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.
Both mayoral candidates explicitly and enthusiastically endorsed our policy proposals, some of which will require city funding.
On a rainy Tuesday, the first day of early voting, 7,471 San Antonio residents cast votes in the mayoral and City Council runoff races, marking a 7% higher turnout than the first day of early voting for the May 6 general and bond election, when a total of 7,001 people turned out to vote.
Former Mayor Phil Hardberger has endorsed Councilman Ron Nirenberg (D8) for mayor in a video released Monday at 9 p.m., less than 12 hours before early voting opens in San Antonio’s June 10 mayoral and City Council runoff election.