Councilman Kevin Wolff commits $200K
- It was announced at today's Council meeting that District 9 Councilman Kevin Wolff has redirected the entirety of his district's one-time funds to a city fund to be used solely to support animal welfare initiatives, including a major public education campaign and a capital campaign to build a satellite adoption center and spay/neuter clinic. (Details from the Council agenda are below.)Reggie Williams, President/CEO of the San Antonio Area Foundation, a key partner of the city's on these initiatives, was at Council Chambers this morning to thank Councilman Wolff for his incredible gift. I hope you'll thank him, too - email is district9@... and the mailing address is P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283.But hurry - today was the Councilman's last meeting. Along with District 3 Councilman Roland Gutierrez, Councilman Wolff is stepping down in order to run for other office.Laura McK
BACKGROUND INFORMATION:Several fiscal years ago, the General Fund Budget included funds for City Council selected One-Time projects that benefited the community. Projects included improvements to the Citys streets, sidewalks and parks systems. As projects are completed, remaining project budget balances have been reprogrammed for other specified purposes. City Council District 9 has just over $200,000 in available reprogrammable One-Time project balances.ISSUE:The City has aggressively made improvements over the past several years in the area of Animal Care Services. This includes adding significant new resources to the Animal Care Services budget for enhancements. Other partners in the City have also provided resources to assist the City in its animal care services efforts. Two emerging areas that the City will join with its partners in supportingto include the San Antonio Area Foundationare a comprehensive awareness and educational campaign and a capital campaign that will include a centralized adoption satellite center and spay/neuter clinic. The reallocation of City Council District 9 One-Time projects balances of $200,000 will be directed for this purpose.This action will allow the City to develop and negotiate a funding agreement(s) with entities such as the San Antonio Area Foundation (and potentially other partners) of up to $200,000 for the purpose of a comprehensive awareness and educational campaign and/or a capital campaign.
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