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VOLUME 76 | January 26, 2018
Dear Neighbors,
Yesterday, after months of working with passionate community leaders and business representatives, the City is releasing a draft of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. 

Climate change is a collective challenge, yet each of us—every person, neighborhood, and organization—has the power to curb its most disruptive effects and ensure our children and grandchildren have a safe, resilient city to live in. The draft plan released this week will frame just how we will accomplish that.

I look forward to further engaging the public on this plan and fine-tuning it. I want to thank the community members, businesses, and City staff who helped craft this plan. Once it is online, we'll provide a link to it here in the newsletter.

Next week, the Parks and Recreation Department will host the fourth community meeting on the long-term concept plan for the 98-acres of land purchased to expand O.P. Schnabel Park. The meeting will be Wednesday, January 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Carl Wanke Elementary, 10419 Old Prue Road. Additionally, the Parks Department has identified a vendor to operate golf operations and a driving range on a portion of the property.

I hope you'll make it out!
Yours in public service,
Office note: Due to early voting, the District 7 Office at the Maverick Library will be closed from January 28 to February 8 and again on election day, February 12. To learn more about the Special Election for House District 125, visit here.
The Week in Photos
Councilwoman Sandoval introduced Dreamweek speaker Bryan C. Lee, Founder and CEO of Colloqate Design. Mr. Lee's presentation was part of an active conversation with attendees about equity in the built environment and smart cities, with a focus on how innovation impacts equity, and social justice.
The Braun Station West Community Improvement Association celebrated Mr. Roger Plasse for the completion of 17 years in service to his community.

We are thankful for all of his hard work and advocacy.

Congratulations Mr. Plasse!
Councilwoman Sandoval and staff from met with the residence of Eckhert Crossing Neighborhood Association. Also in attendance was SAPD and Development Services Department's Code Enforcement. Thanks for a productive conversation on public safety everyone!
Councilwoman Sandoval celebrated the Doris Griffin Senior Center's fourth anniversary on Friday with all of the wonderful patrons of District 7's senior center. The Griffin Center is one of the many places in District 7 where one can find a welcoming community to dine and play with.
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,

These scooters are out of control! My family and I enjoyed them at first, but at this point there are just too many and too many parked in the middle of sidewalks. Plus people drive them like crazy. Why isn’t the city doing anything about this safety nuisance?

Incensed on Inspiration
Hi Incensed,

When City Council approved the initial regulations of e-scooters, e-scooters only numbered in the hundreds. Today, only a few months later, they number near 12,000. And now there are 2,000 e-bicycles, too.

This week, after the arrival of a new wave of e-scooters and e-bicycles, my council colleagues and I on the Transportation Committee moved to amend how the City regulates “dockless vehicles.” Our committee recommended:

Pressing pause on issuing permits for e-scooters and e-bikes
Encouraging riders to park their vehicles in designated parking zones
Being more proactive to move e-scooters when they block the sidewalk or sidewalk ramps and to impound them if they are in a prohibited area, like the Riverwalk.

These recommendations will go to the full City Council on February 14 for a vote before they go into effect. In the meantime, residents can now report improperly parked scooters and unsafe riding through the 311SA mobile app and through 311.

Thank you for the question.

Yours in public service,

Connect with Your Councilmember
District 7 in the News
"District 7 Councilwoman Ana Sandoval, who heads the Public Safety Committee, said she thought it was important to initiate a conversation about next steps, even if the answers aren’t readily available."

"Councilwoman Ana Sandoval, committee chair, spoke more optimistically about the plan’s potential to demonstrate what can be done to combat climate change."

"But now that the local electric scooter and bike fleet has ballooned into the thousands – with about 14,000 vehicles authorized, more under consideration, and around 7,000 deployed on a given day – Transportation Committee members Councilwoman Ana Sandoval (D7), Councilman Manny Pelaez (D8), and Councilman Greg Brockhouse (D6) took a harder line at Tuesday's meeting."

Participate in the conversation! Click here to take the SASpeakUp Survey
"La concejal Ana Sandoval comparte detalles del nuevo programa que busca regular el manejo de ‘scooters’ en la ciudad."

The District 7 Office invites the community to participate in a discussion on drainage concerns. We are seeking input to understand the areas of greatest need and to provide an update on flood control projects in the community.

The conversation will be held on February 16 from 10:30 to noon at the Young Women's Leadership Academy (2123 W Huisache Ave.)

For more info call 210-207-0870 or email
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City of San Antonio announces Dockless Vehicle Pilot Program updates
As e-scooters and e-bicycles have become increasingly popular, the City of San Antonio is committed to striking a balance between innovative transportation options and providing safe, accessible sidewalks and streets. Today, the City’s Transportation Committee approved submitting the following amendments to the pilot program to the full City Council for a vote:
  • Issuing a moratorium on the issuance of permits until the pilot program is completed, effective immediately.
  • Imposing hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Requiring scooters and bikes in the greater downtown area to be picked up daily by the vendor: 11:30 p.m. removal and no deployment until 5 a.m.
  • Encourage the use of designated parking zones.
  • Vehicles parked in prohibited areas may be impounded without warning. The impoundment fee will not apply.
  • City staff, Centro and identified partners will be authorized to remove vehicles   
The amendments will be discussed and voted on at the Feb. 14 City Council meeting.
Report dockless vehicle issues on 311SA mobile app
The 311SA mobile app now allows users to report dockless vehicle parking violations. Users can take a photo of the dockless vehicle issue and upload it to the app. Issues including improper parking, unsafe riding, blocking of sidewalks and vehicles that have fallen over can be reported. 
Issues can be flagged 24/7 on the app, which is free and available for download in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Additionally, residents can report violations by contacting the 311 Customer Service office, which is open seven days a week, or by contacting dockless vehicle providers directly.
Dockless vehicle survey now open on
The City is seeking feedback from San Antonio residents on the future of dockless vehicles through a new survey. More than 4,400 people participated in the City’s first dockless vehicle survey in summer 2018, and these initial results helped inform the creation of the dockless vehicle pilot program.
Visit to take the City’s dockless vehicle survey, which is available in English and Spanish.
Data reported to 311 and collected through the survey will help inform changes to the Dockless Vehicle Ordinance.
This Weekend at San Antonio Public Library
Ladies' Choice Book Club
Maverick Branch Library (8700 Mystic Park, 78254)
Saturday, January 26
10 a.m. – Noon

The Ladies' Choice Book Club reads both fiction and non-fiction titles. Please request the books at the reference/information desk.
Casablanca: the 1942 Movie Classic
Forest Hills Branch Library (5245 Ingram Road, 78228)
Saturday, January 26
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Forest Hills presents the Warner Bros. movie classic released in 1942, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The movie will be shown as part of our Learn and Remember Month 2019 programming
January 19th-March 1st: Public Art San Antonio Call for Artists
The Department of Arts & Culture is seeking applicants in the categories of Public Artist and Support Services/Collaborative Partners!

A pre-submittal conference will be hosted on Tuesday, February 5 at 4:15 p.m. at the Central Library. The call will close on March 1. For more information and to apply, for more info visit!
January 25th-March 12th: Recycling Expo for Parents and Students
The City of San Antonio's Solid Waste Management Department is hosting a recycling expo. Curby and Friends will be in attendance and they hope to see you and your family for one (or more) of the six dates!

Education, activities, games, prizes and presentations are designed for grades Pre-K to 12th.

Meet Curby and learn how we can protect our City and the greater environment by recycling!
February 2: DIY Valentine's Day Card at Forest Hills Library
Join the Forest Hills Library staff and patrons to create a unique Valentine's Day card using a picture frame and colorful postage stamps! All supplies will be provided. Spaces in the workshop are limited.

This is an adults class.
February 4: Community Meeting: Preserving Views at Woodlawn Lake Park
The City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation is hosting a community input meeting to discuss the history and significance of Woodlawn Lake and strategies for preserving its unique sense of place for future generations to enjoy. Come prepared to tell stories and share your ideas for protecting views and other important cultural aspects of the park. 

The meeting will be held on Monday, February 2, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Salvation Army Peacock Center, 2810 W Ashby Place.
March 11-15: 2019 Spring Break Camp
Parks and Recreation will be hosting their annual Spring Break Camp from March 11-15.

Parents can register their kids ages 6-14 online or go to any designated location to register. For more information please click here.

Registration is $3 per child per day activities will include sports, fitness and many fun activities!
February 16: 25th Annual Basura Bash River and Waterway Clean-Up
It's that time of the year! The 25th Annual Basura Bash will be taking place Saturday February 16th from 9 a.m. to noon.

Join your neighbors in cleaning up the San Antonio watershed!You can also recycle your e-waste (no T.V.'s please!) at the District 1 Field Office located at 1310 Vance Jackson during Basura Bash on February 16th.

Register online to secure a spot in the clean-up location nearest you at
Upcoming Events
Rolling Ridge Club HOA Meeting
Date: January 28
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Location: Rolling Ridge Clubhouse, 5306 Rolling Ridge Dr West
*District 7 staff will be in attendance.*
Monticello Park NA Meeting
Date: January 28
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Grace Presbyterian Church, 950 Donaldson Ave.
*District 7 staff will be in attendance.*
Community Meeting: O.P. Schnabel Park Land Expansion
Date: January 30
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Carl Wanke Elementary, Cafeteria, 10419 Old Prue Road
*District 7 staff will be in attendance.*
SASpeakUp: Community Meeting: Preserving Views at Woodlawn Lake Park
Date: February 4
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Salvation Army Peacock Center, 2810 W Ashby Place
*District 7 staff will be in attendance.*
Our Office Staff

  • Joseph Bravo
  • Chief of Staff
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  • Lexi Bachran
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
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  • Charlie Mazuca
  • Senior Project Manager
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  • Debbie Dehlinger
  • Super Volunteer
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  • Julio Arroyo
  • Executive Secretary
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  • Bianca Maldonado
  • Chief of Policy & Communications
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  • Matteo Trevino
  • Communications Coordinator
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  • Frank Ramirez IV
  • Zoning & Case Manager
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  • Josh Jaeschke
  • Policy & Case Manager
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