October 2, 2020
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Upcoming Meetings
City Parks Reopen
Candidate Forum
Trap Neuter Release Program
Scholarship Opportunity
Census 2020 Update
Nov. 3rd Sample Ballot
Don't Miss The Deadline
Early Voting Info
Cancelled Meetings
City Hall Facility Closed
A Message From Mayor Chris Riley
City Services
Flu Season 2020-2021
Help Stop The Spread
Funding for Seniors!
Need Help Paying Your Bills?
Leon Valley Library Curbside
Stage 1 Watering Restrictions
Call 811 Before You Dig
NW Seniors Events
Upcoming Regular City Council Meetings
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Upcoming Meetings 

Special City Council Meeting
October 5, 2020 at City Hall - CANCELLED
Regular City Council Meeting
October 6, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. at City Hall AGENDA
Ethics Review Board Meeting
October 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall
Park Commission Meeting
October 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at Raymond Rimkus 

The City of Leon Valley City Council shall hold an in-person meeting with as many City Members of City Council physically present as possible. All other Citizen participation may be provided in-person at City Council Chambers. However, we strongly encourage you to watch the meeting online from home and submit your comments during citizens to be heard. All social distancing guidelines as recommended by the CDC will be strictly enforced. CDC Guidelines Link: https://www.cdc.gov/.../prevent-gettin.../social-distancing.html)

How to Submit Comments on City Council Agenda Items?

There are several ways to submit comments on "City Council Agenda Items" including "Citizens to be Heard". 


To submit comments on City Council agenda items or "Citizens to be Heard", you will need to register for an account first. This will give you the ability to sign up for distribution lists, sign up to speak at upcoming meetings, and leave comments on items for meetings that have been published. Please click here for step-by-step instructions on how to submit your comments through the City website. 

  • Please remember ALL e-mails must be received two (2) hours prior to the meeting time of 4:00 p.m. 
  • s.pass@leonvalleytexas.gov, OR
  • Leon Valley Public Comments - 6400 El Verde Road, Leon Valley, Texas 78238;
City Parks Reopening Partially

City Parks Reopening Partially
Your City Council voted to open up the soccer field and tennis courts if the COVID 19 positivity rate fell below 6.0%.   Congratulations!   On Monday, September 28th, 2020, a 5.9% positivity rate was reported; therefore, the soccer field and tennis courts are open. Soccer fields are only open for recreational activity; not organized sports. The city's playground, basketball courts and baseball field remain closed. Stay safe and healthy Leon Valley!
Candidate Forum 

Trap Neuter Release (TNR) Temporarily Suspended 

The Trap Neuter Release (TNR) program is temporarily suspended until October 12, 2020. We partner with the San Antonio Humane Society for this program and they will be closed for 2 weeks to move into their new building.

The San Antonio Humane Society will soon have a bigger and better state-of-the-art facility, that will be able to provide services for 20,000 needy pets in the community.
For more information or to sign up for the program please call Animal control at 210-684-1391 ext. 229 or 230.
Scholarship Opportunity from Tiger Sanitation

Census 2020 Update

Time is running out! 
Respond to the 2020 Census by October 5th, 2020!

Leon Valley is currently resting at 71.7% response rate!!!! Let's make it 100%! Your Count Matters! WE can do it Leon Valley! 

If you haven't completed the 2020 Census yet, you can still respond online, by phone, or by mail. If a census taker comes to your home, please cooperate. 

You can now text the Census Self-Response Line at 313131 to automatically receive a link to https://2020census.gov/ and complete your 2020 Census now. Text one of the following options to 313131:

* RespondNow - in English
* YoCuento - in Spanish
* Censo2020 - in Spanish
The 2020 Census is certainly one for the books, with all these unprecedented circumstances challenging us. Don't forget the results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade! That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.

Nov. 3rd Sample Ballot 

The City of Leon Valley, November 03, 2020 Sample Ballot contains everything that a Leon Valley registered voter will see on their ballot. We are encouraging everyone to take time prior to going to the polls to review this Sample Ballot because it is literally "the biggest ballot in Bexar County". Remember, Early voting begins October 13th!
Also, just a reminder that Monday, October 5th is the last day to register to vote.
If you need a voter registration card, an application to vote by mail or would like to pick up your Leon Valley November 03, 2020 Sample Ballot, please contact City Secretary Saundra Passailaigue either by e-mail at s.pass@leonvalleytexas.gov or by phone at 684-1391 ext. 216.

Don't Miss The Deadline

If you are new to the City of Leon Valley.... Welcome!        
Whether you have moved from a neighboring city or from another state, you must be a registered voter in Bexar County within the City of Leon Valley (Precinct Numbers 2061, 2112, 2143, 3002 and 3003) in order to vote in the City of Leon Valley's November 3, 2020 General & Special Elections.

The deadline to register is Monday, October 5, 2020

Registration takes just a few minutes and we are here to help you.

All you need to do is go to the Bexar County Elections Department's website at http://www.bexar.org/1702/Register-to-Vote or contact the Leon Valley City Secretary for assistance at 210-684-1391 extension 216.

DYK? Early Voting Information 

  DID YOU KNOW......?
Early Voting for the November 3, 2020 Election has been extended! Early voting will now begin on October 13th and end on October 30th. The poll sites have not officially been set as of early September but as of now, the entire Leon Valley Conference Center will be the primary poll site for this election. The reason for this is to allow all who choose to vote in Leon Valley ample space to "socially distance" and also have plenty of parking.

When it comes to way you can cast your ballot, you have options.

1. In-Person at the Conference Center and other locations to be announced.
Here are a few things you need to know:
  • Voters cannot be screened or denied entrance to a polling place for refusing a screening.
  • Masks are strongly recommended but not required for use in the polling place by a voter; even with the City's ordinance, voters will still be able to enter the polling place without a mask.
  • Social distancing will be enforced; each person will be provided gloves and a pencil to vote with.
2. By Mail - This option is for those who are going to be away from the county on Election Day and during early voting; are Sick or disabled; are 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or are confined in jail, but eligible to vote.
  • A ballot postmarked by Election Day must be received by the early voting clerk no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. If there is no postmark, the early voting clerk must receive these ballots by 7:00 pm on Election Day.
  • Exception: Military ballots - must be received by November 9, 2020 - no postmark necessary; and
3. Curbside - This is a great option for those who want to go to the polls but cannot stand for very long. We will post a number for you to call to get that set up as soon as a designated number has been set up.
Some Changes we will all see with this election are:
  • Daily Mast Reports will no longer be obtained through the city secretary's office but instead, may be obtained through the Bexar County Elections Department.
  • Lastly, no Election Day results will be given until the very last vote has been counted; at which time all results will be posted.
Please watch your weekly ENews and the City's Election page for updates on the City of Leon Valley's Election 2020. Please contact the City Secretary if you need any assistance or have questions at 210-684-1391 extension 216.

COVID -19 News and Announcements 
Cancelled Events

Leon Valley City HallClosed Until Further Notice; 
City services and operations are still available by phone and email.
Leon Valley Public Library
Book curb-side services ONLY
Leon Valley Community Pools
Closed Until Further Notice
Leon Valley Senior Center
Closed Until November 2020

  • CITY FACILITIES REMAIN CLOSED- City Hall, Rimkus Park walking trails, park restrooms, tennis courts, soccer fields, and community garden remain open to the public.
  • Leon Valley Public Library remains closed, with online adult and children's activities only and curbside pickup for books and DVD's.
  • National Night Out, scheduled for October 6th, as well as the Soap Box Derby, usually scheduled in October have both been cancelled due to COVID-19.

City Hall is Closed to the General Public

Due to the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in Bexar County, the following locations shall be closed until future notice:
  1. City Hall; City services and operations are still available by phone and email.
  2. City owned swimming pools;
  3. City Parks Reopening Partially;
    Your City Council voted to open up the soccer field and tennis courts if the COVID 19 positivity rate fell below 6.0%.   Congratulations! On Monday, September 28th, 2020 a 5.9% positivity rate was reported; therefore, the soccer field and tennis courts are open. Soccer fields are only open for recreational activity; not organized sports. The city's playground, basketball courts and baseball field remain closed. Stay safe and healthy Leon Valley!
  • Please call 210-812-3353 or 210-684-1391 to make an appointment with Det. Jim Wells to retrieve your vehicle. 
A Message From Mayor Chris Riley 

A Message from Mayor Chris Riley on COVID-19 Crisis - 10/02/2020 
Dear Leon Valley Citizens and Businesses:

          The Bexar County area avoided a major surge in new COVID -19 cases from the Labor Day weekend.  The San Antonio/Bexar County area has experienced weeks of steady improvement.  Last week the positivity rate, which the week before was... read more
City Services in Response to COVID-19

For more information about closures and cancellations please visit our website. City of Leon Valley Website 

Please note, city leaders will continue to meet and make a determination about future events and closures as the situation warrants. So please continue to check our website and social media for updated information. 

What You Need To Know for 2020-2021 Flu Season

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever. Getting a flu vaccine is an essential part of protecting your health and your family's health this season. To protect your health when getting a flu vaccine, follow CDC's recommendations for running essential errands and doctor visits. Continue to take everyday preventive actions. The CDC recommends 3 actions to prevent the flu:
  1. Get a flu vaccine,
  2. Practice everyday preventative action, and
  3. Take antiviral medication to treat flu if your doctor prescribes them. 
For more recommendations or information please visit: CDC Key Facts

Roll Up Your Sleeve for Your Annual Flu Vaccine
Roll Up Your Sleeve for Your Annual Flu Vaccine

Prevent Flu! Get a Flu Vaccine and Take Preventive Actions
Prevent Flu! Get a Flu Vaccine and Take Preventive Actions

Help Stop The Spread

We wear a mask to protect you, please wear a mask to protect us!

Do your part and wear a mask to protect you and others. Help stop the spread of COVID-19!

Help Stop The Spread

Hand Washing in 2020
Hand Washing in 2020

Funding Available for Seniors! 

The Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) has funding available for local seniors and veterans (60 and older) in need of assistance with groceries, rent, residential repair, transportation, and more. Please call 210-477-3275 or 866-231-4922 for more information.
COVID- 19 - Need Help Paying Utilities and Rent?

Apply for assistance today! 

Did You Know?
During the coronavirus pandemic, you may qualify for additional help with bills and rental relief. Bexar County has many programs and resources to help the community in need. Please visit the links below for more information. 

Temporary Rental Assistance Measure (TRAM):
* Housing Authority of Bexar County
o (210) 940-1180
Utility Assistance:
* Bexar County
o (210) 335-3666
* Workforce Solutions Alamo
o (210) 438-0581

Other News and Announcements 
Leon Valley Library Curbside Service - June 23

Please don't forget to return all Leon Valley Library books, dvds, book donations and audio books to the book drop-off box in front of the Library. These items must be quarantined for 7 days and disinfected before we can place them back on the shelf. We appreciate everyone's support! 

New Hours of Operation:
Tuesday 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Closed Sunday and Monday

Curbside Instructions:
  • Call the library at 210-684-0720 to reserve items or to place items on hold online, visit the LVPL catalog at https://leonvalley.biblionix.com/catalog/
  • Call the library at 210-684-0720 to schedule a pick-up day/time.
  • A library staff member will place your items on the outside table in front of a designated pickup number.
  • Please return all items via the book drop. All returned items will be quarantined for 7 days.
Stage 1 Watering Restrictions
Good Afternoon Leon Valley Residents and Business Owners! The City of San Antonio (SAWS customers) and the City of Leon Valley have entered into Stage 1 watering restriction, as the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) declared Stage 1 pumping reductions effective Thursday, July 9, 2020. It was officially confirmed that the 10-day average at the index well in Bexar County (J-17) dropped below the threshold of 660 feet to 659.8. The EAA declares Stage 1 based on declining water levels and diminished spring flow. When stage I is in effect, landscape watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is...read more
Helpful Information
Call 811 Before You Dig

Call 811 Before You Dig!
The next time your home or commercial project involves digging, be sure to first locate electric and natural gas lines, as well as cable and phone lines, by calling 811. Allow 48 hours (two full working days) for a CPS Energy team to come to your property and mark utility lines before your project begins. It's the law. 

For additional information, call CPS Energy at (210) 353-2970. You can also make a locate request online at https://www.texas811.org/

Other Community Events
Leon Valley Northwest Seniors - Events

The Seniors will not hold any activities until 01-01-2021

The following events have been cancelled by the Northwest Senior Citizens Board. If you have any questions please contact Shirley Jonas, President of the Northwest Seniors Club at 210-680-6867.
Kickapoo Trip
Cancelled - September 15, 2020 
Hot Air Balloon Trip
Cancelled - October 8-12, 2020
Trash and Treasure
Cancelled - October 24, 2020
Bethlehem Trip
Cancelled - December 4, 2020

Regular City Council Meeting
October 6, 2020 at 5:15 p.m.
Regular City Council Meeting
October 20, 2020 at 5:15 p.m.
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