CONTACT: Landry Stafford
Office: 210-207-7026, Cell: 281-669-7022
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 13, 2018) – Today, City Council voted unanimously to approve the proposed FY 2019 budget. The following statement was released in response to today’s vote:
“This year’s budget reflects the hard work of City staff and fellow councilmembers in ensuring that the City’s needs are being met. Many thanks go to City Manager Sheryl Sculley, Maria Villagomez, and Justina Tate and to all of the organizations and community members who took the time to attend the SpeakUp San Antonio’s Community Days and those who contacted the District 10 field office to express their budget priorities.
While I supported the FY 2019 budget overall, I have a philosophical issue with committing General Fund dollars to the housing initiative. This issue truly has no end date and further strains an already limited General Fund. I simply cannot support further straining the General Fund outside of the core services that we are responsible for covering.
Property taxes, public safety, infrastructure, and public facilities have always been at the top of the list for San Antonians; these concerns are often stressed by our neighbors here in District 10 and are the focus of my attention. The City’s budget should be focused on providing more funding for those core services.”