Ivy Taylor will not be remembered as a mayor who had a vision and and carried it through to fruition.
San Antonio’s new mayor and six new City Council members will be officially inaugurated on Wednesday, June 21 at the Arneson River Theatre.
The Northside was considered a stronghold for Taylor, but Nirenberg captured a majority in dozens of precincts that favored Taylor in the general election.
William “Cruz” Shaw ousted incumbent Councilman Alan Warrick (D2) in Saturday’s runoff while Roberto Treviño (D1), narrowly held on to his seat.
Early vote totals for Saturday’s runoff election show Councilman Ron Nirenberg (D8) ahead by 7.6 percentage points, 53.8% to 46.2% respectively.
Neither Mayor Taylor nor Ron Nirenberg said “yes” or “no” to signing such statements or issuing an official local resolution in support of the Paris accord.
The most divisive topics during the last live broadcast mayoral debate were the “sanctuary cities” lawsuit, police union contract, and annexation policies.
As Council met in executive session beyond the eyes and ears of the public and press, Taylor joined two Northside council members in opposing the lawsuit.
The lawsuit declares that the controversial “sanctuary cities” law is unconstitutional and should be blocked from taking effect on Sept. 1.
Mayor Ivy Taylor believes “it was premature” for the City to join the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in a lawsuit against Senate Bill 4.