750 COPS / Metro Leaders Challenge Mayoral Candidates

One day before the mayoral election in San Antonio, 750 leaders from COPS / Metro Alliance assembled at St. Henry Catholic Church to challenge candidates for mayor and city council around issues that emerged from thousands of conversations with San Antonio residents.

Specifically, questions revolved around housing rehabilitation, raising the wages of outsourced workers to $9.50 / hour and the creation of a municipal ID for all residents, regardless of legal status.  Leaders also challenged candidates to commit to raising the City’s investment in workforce development program Project QUEST to $2.5 Million.

All Council candidates from Districts 1-8 responded “yes” to each question.  Mayor Ivy Taylor, who had committed to participate in the assembly, was absent from the event.  The other two leading mayoral candidates, Manuel Medina and Councilman Ron Nirenberg were present.  They both publicly supported the COPS / Metro community agenda.

Mayoral, Council Candidates Pledge Action on Housing, Immigration, Wages, Rivard Report [pdf]

Candidates Questioned on Commitment and Accountability, San Antonio Express-News [pdf]

COPS / Metro Alliance Hosts Community Forum Before Early Voting Kicks Off, KSAT ABC12 [pdf]

USAA Sets $16 Minimum Wage, Expands Parental Leave Benefits, San Antonio Express-News