Land Use Regulations - Make Your Voices Heard!

The City of San Antonio (CoSA) is moving ahead with the adoption of ordinances to regulate and enforce land use and limited permitting in the newly designated Military Protection Area (MPA) that is within the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) near Camp Bullis.  The MPA includes any area within five miles of a military base - Camp Bullis, in our case.

All those living within the new MPA should have received the letter posted below notifying us of meetings to be held to "inform citizens about the proposed land-use plan, regulations, and permitting requirements."  It is VITAL that we attend these meetings so we not only understand what the CoSA is trying to do, but also so we can register our opinions and know what/if we need to fight these regulations.

Please take a moment to look through the information in the letter (click HERE or the images below) if you haven't already.  And please plan to attend one or both of the following meetings:

6p to 8p @ Cross Mountain Church - 24891 Boerne Stage Road

6p to 8p @ Cross Mountain Church - 24891 Boerne Stage Road

JBSA Task Force Meeting Notes

Two members of HAA attended the JBSA meeting at the Fair Oaks Ranch administrative building held the morning of February 20th.  The slides presented are linked to below, and here are their notes:

Slides 8 - 19 tell the tale of how the land use regulations, which we will be under, are being developed. It says they had citizen input on the draft regulations, soon to go out for public comment in March, but it was primarily input from citizens from within SA city limits; there wasn’t any overt effort made to engage those of us from the new No Annexation but Land Use Regulations part of the ETJ (Extra Territorial Jurisdiction). They maintain that will happen with the process starting SOON. Just as with notice of the Annexation Vote, all owners and residents of the area will be receiving letters from CoSA telling us of two dates for the public to react to the draft regulations. The letter will allow us to speak out about the regulations - or more likely will direct us to a webpage where we have to trudge through the draft regulations (including any planned “fees, fines and related charges” associated with these Military Protection Areas).  On slide 19 you will see two dates for such input: March 21 and 28 (in person presentations).  The City Council is set to vote in June on draft and edited regulations. 

Many thanks to Robin Roberts and Sandy Fitzpatrick for representing us at that meeting!