Your District 7 Newsletter
VOLUME 5 | JULY 21, 2017

Dear Neighbors,


As many of you know, I am passionate about air quality. This week, I would like to congratulate CPS Energy who has once again demonstrated its commitment to clean air for San Antonians. Our electric utility has agreed to fund air-quality monitoring at six sites in the region, a task that’s crucial to our public health. CPS Energy is filling the void left in the San Antonio area by Gov. Greg Abbott’s unfortunate decision to abandon state-funded air-quality work throughout Texas.


I am grateful to CPS Energy for its environmental stewardship. CPS has also announced the utility is working to increase its clean-energy sources, such as wind and solar, and will close the coal-fired Deely Plant by the end of 2018, years ahead of schedule. We should all be proud of CPS Energy.”

In public service,
Back-to-School and Wellness Fair

 Free Backpack Giveaway

The new school year is just around the corner! District 7 will be hosting our annual Back-to-School Fair. The Metropolitan Health Department will be there administering immunizations and other health related services. We will be handing out free backpacks with supplies to make sure students are prepared for their classes. Free breakfast and lunch will also be provided.  
When: August, 19, 2017
Time:   9:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Gilbert Garza Community Ctr
1450 Mira Vista, San Antonio TX 78228

District 7 Capital Improvement Projects
There are several ongoing sewer projects in District 7, including: 

C12 Donaldson Terrace: Babcock Road to North of W. Mulberry Avenue
This project involves replacement of 1.93 miles of sewer pipe and related infrastructure. The project crosses Donaldson Avenue between Babcock Road and North of W. Mulberry Avenue near Donaldson Terrace. This project is necessary to replace sewer infrastructure due to condition and was prioritized as part of the EPA Consent Decree.: September 2016 - March 2018

Multiple Sewershed Pkg 3
This project involves the replacement of sewer pipes and related infrastructure. The project is located throughout the greater part of San Antonio. This project is necessary to replace sewer infrastructure due to condition and was prioritized as part of the EPA Consent Decree: 2017 - 2017
VIA to hear from you!
VIA Metropolitan Transit is inviting the community to comment on Phase II of the Rapid Transit Corridor (RTC) Studies. Learn how your input during Phase I helped shape designs and options as we continue to develop the RTC Studies.

Workshops online to provide your recommendations . Your evaluation will help us create tomorrow’s transportation choices.

Online Workshop runs

through August 5th.  



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Urgent. We are looking to fill the two San Antonio Youth Commission appointments prior to the start for the school

San Antonio Youth Commission
Two (2) members are chosen from each Council District, and the Mayor selects two (2) at-large student members. Members must be students from local high schools. The goals and objectives of the Commission are to respond to current situations affecting young persons and to develop solutions for problems. The Youth Commission further works toward unifying the youth of San Antonio into a positive force for the good of the community. The operational year for the Youth Commission is from August to May. Meetings are held once a month on Sundays at 2:00 PM in the City Hall Media Briefing Room, 100 Military Plaza. Special meetings are called as needed. For more information, please visit: 

Water City SA
In a continuing effort to gather community feedback, SAWS wants to hear from you on its draft of the 2017 Water Management Plan. This document, which ensures San Antonio has ample water supplies for the next 50 years, is the result of work performed by the Water Management Plan Task Force and input from numerous community meetings and online outreach.

The 2017 plan will remain open for public comment through August 15. Click on the link below to download the 2017 SAWS Water Management Plan. To submit your opinion about the plan send your input to Thank you for your feedback and participation in this important planning process.

Vision Zero
Vision Zero is an initiative with the purpose of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries.   San Antonio became a Vision Zero city in September 2015.  The key to success in achieving Vision Zero is a combined approach using the five essential elements for a safe transportation system: Education, Encouragement, Engineering, Enforcement and Evaluation. The City of San Antonio, along with transportation partnering agencies, is committed to enhancing safety in San Antonio because every person matters.

Visit to learn more and to take the Vision Zero safety pledge.
Future Events
Our Office Staff
Ruben Lizalde
Chief of Staff

Ryan M. Garcia
Policy Advisor

Joseph Bravo
Constituent Services Liaison

Liz McLeod
Council  Aide
Matthew Treviño
Council Aide 
210.207.0877 •  210.207.0870

Bianca Maldonado

Housing & Neighborhoods 


Sandra G. Vidaurri
Senior Executive Secretary

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