District 10 Newsflash
Brought to you by Councilman Clayton H. Perry
April 30, 2020
Howdy Neighbors,

I hope that you all are staying healthy and at home as much as possible. This is an unprecedented time for San Antonio and the rest of the world. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the individuals who are working to support our city during this time. Whether you are a healthcare, construction or restaurant professional - or anything in between, we are so grateful for your continued support and hard work.

On April 28, Governor Greg Abbott rolled out Phase 1 of Texas’ ongoing plan to strategically and safely open. Certain services and activities are able to open, but must limit their capacity to 25%. This strategic approach prioritizes the health and safety of our communities and follows the guidelines of medical experts. To read the full Report to Open Texas for checklists and guidance from state agencies, go to gov.texas.gov/opentexas .

Metro Health continues to provide up-to-date information and resources for our residents on their website . The numbers are updated daily at 7:00 PM. Mayor Nirenberg and Judge Wolff give nightly updates at 6:13 PM on TVSA. TVSA can be seen on the following video providers: Spectrum Cable Channel 21, Grande Cable Channel 20, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, Digital Antenna Channel 16.1 and online at www.sanantonio.gov/tvsa or www.facebook.com/COSAGOV .

Our previous newsflash contained several COVID-19 updates and resources that can be accessed here.

As always, thank you for being active community members and leaders here in District 10. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if we can be of any assistance to you. The District 10 team is still on hand and available to address your needs and concerns throughout this time.

Neighbors, it is with deep sadness that I am sharing the news of the passing of Connie Marszalek. Connie passed away on Saturday, April 18. She was a longtime neighborhood leader in Feather Ridge. She served as one of District 10's liaisons to our Boards and Commissions and was very active in the Northeast Neighborhood Alliance. Connie worked tirelessly with the District 10 City Council Office with at least five members over the years on key issues. We will truly miss Connie's dedication to our community and ask that everyone keep her husband, Mitch, and their loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

- Clayton
Mayor's Sixth Emergency Order
The Mayor issued his sixth emergency declaration on April 29:

  • All businesses operating within San Antonio and Bexar County, except essential services and reopened services as defined by Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-18 are required to stop operations and close.
  • Continuing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes, like prohibiting employees from working at multiple long-term care facilities.
  • Strongly advising that you wear face coverings where you cannot employ social distancing.

This order will last until 11:59 PM on May 19, or until it is either rescinded, superseded or amended.

Full text here .

Councilman Perry Votes Against Mayor's Sixth Emergency Declaration

City Council voted 10-1 to extend the current Declaration of Public Health Emergency issued by Mayor Ron Nirenberg on April 30. The following statement was released in response to that decision: 

“The safety and well-being of San Antonians and our visitors is, and will continue to be, a top priority of mine. However, I could not support a plan that deviates from that of Governor Abbott. Consistent with Executive Order GA-18 issued by Governor Greg Abbott, “a civil or criminal penalty will not be imposed on persons who do not wear a cloth face covering, but they should consider the health and safety of their neighbor as they leave their homes for essential activities.”

San Antonians are taking this pandemic seriously, and I believe that most people will voluntarily wear masks to mitigate the risks of contracting and spreading COVID-19. Governor Abbott’s Executive Order clearly states that no locality can enforce penalties for non-compliance. By not aligning with the State, the City's order will continue to cause confusion for San Antonians. I could not support a mandate that is unenforceable.” 


Community Spotlight
From driveway concerts in Burning Tree to a mini Battle of the Flowers in Oak Park Northwood, many neighbors throughout District 10 have come together (at a safe social distance) to show just how strong our community is. Thank you for sharing your joy with us.

Thank you, Blessed Angels Community Center!
I was so glad to lend a helping hand with Marion Thomas and the Blessed Angels Community Center. Thank you to all of the hardworking volunteers who are helping to ensure that no family goes hungry during this time.

For all the ways that the Blessed Angels Community Center can be of assistance, please visit  https://blessedangelscc.org/  or call 210.284.4391.

If you would like to volunteer to help with their food distribution, find out more here.