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VOLUME 26 | Feb. 2, 2018
Dear Neighbor,
I want to thank the more than 100 District 7 residents who attended Tuesday’s Town Hall meeting at Jefferson High School. We had a lot of great questions from people who care about protecting and strengthening their neighborhoods.

In case you missed it, click here for the archived recording of the meeting on Facebook Live.

This was our second Town Hall. The first was January 23rd at Braun Station Elementary.

Also, please take a couple of minutes to watch a video on our 2018 priorities for District 7 if you haven’t seen it yet.

Much of our conversation Tuesday was about the influx of newcomers to District 7, maintaining the character of our neighborhoods, and protecting longtime residents from rising property assessments. There are no easy solutions, but we are working on how best to meet these challenges.

In fact, District 7 staffers and I will spend next weekend discussing what we learned at our two Town Hall meetings and including it in our action plan for 2018.

Thank you again for speaking out about what concerns you. We’re listening.
Yours in public service,
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 district7@sanantonio.gov with the subject line "Ask Ana Anything".
Dear Ana,

What can you tell us about the third phase of the big Seeling Channel project?

Anticipating
Dear Anticipating,

As you know, this is a huge, multi-year project to reduce the risk of flooding in District 7 inside Loop 410. Phase three will stretch from Morning Glory to St. Cloud, and include the construction of curbs, sidewalks, and driveway approaches as needed.

Design work for the $18-million phase of the project is expected to be complete by March 2019, with construction starting the following October. The work is scheduled to be finished in November 2021.

It's critical that we expand the Seeling Channel. Without this project, the city cannot begin drainage projects upstream.

We’ll host a community meeting on phase three as we get closer to the start of construction.

I hope that answers your question!

Sincerely,
Councilwoman Sandoval
State of District 7 Town Halls
Dates Available for
Coffee with Ana
Councilwoman Ana Sandoval values your input (and coffee). That's why we're inviting you to: Coffee with Ana.

District 7 residents have the opportunity to have a 15-minute, one-on-one conversation with Councilwoman Sandoval. These conversations are by appointment.

The February 10th and February 17th coffees will be held from 9 AM to 11 AM at the District 7 Field Office at 4414 Centerview Dr., Suite 160.

To make an appointment, call 210-207-0872 or send an email with the subject line "Coffee with Ana" to district7@sanantonio.gov.
Councilwoman in the News
"District 7 City Councilwoman Ana Sandoval highlighted budget equity, gentrification, and San Antonio’s commitment to public health at a forum Monday night at St. Mary’s University."

"Committee chair Ana Sandoval said they’re sending it to B session because the health and equity committee only has a few members, whereas in B session all the districts have a voice."

"About 50 residents admired, examined, and commented on iconic views from around San Antonio Monday night in an effort to identify those that should be preserved through new viewshed protections."

Construction Project Updates
Google Fiber
The City of San Antonio is notifying you of an upcoming fiber installation pilot program in your neighborhood called "micro-trenching." The projected start date is February 1, 2018. The work will take place along Timberhill Street. 

The project is anticipated to last 5 months. The installation of fiber does not guarantee service by the fiber provider.
Ongoing Projects
Share Your Thoughts
Announcements
Our Office Welcomes Lexi Bachran, Senior Services Coordinator
Lexi Bachran is a social worker, wife, lifelong San Antonian, and mom to a rambunctious toddler. Lexi holds a Bachelor's and Master's in Social Work and her early career included non-profit fundraising, non-profit development, as well as client services. Most recently, she had the honor of serving the constituents of District 1 under then-Councilman Diego Bernal.

Lexi is so excited to be joining the District 7 team to manage events, senior outreach, and more. Please don't hesitate to contact her about your community concerns or if you need a synopsis of the latest episode of Paw Patrol.
Volunteers Needed
Are you interested in becoming more active in your community? Help us beautify District 7 by donating your time and efforts.

Basura Bash
Clean up of Leon Creek – OP Schnabel
February 17, 2018 (Saturday)
8 AM to 12 Noon

This is a great opportunity for individuals as well as groups of all sizes.  We will provide supplies and light refreshments, so all you need to bring is your energy!

To sign up, contact Frank Ramirez at 210.207.70870 or Frank.Ramirez@sanantonio.gov.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeks to Recruit 300 Men by Father's Day
In honor of San Antonio's 300th year celebration, Big Brothers Big Sisters has kicked off a "300 Men" Campaign to recruit 300 male volunteers to become Big Brothers to kids on our wait list.

The campaign kicked off on New Year's Day and will run until Father's Day, June 17, 2018. There are hundreds of boys on the wait list to get a Big Brother. Big Brothers Big Sisters hopes to find mentors for 300 of them in honor of the Tricentennial.  Click here for more info.
"Recycling in San Antonio" T-Shirt Design Contest
Hey teachers and parents! Do you have a child that loves to draw? How about a child that loves our San Antonio Spurs? Here is the best of both worlds! Enter our Recycling in San Antonio T-shirt Design Contest. Click here for all the details!
SA2020 Impact Report Available Now
Ongoing
Upcoming Events
To view more events, visit the calendar on the Your District 7 website here.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Wednesdays: 12:00 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Forest Hills Libary, 5245 Ingram Rd

VITA staff and volunteers will be available to assist with filing your tax returns. This is for people with $60,000 or less in taxable income. This will occur weekly until April 14th.
Celebrate "Take Your Child to the Library Day"
Date: February 3

San Antonio Public Library invites families to visit their local library this Saturday, February 3, to celebrate national “Take Your Child to the Library Day”. 

Visit mysapl.org or call 210-207-2500 for more information and a complete calendar of events for all San Antonio Public Library locations.  
Keeping Her Safe: A Community Conversation About Maternal Mortality
Date: February 6
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: The Little Carver Theater

For more information, click here.
AAMPO Public Meeting on Potential Bexar County Transportation Projects
Date: February 21
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: VIA Metropolitan Transit, 1021 San Pedro

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization wants your input! Attend one of our public meetings to give us your thoughts on transportation projects competing for funding in our region.

Can't attend in person? Participate online February 19-28 at www.alamoareampo.org/YourMove
Parks Dept's Spring Break Camp
Date: March 12-16
Location: Gilbert Garza Park, 1450 Mira Vista; other locations available.

Registration is now open for the Parks and Recreation Department's Spring Break Camp for children ages 6 to 14. Register here.

Activities will include sports, fitness, active games, and crafts. Lunch and snack included. The camp is $3 per child per day.
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  • Joseph Bravo
  • Chief of Constituent Services & Administration
  • 210.207.2727


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Brass Professional Center
4414 Centerview Dr #160

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8700 Mystic Park

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