SA Tomorrow Outreach
Transportation and Capital Improvements (TCI) conducted outreach for the SA Tomorrow’s Transportation Plan on university campuses April 27 – May 1, 2015. SA Tomorrow outreach included flyer card distribution, paper survey and classroom discussions where feasible. TCI reached approximately 380 university students at various campuses and another 300 high school students at the Northeast Independent School District (NEISD) Career Fair. University campuses included: University of Texas at San Antonio, St. Mary’s University, Our Lady of the Lake University, Trinity University, Texas A&M University, and the five Alamo Colleges ( Northwest Vista, Palo Alto, St. Philip’s College, North East Lakeview, and San Antonio College).
Plan Element Working Groups
The Plan Element Working Groups for the Comprehensive Plan will meet for their first work session on May 26, 27, 28. Each of the nine working groups will meet over the three day period. The Comp Plan consultants, MIG, will be present. The meeting will encompass the following items:
- Define Roles & Expectations of Working Group Members, City staff and consultants
- Review and Discuss Existing Conditions
- Discuss Policy Goals for each Plan Element
Alamo Plaza Master Plan
The City, in partnership with the State, reissued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on April 15 to develop a Joint Master Plan for the Alamo and its surrounding historic district. On April 27,City staff held a pre-submittal conference. There were 56 attendees, three from out of state. Submissions are due May 14 and interviews are scheduled for June 3, 2015. Staff anticipates presenting the selected firm to City Council on June 18, 2015.
Interlocal Agreement with University Health System (UHS)
Dr. Schlenker briefed the Intergovernmental Relations Committee on Tuesday, April 28 regarding the extension of the Interlocal agreement with UHS. The committee unanimously voted to move the item forward to full City Council consideration. City Council approved the item on Thursday, May 7 which authorized a one year extension effective April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016 with a one year option to renew at approximately $190,000 per year.
KSAT TV will tape a video package about Stinson Municipal Airport as part of a Brooks CityBase sponsorship with the station. The Stinson segment is one of a series of 11 segments to air through July on KSAT Live Focusing on “live, work, learn and play” in the Brooks CityBase neighborhood. The video package will include Stinson’s history, 100th Anniversary, Stinson Airport tenants including Alamo Helicopter Tours and Palo Alto College. The segment is scheduled to air on May 26. Other organizations to be highlighted include Texas A&M, Brooks City Base Health and Wellness Center, Brooks Academy, Wyle Laboratories, Mission Solar Energy, Hangar 9, Chaba Thai Restaurant, the Republic Gold Club, Landing Apartments, City Base Cinema and Mission Trail Baptist Hospital.
Fiesta Parade Recycling Initiative
The recycling rate at Fiesta parades doubles this year compared to last year. The success can be attributed to more marketing, increased volunteers and mandatory departmental work days. The combined recycling rate for both parades was 22% this year compared to 11% last year.
2015 TIGER Grant
Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) provided technical assistance to Transportation and Capital Improvements for the US Department of Transportation 2015 TIGER grant pre-application. Additionally, IGR coordinated a transportation partners meeting with Bexar County, VIA, Brooks City Base, the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and TxDOT to discuss viable transportation projects. The group is in support of two City projects: Broadway Complete streets and Presa St. ramps. TCI will request authorization to submit final application from City Council in the coming weeks.