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VOLUME 51 | July 27, 2018
Dear Neighbors,
Recently my office mailed our first edition of our physical, paper newsletter. It summarized the work of our first year as your Council Office. It was tough deciding which activities to spotlight. We highlighted the great work of our neighborhood leaders in District 7's first Neighborhood Leadership Academy, ongoing efforts to mitigate flooding, and our office’s successful property tax appraisal workshops. While we could not fit everything into those 8 pages, we will do our best to continue to keep you informed of our work for you through this weekly electronic news blast.

It’s a privilege to serve our district and to share these updates with you.

To view the newsletter online, visit here.
Yours in public service,
The Week in Photos
The Wildwood neighborhood welcomed Councilwoman Sandoval to their meeting at Grady's Bar-B-Q this past week. Councilwoman discussed the upcoming Back to School Bash on August 11 and the O.P. Schnabel Park Concept Plan meeting on August 16 at Rudder Middle School from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
A big thank you to the Texas Towing Company for donating 25 box fans for our seniors! Considering donating? You can drop off donations of box fans at any San Antonio Fire Station.
Councilwoman Sandoval sat down this past week for TPR's The Source to discuss what it means now that the EPA has declared San Antonio's air too polluted to meet federal standards. You can listen to the interview here. Photo courtesy of Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG).
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".
Dear Ana,

If this past week is how the rest of summer will be, then my AC will be working hard this summer. Any ideas on how I can make my house more energy efficient so I don’t spend so much on my energy bill?
Dear Overheated,

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to save money on your energy bill this summer. Here is a link to energy savings tips compiled by CPS Energy. The three I’ve found most effective include:

  • Hanging curtains or shades on your windows—especially windows receiving direct sunlight.
  • Keeping your AC set a little higher than you would in the spring. Using a fan will make you feel 4 to 6 degrees cooler.
  • Using the laundry machine and dryer during off-peak hours, before 3 p.m. and after 7 p.m. 

There are a host of other options available to you if you need guidance or can’t afford to make your home more energy efficient. For example, CPS Energy will visit your home and give you specific energy savings recommendations to help you save on your monthly bill. This is a great resource available free of charge to all CPS Energy customers. Although there is a waitlist for this program, it’s worth signing up for sooner rather than later. You can sign up here.

Additionally, both CPS Energy and the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) will make your home more energy efficient for free if you meet their eligibility criteria. You can learn more about CPS Energy’s program here and AACOG’s program here.
Thank you for your question.

Yours in public service,

Ana E. Sandoval
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Upcoming Office Events
Save the Date: Back to School Fest on August 11!
This year, we are joining forces with Place for Life Church to host a Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 11th. Join us from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Place for Life Church (5820 NW Loop 410)! 

Look forward to:
  • Free backpacks & school supplies
  • Food, fun, & entertainment
  • Community Resource Fair
  • Free school immunizations & physicals

Students must register. Additionally, we are in need of donations. To contribute, please visit the page below or contact our office.
Coffee with Ana and
Community Conversations with the Councilwoman
The next Coffee with Ana and Conversations with the Councilwoman will take place in August. We will announce the dates in this newsletter in July.

If you have any questions, call 210-207-0870 or send an email with the subject line to
Councilwoman in the News
"Despite the area's years-long efforts to lower emissions, Bexar County fell short of meeting the Environmental Protection Agency's new clean air requirement."

"'[Strong infrastructure] alone doesn't create a neighborhood or a sense of place. There has to be character to that,' said Councilwoman Sandoval. 'That's why it's fundamental to think about how we do that. Art is absolutely one way we can do that.'"

Neighbor of the Week
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SA Speak Up's 2018 Community Days
It's your city, make your voice heard! Learn about the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget with your friends and family. It's your chance to meet your neighbors, city leaders, and learn more about city services while enjoying free entertainment, free health screenings, and fun giveaways!

The events in and closest to District 7 include:
  • August 20 at Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
  • August 25 at Woodlawn Lake Park from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
SAVE THE DATE: Mayor's Housing Summit
Musicians to be heard: San Antonio City Council Meetings to soon feature local music
San Antonio City Council meetings will now have a soundtrack with the launch of the City Council Local Music Spotlight Program.

Applications for the program will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed for selection by the San Antonio Arts Commission’s Music Committee. Guidelines and the application can be found on the “Get Plugged In” page of Artists can submit up to three original songs to be considered for play during the following City Council meetings, which are held in the Municipal Plaza Building, including:

  • “A session” meetings, held at 9 a.m. every Thursday, except the fourth week of the month
  • “B session” meetings, held Wednesdays at 2 p.m., except the fourth week of the month
  • Special City Council meetings (may be held at locations other than the Municipal Plaza Building)

The music also will be featured on TVSA and online at, as all City Council meetings are broadcast on these outlets.

“The City Council Local Music Spotlight Program falls perfectly in line with the Department of Arts & Culture’s development of a Music Strategic Plan and subsequent Music Division,” said Henry Brun, musician, District 7 representative of the San Antonio Arts Commission, and the chair of its Music Committee. “Implementing music-friendly initiatives like this provides another avenue for musicians to gain support and experience from their hometown.” 

To learn more about the Music Strategic Planning efforts, and to get registered on the department’s database of local music resources and musicians, visit here
Tobacco 21 Stakeholder Meetings
The City of San Antonio's Tobacco 21 Ordinance will take effect October 1, 2018. Tobacco prevention stakeholders to include tobacco retailers are invited to attend and learn about the implementation of the new ordinance. The meetings will take place at the libraries below. Free parking will be available.

One of the four meetings will be held at Forest Hills Library (5245 Ingram Road) on August 8 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

For more information, you can email
Future Land Use Categories Public Meetings
These meetings are an opportunity to learn about an provide feedback on the proposed land use categories used in SA Tomorrow. These categories will define, for instance, what is considered low, medium, and high density development and standardize the land use categories used across various neighborhood and community plans. There are four meetings scheduled:

Thursday, July 26
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Roosevelt Park Clubhouse, 311 Roosevelt Ave

Saturday, July 28
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Southwest Service Center Assembly Room, 6927 W Commerce St

Tuesday, July 31
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Stinson Airport Banquet Room, 8535 Mission Road

Thursday, August 2
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy
Upcoming Events
To view more events, visit our calendar on the website here.
Date: July 28
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Southwest Service Center Assembly Room (6927 W Commerce St)
Ladies' Choice Book Club
Date: July 28
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Maverick Library (8700 Mystic Park)
Make Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders
Date: July 28
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Forest Hills Library (5245 Ingram Road)
Date: July 31
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Stinson Airport Banquet Room (8535 Mission Road)
Date: August 2
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 a.m.
Location: Igo Library (13330 Kyle Seale Parkway)
Date: August 7
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Reach section of Riverwalk at Camden & Newell Street
Date: August 8
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Forest Hills Library, 5245 Ingram Road
Date: August 11
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Place for Life Church (5820 Northwest Loop 410)
*Councilwoman Sandoval will be in attendance.*
Environmental Stakeholder Meeting on Draft 2016 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
Date: August 15
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: City of San Antonio's Office of Sustainability (1400 S Flores)
RSVP by emailing or call 210-207-1449.
O.P. Schnabel Park Concept Plan Meeting
Date: August 16
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rudder Middle School (6558 Horn Blvd)
Date: August 20
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center (8400 NW Military Hwy)
Date: August 25
Time: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Woodlawn Lake Park (1103 Cincinnati Ave.)
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