Thank y'all for making 2019 an outstanding year for District 10. It's been a pleasure to continue to serve you and address your needs. Your phone calls, emails, and office visits are instrumental to District 10 - you help us direct funding, identify long-neglected streets, connect you with City departments and so much more.
As we close out 2019, I'd like to acknowledge the successes of the District and San Antonio. In addition to our budget wins like the
city-wide Homestead Tax Exemption
and additional funding for street improvements, we can celebrate the following accomplishments:
- In January, we contributed to clearing our waterways of 19.78 tons of trash, 7.93 tons of metal and 561 tires through Basura Bash
- We discovered more about Hockley Cemetery, a historic African American Cemetery near Northern Hills, which will be the site of District 10's first ever DreamWeek event on January 11, 2020.
- In April, we hosted our annual District 10 Fiesta with State Representative Steve Allison and Commissioner Kevin Wolff. This event grows each year and we look forward to an even bigger turnout in 2020.
- We finally received funding to place 22 signs at all major roads entering the city acknowledging San Antonio as "Military City USA."
- We hosted our second Native American Heritage Month event and are eagerly anticipating the public art installation at Comanche Lookout Park to honor the history of the land and Native American peoples.
Our Neighborhood Engagement Team has logged thousands of individual calls this year about District 10 concerns and feedback. Thank you! We encourage you to keep calling to keep the data coming, so we can prioritize funding and resources.
This year certainly had interesting Council items to vote on, and we thank each and every one of you who called, wrote or participated in surveys to indicate how you wanted District 10 represented.
We hope you know how much we appreciate you coming to our District 10 Community Meetings and the Northeast Neighborhood Alliance as well. We also love stopping by your neighborhood meetings. If your neighborhood does not have a formal association in place, District 10 Staff can help walk you through the registration process. An organized neighborhood association is a great goal for the new decade. For those with a longstanding neighborhood association, thank you for continuing the work to ensure your neighborhoods stay connected and in the know.
You continue to make District 10 a great place to buy a home, start a business, raise a family and get involved. Your faith in your community is evident and we continue to be amazed by how wonderful our residents are. You are the real success story for District 10. We wish you the happiest of holidays and the safest of travels. Thank you again for making our jobs the best jobs in the world. Merry Christmas!
- Clayton Perry and the District 10 Team