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VOLUME 105 | September 19, 2019
Dear Neighbors,
Community Meetings on Proposed Changes to Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

The City is in the process of revising the Paid Sick Leave ordinance. It will host two public meetings next week so you can see the proposed changes and share your thoughts.

Last year City Council received a petition for a Paid Sick Leave ordinance signed by 144,000 residents. Council approved the ordinance last August. I supported it because paid sick leave provides economic security and peace of mind to our most vulnerable workers and protects their health and that of the broader community. The ordinance also provides for safe leave, which allows for workers to handle domestic violence situations.

Since early this year, a commission of representing various industries, health, and worker interests have been reviewing the law to integrate business concerns. They completed their review and have made the following recommendations to Council:

  1. Change the name of the ordinance to Sick and Safe Leave
  2. Give all employees the ability to accrue the same amount of leave regardless of employer size
  3. Provide all employees the ability to accrue up to 56 hours of sick and safe leave
  4. Require all employers to comply with ordinance beginning December 1, 2019 including those employers with 5 employees or fewer)

As Council considers these changes, we want to hear from you and your neighbors about them. Please let us know by:

  1. Taking the survey.
  2. Attending the community meeting on September 23 at 6pm at the TriPoint Events Center, 3233 N St Mary's St
  3. Attending the community meeting on September 25 at 6pm at El Progreso Hall, 1306 Guadalupe St.

If you would like more info about the Paid Sick Leave ordinance before sharing your thoughts, you can learn more here.

Martinez Street Women’s Center Moves into the D7 Neighborhood

Last Saturday, the Martinez Street Women’s Center opened a new location at
200 Donaldson Ave, their first location in District 7! The center provides services to women and girls, including vital health services like nutrition education and mother-daughter workshops as well as programs like Girl Zone, which provides a supportive community for girls to grow together.

Please join me in welcoming the Martinez Street Women's Center to our community. Do you know a woman or girl who might be interested in hearing about their services? Tell them about it!
Yours in public service,
Editor's Note: Last week's newsletter mistakenly suggested that state law required City Council to adopt a budget that did not increase the tax rate from last year's tax rate. While City Council did keep the tax rate the same as last year's, that is not required by state law.
The Week in Photos
The Bandera Road Planning Team met for the second time on Wednesday. As part of the Corridor Planning process, Councilwoman Sandoval has helped setup the Planning Team. The team is made up of residents, businesses, schools, and organizations along Bandera Road.
The Transportation & Capital Improvements Department is preparing to install lighted chevrons on a particularly curvy stretch of New Guilbeau Road. Drivers frequently underestimate the curve, so these signs will help keep drivers safe.
The District 7 Team participated in the Gun Safety Town Hall to continue the discussion on how we can better secure our community and provide residents with some peace of mind.
D7 in the News
"Manny Gomez greets dogs with as much – perhaps more – enthusiasm as he greets humans inside The Lighthouse Lounge next to Woodlawn Lake."

"After a 35-year career working for the federal government and living in five states and two foreign countries, I have now lived in San Antonio and Wildwood the longest of any place in my life."

Announcements
Have Coffee with Ana!
Appointments are available for an upcoming Coffees with Ana! This is an opportunity for residents to schedule a one-on-one meeting with the Councilwoman.

To make an appointment, call 210-207-0870 or send an email to district7@sanantonio.gov.
Dispose of your unwanted medicines at Alamo City Church, 6500 I-35 North, on September 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can even bring household hazardous waste to drop off, too.
Join the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP), preservation professionals, and your neighbors at the 11th annual Historic Homeowner Fair to learn how to maintain your home!

The Historic Homeowner Fair is a free event hosted by OHP that brings together owners of aging and historic homes with local professionals, services, and solutions. The fair provides education to homeowners about caring for and maintaining their properties.
Learn about proposed changes to the paid sick leave ordinance and share your input!

September 23, 2019 | 6pm
TriPoint Events Center
3233 N St Mary's St
San Antonio, TX 78212

September 25, 2019 | 6pm
El Progreso Hall
1306 Guadalupe St
San Antonio, TX 78207

Learn more at www.sanantonio.gov/paidsickleave
National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, is a neighborhood crime and drug prevention event that occurs annually and is celebrated in every city, town and village in the US. 

In addition to increasing awareness of crime and drug prevention programs, NNO also strengthens neighborhood spirit and community-police partnerships, while sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime!"
Come join former Kelly AFB employees and their families for an evening of entertainment, reunion, & remembrance!

The celebration will take place Saturday, October 5, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the St. Paul Community Center at 1201 Donaldson Ave. Tickets are available for $25 per person and $40 per couple.

For more information, please call the San Antonio People of Faith Historical Museum at 210-733-7152, ext. 110 for information.
Survey: Proactive Inspections for Senior Living Facilities
The City of San Antonio Development Services Department wants to know what you think about having proactive inspections for Senior Living Facilities.
The aim is to ensure the health and safety of this vulnerable population.

CPS Energy: FlexSTEP Survey and FlexPowerBundle Survey
CPS Energy will be reaching out to the community to solicit input on FlexSTEP, the next generation of energy management programs for its customers. Seeking feedback from a broad array of customers and key stakeholders, CPS Energy will use the information that it gathers to update, design, and create programs and services that meet the needs of its diverse set of customers.
Upcoming Events
Wonder where your District 7 Team is headed next? Join Councilwoman Sandoval and/or District 7 staff at any of the following events!
Woodlawn Lake Community Association Meeting
Date: September 24
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Woodlawn Gym,
1103 Cincinnati Ave.
Woodlawn Hills Neighborhood Meeting
Date: September 25
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Forest Hills Library,
5245 Ingram Road
Rolling Ridge Club Neighborhood Meeting
Date: September 30
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rolling Ridge Club Clubhouse, 5306 Rolling Ridge Dr W
Thunderbird Hills Neighborhood Meeting
Date: October 1
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Powell Elementary,
6003 Thunder Dr
National Night Out
Date: October 1
Location: Your Neighborhood!
Northwest Neighborhood
Alliance Meeting
Date: October 2
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Braun Station West Clubhouse, 8630 Tezel Road
Ingram Hills Neighborhood Meeting
Date: October 7
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: International Bible School, 2369 Benrus
Donaldson Terrace Neighborhood Meeting
Date: October 7
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: St. Paul's Parish,
326 John Adams Dr
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