San Antonio

City Charter Amendments Expose Major Rift Between City Leaders and Electorate

What is going on with the local city propositions on the Bexar County ballot for the midterm, non-Presidential elections on November 6, 2018? This commentary could be subtitled “Lies, Deception, Distortions, Smoke & Mirrors” to describe the frenzied drama going on in San Antonio between the power brokers who run the city and citizen-led groups to clamor for reforms to increase voter/resident representation in city governance. The featured photo represents the main antagonists in the fight for votes at the heart of the charter amendment resolutions on the November ballot. Christian Archer is a political strategist who specializes in Democrat…


City’s Mouthpiece, SA Express News and Cronies Attack Firefighters

City’s Mouthpiece, SA Express News and Cronies Attack Firefighters 10/7/2018 The Sunday (10-07-2018) edition of the liberal/leftist San Antonio Express-News has a front page article and an opinion editorial, both critical of the three proposed city charter amendments. The front page article is a personal hit piece on SA Firefighters union leader Chris Steele claiming the campaign for city charter amendments is actually a power play for him. The second is an editorial by former SA mayor and HUD secretary Henry Cisneros who says the city charter amendments will create political “chaos.” However, the facts are these. The City Hall…