Chamber member to head San Antonio's charter review

San Antonio Chamber President and CEO Richard Perez will serve on the Charter Review Ethics Committee.   Contributed photo

The San Antonio Chamber has recently reiterated its active involvement in the City of San Antonio Charter Review Commission’s work including the appointment of Chamber President and CEO Richard Perez to the Charter Review Ethics Committee by San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor.

In addition to Perez’s service on the Charter Review Ethics Committee, Chamber member Jeff Webster, the vice president of business development and marketing for Unitech Consulting Engineers Inc., was appointed by Taylor to chair the commission.

Because the city of San Antonio is governed by the council-manager form of government according to the city charter, the city can bring charter amendments to the City Council every two years.  

In August, the Charter Review Commission will make five recommendations to the San Antonio City Council to consider for amendments:

  • Changes to council terms and elections dates to include extension of terms to four years, adopting two four-year terms, staggering the City Council election cycles and moving the general election from May to November
  • Changing appointments to the City’s Planning Commission to be by appointment
  • Changes to ethics review board appointments
  • Modifications to city bond fund restrictions on affordable housing
  • Adjustments to mayor or City Council candidate’s proof of residency
To view the Commission’s full slate of proposals to the San Antonio City Council, visit https://www.sachamber. org/news/2017/06/07/city-san-antonio-charter-review-commission/.

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