The next JNA meeting will be on September 10th at 7PM.
We meet at the Jefferson United Methodist Church, Donaldson and Wilson Streets, across from Thomas Jefferson High School.
Officers for the next fiscal year will be installed and more plans for Texas Night Out set for October 2 will be discussed.
Refreshments will be served.
JOIN US DURING OUR CELEBRATION OF THE CITY’S 300TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2018
That’s when we will pay tribute to the colorful and unforgettable 300 years since settlers first came here, while looking forward to our shining future directly ahead. We hope you’ll accept our invitation to be part of this exciting and historic celebration.
WHAT WILL THE 300TH CELEBRATION INCLUDE?
Exciting and engaging events that hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors will get to see, do, and enjoy throughout 2018. Together, we’ll explore, discover, and celebrate where our great city has been and what is ahead of us.
WE WILL HONOR OUR CITY’S VIVID STORIES OF HISTORY, ART, CULTURE, HEROISM, INNOVATION AND ACHIEVEMENT
We will highlight the many times we made our mark on the world’s stage. These chapters and pages of San Antonio’s narrative will come to life through various events around the city.
THE MOMENTUM BEHIND THIS CELEBRATION IS RISING
With each day, the anticipation builds. San Antonio is poised to make history again, and we hope you will be a part of it!
Centro des Artes Building
101 S. Santa Rosa Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78207
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Co-President: Mario Goff
Vice President: Andres Lopez
Treasurer: Judy Jackman
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New Officers Elected
San Antonio’s New Animal Ordinance Revisions Revealed
WHAT IS THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN?
SA Tomorrow is the City's 25-year framework that guides future growth and development. Adopted by City Council in August 2016, it addresses a wide range of topics that affect how we experience the city. These topics include land use, economic development, housing, environmental protection, cultural and historic preservation, transportation, and more. The City's Planning Department has launched an effort to begin implementing the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan to ensure that it remains responsive to the needs of the community.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
There are multiple ways to engage in the process and help shape the future of your City.
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Thanks to a collaborative effort between Animal Care Services (ACS), citizens and city leadership, San Antonio is progressing towards becoming a safer and more humane community. Your inputs and concerns, documented in community meeting and surveys, were instrumental in creating these new ordinances. City Council has passed a number of enhancements to local animal laws, known as the Chapter 5 animal ordinance.
Key changes to the laws include:
A complete ban on the use of chains of any weight as tethering for dogs.
Stricter spay neuter requirements for dogs legally declared dangerous.
Stricter spay neuter requirements for dogs impounded for roaming by ACS.
Authorizing ACS Officers to impound pets sold in illegal locations like roadsides or flea markets.
Authorizing ACS Officers to impound pets sold without a litter and/or sellers permit (including those advertised in newspapers or social media).
Increase in the allowable number of chickens on a property within the city limits to eight (8) (housing restrictions still apply)
No more than one (1) rooster allowed per property within the city limits.
ACS Director Heber Lefgren says the enhanced laws are focused on public safety and humane care. “The improved ordinance does just that by considering the balance between animal care and control as well as pets and people,” says Lefgren.
If you have any questions regarding the new Chapter 5 Animal Ordinances or need further clarification, please contact Councilwoman Sandoval’s Office. Your District 7 ACS Representative, Valerie Moore, is happy to assist in any citizen needs. She may be reached at email@example.com.
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San Antonio Moves into Stage 2 Watering Rules
Dry, hot weather hitting aquifer levels hard
San Antonio has been under Stage 1 drought restrictions for less than a month, but dry, hot conditions have caused the Edwards Aquifer 10-day average to drop to 650 feet, requiring Stage 2 water restrictions.
Per city ordinance, City Manager Sheryl Sculley in consultation with Robert R. Puente, president/CEO of San Antonio Water System, declared Stage 2 management rules are in effect as of Tuesday June 12, 2018.
Stage 2 of the city's drought plan is triggered when the 10-day average of the Edwards Aquifer at the J-17 monitoring well drops to 650 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.
Puente notes that the watering restrictions are not suggestions – they are municipal laws that will be enforced.
"During drought, SAWS focuses on education. Now that we have been in restrictions for three weeks, our customers have had the opportunity to get accustomed to drought rules once again," he said. "Contracted police officers are patrolling and they can issue citations if they witness violations."
Watering days stay the same in Stage 2 as in Stage 1, however the hours during which watering is allowed are shortened. Watering with a sprinkler, irrigation system or soaker hose is allowed only between 7-11 a.m. and 7-11 p.m. on your designated day. Watering with a hand-held hose is still allowed any time on any day.
Watering days are determined by the last number of your address:
0 or 1 – Monday
2 or 3 – Tuesday
4 or 5 – Wednesday
6 or 7 – Thursday
8 or 9 – Friday
No watering on the weekends
If you observe water waste, the best way to report it is online at saws.org/waterwaste. Customers can also call SAWS Conservation at 210-704-SAVE (210-704-7283). Please provide as much information as possible, including location, time of day, a brief description of the problem, and how long it has been going on.
For more information about the ordinance and Stage 2 watering rules, visit saws.org/drought.