The San Antonio city council voted unanimously on Thursday, Aug. 16 place three city charter amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot for the voters to decide. The SA mayor and most members of the city council have opposed the amendments and formed a PAC to raise money to fight them.
The amendments would: 1) cap the salary of future city managers and place term limits on them; 2) lower the threshold for signatures on referendum petitions, increase the amount of time allowed for gathering them and remove prohibitions against overturning utility rates, tax levies and appropriations; and 3) give the Firefighters’ union the ability ask for arbitration if necessary.
The city has been fighting against these charter changes because they don’t want their power limited nor have the voters have a say in the matter. The SA city council has often ruled without having voter input on controversial issues, such as the oridnance forcing private businesses to provide sick-leave to their employees that was passed today.
Yesterday, Wednesday, Aug. 15, a state district judge denied a request from the city’s PAC to prevent the City Council from calling for a November charter amendment election at today’s meeting. The judge said the Firefighters’ union did not act illegally in gathering signatures for the petitions for the city charter amendments.
In yet another example of the San Antonio Express-News’ bias in reporting, the paper ran an article on Friday, Aug. 10 criticizing Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for paying his top staffers six-figure wages with a top salary of $265,000. But ironically, the SA Express has never criticized San Antonio city manager Sheryl Sculley for her $500,000 salary.
The SA Express-News is the public mouthpiece for SA/Bexar County Establishment which supports Sculley, and promotes the Establishment’s agenda. However, they criticize, attack, or ignore any opponents, and this article appears to be a hit piece on Abbott because he has opposed the SA/Bexar County Establishment’s agenda on several occasions.
Abbott was criticized in the article because his staff’s salaries exceed those paid in California, Florida and other big states. According to the comparisons made in the article, five of Abbott’s top administrators each make $265,000 a year. But SA city manager Sculley makes almost twice that much, and the SA Express-News has never criticized her.
No. All Journalists are NOT the enemy of the American people and the Constitution. However, many are self-serving, arrogant, insecure and immature people pretending to be impartial reporters and news editors… and they are the problem.
Liberal reporters and editors promote their ideas, views, and agenda under the guise of news. They have become a "priesthood of political correctness" that wants to influence and mold society, economics, and politics according to their views and opinions.
These “priests” are found in the big national news outlets, but also in local media in small communities. They are everywhere preaching their doctrine via newspapers, TV and radio.
The problem is the Media have become the priesthood of political correctness, they are intolerant of anything they consider blasphemous including ideas protected the First Amendment. The liberal Media also controls the majority of the news outlets, and therefore has loudest voice in society.
Former HUD Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro is going to the Iowa State Fair to prepare for a possible run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. He has been laying the ground work and is now starting to make the rounds to get public attention, and Republicans and conservative should be aware.
Castro, a darling of south Texas Democrats, has been running a PAC, writing a book, and building a grass-roots network. He has also been helping 2018 candidates around the country get elected to get their support later. For example, last Wednesday, Aug. 8, in San Antonio, Castro spoke at a SA city council meeting in favor of the city forcing private businesses to provide sick leave to their employees. This shows his support for extreme socialist policies.
“We’re not considering not relocating it.” That’s what liberal/leftist San Antonio City Councilman Roberto Trevino said regarding the Alamo Cenotaph late on Wednesday, July 18 after a meeting, and a double negative means a positive, which mean the city is planning to move the Cenotaph.
Trevino told people at the meeting that a new draft plan for redeveloping the Alamo will be made public next month, and it will illustrate why the 1930s Cenotaph has to be moved to provide a better visitor experience. Even though proposed plans to relocate the monument have been met with strong opposition, it appears the SA city officials, Texas General Land Office, and the nonprofit Alamo Endowment are not listening and don’t care to listen.
The Cenotaph honors 189 Alamo defenders killed in the 1836 battle and was erected in 1930, however the relocation appears to be similar to the removal of confederate statues by the liberal SA city leaders. Many feel this is another step to revise history and minimize the fight for Texas liberty.