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Published on Thursday, May 10, 2018

Councilman Clayton Perry’s Statement Regarding $38 Million City Hall Renovations

CONTACT: Landry Stafford, Communications Director
Office: (210) 207-7026, Cell: (281) 669-7022


SAN ANTONIO (May 10, 2018) – The following comments are Councilman Clayton Perry’s remarks on the approved $38 million funding for the renovation of City Hall:


“The action taken by City Council today is discouraging. A $38 million project was approved 8-3 without any formal outreach to our constituencies. The price tag on this item is far too large to be approved solely by Council and in my opinion should have gone through a bond election. This money is not coming from the General Fund; today, we agreed to take on nearly $40 million of debt for one building. A project of this stature should have been included on Prop 4 of the 2017-2022 Bond Program.


Let me be clear, I am in support of preserving the history of San Antonio. My vote today is not against historic preservation or against making any City Hall entrance ADA accessible. City Hall belongs to the people, so I believe that they should have had a say in its use.


As I make this statement, the foundations for temporary office trailers have already been dug and the site prepped for temporary office buildings. How long do our neighbors have to wait for their streets to be repaired? Or for their libraries and parks to get new equipment? We need to do better for our neighbors and allow them to have a voice.”

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