District 10 Newsflash
Brought to you by Clayton Perry, District 10
  March 12 , 2019

Howdy Neighbors, 

The Northeast Neighborhood Alliance will hold the next community meeting on March 18th, 7 p.m. at the Tool Yard (10303 Tool Yard).  We'll be joined at this meeting by Doug Melnick, Chief Sustainability Officer, who will present on the  Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, Hillary Lily with San Antonio River Authority, Michael Amezquita and Rogelio Sandoval with the Bexar County Appraisal District, and a brief update from the District 10 office. 

District 10 has received countless emails regarding the draft version of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) and we have asked you all to do one thing: Take the official survey. This survey allows you the opportunity to rank your priorities on specific goals of the plan and provide your thoughts to the City as this plan winds its way through the committee process.  Survey data is incredibly important for a plan like this and we thank you if you have already completed it.

If you would like to learn more about the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, you can request a group presentationemail the Office of Sustainability or attend a scheduled event listed on the SA Climate Ready  calendar. We can expect to see this plan appear on a Council agenda in a few months. If approved, the plan will be a part of the guiding principles for city budgets, building code revisions, state funding requests and grant applications, legislative agendas and more.

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

Northeast Neighborhood Alliance Meeting

March 18th, 2019 - 7 p.m. at Tool Yard


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.
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.



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 fa├žade, 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.

District 10 Community Spotlight 

San Antonio Threads will be 3 years old in August 2019. They are a 501(c)(3)nonprofit providing a safe & nurturing shopping experience that benefits San Antonio's at-risk teens. Theor founder, Cathy Hamilton, started this nonprofit out of her home after serving as a CASA for 5 years and saw the need for San Antonio's youth.  The target age group is 12-21 male and female teens, to include teens in foster care, transitioned out of care, homeless and other referred youth in need. 

In October 2018, San Antonio Threads started a pop up shop for students referred from South Side ISD. They travel once a month to provide new clothing, shoes, underwear, socks and more for students. They also serve as outreach for Edgewood ISD, and are working with South San Antonio and SAISD to assist with referred students in need in those districts.

Their referred youth select 2 complete NEW outfits, shoes, packaged underwear, packaged socks, full size toiletries, jackets and a backpack for at no cost to them. San Antonio Threads serves San Antonio's local foster group homes and shelters, adding up to 32 different agencies in our city. Referred youth can shop twice a year for FREE!

As the CEO & founder, Cathy Hamilton is the only full-time employee. San Antonio Threads has two part time associates and many volunteers who keep their program serving San Antonio's at-risk youth. San Antonio Threads is the only nonprofit serving our youth with brand new clothing and shoes in the state of Texas. They served 1,679 teens in 2018 and expect to serve over 2,000 this year! For more information, click here.

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 SASpeakUp.com
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  SASpeakUp.com 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.




Project Trackers 

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