City of Leon Valley
February 14, 2020
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Upcoming Meeting Schedule
City Offices Closed
Happy V-Day!
Basura Bash 2020
It's Time Leon Valley
ITT Community Challenge
Census 2020
Tiger Sanitation Rates
Spring Clean-up Week!
Poster Contest Winners
Earthwise Living
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Library Events
Forest Oak Garden Club
AARP Free Tax Services
NW Seniors Bingo
NW Seniors Events
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Upcoming Meetings

Special City Council Meeting
February 18, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall AGENDA
Regular City Council Meeting
February 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall AGENDA
Ethics Review Board Meeting
February 19, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall 
Complete Count Committee 
February 24, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fire Department 

You can find any Commission or Committee Agenda or Minutes Here . City Council Agendas are linked above. 
City Offices Closed

Happy Valentine's Day! 

Basura Bash 2020

Basura Bashers, j oin us tomorrow 
from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.!

Cleanup Zarzamora Creek (Loop 410 to Bandera Rd.) 

Basura Bash is a one-day, all-volunteer event to clean the San Antonio Watershed.  We are excited to have you join us for the 26th Annual Basura Bash Waterways Cleanup. Please visit to sign up for the Zarzamora Creek - Leon Valley tributary. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact David Dimaline, Tributary Leader at 210-681-1232 x201 or email .  

What: 26th Annual Basura Bash Waterways Cleanup

When: February 15, 2020 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Sign In and Refreshments: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Cleanup Zarzamora Creek (Loop 410 to Bandera Rd.) 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

5601 Bandera Rd. (HEB parking lot near Zarzamora Creek)
See you on February 15th as we all join forces to clean it like we mean it.

It's Time Leon Valley


FREE Community Event!

For more information about participation please contact 
Maribel Mendoza at  210-684-1391 ext. 231 or email

It's Time Texas Community Challenge

It's Time Leon Valley!!!

The It's Time Texas Community Challenge is an 8-week competition that unites and mobilizes schools, businesses, organizations, community members, and mayors toward the common goal of transforming your community's health. This year's Community Challenge starts January 6th and runs through March 1st. It's a free, fun, healthy living competition that helps you create healthy habits! The Texas community to receive the most points will receive funds to put toward future community health efforts!

How do you earn points? There are a number of different ways to earn points for your community aka Leon Valley! To start, you must be a registered user, which will award your community 500 points! If you participated last year, you can reactivate last year's account to earn points for your community in this year's Challenge or reset your password.Once registered you can click Log Activity link to submit different activities to help your community compete for the crown! For example, you can take a healthy selfie whenever you're eating healthy, you can sync your fitness tracker to track you daily activities or track your weight weekly!

For more information about participation please contact 
Maribel Mendoza at  210-684-1391 ext. 231 or email

News and Announcements 
Census 2020

Census 2020, Coming Soon in Mid-March! 

What is the Census 2020?
Every Ten Years, the United States Census Bureau conducts the Census Complete Count on all national and local levels. Census Day is April 1st, 2020!
Why is it important to complete the Census questionnaire?
#1 It provides an accurate population count in Texas, in Leon Valley.
#2 The Census is used to update the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (Congressional Reapportionment).
#3 The Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive for Hospitals & Healthcare, Public Safety, Roads & Transportation and Schools & Education (special education, classroom technology, teacher training, after-school programs, school lunch assistance).
How Census 2020 will invite everyone to respond?
Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail or by phone. Nearly every household will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census from either a postal worker or a census worker. Census 2020, Coming Soon in Mid-March!
Three ways to respond to the 2020 Census.
By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:   
  • Online. 
  • By phone. 
  • By mail. 
  • Computer stations are available at the Library at 6425 Evers Rd, Leon Valley, TX 78238 
For additional information access, and
Why is "Census 2020" important for our City of Leon Valley Community?
Our City was designated as one of the Hardest to Count (HTC) tracts in the nation with 2010 mail return rates of 73% or less.  In 2010, a very large geographical portion of the City of Leon Valley comprised our HTC area.  In addition, the City of Leon Valley was designated on July 18, 2018 as a Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) in Bexar County.  Our designation type is High Needs, ID #7488333753, with a score of 12. Completing this questionnaire will assist The City of Leon Valley in obtaining federal funds towards improvements for our community as well as the state of Texas!
Please contribute to the Leon Valley community by completing this questionnaire by "April 1st, 2020" and spread the word with neighbors as well as on social media regarding the importance of completing this brief questionnaire. "In Leon Valley You Count!"

For additional information please access, and
Heads Up, Garbage Service Rate Increase Coming Soon!

As we reported this past December, Tiger Sanitation's rates will increase, starting in April of 2020. The contract states the rates were to stay the same until January of 2020, and then, as with our previous waste provider, increase each year based on the CPI (consumer price index), with the increase being capped at 2.5%. The CPI did increase to 3.8%, so the increase is capped. Thank you. Due to the timing of the billing schedule, they have already processed billing for the first quarter of 2020 (January - March) and therefore the 2.5% rate adjustment will be made on the next bill cycle (April -June). The new rates are scheduled to be mailed out to residents on March 1, 2020. There are no additional adjustments needed at this time. Thank you.

Please contact Tiger Sanitation with rate increase questions at (210) 333-4287, press #2 for residential or access
Thank you.

Spring Clean-up Week! 


T his is a great opportunity to get rid of any bulky items such as old furniture, water heaters, appliances and brush. Please remember to read the safety guidelines that will help you prepare for a safe and successful cleanup!

Postcards will be mailed to all residents about the Spring Large Item Pickup! If you have any questions please contact Public Works at 210-681-1232

Bexar County has partnered with the City of San Antonio and the University of Texas at San Antonio to conduct a survey on the challenges that residents of Bexar County have in obtaining internet access, having digital literacy skills, or having access to internet-connected devices, more commonly known as the "Digital Divide". We are reaching out to you to include this in messaging and to alert your residents to ensure their voices are heard. This survey is open to all residents of Bexar County, and we are hoping to take the information we obtain to better address this issue moving forward. 

By participating you'll be eligible for a drawing for a $25 HEB gift card!
  CLICK HERE to start the survey or by scanning the QR Code on the flyer. 

2020 Census Poster Contest Winner!

The City of Leon Valley, in cooperation with Census 2020 and local businesses, sponsored a community poster contest opened to students from Kindergarten through High School. There were three categories in the contest: Elementary Grades K-5, Middle School Grades 6-8 and High School Grades 9-12. 

The posters are a demonstration of student understanding in how the 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for Leon Valley Police Dept., Leon Valley Fire Dept. and EMS, Park services, Community Library, Public Education etc.

Congratulations to  our WINNERS!

NISD Poster Contest Winners:

Phoenix Gonzales 
Leon Valley Elementary

Isabelle Moreno 
Oak Hills Terrace

Haley Aghted Arnedondo  
Leon Valley Elementary

31st Annual Earthwise Living Day

City Events
Upcoming City Events

Upcoming Library Events

Other Community Events
Need Help With Home Repairs? 

Merced makes these repairs at no cost to the homeowners. Funding is limited, so call today!
AARP Free Tax Services

Please note correction made.

AARP Foundation is offering free tax preparation to anyone of any age, especially if you are 50 or older. These services will be held at the Leon Valley Community Center beginning February 4 through April 9, 2020; except for March 5th. on Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY!
These services are first come first serve; in person ONLY, 
February 4 through April 9, 2020; except for March 5th.
Leon Valley Northwest Seniors - Calendar

BINGO Every Wednesday from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the 
Leon Valley Community Center

The Northwest Seniors are looking for more members to join!
Membership Fees are $10 per person and you must be at least 55 years old to join. They meet at the Leon Valley Community Center located at 6427 Evers Road behind the Library from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the week, except on Wednesday's until 3:00 p.m.. They have all types of actives such as  card games, e xercise classes, l ine dancing, b ridge, b unco and bingo!
Pickup Calendar of events at Leon Valley Community Center   or call President Shirley Jonas at 210 680-6867 for more information.

Leon Valley Northwest Seniors - Events


Helpful Information
Did You Know...?
The intention of the  ON IT  program is to have a direct means of reporting your community concerns  regarding streets, sidewalks, abandoned homes, loose or dead animal reports, permitting concerns, noise or other neighborhood nuisances and much more.

The goal is to ensure that City service requests and information is handled, as promptly as possible, with a high level of customer service.  Please call the number listed above or click here to fill out the ON IT Reporting Form online and an  ON IT  team member will respond as quickly as possible.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Located at City Hall
Tuesday, February 18 , 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Located at City Hall
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