I hope you are all well. A few updates:
State Update—Today Gov. Abbott indicated that he will be setting forth a plan to consider slowly re-open Texas. He indicated it would be a very slow process but he will give more information on April 27th and hopefully this will help our retailers to increase curbside and delivery of products. Click here to access Governor Abbott’s Executive Order dated April 17, 2020.
County Update—Effective midnight tonight, the County is requiring that all people 10 years or older must wear a cloth face covering over his or her nose and mouth when in a public place where it is difficult to keep six feet away from other people such as visiting a grocery store/pharmacy or working in areas that involve close proximity with other coworkers. Coverings may include homemade masks, scarfs, bandanas, or a handkerchief. Residents must continue to maintain social distancing of at least six feet while outside their residence. There are certain exceptions such as when exercising, driving with family members, pumping gas and entering a facility with security, such as a bank. Click here to access the full order.
City Water and Sewer Rates—Rates were scheduled to increase as of April 1st but the City will not be increasing the rates for at least three months.
Thanks—The Argyle provided an Easter meal for our first responders. Papa John’s Pizza and Sorrento have also provided meals at no cost to the City. Others have offered and we will be taking them up on their generosity.
Local Business and Restaurants—We are so appreciative of all the support our residents have provided to those that have remained open for business.
Finally(The Best)—Many of you may have seen this on twitter or social media but if any of you wonder how fortunate we are to live in Alamo Heights, click on the link below. I can tell you that Hendrix and his family are thrilled to be residents. Turn it up and listen—you will hear that we even generated a little revenue for the City at the end of the clip!!!
Stay safe and stay healthy.
Mayor Bobby Rosenthal