The head of the San Antonio Police Officers Association says he isn’t buying that Mayor Ivy Taylor’s ‘order’ to the City Manager and the Chamber of Commerce to ‘stand down’ from their media claims in the health care standoff with the city has calmed negotiations, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Helle says yes, the Chamber has stopped radio and newspaper ads pushing the city’s position, but he says the city’s official web site, sanantonio.gov, continues to like to a ‘taxpayer funded website’ which ‘disseminates misinformation regarding contract negotiations.’
“Unfortunately, the City Manager and her team continue to spread misinformation that only serves to scare citizens and drive a wedge between the community and it’s first responders,” Helle said.
Helle called the web site, ‘publicsafetyfastssa.com, claims that continuation of the ‘zero premium’ health care benefits now enjoyed by police and firefighters ‘means having to decide between closing all branch libraries or closing all city parks or repairing fewer streets.’
“We are thankful the Mayor has directed the City Manager to stop…..read more here.