We hosted our monthly virtual District 10 Community
Meeting on Monday, October 19. We were be joined by CPS Energy
CEO, Paula Gold-Williams, City of San Antonio's Aviation
Director, Jesus Saenz, and Impact
President, Jennifer Bennet, and Co-Chair of Grant Oversight and
Outcomes, Audrey Laird. Thank you to everyone who participated in
this meeting - we appreciate you standing by us as we navigate
this virtual world. If you were unable to participate in the
meeting, you may view a recording here. In the description, we've also included the
questions that were asked by y'all and answered by our presenters.
As many of you know, there is a very important
election on November 3, for issues that will have an impact both
nationally and locally. Early voting began on Tuesday, October 13
and ends on Friday, October 30. Again, election day is
Tuesday, November 3. If you are planning to vote by mail, please
do so as early as possible to give your ballot ample time to be
counted. To view a sample ballot and voters' guide, please go to vote411.org. There you will find a non-partisan pro/con guide to
each candidate and proposition. All election related questions
can be directed to the Bexar County Elections Office at
210-335-8683 or 210-335-0362.
I know many of you are curious about how we'll be handling
Halloween in the midst of this pandemic. I'm glad to share that
Halloween is not cancelled! The City of San Antonio has shared
guidelines on how to safely celebrate this year. For this year's
suggested guidelines, click here.
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. The District 10 team is still on hand and available to
address your needs and concerns throughout this time.
Virtual Northeast Neighborhood Alliance Meeting - Monday, November 16
Metro Health continues to provide up-to-date
information and resources for our residents on their website. The numbers are updated daily at 7:00 PM. Mayor
Nirenberg and Judge Wolff give updates on weeknights at 6:13 PM
on TVSA. TVSA can be seen on the following video providers:
Spectrum Cable Channel 21, Grande Cable Channel 20, AT&T
U-verse Channel 99, Digital Antenna Channel 16.1 and online at www.sanantonio.gov/tvsa or www.facebook.com/COSAGOV.
For information on Governor Abbott's Orders, click here. For information on Mayor Nirenberg's orders, click here.
Noise Exposure Map Update
The City of San Antonio is
conducting a Noise Exposure Map (NEM) Update for the San Antonio
International Airport vicinity, which will result in updated NEMs
that will reflect both the existing and expected five-year future
noise exposure conditions near the Airport.
There will be a preliminary series of public
workshops to provide information on the Part 150 NEM Update
process and solicit feedback from the community. Due to the
ongoing health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, the
workshops will be conducted virtually through an internet-based
meeting platform, which will include a teleconference option.
Spanish translation will be available.
The virtual workshops will be
conducted on the following dates and times:
DATE: Monday, October 26, 2020 -
TIME: 6:00PM ‐ 8:00PM
To register for the virtual
workshops, and to obtain any updated meeting information, please
Community members can call in to
attend the workshops at: 877-853-5247 (toll free) or 213-388-8417
- Conference ID Number: 865 8583 9338
Community members with limited
ability to attend virtual workshops can request printed
presentation materials by calling (210) 207-3847 or emailing AirportNoiseHotline@sanantonio.gov.
Message from CPS Energy CEO, Paula Gold-Williams
District 10 community members,
again for hosting me at your recent virtual District 10 community
meeting! I greatly enjoyed connecting with you all. It has
always been a priority for us to connect with our customers, and
I’m glad we still have the opportunity to do so virtually. I
especially enjoyed the interactive discussions and gained
additional insight on issues that matter to you
most. We value your input, and I encourage you to
please reach out to both myself, John Leal or our CPS Energy CRU
representative to continue our conversations to ensure your
questions are answered.
take a moment to review recent interviews to stay attuned to the
latest on your public-owned utility:
Place = Vacant Building Program (Virtual Conversation)
The Office of Historic Preservation is hosting a
series of virtual conversations to educate San Antonio property
owners about the potential pitfalls that can lead to vacancy. The
first conversation is entitled People + Place = Vacant
Building Program and features an in-depth look at the
people-centered approach of the Vacant Building Program (VBP).
The discussion happens on Thursday, November 5that 5:00pm and
registration information can be found at http://tiny.cc/vpbwebex.
This in-depth conversation will cover the purpose of
the program, where it applies, how it is structured, and how it
is executed. Additionally, the discussion will communicate the
enforcement actions associated with non-compliance and advice for
owners on how to stay in compliance. Attendees are encouraged to
submit questions before and during the session for VBP staff to
The VBP covers nearly 25% of San Antonio and works
in support of other previously-established areas like
Neighborhood Conservation Districts and City-initiated Tax
Increment Reinvestment Zones—the VBP is not only in historic
The main audience is individuals that are owners of
single-family properties—whether vacant or occupied. We want
vacant property owners to understand their obligation under the
program, how to be exempt from the program, and neighbors of
vacant properties to understand the holistic approach we take and
our goal of helping to strengthen San Antonio neighborhoods.
These neighbors came together and used Nextdoor for
good! Neighbors from Wilshire Terrace, Oak Park Northwood, East
Terrell Hills and more came together to collect garbage between
Harry Wurzbach and Eisenhauer and Corrine - clearing parts of
both District 10 and District 2 - over the last six weeks. All
told they've put in over fifty hours of work and collected one
hundred twenty bags of garbage. Thank you, neighbors!
San Antonio Youth Commission
To serve as a representative of
the youth voice in San Antonio and provide an outlet to youth to
civically engage with our city through advocacy and community
service. Meet 10 times during the calendar year (from August
to May). For more information, please visit www.sanantonioyouthcommission.com
City of San Antonio Higher
Education Student Advisory Board
The Board is composed of 11
members from a pool of students nominated by local colleges and
universities for a 2-year term. To help increase college
enrollment, retention of college graduates. And advise the Mayor
and City Council on policy matters of interest to students who
are enrolled in colleges and universities in San
Antonio. Meets monthly during the academic year (from
September to May). For more information please go to www.sanantonio.gov/humanservices.