"Councilman Rey SaldaÃ±a said that while he supports giving relief to taxpayers, he also would support leaving the rate the same if the funding helps increase wages for the city's lowest-paid civilian employees. Communities Organized for Public Service and the Metro Alliance have been advocating for the increase, which has been backed by some council members."
Leaders are lining up the votes for living wages as negotiations continue.
Council to Set Budget Priorities, San Antonio Express-News
Advocates Fight Uphill Battle to Raise Wages in SA, San Antonio Current