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Alex Sarabia, 210-207-8979
SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 7, 2018) — Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued the following statement in response to Tuesday’s charter amendment election:
“San Antonio voters sent a strong message last night. By rejecting Proposition A, voters made it crystal clear they are tired of special interest politics and want us to continue moving forward down the path of prosperity and economic growth.
“Proposition A would have been disastrous, damaging to the city’s fiscal health and resulting in increased expenses as well as other fiscal and economic problems.
“San Antonio is booming and the people are determined we stay focused on creating jobs and ensuring our city thrives and succeeds. I am proud and grateful that our entire community – from business leaders to community organizers to neighbors – came together to protect the future of San Antonio.
“Citizens were also clear that they want us to limit City Manager compensation. Their wishes will be front and center as we determine the path forward.
“While I did not believe Proposition C was the best path forward, the voters also made clear they are tired of the conflict between the union and the city.
“My door remains open and I urge the firefighters to come to the table and negotiate a deal that is fair and equitable to both firefighters and taxpayers. It’s time to put this conflict aside and move forward.”