The Jefferson Neighborhood Association

How to Navigate our site

This is the new JNA web page. To reach the contact us, about us, and by-laws pages, click on the = lines on the upper left hand corner of this page.

Join us September 9th

 The next JNA meeting will take place Monday, September 9th, 2019 at the Jefferson United Methodist Church, Wilson and Donaldson.

Our meetings start at 7PM.

Welcome

 

You can also find information about the JNA on Neighborhood Link. Enter www.neighborhoodlink.com

Put in 78201 and click on Jefferson Neighborhood Association.

Officers elected at our August meeting

At our August 12th meeting, election of officers for FY 2019-2020 was held. 

Congratulations to the returning officers and welcome Marie Cooper to the board of Directors. 

National Night Out October 1, 2019

Join your neighbors on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 for the annual National Night Out (Texas edition). The festivities begin at 6PM at the Jefferson United Methodist Church, Donaldson & Wilson.

Check back at this site for upcoming information about this event. There will not be an October 14th regular JNA meeting because of  the night out plans.

DOCKLESS VEHICLE REGULATIONS

  


As e-scooters and e-bikes have become increasingly popular, the City of San Antonio is committed to striking a balance between innovative transportation options and providing safe, accessible sidewalks and streets. 

On October 11, 2018, the San Antonio City Council approved a six-month dockless vehicle pilot program. These rules will improve public safety and enable the City to gather data related to ridership and the value of this new transportation mode. The pilot program went into effect on October 19, 2018.

On May 30, 2019, City Council approved allowing currently permitted dockless vehicle operators to apply for permit extensions through September 30, 2019 so that dockless vehicle services continue uninterrupted until the conclusion of a Request for Proposals (RFP).

Companies that are currently permitted for more than 1,000 vehicles will be limited to 50 percent of their current permit total. The maximum number of permits that could be obtained by the seven operators is 8,850, which is a significant decrease from the current total of 16,100. No new companies will be able to obtain permits during this extension period.

Three operators will be selected through an RFP process to operate a total of 5,000 vehicles. The RFP will be issued on June 7, 2019 and will remain open for 45 days, with a due date of July 22, 2019. The process is expected to result in contracts for City Council consideration in early October 2019.

Additional Information

 If your non-profit organization has an event that might be of interest to JNA members please e-mail the details to Chuck Whitehead,

cdw.fifty@gmail.com by the 20th of the prior month.

Contact Chuck Whitehead or Marie Cooper (mlcooper@satx.rr.com) for ad rates. 

Change of meeting plans for November

The board of directors  has decided to have a combination fund raiser and special event on Saturday, November 16th.

This event will replace the November 11th regular meeting. 

Our traditional Turkey Bingo fund raiser will be combined with activities associated with another event at the Jefferson United Methodist Church.

Check back at this site for more information.

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You are cordially invited to the City of San Antonio Office of Emergency Management’s 10th Annual Citizen Preparedness Workshop. The workshop will be hosted at the Emergency Operations Center, on Saturday, September 14th. Check-in will begin at 8:30am, with welcome and introductions at 9:00am.

The workshop connects citizens with the City’s emergency management resources and partner agencies.

This is a special year—we are celebrating 10 years of empowering people and strengthening communities. The workshop will be a reflection on lessons learned in the past 10 years with the theme of Preparing for Everyday Emergencies.  The goal of this workshop is to strengthen the community by equipping citizens with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help you and your families recover from an emergency. 

To register please click on this link: Citizen Preparedness Workshop Registration or send the name, phone number, and t-shirt size of each attendee(s) to Ashley Carter at ashley.carter@sanantonio.gov 

Pre-registration is required for each attendee. A light breakfast will be provided.

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Tree planting project before city council

THIS IS A PROPOSED DRAFT AND WILL BE REPLACED BY THE FINAL, SIGNED ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY CITY COUNCIL. 

 

ORDINANCE 

 

APPROVING A TASK ORDER TO A JOB ORDER CONTRACT FOR A TREE INSTALLATION INITIATIVE IN THE WOODLAWN LAKE AREA, INCLUDING THE WOODLAWN LAKE, JEFFERSON AND MONTICELLO PARK NEIGHBORHOODS LOCATED IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 7, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $250,000.00 PAYABLE TO SABINAL GROUP; AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FROM THE FY 2019 TREE CANOPY PRESERVATION AND MITIGATION FUND.   * * * * * 

 WHEREAS, a series of destructive storms with heavy winds blew through San Antonio in June 2019; and  

 

WHEREAS, these storms impacted several areas, including that around Woodlawn Lake Park in Council District 7; and  

 

WHEREAS, this area is known to have a declining tree canopy and many of these trees were severely damaged beyond repair; and  

 

WHEREAS, in addition, past studies have shown this area has a lower than average tree canopy coverage city-wide; and  

 

WHEREAS, in an effort to restore and increase lost tree canopy, the Parks and Recreation Department will be using Tree Canopy Preservation and Mitigation Funds to plant new trees on both public and private properties around Woodlawn Lake Park; and  

 

 WHEREAS, as part of this initiative, recovery trees will be provided to residents who live within the footprint of the Woodlawn Lake, Jefferson and Monticello Park neighborhoods near Woodlawn Lake Park; and  

 

  WHEREAS, this area represents approximately 4,000 residential homes, which the proposed tree enhancements for the target-area include the installation of large caliper native shade and ornamental trees of various designated species; and  

 

  WHEREAS, outreach for this tree canopy restoration project is anticipated to begin in Fall 2019 and estimated for completion by Fall 2020 to coincide with ideal planting seasons and accommodate residential schedules; and  

 

WHEREAS, this Project was selected to utilize the Job Order Contracting (JOC), an alternative Project delivery method which ten contractors were approved through Ordinance 2019-02-210134 by City Council on February 21, 2019;

Check back to this site for further information.

 

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