Mayor Ron Nirenberg re-enforced his call to voters Friday to oppose the firefighter union’s “destructive” ballot proposals.
Council faces a long list of critical, difficult decisions they’ll have to make in the coming months.
San Antonio is the only U.S. city with a population of more than 1 million to achieve a “AAA” rating from any of those agencies.
The lawsuit says that while seeking signatures in designated “free speech areas,” petitioners were threatened with arrest.
The Texas Supreme Court will not take on the City of San Antonio’s appeal regarding the firefighters union evergreen clause.
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.