District 10 Newsflash
Brought to you by Councilman Clayton H. Perry
August 6, 2020
Howdy Neighbors,

We sure do miss seeing y'all for our monthly Northeast Neighborhood Alliance and District 10 Community Meetings. Last month, we hosted our meeting live via WebEx. We were joined by Deputy City Manager - Maria Villagomez, San Antonio Chief of Police - William McManus, Northeast Neighborhood Alliance President and former District 10 Councilman - Mike Gallagher, and the Captain of SAPD's North Substation - Leslie Carrillo. If you missed the meeting, you can tune in here. Thank you all for standing by us as we figure out how to stay connected during this time.

The FY 2021 Proposed Operating & Capital Budget was presented to City Council on August 6. The condensed budget presentation is available here, and the FY 2021 Proposed Operating & Capital Budget document can be found and downloaded here.

August's District 10 Community Meeting will be hosted by City Manager Erik Walsh and the SA Speak Up team on Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 PM. Please note that this meeting will take place on the third Tuesday of the month, as opposed to our regular third Monday monthly meeting. This meeting will serve as an additional opportunity to speak up regarding the FY 2021 Proposed Operating & Capital Budget.

You can watch live on Facebook (@cosagov), at www.sanantonio.gov/TVSA/liveontheweb or on channels AT&T 99, Grande 20, Spectrum 21, digital antenna 16.1. Residents without access to the internet or TV can also listen live via phone by dialing 210.207.5555 (English and Spanish options available). You can ask live questions in the comments on Facebook or submit budget questions beforehand by texting SASpeakUp1 to 55000, calling 311, emailing saspeakup@sanantonio.gov, or using #SASpeakUp on social media.

A one-eighth cent sales tax allocation ballot initiative is being considered by City Council, and we would like to hear your thoughts. Mayor Nirenberg and VIA Metropolitan Transit announced the following compromise, which involves putting two measures on the November ballot. One would ask voters to approve reallocating the sales tax revenue to the City of San Antonio to use for short-term COVID-19 response initiatives, including funding workforce development programs. The other would ask voters to shift that same sales tax revenue to VIA permanently after the City has collected the maximum approved amount. The anticipated revenue over a 4 year period is approximately $150 million dollars, and after the fourth year in 2025, the proposal is to transfer that sales tax to VIA for transportation expansion and enhancements. These initiatives would face voter consideration on the November election ballot. This one-eighth cent sales tax is currently funds Linear Creekways and the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program. City Council will meet on August 11 at 9:00 AM to discuss these initiatives. The meeting will be available to the public at AT&T channel 99, Grande channel 20, Spectrum channel 21, digital antenna 16, www.sanantonio.gov/TVSA and www.Facebook.com/COSAGOV. The meeting can also be accessed by calling 210.207.1111 (English and Spanish options available).

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.

- Clayton
Upcoming Meetings
Virtual District 10 Community Meeting - *Tuesday* August 18, 7:00 PM
COVID-19 Updates
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 updates on weeknights 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.

For information on Governor Abbott's Orders, click here. For information on Mayor Nirenberg's orders, click here.
Eyes on the Road - Don't Drive Distracted
The Johnson HS PTSA Smart Driving Club was established in 2012 to help remind the Jaguar campus about the importance of safe choices behind the wheel. Club members quickly realized they needed to push the message out to their community and the City of San Antonio. Club members have worked from the campus level, the city level, and the state level to educate drivers about the importance of keeping their eyes on the road and not on their phone. The Smart Driving Club students have found a voice on campus and in the community and are supported by campus administrators, SAPD, San Antonio City Council, local hospitals, TXDOT, and many other groups dedicated to the safety of Texans on the road. The Smart Driving Club is an advocacy group and are a perfect example of campus, PTA, and community working together to protect our newest drivers and their families.
 
When COVID-19 kept them from campus, they shared their message through social media and other public platforms such as the featured digital billboard at 281 and Evans. Way to go, Johnson High School PTSA Smart Driving Club!
Big Thanks!
Please join me in thanking the teams at South Texas Custard and the Blessed Angels Community Center for helping the District 10 Team facilitate our Small Business & Nonprofit PPE Giveaway. We were able to give away over 200 PPE kits to small businesses and nonprofits here in District 10. These kits included masks, thermometers, and hand sanitizer to help keep these businesses and nonprofits and their employees and volunteers healthy.