Your District 7 Newsletter
VOLUME 5 | Aug. 22, 2017
Dear Neighbors,

Since taking office in late May, we’ve been busy getting our arms around District 7 zoning cases, advocating for our neighborhoods in the City budget process, and addressing our residents’ questions and concerns.

We’re also considering candidates for the many citizen boards and commissions that City government relies on – a task I consider one of the District 7 office's most important.

Residents have a real voice at the City. They weigh in on planning and zoning cases, make recommendations for our parks system, oversee our utilities, advocate for senior citizens and small businesses – and much more.

These board and commission positions require appointees’ dedication – they take time and attention. That’s why the people who apply do so because they’re driven to make their communities better.

If you’d like to learn more about local government while improving our City, please follow these instructions:

  1. Select 1 or more positions by checking the box for the desired position(s).
  2. Click the 'Apply' button to submit your application(s).

Board names are listed alphabetically as you scroll down the page. To determine whether a broad has a vacancy, click the following link to view boards and commissions rosters:

I hope to hear from you! We need residents who care about their neighborhoods and their City to represent District 7 on these bodies.

Thank you.

Yours in public service,
Learn More About the Seeling Channel Project 
The City's Transportation and Capital Improvements Department is moving into the third phase of work on Seeling Channel to reduce flooding in the Woodlawn area of District 7.

We have asked TCI to host a session for residents on the status of Phase II of Seeling Channel, and to provide information on the project's Phase III. To learn more about this important, multiyear project, please plan to attend on Sept. 5.

We hope to see you there!
We're Still in Stage 1 Water Restrictions
Stage 1 of the city’s drought plan is triggered when the 10-day average of the Edwards Aquifer drops to 660 feet or below. According to the city’s Aquifer Management Plan ordinance, coming out of drought stages can be considered 15 days after the aquifer is above the trigger.

Under Stage 1, outdoor watering with a sprinkler or irrigation system is allowed only before 11 a.m. and after 7 p.m., one day per week, as determined by the last number of your street address. See graph to the right to see when your watering days are.

Watering days begin and end at midnight; overnight watering is not allowed. Water waste, such as water running down the street, is prohibited year-round. However, watering with a handheld hose is still allowed any day, any time.
Back-to-School Fair a Big Success
Several hundred families turned out Saturday for the District 7 Health & Wellness Back-to-School Fair, an outstanding showing. We gave away more than 400 backpacks filled with school supplies, 200 bicycle helmets, and eight brand-new kids bikes. The Metro Health Department provided immunizations and dental screenings, and CPS Energy gave away energy-efficiency kits and answered customers' questions. We appreciate their support!

We'd also like to thank the San Antonio Police Officers Association, the San Antonio Fire Department, UT Health School of Medicine, University of the Incarnate Word School of Medicine, Amerigroup, Viva Health, Bexar County Medical Society Alliance, San Antonio Police Explorers, SAWS, and Pre K 4 SA.

We're already looking forward to the 2nd annual Back-to-School Fair!
Here's How to Learn More About the Budget
Do you want to dig into the City's proposed 2017-2018 budget? It's online! Click here to have a look.

Also, the City's SA SpeakUp campaign has two upcoming public information sessions on the budget, one of them for Spanish speakers:

Aug. 26
Spanish-language event
4838 Old Pearsall Rd.
9 a.m. to noon

Aug. 28
Garza Community Center
5627 Mira Vista
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Councilwoman Sandoval Leads New Equity Committee
Mayor Ron Nirenberg recently created the Community Health and Equity Committee to craft policies to make San Antonio healthier. He appointed Councilwoman Sandoval, who earned a Master's in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, to chair the panel.

Under her leadership, the committee will hold its first meeting this Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Media Briefing Room on the first floor of City Hall. Click here to read the agenda. First up: A report on the state of San Antonio's community health.
Check Out the Library This Weekend!
Check Out the Historic Homeowner Fair!

Date: Aug. 26

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m

  • Hands-on demonstrations
  • Workshops and training
  • Education presentations
  • More than 40 exhibitors

Free and open to the public

For more information, visit  
Help Us Make the D7 Newsletter Better!
We want to make the District 7 newsletter more user-friendly and more relevant to you. So we need your help.

We'll introduce two new weekly features on Aug. 29 -- Ask Ana Anything, in which Councilwoman Sandoval will answer a District 7 resident's question in depth, and My Neighborhood, in which a resident tells us in 200 words or less what's great about his or her neighborhood and what needs improvement.

If you have a burning question for Ana, please send an email to, and include "Ask Ana Anything" in the subject line.

If you'd like to tell the rest of District 7 about your neighborhood, please email us your 200-word profile to and include "My Neighborhood" in the subject line.

We're looking forward to hearing from you!
Our Office Staff

  • Ruben Lizalde
  • Chief of Staff
  • 210.207.7039

  • Ryan M. Garcia
  • Zoning Advisor
  • 210.207.2723

  • Joseph Bravo
  • Constituent Services Liaison
  • 210.207.2727

  • Matthew Trevino
  • Council Aide 
  • 210.207.0877 • 210.207.0870

  • Bianca Maldonado
  • Housing & Neighborhoods 
  • 210.207.0870

  • Liz McLeod
  • Policy Advisor
  • 210.207.2723

  • Greg Jefferson
  • Communications Director
  • 210.859.1134

  • Sandra G. Vidaurri
  • Senior Executive Secretary
  • 210.207.0870
Office Hours
Brass Professional Center
4414 Centerview Dr #160

Monday - Friday:
9am - 5pm

Maury Maverick Library
8700 Mystic Park

9am - 12pm