Sheryl Sculley http://tpr.org en Police Chief William McManus To Leave Department, Will Take New Job at CPS Energy http://tpr.org/post/police-chief-william-mcmanus-leave-department-will-take-new-job-cps-energy <p>One of San Antonio's most familiar faces will be stepping down from his role at this end of this year.</p><p>William McManus will resign from his position as police chief in December to take a job with CPS Energy as senior director of security starting in January.</p><p>City Manager Sheryl Sculley hired McManus as police chief eight and a half years ago and was one of her first appointments as city manager. Since McManus isn't from the area, Sculley said him wanting to stay local speaks volumes about the Alamo City.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:50:57 +0000 Ryan Loyd 35214 at http://tpr.org Police Chief William McManus To Leave Department, Will Take New Job at CPS Energy San Antonio City Council Approves Closure Of Main Avenue For Downtown H-E-B http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-city-council-approves-closure-main-avenue-downtown-h-e-b <p>A marathon city council meeting Thursday yielded a myriad of actions that San Antonio City leaders took on various issues.</p><p>Likely the biggest item of the day was the vote on the closure of a block of Main Avenue so that HEB can expand its headquarters at the Arsenal, and construct a downtown grocery store and gas station.</p><p>Charlotte Luongo and many others expressed to the council their longtime opposition of the project.</p><p>"This whole process is suspect and demonstrates a lack of democracy and respect to the citizens of San Antonio," Luongo said.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:16:53 +0000 Ryan Loyd 23147 at http://tpr.org San Antonio City Council Approves Closure Of Main Avenue For Downtown H-E-B The Source: A City Budget | Raising Kids To Compete http://tpr.org/post/source-city-budget-raising-kids-compete <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>As city leaders looked at a $50 million shortfall the City of San Antonio's draft budget, cuts to library hours and park maintenance were on the table. The <em>ad valorem</em> tax on property, where the city raises much of its funds, has remained flat since 2009 while property valuations have resulted in more money for city coffers.</p><p>Community organizations protested and city councilors responded.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:28:48 +0000 Paul Flahive 18643 at http://tpr.org The Source: A City Budget | Raising Kids To Compete City Services To Take Hit Under Proposed 2014 Budget http://tpr.org/post/city-services-take-hit-under-proposed-2014-budget <p>In a news conference following the City Council meeting where City Manager Sheryl Sculley presented next year’s proposed budget, she summed up the process in three words: Tough budget year.</p><p>Sculley and her team found $13.5 million in cuts, mostly administrative, but that doesn’t make up for the $35 million -$50 million gap the city is facing. Other measures and cuts will have to be made.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:16:48 +0000 Ryan Loyd 16334 at http://tpr.org City Services To Take Hit Under Proposed 2014 Budget Friday Deadline To Finalize Pre-K 4 SA District Enrollment http://tpr.org/post/friday-deadline-finalize-pre-k-4-sa-district-enrollment <p>San Antonio school districts taking part in the early education measure known as Pre-K 4 SA have until Friday to submit the names of the children who will attend classes.</p><p>Deputy City Manager Peter Zanoni credited the districts for their expertise in enrolling kids. Many of the districts are also concurrently enrolling children for their own pre-K programs.</p><p>He said Pre-K 4 SA needs to finalize its enrollment list to get ready for the first day, which is Aug. 26.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:21:48 +0000 Ryan Loyd 16312 at http://tpr.org Friday Deadline To Finalize Pre-K 4 SA District Enrollment Next Round Of San Antonio Budget Hearings Set To Begin http://tpr.org/post/next-round-san-antonio-budget-hearings-set-begin <p>The San Antonio City Council will again hear from city staff on a proposed budget that has a budget gap of up to $50 million dollars.</p><p>For that reason, city manager Sheryl Sculley and her team have been meeting with each city department and going over their programs to figure out how to close that gap.</p><p>Sculley says she will not reduce the most important city services to the public, including police and fire protection. That&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">was also the request of city council members who outlined their priorities for the budget last month.</span></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:59:05 +0000 Ryan Loyd 15569 at http://tpr.org Next Round Of San Antonio Budget Hearings Set To Begin Even With Budget Shortfall, Sculley Says San Antonio Is No Detroit http://tpr.org/post/even-budget-shortfall-sculley-says-san-antonio-no-detroit <p>With nearly $19 billion in debt, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Detroit's top officials have been ignoring the warning signs for decades.</p><p>San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley said she is not sure how the city will dig itself out of the financial ruin.</p><p>"They've been in a situation where their assessed valuation and their population have both been declining for many years," Sculley said.</p><p>San Antonio is facing a budget shortfall of up to $50 million for the next budget year, but Sculley said San Antonio is able to balance its budget, though it may take extra measures.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:54:00 +0000 Ryan Loyd 15267 at http://tpr.org Even With Budget Shortfall, Sculley Says San Antonio Is No Detroit City Council Facing 2014 Budget Challenges http://tpr.org/post/city-council-facing-2014-budget-challenges <p>The city’s financial forecast for the rest of fiscal year 2013 looks good according to San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley. She told the city council the city is $5 million ahead of budget.</p><p>But the concern lies in the next fiscal year, where she and her staff predict a $35 to $50 million shortfall.</p><p>Sculley said 75 percent of the budget goes toward core services like police, fire, public works and parks and city council usually doesn't reduce funding for those services.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 15:16:32 +0000 Ryan Loyd 12325 at http://tpr.org City Council Facing 2014 Budget Challenges Employee Health Screenings Help Trim City Budget http://tpr.org/post/employee-health-screenings-help-trim-city-budget <p></p><p>On Tuesday, city employees rolled up their sleeves to take blood pressure and other tests as part of a biometrics wellness screening.</p><p>"It's just good to know where you stand as far as your health," said <span style="line-height: 1.5;">K Rahman, who has worked in the city’s public works department for six years. Rahman also said he has seen an increase in the city’s focus on healthy initiatives for its employees.</span></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:16:23 +0000 Ryan Loyd 6637 at http://tpr.org Employee Health Screenings Help Trim City Budget