Commentary: Greg Brockhouse might be able to win the mayor’s office with tax-cutting promises, but several factors would hamper his ability to deliver.
In their opening offers on wages and health care, the fire union and the City clearly aren’t speaking to each other. My guess is they’re speaking to The Arbitrator.
The reality that San Antonio still faces is that public safety benefits and pension costs have become a worsening drag on City finances.
Voting for the three ballot proposition would allow the citizens of San Antonio to neutralize the special interests that have run city government for decades.
My reason for voting no on Propositions A, B, and C is clear: I will not turn my back on San Antonio, on my community, or on my children.
San Antonio’s leadership – both elected and unelected – needs to put the people first.
With Propositions A, B, and C, the firefighters union is cleverly wrapping its own desires inside a cover of sweet, populist proposals.
The self-proclaimed “100+ Latinas” include local leaders in government, business, education, law, health care, and community advocacy.
Councilman John Courage on Thursday told constituents why they should vote down three City charter amendments proposed by the local firefighters union.
After 10 unanswered invitations from Sculley and three different mayors, Steele and the firefighters union have still refused to come to the bargaining table to meet and talk.