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Applications open for positions on the Small Business Advisory Commission

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Applications are open for the Small Business Advisory Commission and can be found online using the City’s web-based application for boards and commissions at: https://webapp9.sanantonio.gov/BoardCommApplication/vacanciesApply by April 21 for priority review­­­­­­­­­­­­­.  


The mission of the Small Business Advisory Commission is to review upcoming policies, regulations and issues affecting small businesses, outside of the SBEDA Ordinance, and provide recommendations to City staff, Mayor and City Council.

The newly established Small Business Advisory Commission will consist of 15-members, of which 11 positions will be Mayor and Council District specific appointments and four positions appointed at-large. The 15-Member Commission will consist of at least one small business member/organization residing and/or operating within each of the ten (10) Council Districts; and a diverse representation of the small business and non-profit community who demonstrate the following desired technical expertise, identities, and perspectives:

  • 2 small business professional and/or trade organizations
  • 2 non-profit small business service provider organizations
  • 4 small business owners with less than 10 employees
  • 4 small business owners with 10-50 employees
  • 3 small business owners representing the City’s targeted industries

To learn more about the Small Business Advisory Commission, visit the City of San Antonio’s website. For more information about the open positions, contact Melinda L. Uriegas, Assistant City Clerk, at (210) 207-7255 or (210) 207-7254. 

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30,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments

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The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District continues to work with state and local partners to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to critical populations, within the phases designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

30,000 first dose Pfizer vaccine appointments will be available starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 25th at 7 p.m. on the Metro Health COVID-19 vaccine registration website. Appointments available will be from April 6th to May 1st.

The 311 Customer Service COVID Hotline is allocated appointments to ensure residents without internet access can book their appointments by phone. The Hotline operating hours are Monday-Friday, 8a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Immunizations with a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is a critical component of the strategy to reduce COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths and to help restore community and societal functioning. The goal is to have enough COVID-19 vaccine for all people who wish to be vaccinated. However, currently there continues to be limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine. 
 

Individuals who decide to opt-in to the City of San Antonio’s text alert system, can text VACCINE to 55000 or in Spanish VACUNA to 55000. By signing up they will receive a text notifying them of locations that have appointments available. Opting to this text alert system will not sign you up for a vaccine or add you on a wait list. This is an additional method to inform the community when new appointments are available. At this time notifications will be for the Alamodome, Wonderland of the Americas operated by University Health, UT Health San Antonio, and WellMed.

 For more information, please visit covid19.sanantonio.gov   

FOUR WAYS TO SIGN UP FOR COVID-19 ALERTS

  1. Download the Ready South Texas app, available in the iTunes and Google Play stores
  2. Text COSAGOV to 55000 to receive SMS text message updates
  3. Follow @COSAGOV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  4. Bookmark covid19.sanantonio.gov
  5. Text Vaccine to 55000

Public service announcements on social distancing, prevention and testing are available here.

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Spurs Sports & Entertainment Hiring and Scholarship Opportunities

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SS&E is hiring for a range of opportunities:

  • Digital Engagement, Groundkeepers, Food Truck Operators, Camp Coaches, Box Office and more
  • If you or someone you know is interested, please apply here: https://www.nba.com/spurs/our-jobs

Spurs Give is excited to announce that the Angelo Drossos Memorial Scholarship is now open!

  • The scholarship recipient will receive $3,000 to pursue their education.
  • Students may apply by April 23, 2021 using this link Drossos Schlolarship

Spurs Sports Academy:

  • In-person summer camps for children with available dates June–August
  • Camps open to children ages 6-18 and include skills training camp, Coyote camp, Spurs player camp and overnight camp.
  • Registration by April 2 includes a $50 discount Spurs.com/SummerCamps
  • Participants receive a Spurs camp jersey and a Spurs camp memory photo
  • Health and Safety protocols can be found here Spurs.com/CampSafety

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The George Floyd Act and Voting Yes for Proposition B

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By Mario Marcel Salas

         We know that the San Antonio Police Officer’s Association used a racist arbitrator to keep a police officer on the force for calling a black man the “N” word, and we all know that they used a bag of tricks to get a bad cop reinstated after trying to feed a homeless man a dog poop sandwich. We also know that Marquise Jones was shot in the back by an officer that the police union wants to keep hired after many other violations, and we know that 52 years ago SAPD officers got away with murder in the case of Bobby Joe Phillips. We also know that Norman Cooper was tasered to death by SAPD officers in his home. We also know that Jesse Aguirre was killed by SAPD officers in much the same way as George Floyd in 2015. We know that Antoine Scott was killed by SAPD officers in 2016 under questionable circumstances, and we know that Charles Roundtree Jr. was killed in 2018 in an apparent botched attack. We also know that Darrell Zemault was killed by SAPD and officers stood around asking if other officers were ok with what took place. We know that Webb Boyd was killed in 1978 by Bexar County security officers (they were found guilty) and Michael Haskins was murdered without justice in 1980.  

          What about the dozens that have been killed while having no weapon and often shot in the back—these are hidden by a corrupt and racist association that uses a collective bargaining contract that is full of dirty tricks. Their contract allows bad cops to stay as active police officers thereby endangering the safety of our community. A union like this needs to go, and this is why so many signed a petition (over 20,000 registered voters) to remove the so-called “Police Association” on May 1st during the city council elections. Early voting starts on April 19, and the church community sees that justice and civil rights can only be served by removal of the association that protects bad cops while corrupting the concept of “collective bargaining.” 

         In Austin, Texas this week hundreds of people from across the state will be going to testify how bad police officers are influenced by racists ideas and have abused blacks, brown, and even some whites across the state. The statewide action is being spearheaded by many black and brown local and state legislators and is expected to hear from families of victims murdered by bad cops in San Antonio. These statewide efforts will be asking for an end to “qualified immunity” a racist law that protests abusive officers, chokeholds, no knock warrants, and to hold these police unions accountable to the citizens they serve. Win or lose, the San Antonio Police Officer’s Association (SAPOA) is destroying itself by not negotiating in good faith. In fact, they are trying to deny the will of the people by trying to get the city to agree to a contract by next week before the April 19th early vote. 

          The SAPOA is using a bag full of lies to sucker punch people into believing that the vote is for so-called “defunding” —it is not. They are lying about trying so say that police officers will lose their jobs—another use of bald-faced HOGWASH. The vote on May 1st will be a vote cast for civil and human rights in San Antonio and the George Floyd Act at the state level will be another human rights effort that we all should support.

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