District 10 Newsflash
Brought to you by Clayton Perry, District 10
  April 1 , 2019

Howdy Neighbors, 

Thanks to everyone who attended the March 18th Northeast Neighborhood Alliance meeting. Special thanks to Boy Scout Troop 239 for presenting our flags - we're looking forward to having more troops in the area join us at future meetings. We were joined at this meeting by Doug Melnick, Chief Sustainability Officer, who presented on the  Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, Hillary Lily with San Antonio River Authority, Michael Amezquita and Rogelio Sandoval with the Bexar County Appraisal DistrictIf you would like a copy of presentations, please email the District 10 office and we will be happy to coordinate. 

The Northeast Neighborhood Alliance will hold the next community meeting on April 15th, 7 p.m. at the Tool Yard (10303 Tool Yard). They will be hosting a Mayoral and Council Candidates Forum. Please plan on voting in the city's upcoming general election. Be sure to register to vote by April 4th. Early voting begins Monday, April 22nd and ends Tuesday, April 30th, with the General Election on May 4th. During early voting, you may vote at any polling location. On Election Day, you must vote at your designated polling location. To learn how to register or to see if you're already registered, click here.  

District 10 has received countless emails, phone calls and letters regarding the removal of Chick-Fil-A from the airport concessionaire contract.  I voted against the removal of Chick-Fil-A and am not supportive of the majority action made by Council. I was in the minority, joined by Councilmembers Hall, Brockhouse and Courage. These proposals go through several rounds of consideration through committees and city staff before reaching full Council for a final vote. The process that all applicants go through is strenuous. If there was an issue with the vendor, it should have been addressed before coming to City Council for a vote.  These contracts are not taken lightly; I feel that removing Chick-Fil-A at the last minute greatly changed the proposal. It is my opinion that materially changing a contract on the dais sets an unwanted precedent for future vendors who are looking to do business with the City of San Antonio. 

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 Candidates' Forum

April 15th, 2019 - 7 p.m. at Tool Yard


 


 

Meet us at LBJ's football field 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. 

In the case of rain, we will announce postponement on our Facebook.

 

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 2
5:30 p.m.
The DoSeum
2800 Broadway St.
April 5
7:00 p.m.
WestFest First Fridays
1310 El Paso St. Guadalupanita Plaza
April 5
6:00 p.m.
First Friday at Brick at Blue Star
108 Blue Star
April 6
9:00 a.m.
San Antonio Book Festival
600 Soledad
April 11
4:00 p.m.
Second Thursday
McNay Art Museum
April 11
7:00 p.m.
SA Missions vs. Memphis
Wolff Stadium
5757 W Hwy 90
April 12
6:00 p.m.
Art Night Gallery - NEISD
Blossom Athletic Center
April 13
12:00 p.m.
Taco Fest: Music y Mas
La Villita Historic Arts Village
April 13
10:00 a.m.
Earth Day at Woodlawn Lake Park
Woodlawn Lake Park
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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