Sheryl Sculley http://tpr.org en 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