The 49-second recording was made at a union meeting an unidentified firefighter, according to Christian Archer, manager of the Go Vote No campaign against the union-backed amendments. Archer provided the recording to local media, including The Current.
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Brockhouse, who once did consulting work for the firefighters union, has been Mayor Ron Nirenberg's sharpest critic on
In public, Steele has denied that amendments are a power play, describing them instead as a way put power back into the hands of San Antonio's citizens.
The amendments are largely viewed as a scorched-earth payback to the city over stalled contract negotiations. Along with making it easier for citizens to force a public vote on proposed ordinances, they would push negotiations with the union into binding arbitration and limit future city managers’ salaries and tenure.
Voters will decide on the measures November 6.
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