The City of San Antonio's liberal mayor and city council ("New Enlightened Despots") are very upset that the firefighters are daring to attempt to limit their power. The city government has lacked transparency in several episodes including making the recent decision against bidding on the national GOP convention. It has also failed to involve voters/citizens in major decisions like renovating the city hall for $38 million.
George Soros is pumping money into the Bexar County Democratic DA primary race - Wake up San Antonio and Bexar County! Noted anti-American leftist George Soros has indicated how important the LGBT and Sanctuary Cities movements are to him and his supporters by financially backing progressive/leftist Joe Gonzales for Bexar County district attorney in the Democratic primary. Soros has donated just under $70,000 to back Gonzales in his Democrat primary challenge to Bexar County District Attorney Nicholas LaHood. LaHood is a Democrat but opposes sanctuary cities and said he supports Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s crackdown on cities that defy federal immigration law. It is evident that Soros and Left want to "fundamentally change" Texas with open borders and LGBT issues because if Texas falls, the rest of America falls too.
San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff held a press conference yesterday, Tuesday, May 2, 2018, and ruled out any chances of rail being included in the area's multi-modal transit plan that could go before voters next year. Their reason was not because voters have repeatedly said "NO" but because the federal government isn't doling out funding for it as it did two decades ago.
SA Express staff writer Alex Stuckey writes this morning, Monday May 7, on the front page, "In just 80 years, with sea levels expected to be nearly 2 2½ feet higher than today, a storm similar to Hurricane Ike would cause catastrophic damage with a head-on hit to Galveston Bay, bringing an extra 10 feet of water or more into the area at landfall according to new research". Apparently, Stuckey is a climate change believer who quotes a report by Texas A&M Corpus Christi's Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies but never mentions any opposition points of view.
On Wednesday, April 11, several groups including the San Antonio Firefighters Association and some grassroots conservative groups held a rally that unhinged the SA City Hall and Establishment, again. To show their displeasure, the City did its best to disrupt the rally by blocking off the public area in front of city hall.
That did not deter the rally participants as they cheered for the three petitions that would limit the city's power, and by definition, Mayor Ron Nirenberg's and City Manager Sheryl Sculley's power. The three petitions:
- Require arbitration in lieu of litigation that costs the taxpayers when there's an impasse in collective bargaining. The half million-dollar city manager has chosen to sue the SAFFA and spend taxpayer money on costly attorneys, rather bargain with the Firefighters.