.”

Boards and Commissions Vacancies

Disability Access Advisory Committee: The Disability Access Advisory Committee is comprised of 11 members for two-year terms of office. To work closely with the Disability Access Office as part of San Antonio’s efforts to provide accessible services and facilities for citizens with disabilities. Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 3:00 PM at the Lion’s Field Senior Center, 2809 Broadway. For more information, please click here.

Big thank you to our outgoing Boards and Commissions member, Claudia Rodriguez. You are a true steward of the community and we are so grateful for the time and energy you dedicated to making San Antonio a great place to live.

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