Tobin Talk: August 15, 2018

Aug 15 2018

Tobin Talk: August 15, 2018

Greetings neighbors!

We had a great turnout at our last THCA 2nd Friday Social at Tycoon Flats.  Thank you to the Hartman’s for providing appetizers for everyone!

Tobin Hill artist Christine King has submitted a design to the Fiesta Commission for the 2019 Fiesta poster.  The Fiesta Commission is hosting an event called Ten2One to showcase the final 10 posters entered into the contest. The Ten2One event includes voting for most popular design (with an award for the winner) for the 2019 Fiesta poster. The event is open to the public but registration is required. The details can be found at fiesta-sa.org. The date is August 29 from 5-7pm. Please RSVP no later than August 24, and come support our neighbor!


The City of San Antonio’s Transportation and Capital Improvements department has sent out an update on the McCullough drainage project. These are the street, sidewalk and curb improvements along Euclid, Erie, and Wilmington streets. Click here to read about what has been completed and what is still to come.

Neighbors who are fixing up their homes may be interested in applying for a grant from the Conservation Society. Grants are typically awarded for $5,000-$10,000, and applications are being accepted from now until September 28. Grants will be awarded in December. You can apply at https://www.saconservation.org

Don’t forget that this weekend, Councilman Treviño, State Rep. Bernal, State Senator Menendez, and Congressman Doggett will be hosting a Town Hall this Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 AM, here in Tobin Hill at the SAC Victory Center on N. Main and Dewey Place.

Read on below for details about these and other events around the neighborhood, as well as an update from the City’s Neighborhood and Housing Services Department.

Euclid & St. Mary’s Project Update:
The developer of the property has begun demolition on the houses. THCA was able to get a company to salvage many of the materials from the houses for future use.

Our Zoning Task Force has seen a few different versions of a site plan for the project. Currently they are asking to build five buildings, each 8 stories tall, with 25 total units. This would require the property to be rezoned.

The project is scheduled to go before the zoning commission this Tuesday, August 21 at 1:00PM. The hearing is public and citizens are encouraged to attend. The address is 1901 S. Alamo. If you would like to comment on this case, you may do so in person (please arrive a few minutes early to sign up to speak), or by emailing the case manager, Kayla Leal, at kayla.leal@sanantonio.gov. The case number is Z2018250.

Tobin Hill Book ClubThe book club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary. 

Selected readings:

Sept: AMERICAN WOLF

Oct: THE BAD-ASS LIBRARIANS OF TIMBUKTU

For more info contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net


August 14, 2018
Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted as follows:

  • Owner Occupied Repair Program: NOW through September 14th
  • Under 1 Roof, Let’s Paint, and Minor Repair Programs: Beginning October 1st and ongoing (as funding is available)
  • Green and Healthy Homes Program: Ongoing, year-round

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.

Housing Policy Framework
Mayor Ron Nirenberg created the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force in August 2017, with the charge to develop a framework for a comprehensive, compassionate housing strategy for San Antonio. After a year of collaborative work by the Task Force, five Technical Working Groups, and community at large, San Antonio’s Housing Policy Framework was released this week. Click here to read the final report.

SASpeakup
It’s your city; make your voice heard! Learn about the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget with your friends and family. It’s your chance to meet your neighbors, city leaders, and learn more about city services while enjoying free entertainment, free health screenings, and fun giveaways.

  • Thursday, August 16th: Morgan’s Wonderland – 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 20th: Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center – 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 21st: Palo Alto College Student Center (Evento en Español) – 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 25th: Woodlawn Lake Park – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 28th: Cherrity Bar (Young Professionals Night) – 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 30th: Texas A&M University-San Antonio Vista Room – 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 1st: (Evento en Español) – Pearsall Park – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Click here to review the proposed budget, calendar of upcoming events, and timeline for budget adoption.

THCA 2nd Friday Social!

Please join us for our monthly Social!
Friday, September 14 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Sumerset’s home, 622 E. Locust St.

Snacks will be provided, please bring your own beverage.

You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!

Save the date!

September THCA Public Meeting – Updated!

Thursday, September 20, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Social to follow.

On the agenda: Solid Waste Management & Recycling Update.

THCA’s neighborhood meetings are held bi-monthly. If you would like to join or renew your membership you can do so at the meeting or on our webpage: http://tobinhill.org/joindonate/