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Published on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Councilman Perry’s Comments on Fire Union Petition Drive

CONTACT: Rebecca Podowski, Sr. Policy Advisor 
(713) 392-9756

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 28, 2018) — “I echo the remarks made by Mayor Nirenberg today: It's too bad we aren't at the negotiation table, and it's disappointing that it has come to this.

 "I appreciate the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the business community for stepping up and helping to educate our residents on what the real costs of these petitions are and the long-term impacts resulting from Charter changes created through these petitions.

 "Our Charter is the constitution of San Antonio, by San Antonians, and for San Antonians. Changes to the City Charter must reflect a positive gain for residents and provide further stability for a growing city. Any changes to the Charter deserve proper vetting and thoughtful consideration before being made; the kind of vetting and consideration that our current Charter Review Commission has been doing since 2016. Forcing a change to our constitution through brute force and disinformation is not what our residents deserve.

"Our firefighters deserve a contract in place. Our residents deserve the peace of mind knowing their firefighters are taken care of. We need to get back to the table and hammer out an agreement.”

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