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SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 29, 2018) – Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales issued the following statement after City Manager Sheryl Sculley’s retirement announcement:
“Over the years Sheryl Sculley has done incredible work for our city. She balanced her own approach to fiscal responsibility with the management of the largest bond programs San Antonio has ever seen. And she was able to do that by leading a strong, professional team.
She quickly grasped and implemented the City’s move to the equity budget that I researched and lobbied two years ago. District 5 has benefited in a big way because of her willingness to advance toward a more meaningful distribution of our city’s resources.
I respect her decision to retire. This news is unfortunate, but once again it shows her strength and leadership in knowing it was her time─she leaves on her terms.
At the same time I am dismayed at the leadership void that brought us to this point. San Antonio is on an accelerated growth path that calls for decisive action, where uncertainty is met with opportunistic opposition.
This outcome is not a surprise.
Even so, we have great people in San Antonio who can fill the city manager position. And while looming term and salary limits would concern anyone who would take the job, I have great faith in our existing staff to take on that role.”