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Last Name. Share this. Follow Ballotpedia. San Antonio is a city in Bexar County, Texas. The city's population was 1. The city of San Antonio utilizes a council-manager system. In this form of municipal government, an elected city council—which includes the mayor and serves as the city's primary legislative body—appoints a chief executive called a city manager to oversee day-to-day municipal operations and implement the council's policy and legislative initiatives. The mayor is a member of the city council. They preside over council meetings and official city ceremonies.
The mayor also represents the city on the state, national, and international levels. Nirenberg assumed office on June 21, The city manager is the city's chief executive officer. The responsibilities of the city manager include overseeing the city's day-to-day operations, planning and implementing the city's operating budget, and appointing departmental directors and other senior-level positions. The San Antonio City Council is the city's primary legislative body.
It is responsible for adopting the city budget, approving mayoral appointees, levying taxes, and making or amending city laws, policies and ordinances.
The San Antonio City Council is made up of eleven members, including the mayor. While the mayor is elected at large, the other ten members are elected by the city's ten districts. for a current list of council members. San Antonio has an independent mayor. As of November63 mayors in the largest cities by population are affiliated with the Democratic Party26 are affiliated with the Republican Partyfour are independents, six identify as nonpartisan or unaffiliated, and one mayor's affiliation is unknown. While most mayoral elections in the largest cities are nonpartisan, most officeholders are affiliated with a political party.
for a list of the largest cities' mayors and their partisan affiliations. The city of San Antonio, Texasheld general elections for mayor and city council on May 1, The filing deadline for this election was February 12, The city of San Antonio, Texasheld general elections for mayor and all 10 seats on the city council on May 4, A runoff election was scheduled for June 8, The filing deadline for this election was February 15, The city of San Antonio, Texasheld runoff elections for mayor and six of its 10 city council seats on June 10, The city of San Antonio, Texasheld general elections for mayor and all 10 of its city council seats on May 6, Candidates had to earn a majority of the votes cast in this election to win.
Any race where no candidate received a majority 50 percent plus one of the general election votes cast for that position advanced to a runoff election on June 10, The city of San Antonio, Texasheld elections for mayor and city council on May 9, A runoff election took place on June 13, The filing deadline for candidates who wished to run in this election was February 27, All 10 city council seats were up for election.
The city of San Antonio, Texasheld a nonpartisan special election for the District 2 seat of the San Antonio City Council in conjunction with the state and federal general elections on November 4, The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was August 21, The special election was held to fill the District 2 seat vacated by Ivy R. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Toney to hold the seat the until the November 4 elections. The special election took place to fill a partial term through The city's budget process operates by fiscal years running from October 1 to September 30 of the next year.
The Office of Management and Budget is responsible for developing the city's budget. The process begins with public hearings throughout the city. Next, a five-year forecast is presented to the city council prior to developing a budget, so that future revenues and expenses are taken into. After receiving public input and a service priorities list from the city council, the city manager, and city staff create the budget proposal. The city council may then make any changes before adopting the budget.
The deadline for budget adoption is September The city is required by state law to maintain a balanced budget. The fiscally standardized cities FiSC data below was compiled by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy to make municipal budgets comparable across cities in the United States. FiSCs are constructed by adding revenues and expenditures of each central city municipal government to a portion of the revenues and expenditures of overlying governments, including counties, independent school districts, and special districts.
The allocations to FiSCs are estimates of the revenues collected from and services provided to central city residents and businesses by these overlying independent governments.
Thus FiSCs provides a full picture of revenues raised from city residents and businesses and spending on their behalf, whether done by the city government or a separate overlying government. The tables below show estimated finances within city limits. As such, the revenue and expenses listed may differ from the actual city budget. To see the historical total revenue or expenditures as a rounded amount in this city, hover over the bars. To search a different ZIP code, enter it in the search bar within the map. City Clerk's office W. for city council contact information.
The city of San Antonio is in Bexar County. A list of ballot measures in Bexar County is available here. The attorney general asked the court to order the city and its officials to comply with Senate Bill 4a state law intended to compel local compliance with federal immigration laws. On December 23,San Antonio police found the 12 individuals in an wheel truck. The police interviewed the individuals and then released them, rather than turning the case over to federal authorities. Paxton argued, "By a series of orchestrated and intentional actions, McManus and [the San Antonio Police Department] enforced a policy of prohibiting and materially limiting [Homeland Security Investigation] from enforcing federal immigration laws and prohibited and materially limited their officers from cooperating with ICE to enforce federal immigration laws.
San Antonio City Attorney Andy Segovia said in a written statement, "The Attorney General's characterizations of what happened that day are clearly aimed at furthering a political agenda. The City has a long history of cooperating with federal authorities and we will continue to do so. During the weekend of May, demonstrations and protests took place in cities nationwide, including San Antonio, following the death of George Floyd.
The following day, he declared an emergency and announced that national guard members and state troopers had been sent to the city. In Julythe Movement Advancement Project described San Antonio, Texas, as a city or county that did not prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity via ordinances that apply to public and private employers.
At that time, a total of 71 of America's largest cities prohibited private employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation, while 69 of those cities also prohibited discrimination based on gender identity. This did not include those jurisdictions that prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity for government employees. Nondiscrimination laws can cover a variety of areas, including public employment, private employment, housing, and public accommodations.
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