Initial meeting to discuss potential collaboration between multiple municipalities, Bexar County and educational districts and institutions. May 21, 2010
Bexar County , San Antonio , Kirby , Converse , Live Oak , Universal City & Selma as well as Judson ISD and Northeast Lakeview all share the same population of residents and business and are experiencing extremely rapid growth, which is anticipated to continue to escalate over the next two years. With existing infrastructure and support services already over taxed and limited funding, joint venture opportunities is one alternative to explore that could meet obligations and help better prepare and plan for the future.
<ul><li>San Antonio Boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>District 2 SA Army Green </li></ul><ul><li>Bexar County Precinct 4 East and South outlying areas and communities within precinct </li></ul><ul><li>Judson ISD - Kirby through District 2 North through Converse, Live Oak, UC, Selma to PGA </li></ul><ul><li>Converse shares borders with Randolph AFB, San Antonio, Bexar, Live Oak and UC </li></ul>
District 2 Median Income This district has historically been one of the lowest income in the region. Currently, the majority of HH’s in District 2 make >56k annually. With a few small pockets in the next income bracket. The current and future growth from the BRAC expansion at Ft Sam Houston and Randolph is putting more pressure on already strained infrastructure with increased demands for housing & commercial property to support the needs of the troops and support jobs coming for the expanded missions.
<ul><li>The obstacles and challenges we currently face and looming in the future include awkward boundaries and large geographic areas with financially diverse populations to educate and support. </li></ul><ul><li>JISD shares responsibility for areas with very heavy youth populations, high single mother ratios and very low income with District 2 and the county, while the northern portion of the school district is in the more affluent North Central SA, near the PGA Village. </li></ul><ul><li>The smaller communities and outlying neighborhoods share these issues to a lesser degree, but all area communities are being challenged to meet the needs of an ever increasing population with limited and lessening financial and physical resources. </li></ul>Bexar County San Antonio Selma Live Oak Universal City Kirby Converse ACCD Northeast Lakeview Bexar County San Antonio
Safety & Security Community & Education Infrastructure Oversight Communication Exercise & Recreation Collaboration
The Destination… <ul><li>The purpose of this meeting is to discuss alternative means to support the needs of current and future residents by developing and committing to strategic partnerships among governing and support entities. </li></ul><ul><li>The concept is to develop and align partnerships that will fill physical and professional resource, facilities, service, support and infrastructure requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>The goal, a better life style that is attractive to visitors, businesses and residents. </li></ul>
Picture This… creeks and flood plain become the Hallmark of NE Bexar County. Communities can easily duplicate the efforts of San Antonio to develop low cost features that attract and retain residents and business owners. Click on picture to play video Capital
Project Ideas Considerations <ul><li>Parks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Sports Complex/Fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop – Hiking/Biking/Jogging Trails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natatorium or Regional Swimming </li></ul></ul>Location Expense Potential Revenue Operational Requirements and Expenses Eliminate Redundancy <ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creek and Flood Plain Cleanup </li></ul></ul>Availability Location Expense Planning <ul><li>Community Needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market Rate Housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historic Documentation and Preservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourism influx in the coming years </li></ul></ul>Land – location, expense and availability Additional Burden on Educational and support services. Boys & Girls Clubs, the area will possibly need a new location Community Centers based on the experience of nearby centers there is a need Many of the historic sites in SA are located in this part of the city As the tourism increases what can we do to capitalize <ul><li>Annexation and Expansion </li></ul>While some of the smaller communities are land locked the districts of the county and San Antonio are oddly configured and challenging to support. As the recent land swap involving Schertz, Cibolo and San Antonio proved beneficial for all, opening discussions on this topic is a priority for this meeting. Required Professional Resources Overall Considerations <ul><li>Architects </li></ul><ul><li>Attorneys </li></ul><ul><li>Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Planning </li></ul>Financing - Bonds , Cash and or Tax Financing Land - Availability, Cost, Location Infrastructure – Roads, Utilities, Emergency Services Ongoing Operational Expenses Maintenance – Requirements and Expense
Meeting Summary Friday May 21, 2010 Attendees: Ivy Taylor, Francesca Caballero, Frank Dunn, Alex Saucedo, Al Suarez, Tommy Adkisson, Mario Llano, Daniel Kershner & Becky Johnson Discussions relating to potential annexation, funding, youth activities, park improvements were among the items discussed during the meeting. It was determined by the three elected officials present, SA District 2 Councilwoman, Ivy Taylor; Bexar County Precinct 4 Commissioner, Tommy Adkisson; and Mayor of Converse, Al Suarez; that a task force should be formed to explore issues and opportunities further. The three also agreed to prepare a letter for other communities within the Judson ISD inviting their participation in the exploratory task force. Councilwoman Taylor offered to prepare the letter, which will be signed by all three present.