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Councilman Brockhouse Continues To Advocate For San Antonio Charter Changes

Joey Palacios/Texas Public Radio

The midterm elections will decide the fate of three local propositions which, if approved, would change the San Antonio City Charter and how municipal government is managed.

The suggested amendments – titled A, B, and C – were put on the ballot as a referendum by the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association, calling for the following changes:

A) Lowering required number of signatures for petitions presented to City Council;

B) Limiting the city manager's pay and tenure; and

C) Binding arbitration instead of a lawsuit as the City and the fire union continue to negotiate over an unresolved collective bargaining agreement.

District 6 representative Greg Brockhouse is the only member of the San Antonio City Council to publicly support all of the proposed amendments. 

Brockhouse has been involvedwith the San Antonio fire and police unions before winning office in 2016. 

How does the city's long history of disagreements with the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association factor into the charter amendment debate?

What questions do you have for Councilman Brockhouse about these issues?

Click here to listento a public forum about the charter amendments with Councilman Greg Brockhouse and Go Vote Nocampaign manager Christian Archer, moderated by David Martin Davies at St. Mary's University.

Guest: Greg Brockhouse, City Council representative forDistrict 6

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This show aired on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.

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