EARLY VOTING HAS BEGUN!
OCTOBER 22, 2018 - NOVEMBER 2, 2018
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
On November 6, 2018, San Antonio will have a significant referendum decision that will affect the city Charter and quality of life for the future. The Firefighters' Union has requested three items be placed on the ballot to change the Charter of the City. You have probably seen media and received materials arguing pro and con on the three items.
The Board of Directors of the SAWCC invited leaders from both sides of the issues to address them in separate Board meetings. On Oct. 1, 2018, during the SAWCC’s regularly scheduled Board meeting where we reviewed the information provided and conducted a vote by individual secret ballot. We want you to know the action taken and urge that you study the issues carefully before voting on Nov. 6th.
Action: With a majority vote by the SAWCC Board, we elected NOT to support the three items presented by the Firefighters' Union. The 3 items are as folows:
The bond-rating houses, Standard & Poor's and Fitch, have commented to the city council that the passage of these referendum items could cause a credit downgrade that would cost San Antonio millions of dollars a year in borrowing costs. This would result in pulling dollars from necessary projects around the city such as street repairs, library hours, and other quality of life issues to not be funded because those dollars would need to go for paying higher insurance rates in selling the bonds that have been voted by the citizens.
The Board of Directors urges that you study all the issues that will be part of the Nov. 6th election and be sure to vote!