News » News Etc.

Council watch


Included in City Manager Sheryl Sculley's proposed FY 2013 budget presentation before Council last week was a plan to cut 102 non-uniformed positions (meaning not police or firefighters), about half of which are currently vacant — those other employees would be shifted to other departments. Scully's $2.3 billion budget also includes a provision to adopt a "consumer driven health plan" for civilian employees, which, with extremely low premiums and a steep deductible, would shift more health care costs from the city to employees. Scully says the plan should save the city $2 million annually.

Catch one of the city's scheduled public meetings on the budget (all start at 6:30 p.m.), or go to to read through the whole proposal:
Monday August 20 at Parkhills Baptist Church, 17747 San Pedro
Tuesday August 21, at TriPoint YMCA, 3233 N St. Marys
Wednesday August 22, Senior Center District 5, 2701 S Presa
Thursday August 23, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1314 Fair
Thursday August 23, St. Paul's Community Center, 1201 Donaldson


Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.