Volume 5 | July 31, 2017
Your District 7 Newsletter

Dear Neighbors,

I am committed to reducing traffic congestion on Bandera between Loop 410 and Loop 1604. In fact, it is hands-down one of my highest priorities.

Commuters spend too much time stuck in traffic on Bandera Road on their way to and from home. Small businesses on Bandera suffer because potential customers don't want to fight the traffic.

Fortunately, with two recent committee assignments, I'm in a strong position to work to ease the traffic tie-ups. I am a member of the City Council's Transportation Committee, and Mayor Nirenberg has appointed me to the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the agency responsible for distributing federal transportation funds locally.

I will press for solutions to congestion on Bandera on the committee and MPO, in collaboration with Leon Valley officials and the Texas Department of Transportation.

We'll keep you updated on our progress every step of the way.

Also, I’m chairing a new Council committee tasked with improving access to health care and City services, and strengthening services for our seniors. It’s called the Community Health and Equity Committee. And I’ll work on initiatives to make our neighborhoods safer on the Public Safety Committee.

I'll tell you more about my work on these two committees in future letters.

I hope you're having a great summer!
In public service,
We're Still in Stage 1 Water Restrictions

Stage 1 of the city’s drought plan is triggered when the 10-day average of the Edwards Aquifer drops to 660 feet or below. According to the city’s Aquifer Management Plan ordinance, coming out of drought stages can be considered 15 days after the aquifer is above the trigger.

Under Stage 1, outdoor watering with a sprinkler or irrigation system is allowed only before 11 a.m. and after 7 p.m., one day per week, as determined by the last number of your street address. See graph to the right to see when your watering days are.

Watering days begin and end at midnight; overnight watering is not allowed. Water waste, such as water running down the street, is prohibited year-round. However, watering with a handheld hose is still allowed any day, any time.


Weigh In on SAWS's Water Plan!

San Antonio Water System’s biggest responsibility is to provide us with clean, affordable water today and for years to come. That requires a lot of meticulous planning — and now is your chance to check SAWS’s work.

SAWS has released a draft of its 2017 Water Management Plan, which sketches out the water sources the utility will tap over the next 50 years to accommodate our area’s growth.

You can comment on the plan through Aug. 15.

Click here to read the report, or visit www.watercitysa.org.

Summer Fun San Antonio Parks
  "San Antonio parks are the perfect places to play and explore the great outdoors. Celebrate Park & Recreation Month with us and National Recreation and Park Association


Find a park, trail and #ExploreTheFun at SAParksandRec.com!"

Apply Now!
District 7 is  accepting Applications for All Boards and Commissions

How to apply for a Board :

  1. Select 1 or more positions by checking the box for the desired position(s).
  2. Click the 'Apply' button to submit your application(s).

Board names are listed alphabetically as you scroll down the page.
Applying for a Board does not mean there is a vacancy. Please click the following link to view Boards and Commissions Rosters: https://webapp9.sanantonio.gov/BoardCommApplication/

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: http://sayouthcommission.com/

 Check Out the Historic Homeowner Fair!

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m

  • Hands-on demonstrations
  • Workshops and training
  • Education presentations
  • More than 40 exhibitors

Free and open to the public

For more information, visit SApreservation.org 
Back-to-School Health & Wellness Fair 
Backpack Giveaway 

With the new school year just around the, the District 7 Council Office will host our annual Back-to-School Fair on Aug. 19. We’ll hand out free backpacks and school supplies so our students will be ready to hit the books. And the Metropolitan Health Department will provide immunizations and other health services to help kids stay healthy.

Breakfast and  lunch at the event are free!

When:         Aug. 19, 2017

Time:           9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:    Gilbert Garza Community Center, 1450 Mira Vista, San Antonio, TX 78228 

Our Office Staff
  • Ruben Lizalde
    Chief of Staff

  • Ryan M. Garcia
    Policy & Zoning Advisor

  • Joseph Bravo
    Constituent Services Liaison

  • Matthew Trevino
    Council Aide
    210.207.0877 • 210.207.0870

  • Bianca Maldonado
    Housing & Neighborhoods 

  • Liz McLeod
    Policy Advisor

  • Greg Jefferson
    Communications Director

  • Sandra G. Vidaurri
    Senior Executive Secretary

August Office Hours

Brass Professional Center

4414 Centerview Dr #160


Monday - Friday:

9am - 4:30pm

Maury Maverick Library

8700 Mystic Park



10am - 1pm