It’s a felony to buy votes in Texas, yet San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association President Chris Steele and his fellow union leaders found a workaround: buy petition signatures instead of votes and then hope for a winning outcome at the polls.
Nirenberg at a Tuesday luncheon discussed affordable housing, public transportation, and the ongoing battle between the City and the firefighters union.
A lawsuit alleges that the firefighters union illegally funded efforts to gather petition signatures to place charter amendments on the November ballot.
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.
Three ballot initiatives pushed by San Antonio’s firefighter union leadership are intended to disrupt responsible city government as we know it.
Officials with the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association did not show Tuesday at City Hall – and, largely, were not expected to.
This week in Just This, Beth Frerking and Rick Casey discuss the latest skirmish in an ongoing war between City Hall and the firefighters union.
To balance the costs of public safety with other priorities, the City and fire union need a contract that is fair to employees and affordable to taxpayers.
San Antonio’s citizens need to be able to hold City Hall accountable, and petitioning city leaders is a right that should be respected.