City of Leon Valley
May 31, 2019
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Upcoming Meeting Schedule
Junior Law Enforcement Comeptition
Upcoming Events
VIA Metropolitan Transit
Red Light Camera Article
Swim Into Fun
New City Council Members
Algae Bloom
LV 4th of July
Community Events
LV Vehicle Impound Auction
Texas Master Gardener
Farmers Market Nutrition Programs
NW Seniors Bingo
Upcoming Regular City Council Meetings
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Upcoming Meetings

Board of Adjustment and City Council Joint Special Meeting
June 4, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall 
Regular City Council Meeting
June 4, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall 
Board of Adjustment Meeting 
June 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
June 13, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at Library
Regular City Council Meeting
June 18, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall 
Citizen Police Advisory Committee 
June 19, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall
Zoning Commission Meeting
June 25, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall 
You can find any Commission or Committee Agenda or Minutes Here . City Council Agendas are linked above. 

*Special  Announcement*
The Earthwise Living Committee will be taking a summer break and return 
September  11th, 2019. We hope everyone has a wonderful summer! 
- Committee   Liaison, 
Yvonne Acuna

Junior Law Enforcement Competition

City Events

  • Leon Valley Community Events:
  • Leon Valley's Fourth of July Parade and Festival - Thursday, July 4th, 2019; Parade from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Festival from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Coffee with the Mayor and City Council, Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Conference Center
  • Leon Valley Soap Box Derby - October 12, 2019-**NEW DATE**
  • Coffee with the Mayor and City Council, Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Conference Center
  • Halloween Party October 26, 2019, at the Leon Valley Community Center and Leon Valley Library from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Events are as followed: 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Arbor Day Tree Adoption on the Community Center Porch, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Trash to Treasure sale at the Community Center by Northwest Seniors, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pet Costume Contest on the Grass area in front of the Community Center, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Library Halloween Fall Festival
  • Annual Christmas Tree Lighting December 2, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at the Leon Valley Conference Center
  • Annual Breakfast with Santa on December 7, 2019, at the Community Center Sponsored by the Friends of the Leon Valley Public Library and the Leon Valley Public Library from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Annual Town Hall Meeting, Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Conference Center.

  • Library Summer Reading Special Events: 
    • Monday, June 10, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon. Summer Reading Kick Off/Big Rig "Petting Zoo" (Large machines and trucks to view and sit in)
    • Tuesday, June 18 ,2019, at 10:30 a.m. - Joe McDermott Concert in the Conference Center. Joe is a children's recording artist and is an excellent concert - very engaging for children and adults!
    • Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. - SW Dairy Farmers bring their mobile classroom and a COW to the library!
    • Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. - Happy Tails Exotic Animal Show in the Conference Center.

VIA Metropolitan Transit

VIA Metropolitan Transit is hosting public meetings to receive comments on the proposed service revisions scheduled for implementation on 
Monday, August 26, 2019 . Additionally, multiple routes will undergo minor schedule and adjustments for higher efficiency.  For a full list of these service changes, please visit

Red Light Cameras Article

Sharing an article that was published in the Feb./Mar. Edition of the Lion's Roar:

  "As you are well aware, the City of Leon Valley has installed red light cameras at ten intersections in Leon Valley. A question was asked at the Town Hall meeting as to where to stop at an intersection, and what to do when you see a yellow light as you approach an intersection. Texas Transportation Code 544.007 states, "An operator of a vehicle facing only a steady red signal shall stop at a cl early marked stop line. In the absence of a stop line, the operator shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection. In the absence of such a sign or marking, the stop shall be made at the signal. A vehicle that is not turning shall remain standing until an indication to proceed is shown. After stopping, standing until the intersection may be entered safely, and yielding right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully in an adjacent crosswalk and other traffic lawfully using the intersection, the operator may turn right." When it comes to Texas law on what to do when you see a yellow light, the code continues stating, "An operator of a vehicle facing a steady yellow signal is warned by that signal that, "Movement authorized by a green signal is being terminated; or a red signal is to be given." According to The US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, "The yellow light time is set to optimize safety and traffic flow. Federal guidelines last from 3 to 6 seconds. Local authorities set the duration based on many factors including; traffic volume, speed, roadway grade and intersection design." The yellow (amber) lights along Bandera are set at 3.9 seconds or higher, as directed by the State of Texas, and maintained by the City of San Antonio. In less legal terms, when you see the yellow light, it means to begin the process of braking so that you may stop prior to the stop line. That said, if your vehicle is ever so slightly past the stop line entering the traffic-controlled intersection before the yellow light changes to red, you are not in violation of the law. In addition, please remember, if you see the flash in front of you, you were not the violator for that flash."
Swim Into Fun

Leon Valley  Season 2019

Leon Valley Swimming Pools open 
Saturday, May 25, 2019.
 The pools are scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend! 

The pools will be open to both residents and non-residents, but there are fees for their use. Persons may go to either one of the pools and purchase a pass for just a day, or go to Leon Valley City Hall and sign up for season passes starting on May 1, 2019. City Hall is located at 6400 El Verde Road, and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. 

Pool Hours
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (both pools)
Forest Oaks Pool closed on Mondays (except holidays)
LV Community closed on Tuesdays (except holidays)

Click here for more information 
Newly Elected City Council Members

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Congratulations to our newly elected City Council Members Donna Charles, Will Bradshaw and returning member Monica Alcocer. They were officially sworn into office by the Honorable Judge Lawrence Morales. Our sincere appreciation to David Jordan and Dr. David Edwards for all of their service, efforts and dedication while serving as City Council Members.

Donna Charles - Council Place 1

 Monica Alcocer - Council Place 3                   Will Bradshaw -  Council Place 5        
            Mayor Pro Tem                                        
Algae Bloom in Huebner Creek

There is an algae bloom in Huebner Creek, between the new bridge and the creek crossing by the small parking lot - the City of Leon Valley is working on a solution. Because the grading of the creek in this area is now so flat, the water does not run off as it used to. In addition, there is a very small culvert under the path that has blocked up over time. Our crew will be cutting a v-shaped culvert down the crossing and then will install a grate o ver the top to allow for pedestrians and wheelchairs. This will allow the water to flow past the path and dry up the creek. Meanwhile, we will be placing mosquito biscuits in the area that has standing water.
This is a public service message and neither the staff nor the city council are able to respond. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Public Works at 681-1232.
Thanks to all who engage with the City, offer suggestions and participate to ensure we continue to make Leon Valley a better place to live!
-Kelly Kuenstler, City Manager
Leon Valley's 4th of July Parade and Festival 
Please turn in all vendor and parade applications to: 
Maribel Mendoza

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Last Day for Vendor and Parade Applications 
 Friday, June 14th, 2019 by 12 p.m.


If you are interested in sponsoring the 2019 July 4th Celebration, please contact the Maribel Mendoza at (210) 684-1391 ext. 231

The City of Leon Valley Community Development Department is seeking volunteers to lend a hand in keeping public spaces clean. Any portion of the City's public right-of-way is eligible for adoption including parks, streets, community pools, parking lots, creeks and trails. Volunteers are required to agree to maintain the adopted space for up to one year with six (6) clean-ups minimum. Participants are required to report every other month on their clean-up and/or beautification activities so that the information may be used for various reports and analysis. An adopted space may be renewed upon request. The City of Leon Valley reserves the right to approve or disapprove a location.

For additional information, please contact the Community Development Department at (210) 684-1391 ext. 226 or email

A group of kids, accompanied with an adult, did a "clean sweep"  at Raymond Rimkus Park. They cleaned from the dirt track to the green play area, and then continued around the field. They crossed the street and cleaned the Leon Valley Public Library area too! In total they collected about 4 HEB bags worth of trash. Thank you for helping us keep our City and park grounds clean and beautiful! Keep up the great work and thank you for your excellent dedication! 
-City of Leon Valley  


Other Community Events

Leon Valley Vehicle Impound Auction


Texas Master Gardener Events


Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Leon Valley Northwest Seniors 

Northwest Seniors Citizens Sponsor Trip to George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 
BINGO Every Wednesday from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the 
Leon Valley Community Center

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
6:00 p.m. 
Located at City Hall
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
6:00 p.m. 
Located at City Hall
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- ENews Team, City of Leon Valley