San Antonio City Council Adopts $2.3 Billion Budget for 2013

Sep 14, 2012

District 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor said she wants to remain committed to code enforcement, as many residents had expressed during ten city-wide meetings to identify priorities in the budget.

However, during the voting process Taylor caused a little confusion when she motioned to adopt the budget, with the exception of the line item for Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

"She was just recently elected to the board," said City Clerk Leticia Vacek, "after this is voted upon we will have another motion voting for that particular funding."

"So just to clarify," said Mayor Castro. "With regard to Big Brothers, Big sisters, we're voting without that. You're on the board, so you're abstaining from that vote."

"When we were looking for a second the whole council was frozen in time because they didn't understand the Big Brothers, Big Sisters piece, so we'll keep it kosher for Councilwoman Taylor," said District 1 Councilman Bernal.

The council had to also re-vote on the first portion of the budget because District 8 Councilman Reed Williams said he was in the back working on something else; he apologized for not being present during the first vote.

The budget adoption was unanimous.