San Antonio City Council discussed the last scraps of next year’s $2.9 billion City budget one day before Thursday’s scheduled vote on the spending plan.
Thanks to increased CPS Energy revenue, the City can afford most of City Council’s budget requests.
More than 35 requests, totaling more than $10 million, were submitted by almost all Council members – but not all of them can make the cut.
Council members want SAPD to take in guns for cash or gift cards, but Chief McManus said such programs are “ineffective.”
Most San Antonio City Council members are reacting favorably to a new draft of the City’s climate plan, with only one member so far saying he opposes it outright.
The plan will go before the full City Council on Thursday. A vote on the plan is scheduled for Oct. 17, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said.
Most City Council members were receptive to using money from SAWS to make up for shortfalls in next year’s budget.
CIty Council will consider funds to improve the application process after a review found most boards and commissions don’t reflect San Antonio’s population.
A majority of San Antonio City Council committee members that will review a bike lane option for lower Broadway are supportive of the idea.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg dissolved the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee and made changes to the membership of the Governance Committee.