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District 9 Information
January is both a time of new starts and a time of renewals, and in that light, please either join or rejoin the District 9 Neighborhood Alliance. Our membership year corresponds to the calendar year, so click on the below link for a welcome letter as well as an application, and hope to see all of you at our meetings this coming year. Contact Art Downey with any questions  at 210-497-8873 : 

The next District 9 Neighborhood Alliance meeting will be held at 7:00PM, Wednesday, August 28th. We will meet at the Stone Oak Methodist Hospital, (Classrooms #1&2), 1139 E. Sonterra Blvd. (just off Hwy 281 in Stone Oak).
Our presenter will be State Representative Steve Allison. He represents House District 121, succeeding former Speaker of the House Joe Straus. District 121 covers parts of north central and northeast San Antonio, as well as the cities of Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, and Olmos Park. Steve serves on the Public Education and Public Health committees and is a member of the House Republican Caucus Policy Committee. I have asked him to give us his impressions of the last session of the state legislature.
(Note: due to the ongoing construction on Hwy 281 and on Stone Oak Parkway please allow yourself extra travel time, especially if coming from south of 1604).
If you are coming north on Hwy 281, go under Loop 1604 and immediately take the Sonterra Blvd. exit to the right; cross over to the right and follow the signs to Sonterra Blvd.; at the top of the hill take a right on to Sonterra Blvd., proceed through the first traffic light, at the next traffic light you will see the hospital on your right.
If you are coming around Loop 1604 westbound, take the Stone Oak Parkway exit, go north on Stone Oak Parkway and turn right on Sonterra Blvd.; proceed east on Sonterra through the traffic light at Hardy Oak and you will see the hospital on your left.
Park as close to the main entrance as possible, go through the Benson Pavilion entrance and the classrooms are to your left. We will be in Classrooms #1&2.
Meetings are usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Stone Oak Methodist Hospital, (Classrooms #1&2), 1139 E. Sonterra Blvd. (just off Hwy 281 in Stone Oak).
Always feel free to contact Art Downey with any questions  at 210-497-8873.
Art Downey
President, D9NA

Mr. Downey can be reached at 210-497-8873 should you have any questions regarding these meetings, or have any questions regarding District 9.

Posted 5-14-18
To better serve the community, the District 9 office will now be open 8:00AM - 6:00PM Monday through Thursday, and 8:00AM - 5:00PM on Friday.  The office is located at 16500 San Pedro Avenue, Suite 290.  Staff can be reached at 210-207-0955, or District9@SanAntonio.gov.  
(posted 1-26-17)  2017 Bond
For more information regarding the City's Bond Programs (both 2012 & 2017) visit:  http://www.sanantonio.gov/2017Bond
For information on the value of registering your neighborhood with the City, and how to do so, visit:
For the proposed revised City sign ordinance, visit:

(posted 3-27-17)  US281 Construction Information
For information and details regarding US281 Construction, please click on the below:

(7-10-15)     Please see the information below regarding recent legislative changes

HOA/POA Bills Passed by the 84th Texas Legislature
Art Downey, President, Texas Neighborhoods Together (TNT)
The 84th Legislative Session is over! The Senate and House adjourned Monday afternoon, June 1, 2015. With nearly 6,500 bills and resolutions filed during this session, it was determined that no less than 200 of these bills affected community associations either directly or indirectly. Of those bills identified to affect community associations, only eleven became law: House Bills: 745, 939, 1072, 1455, 2489, & 3089; Senate Bills: 862, 864, 1168, 1626, & 1852. I will briefly describe the highlighted bills that will have the greatest impact on our associations. The first three bills are generally positive, while the last two may negatively impact some.
SB 1168 (West) Relating to the operation of certain property owners' associations. This omnibus bill had many provisions; some of the bill’s more important are as follows:
*Allows members to attend open board meetings held by video conferencing using the same technology.
*Allows more flexibility for boards to take day-to-day action outside of a meeting while clarifying that certain important votes (e.g. selling land or adopting a deed restriction) must be taken at an open meeting.
* Provides privacy protection by allowing associations to adopt rules regarding use of secret ballots, and by making clear that any person who tabulates or recounts votes must not disclose to anyone how an individual voted.
*Allows associations more flexibility in offering payment plans. Currently associations cannot offer payment plans for longer than 18 months; the bill removes that restriction.
*Eliminates confusion and grounds for legal dispute by clarifying that Ch. 207 (applicable to homeowner association resale certificates) does not apply to condominiums. The resale certificate provisions applicable to condominiums are already in Chapter 82 of the Property Code.
*Clarifies the manner in which votes may be cast. Although absentee ballots or proxy voting must be allowed, the association may also elect to offer other methods such as online or electronic voting.
SB 862 (Birdwell) Relating to voting methods in a property owners' association election or vote. This bill provides that a property owners' association is not required to provide an owner with more than one voting method so long as an owner may vote by absentee ballot or proxy, unless a dedicatory instrument provides otherwise.
SB 864 (Birdwell) Relating to secret ballots in a property owners' association election or vote. This bill allows a property owners' association to adopt rules to allow voting by secret ballot by members of the association. The association must take measures to reasonably ensure that: (1) a member cannot cast more votes than the member is eligible to cast in an election or vote; and (2) the association counts every vote cast by a member that is eligible to cast a vote.
HB 1455 (King) Relating to procedures required before a condominium association files a suit or initiates an arbitration proceeding for a defect or design claim. (Applicable to Condos.)

HB 1455 greatly restricts a condominium association’s ability to file a construction-defect lawsuit or pursue such a claim through arbitration. It requires condominium associations to fulfill a large number of intricate and rather expensive requirements prior to filing a construction-defect lawsuit or pursuing the claim through arbitration.
HB 2489 (Leach) Relating to the ability of a property owners' association to enforce certain provisions on the lease or rental of real property. This bill negated certain rights of a homeowner and condominium associations to obtain basic lease information from landlords.
The complete text of all these final bills ("Enrolled") may be downloaded from the Texas Legislature's website as Word files, HTML files, or PDF files. Please visit Texas Legislature Online at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/


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