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Published on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales expresses hope and urgency at the approval of Erik Walsh as the next San Antonio City Manager

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SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 31, 2019) –District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales added her vote this morning to the unanimous approval of Erik Walsh as San Antonio's next City Manager.


Although Mr. Walsh's experience and qualifications are beyond question, the decision didn't come easy as she wanted to make sure that the choice was in District 5's best interest. “The next manager should have a strong understanding of  District 5 priorities - equity, housing, and transportation are vital to our community and for too long those needs have been left behind.”


After several meetings and discussions with Mr. Walsh, the Councilwoman felt the District's needs would be prioritized as needed. “He has the skills necessary to make sure that District 5 isn't ignored, as it has historically been,” she said. “He's committed, hardworking, honest and reliable and will be open to ensure that every part of this city has the opportunity to succeed.”


The Councilwoman added that she looks forward to working with the new City Manager to bring advancements that are critical for the success of the entire city.

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