Richard Perez, CEO and president of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and San Antonio Professional Firefighters Union board member Stephen Moody discussed the proposed charter amendments Tuesday at the Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior Center.
Watch the video above to see KSAT's nightbeat coverage of the debate.
Here’s a breakdown of the three charter amendments:
Proposition A would ease the current requirements for voters to change or overturn decisions made by the City Council, including taxes and utility rates. According to San Antonio First’s campaign website, the proposition would require 20,000 signatures on a petition to be gathered within 180 days instead of more than 70,000 signatures to be gathered in 40 days.
Proposition B would set a term limit and salary cap for the city manager. It would also require a supermajority of the City Council to approve the city manager’s contract with the city.
Proposition C would require arbitration between the fire union and the city. The latest contract between the two entities expired in 2014 and the two have yet to meet at the negotiation table.