Each of the fire union’s petitions to change the City charter obtained the 20,000 signatures required to place them on the Nov. 6 ballot.
San Antonio City Clerk Leticia Vacek is expected to verify next Thursday that there are at least 20,000 valid signatures for each of the three petitions the fire union submitted one month ago.
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.