District 10 Newsflash
Brought to you by Clayton Perry, District 10
  April 18 , 2019

Howdy Neighbors, 

Thanks to everyone who attended the Northeast Neighborhood Alliance Candidates' Forum. If you missed the meeting, you missed hearing from all but one of the Mayoral candidates and from all of the District 10 City Council candidates. Members of the Northeast Neighborhood Alliance worked quite a few hours supporting this meeting and we're all so gracious for their help and support. Special thanks to  Girl Scout Troop 3129 for presenting our flags - we're looking forward to having more troops in the area join us at future meetings. District 10 will host the next community meeting on May 20th, 7 p.m. at the Tool Yard (10303 Tool Yard) .

Early voting begins Monday, April 22nd and ends Tuesday, April 30th, with the General Election on May 4th. Polling locations will be closed on Friday, April 26th and Sunday, April 28th. During early voting, you may vote at any polling location. On Election Day, you must vote at your designated polling location. To find an early voting location, click here.

City Council revisited two important items:  the "Chick-Fil-A amendment" to the airport concessions contract and our stance of "neutral" on paid sick leave legislation at the State level. I voted in favor of revisiting the airport contract. You've called, emailed, and attended public meetings here in District 10 stating your disagreement with how Council previously voted on the matter, and it was "my pleasure" to be your voice today and state my support for bringing it back to the table for discussion. Unfortunately, City Council as a whole voted not to bring back the amendment for public discussion and a new vote.
 
City Council also voted to remain neutral on paid sick leave conversations at the State level. I voted in favor of remaining neutral because I believe that we do not have the authority to dictate employee benefits here at the local level. In August of last year, City Council voted to approve paid sick leave requirements for San Antonio businesses despite warnings from the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that the proposed ordinance would increase wages for the workweek beyond those permitted by the Texas Minimum Wage Act. According to this letter, Texas State law preempts a municipal paid sick leave ordinance. Back in August, City Council passed the paid sick leave ordinance regardless. The Council made the right choice today in remaining neutral on this issue at the Texas Legislature, directing City staff and our lobbying team to not interfere with the various paid sick leave bills up for consideration.

The District 10 Field Office will be closed on Friday, April 20th and Friday, April 26th. Any emails or phone calls will be addressed on the following Monday. 

As always, thank you for being active community members and leaders here in District 10, and do not hesitate to contact our office if we can be of any assistance to you.


- Clayton

 
 
Upcoming Community Meetings

District 10 Community Meeting

May 20th, 2019 - 7 p.m. at Tool Yard


 


 

Meet us at LBJ's football field this Saturday, April 20th, for a free full body workout lead by personal trainer, Sean Sikes. All ages are welcome, recommended 12+. Water and a light snack will be provided. 

Viva Fiesta!  
Thank you to everyone who made it out to our District 10 Fiesta event on April 12th. Special thank you to State Representative Steve Allison and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff for co-hosting this event with us and to Image Dance Company and Jay High School's Rockn' Stringz and Mariachi Band for providing the night's entertainment. We're so grateful for the information and participation from TCI's Pothole Patrol, San Antonio MetroHealth, AACOG, SA SpeakUp, San Antonio Fire Department, SAFFE, San Antonio Planning and 311.  

Month of the Military Child 
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child; a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. I am proud to be a representative for these kids here in Military City, USA and to support the 1.7 million children who have parents or guardians serving in the armed forces. 
Boards and Commissions Openings

Affirmative Action Advisory Committee
The Affirmative Action Advisory Committee is comprised of an 11 member board appointed by the Mayor and each City Councilmember for two-year terms. The Committee evaluates and reviews the City's Affirmative Action Plan. Meetings are held each month at 111 Soledad, Rm. 123. For more information, click here.
 
Transportation Advisory Board 
(vacancy for consumers of taxis, rideshares, tour/charter services, limousines, pedicabs, or horse carriages): The Transportation Advisory Board is comprised of 11 members appointed by the Mayor and each City Councilmember for two-year terms representing the following categories: three (3) consumers; one (1) member large company taxicab industry; one (1) member co-op taxicab industry; one (1) member small business taxicab industry; one (1) member of tour, charter or shuttle service; one (1) member of horse carriage, limousine or livery service; one (1) member of hotel/motel association; one (1) member of Airport Advisory Commission; and one (1) member of Convention and Visitors Commission. The Board makes recommendations to the Director of the San Antonio Police Department, in reference to City Ordinances, Rules, and Regulations on the licensing and regulatory review process for transportation services licensed by the City. These services include taxicabs, limousines, tour/charter services, pedicabs, and horse carriages. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month (excluding April and December) at 5:00 PM in the Municipal Plaza Building "B" Room, 114 W. Commerce. Meeting duration is usually one to two hours. Public hearings are held in addition to regular meetings. There is only one appointee per district. Where 2 are listed one is serving in a holdover capacity and a new category is being advertised.

Municipal Golf Association - SA 
The City of San Antonio is seeking 6 applicants for the Municipal Golf Association-San Antonio (MGA-SA) Board of Directors. Terms of office will be effective from May 3, 2019 through May 2, 2021. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, April 15, 2019.  The Municipal Golf Association - SA (MGA-SA) Board of Directors consists of 15 members; seven (7) selected by MGA-SA according to their bylaws, six (6) appointed by City Council and two (2) ex-officio voting members appointed by the City Manager. The mission of the MGA-SA is to provide the best quality of municipal golf to citizens at an affordable rate, and to continue to provide municipal golf as a city amenity available to citizens and visitors. MGA-SA meeting times and locations vary.  

Building Standards Board
The City of San Antonio is seeking applicants for 4 At-Large Positions on the Buildings Standards Board (BSB) for 2-year terms of office to expire May 31, 2021. The BSB consists of two, 7-member panels that hear and rule on violations of the San Antonio Property Maintenance Code (SAPMC) and summary abatement appeals.  The Building Standards Board (BSB) is a citizen-based board and includes 14 members appointed by the City Council.  The following BSB Positions are currently vacant:
-Architect (with experience in addressing adaptive reuse of historic buildings)
-Engineer (with experience in addressing adaptive reuse of historic buildings)
-General Contractor (with experience in addressing adaptive reuse of historic buildings)
-Health Care Professional

Applications are available here Positions will be open until Monday, April 22, 2019. Interested applicants may find additional information by visiting   here .
 
SA2020 Commission on Strengthening Family Well Being
The SA2020 Commission on Family Well-Being is comprised of 11 members appointed by the Mayor and each City Councilmember. The Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council on matters affecting the well-being of San Antonio residents and families. The Commission works in concert with stakeholders, SA2020, and the Department of Human Services to help meet the family well-being and safety net goals, indicators, and measure identified during the SA2020 process.
 
Applications can be submitted here.

Upcoming SA SpeakUp Squad Events: 
 
DATE
TIME
EVENT NAME
LOCATION
April 20
10:00 a.m.
Piñatas in the Barrio
Plaza Guadalupe
April 20
10:00 a.m.
Fiesta de los Niños
Port San Antonio
April 20
10:00 a.m.
Farmers Market
3100 Roosevelt Ave.
April 25
12:00 p.m.
PACFest
1400 W. Villaret Blvd.
May 3
7:00 p.m.
First Friday at Brick at Blue Star
Brick at Blue Star
May 4
7:30 a.m.
2019 Susan G. Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure
The Alamodome
May 5
10:00 a.m.
Festival del Mariachi
Market Square
May 5
12:00 p.m.
The Block
14530 Roadrunner Way
May 11
10:00 a.m.
Girls Inc. Science Festival
Mission County Park
 

 

NEC Grant Applications Now Being Accepted



Grant applications are now being accepted for improvements to commercial properties along Perrin Beitel and Nacogdoches inside the NEC boundaries. Guidelines and the application can be found on the NEC website here. Closing date for applications is April 30, 2019. Be on the lookout for announcements on grant information sessions being hosted in March. 

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The Northeast Corridor (NEC) Enhancement Matching Grant Program assists owners and tenants of commercial properties within the designated NEC boundary with the cost of making façade, landscape, and signage improvements to their businesses.

The NEC Grant Program provides a 2:1 reimbursement for eligible renovation projects up to $50,000. For example, if the total cost of a project is $10,000, the grantee will be reimbursed $6,700 (or 67% of total project costs up to $50,000).

The designated Northeast Corridor (NEC) boundary includes: Perrin Beitel and Nacogdoches Roads between NE Loop 410 and O'Conner Road, Naco-Perrin Boulevard, portions of Thousand Oaks Drive, and portions of the Wurzbach Parkway.

 

 


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