Clayton Perry says he will decline salary while on leave
City council members make an annual salary of $45,722. A city spokeswoman originally said on Tuesday that Perry and his temporary replacement, who has yet to be appointed, would both be paid while the councilman is away. However, Perry’s chief of staff told KSAT late Tuesday afternoon in a phone call that the councilman plans to work with the city’s human resources department to decline his pay while he is on his leave of absence.
Clayton Perry stripped of council committees, Mario Bravo given new assignments amid reshuffle
Following the scandals and “no-confidence” votes on two city council members, Mayor Ron Nirenberg reshuffled City Council assignments Monday, stripping one member’s assignments and restoring another to a more active role on council.
State of the City — Week of 11/15/2022
This week in San Antonio, Councilman Clayton Perry faces a vote of no confidence after alleged involvement in a hit-and-run case, a 32-year-old man has been arrested for physically assaulting an SAPD officer, and the San Antonio community helps raise funds for an animal surgery center.paisano-online.com
San Antonio City Council votes ‘no-confidence’ in Clayton Perry but scraps call for him to resign; prepares for temporary replacement
The San Antonio City Council plans to appoint a temporary replacement for District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry while he takes a "sabbatical." A resolution that originally called for him to resign was watered down during a special meeting.
San Antonio City Council to vote on whether to censure District 1 Councilman Mario Bravo after investigation of angry confrontation
The San Antonio City Council is scheduled to decide Thursday whether to censure District 1 Councilman Mario Bravo and issue a vote of “no confidence” over his angry confrontation with District 7 Councilwoman Ana Sandoval.
Elon Musk and The Boring Co. waiting on green light for SA tunnel plan
Nearly seven months after Alamo City officials said they were advancing discussions with The Boring Co. regarding a proposed underground transit tunnel connecting San Antonio International Airport with the downtown area, Elon Musk’s venture has yet to strike a deal.
Mayor strips Bravo of committee assignments after angry confrontation with Sandoval
Councilman Mario Bravo (D1) has been indefinitely suspended from of his committee assignments and any external appointments following an angry confrontation with Councilwoman Ana Sandoval (D7) ahead of the budget vote on Sep. 15.
City Council passes $3.4B budget, including bill credits to CPS customers
The San Antonio City Council is poised to pass a $3.4 billion budget Thursday that includes pay bumps for employees, dozens of new police officer positions, and a property tax cut. But it is unclear whether council members will follow a staff recommendation to send $50 million in extra revenue back to CPS Energy customers or take more time to figure out an alternate use.
City council still split on plan for $50M in extra CPS Energy revenue
After yet another discussion Tuesday on how to spend $50 million of extra CPS Energy revenue, the 11-member San Antonio City Council still appears split nearly down the middle regarding a city staff plan to send most of it back to consumers as bill credits.
Labor secretary: SA workforce program “should be a model for the rest of the country”
U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said the federal government should be investing in programs like Ready to Work, which uses city sales tax dollars to fund job training and degree programs for low-income residents.
City of San Antonio, UNESCO to host 7th Annual World Heritage Festival
The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office announced the upcoming seventh annual World Heritage Festival, celebrating the city’s historic missions as the first and only United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site in Texas.
CPS Energy enters contract negotiations with Rudy Garza to serve as permanent president & CEO
Rudy D. Garza makes CPS Energy history as the board votes to name him CEO & President of the electric company. Garza will be the first Hispanic leader to hold this leadership position, according to a press release.
City Council to take up resolution supporting abortion access
The proposed resolution would make a policy recommendation to not use city funds -- outside of what is “clearly required” by state and federal law -- to catalog, collect, or share with other government agencies information on instances of abortion strictly to pursue criminal investigations.
Seven Oaks tenants and activists pack into city hall, calling on mayor for support
A group of tenants and activists has been pushing against what it sees as “unfair” eviction notices and subpar conditions at Seven Oaks Apartments, such as air conditioning issues, a lack of hot water, water damage, and roaches.
Bipartisan Texas mayors call for Gov. Abbott to hold special session on gun reform, mental health
Four weeks after a mass shooting at a Uvalde elementary school claimed 21 lives, more than a dozen bipartisan mayors across Texas are pushing for Gov. Greg Abbott to take action to prevent future mass shootings.
President Biden, first lady visit Uvalde Sunday to provide comfort, pay respects
President Joe Biden and the first lady Jill Biden will travel to Uvalde on Sunday “to grieve with the community that lost twenty-one lives in the horrific elementary school shooting,” the White House said Thursday afternoon.