San Antonio City Council vote on Gaza ceasefire resolution postponed

Council was scheduled to vote on the resolution Jan. 11, but now it won't happen until February.

click to enlarge Students at the University of Texas at San Antonio protest the conflict in the Middle East in November 2023. - Michael Karlis
Michael Karlis
Students at the University of Texas at San Antonio protest the conflict in the Middle East in November 2023.
City Council has pushed back a scheduled vote on a resolution calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict at the request of District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez, who asked that it be pushed back, the Express-News reports.

Council initially planned to vote on a one-sentence resolution calling for a ceasefire on Jan. 11, its first meeting of the year. However, Pelaez — a likely 2025 mayoral candidate — requested the date change because he said he'll be out of town for “most of January,” the daily reports, citing a council memo.

Pelaez also told the Express-News he wants to allow enough time for San Antonio’s Jewish and Muslim communities to air their concerns prior to the vote.

The ceasefire vote is now expected to occur sometime in February, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg wrote in the memo.

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Michael Karlis

Michael Karlis is a Staff Writer at the San Antonio Current. He is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., whose work has been featured in Salon, Alternet, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, Orlando Weekly, NewsBreak, 420 Magazine and Mexico Travel Today. He reports primarily on breaking news, politics...

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