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VOLUME 62 | October 12, 2018
Dear Neighbors,
My office and I have been hard at work this week for what promises to be a huge birthday extravaganza this Friday at Woodlawn Lake Park. We’re looking forward to seeing residents from across the city show up to enjoy mariachi music, dance performances, fireworks, and a screening of Coco. 

Additionally, the Public Library and I are celebrating the Forest Hills Library’s 30th Anniversary this Saturday. From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., we’ll celebrate like it is 1988. Retro arcade games, Rubik’s Cubes, and 80s hair makeovers—it’ll be a great, family-friendly time. 80s dress is encouraged.

We’ll have tons of fun honoring two of San Antonio’s most cherished community spaces this weekend. I hope you’ll join us.
Yours in public service,
Forest Hills Library will celebrate its 30th Anniversary on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at its location 5245 Ingram Road. The program will begin at 2 p.m. and scheduled to conclude at 2:30 p.m. Following the program, there'll be an array of family-friendly events.
The Week in Photos
While attending the San Antonio Fire and Police Pensioners Association's 45th Annual Luncheon, Councilwoman Sandoval met Becky Travieso, who shared the significance of her ornate necklace with the Councilwoman. Watch the video above to learn more about the mother of "a family of first responders."
Councilwoman Sandoval spoke to the UTSA Chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers about her academic background, experience on City Council, and the importance of civic engagement.
This past Sunday, Councilwoman Sandoval joined City of San Antonio employees at the Spurs game for Employee Appreciation Day. It was an opportunity to say thank you to the hardworking men and women who the City running day-in and day-out. Lois Hodges (pictured in the middle) is one such emplyee, who has spent the last 45 years working for the City. She began her career as a crossing guard at District 7's very own Esparza Elementary. We offer a heartfelt thank you to the Lois Hodges who keep our City going!
Councilwoman Sandoval spoke at the National Hispanic Medical Association's Southwest Regional Policy Forum to highlight the City's dedication to ensuring all San Antonio residents can live in healthy environments--environments that give residents the opportunity to long, joyous lives.
District 7 resident Phillip Manna visited City Council on Thursday to testify on the importance of protecting neighborhoods and community plans.
Ask Ana Anything
One of the ways Councilwoman Sandoval wants to give you the answers you need about city government is through "Ask Ana Anything", a recurring part of the weekly District 7 newsletter. Have a question for Ana? Email it to with the subject "Ask Ana Anything".
Hi Ana,

I heard about last year’s District 7 Neighborhood Leadership Academy from my neighbors and have been thinking about taking on more responsibility for my community. Is there another academy in the works? Can I apply?

Leaderly on Lavenham
Dear Leaderly,

Thank you for the question. Next year, the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department will host a city-wide Neighborhood Leadership Academy. They’re accepting applications now.

Earlier this year, we brought the Neighborhood Leadership Academy to District 7 for the first time. Over the course of six months, neighborhood leaders were invited to reflect on the issues their communities face and learn about how to leverage City resources to resolve those issues It's a face-to-face course for residents ready for to lead and those in need of a refresher. This year’s participants graduated empowered with the knowledge and networks to lead their neighborhoods.

I would love to see a strong showing from District 7 in the 2019 Academy. To get a copy of the application, visit: Submit your questions and applications to or call 210-207-6459.
Yours in public service,

Ana E. Sandoval
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Upcoming Office Events
City Services Friday
Councilwoman Sandoval has heard your feedback and now seeks to give residents an opportunity to speak directly to the city services you call about most. Schedule a 20 minute meeting with a representative from Animal Care Services, Code Enforcement or 311. Take your concerns directly to the city department, learn more about their processes, and gain a better understanding of how city services work together to address the needs of our community.

Call 210-207-0870 or email us at to reserve an appointment. Representatives will only meet with pre-scheduled constituents of District 7.
Coffee with Ana: Make an Appointment Now!
Appointments are available for the upcoming Coffee's with Ana's! 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
District 7 in the News
"'Change isn’t easy and that's what happens when we grow but I think we should see it has an opportunity right to improve anything we don't like right now. As long as we are active and shaping our growth we can see good results in our community,' said Sandoval."

"'Even though we've had a slight decline in violent crime over the past year there is no doubt that gun violence continues to threaten our community,' Sandoval said in a statement."

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Tricentennial Hosts Final "Serve 300 SA Days"
The San Antonio Tricentennial’s Serve 300 SA initiative will host its final volunteer event on October 13, 2018 with city-wide sustainability-focused events. Volunteers can register online at to select a project. Registered volunteers will receive commemorative t-shirts, refreshments and will be entered to win door prizes.
The Tricentennial Commission carried out three previous Serve 300 SA Days, featuring multiple service projects across San Antonio. The service projects correspond to four specific categories: Infrastructure Improvement, Commemorative Week, Education Support and Sustainability.
Seven sustainability focused projects are in need of volunteers on October 13, 2018. Those projects, in partnership with local non-profits include:
  • Planting and cleanup of the Woodlawn Lake Park’s Centennial Garden
  • A drainage channel graffiti abatement and beautification project between Marbach and Pinn Road
  • The Mission San Juan Community Farm, showcasing historical crop choice and distributing harvested food
  • A playground build at Cuellar Park (site has reached volunteer capacity)
  • Painting and beautification of SA Threads Grounds
  • Gardening, pulling weeds, planting, watering and learning about sustainable gardens through the University of Incarnate Word’s Ettling Center for Civic Leadership
  • Y Achievers Urban Community Garden work through planting, fertilizing beds, cleaning alleys and walkways and working in the aquaponics lab
Official Tricentennial events, including service opportunities are available at The Serve 300 SA initiative is made possible by the support of community sponsors NuStar, Valero Whataburger, AARP and Citi.
Photo caption: Serve 300 volunteers share why they joined the legacy.
Maverick Elementary hosts Recycle Drives to raise funds for New Outdoor Learning Space
Maverick Elementary School has been a participant of the National Pepsi Co recycle challenge for the past three years. The school has placed in the top 10 nationwide for two years in a row!

The school accepts #1 & #2 plastics and aluminum cans. Funds raised will go towards the ECO Club's vision of creating an outdoor learning center for the students to enjoy. This year, the Pepsi Co Recycle Rally has doubled the top five prizes!
Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW) kicks off the 21st season of its Russell Hill Rogers Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral beginning with a performance by Korean pianist Sung Change at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 21. The concerts series is free with a dessert reception with the artist(s) after each performance. Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral are patterned after the free public performances in historic European locations, such as Venice and Amsterdam. 

MBAW is a nonprofit arts organization that creates multicultural performances by international classical, jazz and ethnic folk musicians and performing artists. For more information, visit
Apply for Under One Roof Funds
The Under One Roof Program repairs or replaces worn and damaged roofs with new, energy-efficient roofs for qualified homeowners. This year, the program is accepting applications city-wide.

The eligibility requirements for the program follow:
  • Property must be within San Antonio city limits and have Homestead Exemption
  • Property taxes must be current (no prior year taxes due)
  • Be a US citizen or Legal Resident with no prior liens or Judgments
  • Property must be SOLEY owned and occupied and less then 1500sqft
  • Must meet established HUD Income limits income guidelines,
  • Gross income must not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI)
Passport & Vital Records Day at the City Clerk's Office: Oct. 13
Join the City Clerk's Office for Passport and Vital Records Day in San Antonio! Will your next vacation or business trip take you outside the US? No matter where you go, a US Passport will get you back home.

Visit the City Clerk's Office on Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Municipal Archives located at 719 South Santa Rosa (78204). The Vital Records Division will also be open for those who need a Birth Certificate and were born in Texas.

For more information, please call 210-207-4214.

For passport information, forms, and fees, please visit:
For vital records forms and fees, please visit

Passport photos can be taken for an additional fee.
Office of Sustainability invites community to give input on the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan
Share your thoughts on San Antonio's first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan at one of the Office of Sustainability's Open Houses. There is one scheduled in District 7 at the Young Women's Leadership Academy on Saturday, October 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided. For more info, contact, call 210-207-06103, or visit
Military Retiree Appreciation Day, October 20
To honor Military Retiree Appreciation Day, JBSA will host a BAMC Health Fair to include:
  • Flu shots & vaccinations
  • Pharmacy drug take-back
  • Walk-in mammograms
  • Nutrition services
  • Prescription glasses (if prescription is less than 1 year old)
  • TRICARE information
  • Appointment services
  • Clinic services
  • and more

Participating services will include:
  • Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Walk-In ID Card Services
  • Casualty & Mortuary
  • Exchange Services
  • Retiree Activities Office
  • Retired Enlisted Association
  • Veteran Benefit Administration
  • Texas Veterans Commission
  • Bexar County Veteran Services
  • San Antonio Veteran Center
  • South Texas Veteran Affairs
  • and more

The event is open to all military retirees, those transitioning into retirement, their spouses, and active duty. For more information, please call 210-221-9004.
VIA offers Fare-Free Bus Rides on VIVA Routes for Museum Month
In recognition of Museum Month in San Antonio, VIA Metropolitan Transit is offering fare-free service on all VIVA routes (11, 40 and 301) every Saturday in October.

Make the connection to culture aboard VIA and explore the heart of San Antonio.
The State has proposed a draft plan for how to spend the $200 million dollars Texas will receive as part of the EPA’s settlement with Volkswagen. The funding will be used to reduce air pollution throughout Texas. The state is proposing to send approximately $73 million dollars to the San Antonio area (Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe and Wilson Counties.)
The public is invited to submit comments on the plan or attend public meetings. For more information on the proposal, as well as public meetings, please visit Input may be sent to
The City of San Antonio will be submitting public comment advocating for funding for our area.
Upcoming Events
To view more events, visit our calendar on the website here.
Date: October 12
Time: 4:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Location: Historic Market Square (514 W Commerce St)
Oktubrefest at Market Square
Date: October 12
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Young Women's Leadership Academy
Date: October 13
Time: varies
Location: varies
Back to the '80s! Forest Hills Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Date: October 13
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Forest Hills Library (5245 Ingram Road)
Book Sale
Date: October 13
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Maverick Library (8700 Mystic Park)
Tween Night with the YMCA at O.P. Schnabel Park
Date: October 13
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: O.P. Schnabel Park (9606 Bandera)
Date: October 13
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Artpace San Antonio (445 N Main Ave)
Book Sale
Date: October 14
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Maverick Library (8700 Mystic Park)
Crochet Social
Date: October 14
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Maverick Library (8700 Mystic Park)
City of San Antonio Construction Job Fair
Date: October 20
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Southwest Service Center (6927 W Commerce)
AAMPO's Walk & Bike Night
Date: October 24
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: VIA Metro Center (1021 San Pedro Ave)
Trunk or Treat with the YMCA at O.P. Schnabel Park
Date: October 27
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: O.P. Schnabel Park (9606 Bandera)
*District 7 Staff will be in attendance.*
Conversations on Civility
Date: October 29
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Oblate School of Theology
*Councilwoman Sandoval will serve as a panelist.*
Date: November 15
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: VIA Metro Center (1021 San Pedro Ave)
Tween Night with the YMCA at O.P. Schnabel Park
Date: November 17
Time: 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Location: O.P. Schnabel Park (9606 Bandera)
Tween Night with the YMCA at O.P. Schnabel Park
Date: December 8
Time: 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Location: O.P. Schnabel Park (9606 Bandera)
Our Office Staff

  • Joseph Bravo
  • Chief of Constituent Services & Administration
  • 210.207.2727

Office Hours
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4414 Centerview Dr #160

Monday - Friday:
9am - 5pm
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Please call 210-207-2727.
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