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VOLUME 106 | September 27, 2019
Dear Neighbors,
District 7 Welcomes 13 New Streetlights!

District 7 is a little bit brighter this week thanks to the 13 new streetlights we’ve installed recently.

After hearing from residents, the District 7 Office met with CPS Energy and City departments to see how we could make sure residents can see and be seen on sidewalks and roadways. Together, we identified funding for 13 areas in the district with low visibility.

Thanks to this collaboration, residents will now have an easier, safer time traveling through their neighborhoods.

We are still evaluating more requests. If there's a spot you would like us to evaluate, please give let us know at 210-207-0870 or district7@sanantonio.gov.

Apply Today for the Neighborhood Leadership Academy

The City’s Neighborhood Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for the 2020 Class.

The Neighborhood Leadership Academy’s teaches residents about Code Enforcement, the City Budget, Zoning, and Neighborhood Communications.
You might remember that we brought the Neighborhood Leadership Academy to District 7 in 2018 to give our neighborhood and HOA leaders the skills and knowledge to better advocate for their community. It was a success and one of my favorite experiences as your councilmember.

Applications will be accepted until October 31. You can get the application here.

A Tragic Accident in District 7

I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Mike Zuniga. Mr. Zuniga was electrocuted yesterday while on the job trimming trees in the Inspiration Hills neighborhood.

It was a tragic accident made even more so by the fact that Mr. Zuniga leaves behind a pregnant wife and was the family’s sole breadwinner.

If you ever need to trim trees next to power lines, please make sure to call CPS Energy at (210) 353-2222 to request a temporary disconnect of your power.
Yours in public service,
The Week in Photos
In District 7 news this week: A baby goat was brought into Animal Care Services after being found running in a shopping center that houses a meat market and taqueria. The young goat, or kid, is a male and believed to be a little over two months old. She was found Tuesday morning in the strip mall off Bandera and Hillcrest that houses a number of businesses including the restaurant, meat market, a dentist’s office and cell phone provider. Witnesses say the goat was lying down on the corner of the property and didn’t appear to be injured but there’s no word on what she was doing at the shopping center to begin with. The black and brown goat, which has piercing blue eyes, will be kept at ACS, in hopes an owner claims her. Staff has named her Feta. It is illegal, unsafe and unneighborly for owners to allow their livestock or other animals to roam off their property.
Councilwoman Sandoval joined TechBloc for their monthly meet up to discuss how the Climate Action Plan will lead to a cleaner, healthier, safer city. Representatives from the City of San Antonio's Office of Sustainability, CPS Energy, and Big Sun Community Solar sat on the panel, too.
The District 7 Team joined Braun Station East for their annual Braun Fest, a Wurstfest-inspired family event featuring some of the best potato salad you've had this side of Mainland.
The City invited residents on September 23 and 25 to provide their input on revisions to the Paid Sick Leave ordinance. You can learn more about the revised ordinance here.
D7 in the News
"The public debate over what to do about climate is more active now than ever. Back-to-back climate change panels on Monday and Tuesday followed rallies and marches over the weekend."

"San Antonio’s new paid sick leave ordinance will cost small businesses an estimated $16 million a year, but much of that burden will be offset by increased worker productivity, reduced turnover and lower incidence of flu in workplaces, a city-commissioned study has found."

"A baby goat was brought to Animal Care Services after it was found Tuesday morning running in a shopping center in northwest San Antonio that has a meat market and a taqueria."

Ana at Your Service
Councilwoman Sandoval and her team are working everyday to help the residents of District 7 solve their problems and make the district a better place for all. Below are examples of cases we worked this week. 
Constituents have been vocal about speeding drivers on Guilbeau Road, especially on the section of Guilbeau between Bandera and Tezel Road. Our office requested the Transportation & Capital Improvements Department (TCI) investigate what could be done to discourage speeding and improve safety along the road. After reviewing the situation, we determined that speed dial indicators would help calm traffic and dedicated funds to install them. As of last week, the speed dial indicators are up and running.

A resident contacted us about a tree that had fallen onto power lines in front of her home and requested we have CPS Energy cut the tree down. Our office reached out to CPS Energy and asked them to send someone out to review the situation. They let us know that the tree had actually fallen onto cable television lines and identified the company responsible for them. We notified the company of the fallen tree and they agreed to cut the parts of the tree that are leaning on the lines in the next week.
Is there something we can help you with? Contact us at 210-207-0870 or district7@sanantonio.gov and we'd be happy to help.
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.
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!"
October 3, 17: Sunset Yoga at Woodlawn Lake Park
Join us Thursday, October 3 with special guest Councilwoman Ana Sandoval at Woodlawn Lake Park for the first installment of Sunset Yoga! Our second session will take place on October 17th.

Yoga class starts at 7PM, followed by a free nourishing light veggie dinner provided by the Krishna Temple of San Antonio.

Melinda Gonzalez will host a free 1 hour introductory Yoga Class in the heart of West Side San Antonio at Woodlawn Lake. A great opportunity for local yogi enthusiasts and seekers to experience a relaxing sunset with family and friends!

Don't forget to bring your mats!
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.
October 5-26: Guillermo Del Toro & Spanish Cinema Classics
Every Saturday in October, make your way to the Forest Hills Library at noon to enjoy one of Guillermo del Toro's classic films. For more info, visit the Public Library's event calendar or call the Forest Hills Library at 210-207-9230.
October 9: Town Hall for Fraud Prevention for the Elderly
Last year the Neighborhood Leadership Academy went city-wide and had great success among residents in all 10 districts. We are now accepting applications for the 2020 NLA! The application period will close October 31st and classes will begin January 2020. The application is available at www.sanantonio.gov/nla.
According to San Antonio’s Housing Policy Framework, half of all renters in the city spend more than a third of their income on rent. This means that families have less money left over for basic needs like food, transportation, healthcare, and quality of life.

The Housing Tax Credit (HTC) program helps build and preserve affordable housing all over the United States. Since 1986, the program has helped build affordable apartments for about 700,000 households in Texas. The City expects HTCs to fund more than 70% of all affordable apartments in San Antonio.

To receive HTCs, developers apply to the State. They need a letter of support from the City where they want to build. The City of San Antonio is updating our criteria for letters of support.
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.
Where We're Going Next
Wonder where your District 7 Team is headed next? Join Councilwoman Sandoval and/or District 7 staff at any of the following events!
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
Sunset Yoga
Date: October 3
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Tennis Courts in front of Woodlawn Lake Park,
1103 Cincinnati Ave.
Ingram Hills Neighborhood Meeting
Date: October 7
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: International Bible School, 2369 Benrus
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