July 4 holiday

There will be no interruption of garbage collection or landfill services on Monday, July 4, during the holiday weekend. FMI: http://bit.ly/28SeDOX.

July 7 forum to focus on trash services

The City of San Angelo will host a town hall forum to gather citizen input on garbage collection services at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the McNease Convention Center.

The forum will be conducted in the City Council chambers at the Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive, and broadcast live on SATV, Suddenlink channel 117, and at cosatx.us/watch.

Additionally, the City will be gathering input via an online survey and further forums. Details of those efforts will be announced at the July 7 gathering.

The City Council on June 7 considered a move to monthly bulk pickup and collection of recyclables every other week. While the Council voiced support for the move, it wanted to solicit public opinion on other possible changes to trash service that might be incorporated at the same time.

Some citizens have told their Council representative they prefer, for instance, alley pickup. Some alleys in older neighborhoods are not wide enough or have the necessary overhead clearance to accommodate the automated trucks used by Republic Services, the City’s contracted trash collector. Alley pickup in those areas would require a reversion to workers manually emptying trash containers into trucks.

Operations Director Shane Kelton noted such customized service can be accommodated, but it would come with a price to customers.

“Some areas of town do not have alleyways,” Kelton said. “Whether citizens in those neighborhoods would be supportive of a change in rates to accommodate alley pickup in other areas of town remains to be seen.”

With the exception of Abilene, San Angelo’s rates are the lowest in West Texas. San Angelo is the only West Texas city that offers curbside recycling, free bulk pickup and a free monthly dumping at the landfill.

City Manager's Office

The City Manager serves as the chief executive officer for San Angelo's municipal government and is the staff liaison to the City Council and to the Downtown Development Commission.  

Daniel Valenzuela, City Manager

Daniel Valenzuela was hired as San Angelo's City Manager in September 2012. He previously served four years as city manager in Eagle Pass, and the four years prior to that as city manager of Fort Stockton, his hometown. He was the chief financial officer and unit health administrator at Pecos County Memorial Hospital from 2000-03. He earned a master's of business administration from Texas Tech University in 2000 and served in the U.S. Army.

Michael Dane, Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer

Michael T. Dane was  promoted to  Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer in October 2012 following a nine-month stint as interim city manager. He was hired as the City’s Finance Director in August 1998 and is regional co-director of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas and an advisory board member for the Texas Municipal Retirement System. Dane worked for the City of Lubbock as an Accountant, Senior Accountant and Senior Auditor from 1993-98, the First National Bank of Clovis in Clovis, N.M., from 1987-90, and the accounting firm of Bender, Burnett & Co. in Clovis from 1990-93. A Certified Public Accountant and Certified Government Finance Officer, he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Eastern New Mexico University.  

Rick Weise, Assistant City Manager

Rick Weise was named Assistant City Manager in March 2005 after serving as the Assistant to the City Manager since October 1998. He joined the City of San Angelo as a Planner in June 1994. Weise is a 1993 graduate of Texas A&M University, is designated as a Certified Public Manager through Texas Tech University, and is certified by the Texas Division of Emergency Management as an Advanced Incident Commander. He is a member of the Texas City Management Association, the International City Management Association, the National Recreation and Park Association, and the Texas Recreation and Parks Society, having served on that organization's state board of directors.

Becky Dunn, Executive Office Coordinator 

Becky Dunn was promoted to Executive Office Coordinator in January 2013. She is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the day-to-day administrative operations of the City Manager’s Office. Dunn joined the City in 1993 as a clerk typist in the Police Department’s Administration Division. She worked in Police Administration for 14 years, also serving as a bookkeeper and administrative technician. She transferred in 2007 to the Finance Department, where she worked as an accounting technician, an accounting specialist and senior administrative assistant prior to her move to the City Manager’s Office.

Being Bold: 2015 State of the City

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