The San Antonio City Council awarded a 15-year, $108 million contract for a public safety radio system to Dailey-Wells, the company that has provided the service since 2004.
Most Council members praised City Manager Sheryl Sculley’s performance over the past 12 years, but want to see a better system in place.
San Antonio’s first water works structure is beginning to crumble, but a new agreement between the city and the San Antonio Conservation Society will preserve it.
City Council voted 8-2 Thursday to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products in San Antonio from 18 to 21, becoming the first city in Texas to impose such a restriction.
Robert Puente, SAWS president and CEO, will go before City Council on Thursday to make the case for two years of rate increases: 5.8% in 2018 and 4.7% in 2019.
The motion was presented by Councilman John Courage (D9) in July after several concerns were raised regarding candidates running in the 2017 election cycle.
City Council on Thursday approved a six-year, 100 percent tax abatement incentive package valued at $243,614 for Ernst & Young. In exchange, the firm has agreed to create 600 full-time jobs in their new service center in Northwest San Antonio.
Before council can vote on such changes it will be briefed again by the Ethics Review Board chair on those additional issues.
SAWS proposed a 5.8% increase for 2018 and a subsequent 4.7% increase for 2019.
The renovations would begin in September 2018 and require nearly 1,500 City employees from 22 departments to relocate for a 15-month period.