In a speech to the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Friday reiterated his call for an end to bonuses for utility executives.
Most City Council members were receptive to using money from SAWS to make up for shortfalls in next year’s budget.
City officials turned to SAWS for additional revenue, proposing an increase in the portion of money given to the City for the first time since 1992.
CPS Energy leaders frequently travel around the nation, sometimes the world. SAWS leaders tend to spend most of their time in San Antonio, records show.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg called the CPS Energy and SAWS chiefs “exemplary leaders” but added that San Antonio needs to “take the political theater out of executive compensation.”
Vast disparities in pay between CPS Energy officials and those at the San Antonio Water System mirror a pay gap between power and water utilities across the country.
The drought of 2011 served as a wake-up call for many San Antonio gardeners.
Two top officials at the City of San Antonio are headed to new jobs at the San Antonio Water System, according to City and SAWS officials.
SAWS performs more than 7,000 water quality tests every year to constantly monitor the city’s water supply for safety.
Area businesses learned this week the project, which began more than a year ago, has run into delays and is not expected to be completed until May 2019.