1ST TERM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

During my first term of service, I worked alongside members of the community to bring about change and advancement from policy change through my CCR No-Knock Warrant and CCR No Choke Warrant, to hosting virtual job fairs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through advocacy and community-building efforts, my request for HEB on W.W. White to offer Curbside Pickup has been fulfilled. Home-bound vaccinations, A/C unit giveaway, carbon monoxide detector distribution, and energy conservation kits have greatly served our seniors. Investments in District 2 youth continued through my Youth Springbreak Camp, Football Athletic Camp, and a Back-to-School Supplies Drive. As a first step to end systemic disparities, I introduced a resolution that resulted in the City of San Antonio declaring racism a public health crisis. Another step forward in bringing about equity included my work with my colleagues on city council, to declare Juneteenth a city holiday. The Second Chance Initiative, Disaster Relief food and water drive, Graffiti Abatement Initiative, numerous Crime Initiatives, and regular neighborhood clean-ups have improved our community. The need to focus on economic development was apparent; I continued to collaborate with the city’s Economic Development Department to develop a strategic economic development plan. We are now grateful to have a $200 million Amazon industrial center which will introduce over 800 jobs to District 2. The 500k to the historic Ella Austin Community Center and various District 2 Park improvements that I advocated for are enhancements that have added great value to District 2. 


I am proud of the numerous accomplishments and achievements I have committed to in District 2 through working with my community. I am up for re-election and my second term priorities set on public safety, COVID vaccinations, affordable housing, economic development, and infrastructure. I believe that with your support, together, we will continue to serve District 2 with excellence. 

CCR NO KNOCK WARRANT 

"The Public Safety Committee voted Tuesday to send a pair of Council Consideration Requests from District 2 Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan to a city council B-session. The CCRs request banning the use of no-knock warrants by San Antonio police, as well as the practice of the “lateral vascular neck restraint,” or LVNR -- the term SAPD uses to describe a grappling hold that reduces air or blood flow in the neck."

- "San Antonio City Council to discuss bans on police use of neck-restraints, no-knock warrants". Garrett Brnger, Reporter.

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CCR NO CHOKE WARRANT

"The Public Safety Committee voted Tuesday to send a pair of Council Consideration Requests from District 2 Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan to a city council B-session. The CCRs request banning the use of no-knock warrants by San Antonio police, as well as the practice of the “lateral vascular neck restraint,” or LVNR -- the term SAPD uses to describe a grappling hold that reduces air or blood flow in the neck."

- "San Antonio City Council to discuss bans on police use of neck-restraints, no-knock warrants". Garrett Brnger, Reporter.

KSAT12 

TOY DRIVES

Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan independently hosted a Toy Drive and participated in other Toy Drives along with Valero, SAPD SAPD Careers & District 2 to serve District 2 families holiday cheer through gifts!

SERVING FIRST RESPONDERS 

"The office of Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan sent dozens of tamales to the nine fire stations serving her East Side district this week (provided by Ruben's Homemade Tamales) — a gesture of appreciation for their service to the community".

 

“I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of our SAFD first responders and cherished small businesses in our community,” Councilwoman Andrews-Sullivan said in a release. “In the midst of this pandemic it is important to support our community, I asked that everyone continue to support each other by giving.”

- "First responders on San Antonio's East Side receive deliveries of locally made tamales as gift".Posted By Nina Rangel. San Antonio Current.

A/C UNIT GIVEAWAY 

Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan participated with the City of San Antonio and community/corporate partners to aid their Project Cool program, to provide heat relief to senior residents 60 years of age and older across the city through donation and free distribution of 20-inch box fans to seniors in need.

CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR DISTRIBUTION

Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan partook in a carbon monoxide detector distribution throughout District 2. 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan hosted District 2's 15th Annual Back-to-School Jamboree. More than 1,000 supply-filled backpacks were available via curbside/drive-thru distribution.

YOUTH SPRING BREAK CAMP

District 2 Spring Break Tour was from March 9th to March 13th at Pittman Sullivan Park, Copernicus Park, and the Claude Black co-sponsored by District 2 partners, Spurs Give, San Antonio Zoo and The DoSeum San Antonio.   

DECLARED JUNETEENTH A CITY HOLIDAY 

Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan worked with council members to have Juneteenth officially recognized as a City of San Antonio holiday. The City will recognize Juneteenth as one of the City’s 13 holidays by shifting one day from the winter holiday.

DISASTER RELIEF FOOD & WATER DRIVE 

Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan distributed over 36,000 pounds of food, having a positive effect on over 1,500 District 2 residents at her Disaster Relief and Water Drive. 

GRAFFITI ABATEMENT INITIATIVE 

Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan has acknowledged that taking proactive measures to help prevent graffiti vandalism is an important tool in the effort to eradicate graffiti and implements a Graffiti Abatement initiative. To help lessen the impact of graffiti, the City of San Antonio’s Graffiti Abatement Program (GAP) spends over $1 million annually to Abate (hinder) graffiti (paint over, pressure wash, etc.)

SECOND CHANCE INITIATIVE 

One of our biggest wins was a $25,000 allocation to fund a second chance initiative that will assist in developing and securing employment for individuals who are formerly incarcerated. When people have served their time and reintegrate into society, it is so hard for them to find steady footing. This program will help ease that transition which will lead to reduced recidivism, reduced homelessness, and reduced hopelessness that leads to a number of other things.

 THANKSGIVING HOT MEAL GIVEAWAY

"We want (constituents) to know that the city is not only here to make policy, but we’re here to actually give back the resources that their taxpayer dollars give us,” Andrews-Sullivan said."

 

Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan's hosted a Thanksgiving Meal giveaway that resulted in over 200 hot meals, prepared by Mr. A. OK’s Kitchen served to District 2 residents. 

-"A lot of families are struggling,' San Antonio councilwoman says at drive-thru Thanksgiving". Liz Hardaway, Staff writer. San Antonio Express-News

Photo by Bob Owen. San Antonio Express-News

SENIOR GREETING CARDS 

Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan signed and delivered over 350 Seasons Greeting Cards to five senior living community apartments in District 2. 

EASTER BASKET GIVEAWAY (1st) 

Easter Basket Giveaway for kids 10 and under at the Claude Black Center (2805 E. Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78203). 300 Easter Baskets were available on a first come first serve basis.

Thank you Chilo Foundation SA for sponsoring this event

HEB CURBSIDE ACCESS

Councilwoman Andrews-Sullivan's Requests for HEB on W.W. White to Offer Curbside Pickup Has Been Fulfilled! 
1015 S.W.W. WHITE ROAD (#22) SAN ANTONIO, TX 78220-2530.


Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan advocated for the H-E-B on WW White Rd to offer Curbside service for District 2 residents near HEB SA22.  

NUMEROUS WATER DISTRIBUTIONS

"The councilwoman said families were asking for someone to listen, to step up and do something, so that is exactly what they did." 

 

Councilwoman Andrews-Sullivan and her team delivered water to senior centers and to neighbors who did not have power and water during the unexpected 2021 Texas Snowstorm. 

"We even ran across people that were stopping us on the street and saying, 'can I have water?' and we were like, 'yes.' people saying, 'is it free?' of course it is. We're just out here to be a blessing because, in this time, this is what people need. It's not about anyone else. All of us are going through the same thing and just a little bit of care and love goes a long way" said Councilwoman Andrews-Sullivan."

- "Councilman Jada Andrews-Sullivan helps deliver water to seniors, neighbors in need". by SBG San Antonio. News4SA

 

DECLARED RACISM A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS 

“As we strive to speak to the heart of equity and inclusion, taking this crucial step in declaring racism as a public health crisis is of extreme importance,” said District 2 Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan, the council’s only Black member. “This is a time and shift in how we educate, uplift and place value of life over the skin we’re in.”

- "San Antonio City Council to consider declaring racism a public health crisis". Joshua Fechter, Staff writer. San Antonio Express-News

HOMEBOUND VACCINATIONS 

The COVID-19 vaccine will be limited at first, but there will be more opportunities to get your vaccine. In Bexar county, 60% of our population falls within the first group. We ask for your patience in this process. Please continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands, and wear your mask.

 

Special Thanks to the University of Incarnate Word, 2nd Baptist Church, and Treemount Temple for the outstanding work in administering COVID-19 vaccines in the District 2 Community. 

BOOK DRIVE AND GIVEAWAY

Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan & Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran hosted a Book Giveaway in District 2 and 3 where they gave away over 400 tote bags. This was a drive-thru event in which both districts distributed free books, holiday children’s books, coloring books, crayons, and other supplies. 

Photo Source: 'I wanted to do something for families' says councilwoman in holiday book giveaway on Southeast Side". The Houston Chronicle.

ENERGY CONSERVATION KITS

Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan participated in an energy conservation kit distribution throughout District 2. 

FOOTBALL ATHLETIC CAMP

District 2 Spring Break Tour Football camp was from March 9th to March 13th at Pittman Sullivan Park, Copernicus Park, and the Claude Black co-sponsored by District 2 partners, Spurs Give, San Antonio Zoo and The DoSeum San Antonio.   

HOSTED VIRTUAL JOB FAIRS

Due to COVID-19 and the enormous loss of jobs, Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan hosted virtual job fairs to help community members who urgently needed to find employment. 

500K TO ELLA AUSTIN COMMUNITY CENTER

Along with multiple community meetings at the Historic Ella Austin Community center, Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan advocated for an allocation of 545k to the Ella Austin Community Center. 

$500,000 will be appropriated for maintenance and to ensure the building is functioning at the caliber it should be for an organization as monumental as Ella Austin. The remaining $45,000 will fund the summer 2020 youth program. It is imperative that the city continues to treat The Ella Austin Community Center as the staple it is.

DISTRICT 2 PARK IMPROVEMENTS

Through the Bond Project that extends to 2021, Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan has continuously worked to improve Parks throughout District 2. 

REGULAR NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN UPS

D2’s CLEAN UP LIVE UP Crime Down with Councilwoman Andrews-Sullivan, the City Of San Antonio Solid Waste Management, D2 Staff & great volunteers. These multiple neighborhood clean-ups remove trash, crime, and graffiti from District 2 streets! 

 

Using smart design elements to eliminate the potential for crime include graffiti vandalism - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) installs lighting in dark areas, removes graffiti rapidly, installs murals, and establishes crime prevention groups.  

CRIME INITIATIVES

A few of Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan's crime initiatives focuses include an increase in police patrol in high crime areas and increase neighborhood lighting to deter criminal activity. 

FREE GUN LOCK GIVEAWAY

Councilman Manny Pelaez, Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan, and the Bexar County Sheriff's Office invited residents to help put an end to accidental shootings by picking up a free gun lock during their Gun Lock Giveaway. 

- "Two Council Members Plus Bexar Sheriff's Office Handing Out Free Gun Locks Wednesday". Posted By Sanford Nowlin. San Antonio Current.

SENIORS VALENTINES SWEETHEART BANQUET

Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan hosted a sweetheart banquet for the seniors on Valentine's day! 

EASTER BASKET GIVEAWAY (2nd) 

Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan and LULAC Youth Council's (#1124, #4947, & #22304) sponsored at Easter Basket Giveaway at First Korean Presbyterian Church where 200 Easter baskets were given away!