San Antonio Mayoral candidate Bert Cecconi is using billboards to tell voters about his idea for a tuition-free college program. However, Cecconi proposes to “force” builders and citizens to pay for the program through a city ordinance that will impact negatively on the building industry.
Cecconi has 300 billboards around San Antonio that preach his tuition-free junior college idea. However, the devil is in the details, and his ads don’t explain how to fund this program.
"The way I propose doing it (funding the program) is passing a city ordinance that says all new construction, homes, and buildings in San Antonio, will have solar panels," Cecconi, an 83-year-old retired dentist said. "CPS would install the panels, and CPS will own them."
CPS is the City’s biggest moneymaker, so all the money would go to the city government, and they would administer the new program. It would create more city bureaucracy.
The liberal national Hispanic organization LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) has filed a lawsuit against Texas Secretary of State David Whitley and Attorney General Ken Paxton, over their claim last week that nearly 100,000 voters in Texas may not be U.S. citizens. Rather than seeking voter integrity and clean up the voter rolls, LULAC and Democrat Party leaders want to prevent efforts to address or stop voter fraud by claiming racism and voter suppression.
LULAC’s general counsel Luis Vera is demanding that the court force state officials to release the data used in support of Paxton’s claim last week that nearly 100,000 voters may not be U.S. citizens. They claim Paxton’s announcement last week (Jan.25, 2019) is a method of voter suppression, meant to instill fear in Hispanic voters.
In November 2018, Democrat Joe Gonzales was elected Bexar County District Attorney with the financial backing of liberal billionaire George Soros. Gonzalez takes office officially on January 1st, but there seems to be some evidence of a more liberal, perhaps anti-police, atmosphere taking hold at the DA’s office.
In a disturbing trend, prosecutors in the Bexar County DA’s office have failed to bring charges (called “no billed”) against suspects who have physically assaulted, injured, and in some cases, almost killed San Antonio police officers. Protecting the lives of police officers is as vital as any duty of the county judicial system.
Even though the United States has opted out of the Paris Climate Agreement, liberal San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg plans to support it. In a draft of the City’s proposed plans to support climate change remediation goals, much of it focuses on ending gasoline-powered private and commercial vehicles, which will affect the transportation and mobility freedom of all citizens.
The plan justifies ending private gas-powered vehicles by claiming that they allege they are 34% of the metro's total greenhouse gas output. The plan recommends that only expensive electric and alternative fueled vehicles be on city streets and roads by 2050.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued the San Antonio police chief for what he says are violations of the state’s immigration law targeting “sanctuary cities.” Paxton accuses Chief William McManus of violating SB-4, the anti-sanctuary law, when he refused to turn over migrants in a human smuggling case to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on January 2018.
The sanctuary city policy can be traced to liberal San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and certain city council members, as well as to the city manager, Sheryl Sculley, who facilitated the illegal aliens’ release.
In June 2017, San Antonio became the largest city in Texas to sue the state over SB 4. San Antonio joined three civil rights organizations in arguing that SB 4 is unconstitutional, and asked the Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund (MALDEF) to represent the City.