• President’s Message Ted Trakas Will the economic bad news ever cease? You may notice that our newsletter is thinner than usual. Our publisher, Neighborhood News, did not sell as much advertising space this month and so has reduced our page count to 8 pages versus the usual 16. (Advertising defrays their production and mailing costs.) […]

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  • President’s Message Ted Trakas Just a few items of interest this month. I have completed an economic analysis of the digital billboard ordinance that San Antonio City Council passed on December 6, 2007. According to my figures, the ordinance will allow billboard companies to exchange old passive signs for new digital ones and increase their […]

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  • 4118 Honeycomb Drive (Zoning Case #Z2007276) Current Zoning – “R-6” Single-Family Residential District Proposed- “0-1” Office District Applicant – Chris Pettit Representative – Habib Erkan Neighborhood – Sunburst Condo and VJ Neighborhood Association Issues – See below Notes- Staff and Zoning Commission recommend denial; staff did state that Conditional Use would be more appropriate for […]

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  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ted Trakas Annual Meeting. We held our annual VJ neighborhood association meeting at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 22th, 2007, Colonies House, 3511 Colony Drive. District 8 Councilwoman Diane Cibrian was our guest speaker, and she spoke about a number of initiatives she was making in the district, as reported in the next […]

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  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ted Trakas A lot of different things are going on so I will not even attempt to make this one flow. Annual Meeting. Please show your support and get involved . . . Attend our annual VJ neighborhood association meeting at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 22th, 2007, Colonies House, 3511 Colony Drive, […]

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  • Foothills Zoning Concerns In the last issue of Vance Jackson Views, several concerns were mentioned in regards to a residential construction at 3235 Rock Creek Run. The construction appears to be nearly complete and its use has not yet been determined. Nonetheless, it appears to be a multi residential facility with no parking. This property […]

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  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ted Trakas Usually summer is a quiet, relaxed time for the association. No annual membership meetings to plan. The majority of member dues are long past received and processed. Monthly board meetings are suspended from June through August, in observance of our time honored tradition of the summer hiatus. Pass me a Diet […]

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  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ted Trakas As of the writing of this message (mid-June), the elections in District 8 are finally over. We have a winner. Our sincere hope and expectations are that Diane Cibrian will make as strong and effective a District 8 Councilperson as she did a candidate. So now that the election is decided, […]

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  • A MESSAGE FROM THE VJ BOARD OF DIRECTORS Published in place of our usual President’s Message Our association usually does not comment on City Council races, but the Board has decided to break with that tradition this year. In our opinion, the most important thing our association does is to represent individual and neighborhood concerns […]

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  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ted Trakas We begin another active year. We held our annual members meeting on Jan 22nd at the Colonies House on Colonies Drive. Special thanks to Victor Camacho for making the facility available, and Laura Saher for bringing refreshments. Mr. Ken Lawrence, President of the Northside Neighborhoods for Organized Development (NNOD), gave a […]

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