Members of the fire union, its president, and a petition consultant delivered 15 boxes filled with “more than 100,000” signatures to the City Clerk Wednesday.
The fire union has repeatedly said it won’t negotiate until the City drops its lawsuit against the current contract’s 10-year “evergreen” clause.
Members and allies of the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association are circulating three petitions in hopes of changing the city charter.
The Texas Supreme Court asked the City of San Antonio and the firefighter’s union for full briefs on the so-called evergreen lawsuit late last week.
Helle said the city manager’s office shoulders some responsibility for “wasting millions of dollars on record management systems that are completely inept.”
The San Antonio Police Department discovered that the cases of sex crimes and domestic violence were not properly investigated, Chief William McManus said.
A court ruled Wednesday against the City of San Antonio’s claim that a clause in its contract with the fire union violates the Texas Constitution.
New this year is an “equity lens” that will be applied to funding top priorities that emerged during the budget policy goal-setting session.
The most divisive topics during the last live broadcast mayoral debate were the “sanctuary cities” lawsuit, police union contract, and annexation policies.
Most political observers were unsurprised Wednesday by the police union’s endorsement of Mayor Ivy Taylor in the June 10 runoff election against Councilman Ron Nirenberg (D8).