District 10 Newsflash
Brought to you by Clayton Perry, District 10
                                                                                             
August 22nd, 2017

Howdy Neighbors, 

It was so great to see our community get involved last night at the Budget Open House at the Tool Yard. Early estimates indicate that we had over 200 residents in attendance. Mayor Ron Nirenberg welcomed the crowd and City Manager Sheryl Sculley provided a run down on the community feedback received during the SA Speak Up! campaign and how it translated into the proposed 2018 budget. We had representatives from multiple City departments on hand to answer questions and address issues from attendees. We appreciate everyone who took the time to come out to listen and ask questions about the City budget. For those who could not attend last night's meeting, the next meeting is tonight, August 22nd at Central Library (600 Soledad Street), from 5:30 PM-8 PM. We've also included last night's presentation for your reference. 

On August 12th, District 10 hosted our first inaugural Back to School Bash. We had a blast meeting so many families and handing out school supplies. We want to thank everyone who came to lend a hand; we could not have done it without you. If you came out to volunteer, please send us an email with your mailing address. We'd like to send a special thank you. We are planning more events so keep your eye out for things to come. 

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 District10@sanantonio.gov. We aim to attend as many parties as we can.

We have two survey links for you to click on below. One is to gather your priorities for the 2018 budget, and the other is a new survey regarding the Confederate Soldier monument in Travis Park. With recent national and local attention regarding Confederate statues and monuments, we wanted to ensure that we fully capture your opinion on the monument in Travis Park.  Results from our last survey are included in this newsletter for those interested in seeing how our district responded. 

Thank you for being active community members and leaders here in District 10. 

- Clayton

 
Community Meetings
  • Northeast Neighborhood Alliance - September 18th, 2017, 7PM, at the Tool Yard
Open Surveys

Click the links below to share your voice on upcoming Council items and share the links with your neighbors and friends. If you have additional comments on the surveys, please feel free to email our Sr. Policy Advisor, Rebecca Podowski, directly at rebecca.podowski@sanantonio.gov



Open District 10 Boards and Commissions Seats

Transportation Advisory Board
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. 
 
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 liaison.

Disability 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 applicatio n here
District 10 Goes Back to School

We had the absolute pleasure of hosting the first annual District 10 Back to School Bash at Toyota Field on August 12th. Over 800 backpacks and school supplies made their way to families in our community. We would like to thank the San Antonio Police Officers Association for working the grill, SAPD and SAFD for bringing out the big toys, San Antonio Pets Alive! for bringing out puppies, Pre-K for SA and Magik Theater for attending and entertaining the kids, and Twisty Art for the best balloon animals we've ever seen. We could not have done it without our amazing volunteers, including Gary and Peggy Sue Schmueckle and their trusty generator, neighborhood leaders Ed and Jo Alexander and Cindy Levesque, Diana Kenny and her youthful friends, the Rotary Club, and Linda Estes and Deb Kast for distributing the remaining backpacks to District 10 elementary schools. 


 




Meet Our Staff 

My name is Steve Peterson. I joined the staff of Councilman Perry on July 17, 2017 as a Neighborhood Engagement Officer.

I was born and raised in San Antonio, grew up on the Southside, the oldest of seven children, and graduated from Harlandale High School in 1976. After high school, I was fortunate to attend Texas A&M University, where I graduated with the Class of '80. 

Right before I graduated from A&M, I applied to the San Antonio Police Department. I began my career there in 1981. I held several positions at SAPD including patrolman and crime scene investigator; my last twenty-two years there were spent as sergeant. 

After thirty- four years of active duty, I retired.  I have lived in the Spring Creek neighborhood in District 10 for the last 34 years with my family. My children went to Stahl Elementary, Wood Middle and Madison High. I am well acquainted with the entire northeast side of town, especially District 10. 

During the last City election, I met Clayton Perry. We began talking and one thing led to another - I suddenly found myself no longer retired and working as a staff member in Councilman Perry's office. As a staff member for District 10, I feel I bring knowledge, experience and familiarity with the area to the office. I look forward to working and helping our neighbors in District 10.

To contact Sgt. Peterson, call (210) 207-0999 or email him at Steven.Peterson@sanantonio.gov



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
 
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 contact:
  
Warren Kahn, Capital Projects Officer
210-207-4019,   Warren.Kahn@sanantonio.gov   


Redland Road Project Update

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.

SAWS

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.

District 10 Survey Results


A CCR (Council Consideration Request) has been filed by District 1 Councilman, Roberto C. TreviƱo, to install a permanent Pride-themed rainbow sidewalk at Main Ave and Evergreen Ave. Do you support this motion?

257 respondents

27.63% Yes
41.63% No
19.46% Yes, but only if City funds are not used
11.28% Other*

A CCR is being drafted by District 1 Councilman, Roberto C. Trevino, and District 2 Councilman, Cruz Shaw, to remove and relocate the Confederate Soldier Memorial statue in downtown Travis Park. Do you support this motion?

257 respondents

22.57% Yes
51.75% No
3.89% More information is needed
21.79% Other**

*21 of the written responses for "Other" are categorized as "No", 2 are categorized as "More information needed", 2 are categorized as "No opinion", 4 responses are categorized as "Yes", and 2 are categorized as "Yes, but not with city funds". 

**10 of the written responses for "Other" are categorized as "More information is needed", 36 are categorized as "No", 3 are categorized as "No preference", and 7 are categorized as "Yes". 

District 10 Neighbors Spotlight

The Barrington Neighbors recently launched their Faces of Barrington Listening Project. We love their concept and look forward to seeing them succeed. For more information, click here. 
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The Listening Project for Barrington Neighbors is in full swing and we are getting a great response from our neighbors and our interviewers! We have already conducted dozens of interviews and are being connected with more neighbors.

At a Glance:
  • 9 Trained Youth Interviewers
  • 10 Trained Adult Interviewers
  • 24+ Interviews Conducted
  • 7 Neighborhoods/Apartments/Condos Reached
What's Being Said:
  • "There is a need to connect residents with one another."
  • "It would be great if there were ways to connect people more with the Seniors in our area; too many of them are sitting home alone."
  • "It would be great to have more youth and children's activities in the area for my 3 girls."
  • "I love that there is a community garden!"
What Skills and Talents Have We Found?
  • Teachers and educators who can offer classes.
  • Gardeners to teach and build upon the existing community garden.
  • People with the ability and desire to offer translating services.
  • Artists and musicians interested in community-based concerts or programming.
  • People with trade skills (electricians, handymen, etc.) who are willing to help their neighbors.
  • Home cooks who would be a part of a community dinner or cooking classes.
We are looking to train more adults to interview our neighbors. Trainings will be held in the Library at Church of Reconciliation (8900 Starcrest, SATX 78217) on the following dates and times.

  • Sunday, September 3 at 9:15 AM
  • Sunday, September 3 at 12:00 PM (lunch provided)
  • Sunday, October 1 at 9:15 AM
  • Sunday, October 1 at 12:00 PM (lunch provided) 


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.


GOODWILL HOSTS FREE CAREER FAIR AUG. 25
Goodwill San Antonio will host a  free career fair from 10 a.m. to Noon Friday, August 25 at the TriPoint Event Center, 3233 N. St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, TX  78212. Nearly 50 local employers are seeking to fill hundreds of positions across various industries. Positions pay up to $18.00 an hour depending on the position and candidate qualifications.
 
Goodwill staff will be available to help job seekers prepare for meetings with potential employers by providing an on-site job readiness workshop. As part of the registration process, job seekers will gain information on what to expect during the event and how to develop an effective elevator speech.  Job seekers will also have access to print up to five resumes.
 
Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally, bring their resume, photo identification and be prepared for on-site interviews.
Participating employers will be hiring for the following positions:
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Medical Assistants/Caregivers
  • Food Service Workers
  • Construction/Forklift Operators
  • Technical Support Representatives
  • Outside Sales
  • Retail Management
  • And more
 
Participating employers include:
  • Beldon
  • CST/Circle K Brands
  • South Alamo Medical Group
  • River City Home Care
  • Kohl's
  • Jim's (Frontier Enterprises)
  • Wells Fargo
  • And more
   
For additional Career Fair information or to receive resume and interview assistance at one of Goodwill San Antonio's Good Careers Centers, call (210) 924-8581 or visit www.goodwillsa.org/services/career-centers .

Click the flyer to open the registration page.


 
Project Trackers 

Click the buttons below to see status updates on various infrastructure projects.