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.
Councilman Manny Pelaez (D8) is researching ways to enhance the City’s Alert SA text notification system.
The nonprofit serving abused and neglected children purchased 36 acres of land for its expansion project that includes a new children’s advocacy center.
The new budget includes an increase to minimum wage for City workers as well as funding for streets, 42 more police officers, 31 new firefighters, and more.
City staff will present budget amendment options to City Council on Thursday before a vote is held on the fiscal year 2018 spending plan.