SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 30, 2015)— The public is encouraged to attend the 2nd Public Hearing of the City of San Antonio’s Charter Review Commission on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Plaza Building, “B” Room, 114 W. Commerce. The Public Hearing will focus on possible amendments to the City Charter.
Last fall, the City Council ordered an election for Saturday, May 9, 2015, to amend the City Charter by requiring an election before any use of the City’s right-of-way for streetcar or light rail. In addition to this proposed Charter amendment election, the City Council created a Charter Review Commission charged to study the issues of Council pay, filling of the office of the Mayor in the event of a midterm vacancy and to make any other suggestions for amendment that it finds advisable, including identifying obsolete, inconsistent or unwieldy sections or terms. The Commission will then bring all recommended amendments to the City Council for consideration in February 2015.
Residents are also invited to provide input at Charter.Review@sanantonio.gov or by calling Camila Kunau, Assistant City Attorney, at 210-207-5602. For more information regarding the City’s Charter Review Commission, visit www.sanantonio.gov/CityAttorney/CharterReviewCommission.aspx.