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Published on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Councilman Brockhouse Questions SAWS Board Appointment Process

Contact: Joseph Lopez

(210) 315-4366

joseph.lopez@sanantonio.gov

SAN ANTONIO (February 13, 2018) The following comments are Councilman Brockhouse’s remarks on Mayor Nirenberg’s SAWS Board appointment process:

“Today I questioned the Mayor’s SAWS Board appointment process and his nomination of Amy Hardberger to represent the Southwest Quadrant.  Unfortunately, as is often the case with the Mayor on major decisions, there was little to no communication with his colleagues on the City Council regarding this appointment.  When the Mayor disregards Councilmember input, he disregards the residents of the communities they represent as well.  The SAWS Board should represent the priorities of the community, not just the priorities of the Mayor.  An open process would have yielded a large pool of candidates to choose from that best represents the communities in the City Council Districts of the Southwest Quadrant.  This opportunity was not properly advertised and distributed to the community and that leads citizens to believe these appointments are rigged and saved for insiders.

I am calling for a freeze of the Southwest Quadrant Board appointment and the start of a publicly advertised application process to allow for any qualified residents who hold an interest to apply and be a part of a transparent and fair selection process. Residents interested in open positions on the SAWS board can always apply at https://webapp9.sanantonio.gov/BoardCommApplication/vacancies.”

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Author: Cambri Ensminger (GPA)

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