District 5 must better address issues such as affordable housing, reliable transportation, and higher paying jobs, Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales said.
San Antonio City Council unanimously approved a $2.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2017 Thursday morning that includes increased funding for streets and sidewalks, more police officers, increased minimum wages for City employees, benefits for Council aides, funding for new Smart City initiatives, and a more aggressive commitment to the City’s new comprehensive master plan, SA Tomorrow.
City Council members and staff will likely work late into the night before the $2.5 billion fiscal year 2017 City Budget is up for consideration on Thursday morning.
During last week’s City budget discussion on raising the entry-level wages for City employees, we were disturbed to hear Mayor Ivy Taylor claim that raising wages is an “outsider’s” agenda.
Now that the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan has been approved by City Council, several members want to see its steps implemented sooner rather than later.
Over the past few years, the public has witnessed the vigorous debate regarding the police contract.
The police union emailed two statements to members of local media and others this week that strongly criticized Councilman Rey Saldaña’s (D4) call to reexamine elements of the proposed contract between the San Antonio Police Officers Association and the City of San Antonio that deal with officer disciplinary procedures.
The first of five community meetings on the City’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget took place at Claude Black Community Center on the Eastside Monday evening.
San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley gave an overview of the $2.5 billion proposed budget for the 2017 fiscal year to City Council on Thursday.
“No entiendo” – I don’t understand – are words no one wants to hear at any public meeting, but many probably have.