KTSA radio host Trey Ware spoke to Mayor Ron Nirenberg about the city’s method for creating a budget and also he answered the questions of whether SAPD Chief McManus has done any wrong. SA mayor Nirenberg continues defend McManus for his handling of a human smuggling case last December 2017. Several SB-4 complaints were filed with the Texas state attorney general’s office against the City and the Chief, but Nirenberg insists that there is no investigation.
Rumors from Texas AG Paxton’s office have claimed that “no real action” was being taken against the City. Perhaps this could be true. The City of San Antonio, although tightly under Democrats’ political control, seems to have some Republican support in Austin and in Washington.
Addressing the illegal alien smuggling issue is problematic when Democrats excuse it and reward it, and Republicans don’t do anything about it.
George Rodriguez, El Conservador, Elconservador.net
San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg continues to say that his city government is transparent and inclusive, however, that’s very difficult to believe when so many city policy decisions are made behind closed doors. For example, the city council went into “secret session” to discuss the city ordinance, which would require all private employers in the city to grant paid sick leave to all full time employees. Councilman Greg Brockhouse said, "This may affect every employee and business owner in San Antonio and they must be included in the debate. As we have learned in the past, decisions made without key stakeholders erode the public’s trust.
The latest plans for designing the Alamo in San Antonio were revealed Tuesday night, June 5, including scrapping the controversial glass walls proposed last year...and moving the Cenotaph.
The crowd at the Witte Museum's Prassel Auditorium watched, listened, booed and cheered as members of the Alamo Citizens Advisory Committee presented its updated Comprehensive Interpretive Plan. The Alamo Citizens Advisory Committee is a creation of the SA city government, and is influenced heavily by the liberal majority in the SA city council.
Liberal Democrat SA city councilman Robert Trevino defended the new plans saying “The Alamo Citizens Advisory Committee first gathered in 2014 and worked tirelessly to develop the vision and guiding principles for this preservation effort. Adherence to those guiding principles is paramount in ensuring this plan tells the entire 10,000-year story of the Alamo while creating a public space that can speak to the iconic site’s layered history while being embraced fully by the community.”
On Monday, June 11, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Ohio’s state law that allows them to clean their voter rolls of inactive voters. Republicans cheer it, and Democrats cried foul.
The Court ruled 5-4 that Ohio voters who have not voted in two years can be flagged, sent a confirmation notice, and if they fail to respond and don't vote within the next two years, they can be removed from the rolls. The process is one of two methods that Ohio officials use to identify voters who are no longer eligible to vote due to a change of residence (or possible death).
Democrats and liberals were upset, and called it “discriminatory because they seem to want anyone, everyone, anywhere, and everywhere to vote. Republicans and conservatives said this law helps to have more fair elections and to discourage voter fraud.
About a week ago, the liberal/leftist SA Express-News newspaper laidoff 15 employees. The newspaper has been suffering for sometime as its readership and subscription shrink. My good friend and fellow liberty-journalist Ken Ward provides some insight and background to the layoffs. This is information you WON"T read in the SA Express.