Ron Nirenberg

San Antonio District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg's Chief of Staff, Jeff Bazan, has resigned nearly a week after a secret audio recording was leaked to the San Antonio Express-News . In the recording of a late May staff meeting in District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan's office, Bazan, Chan and other staffers are heard strategizing against a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance that would add protections for gender identity, sexual orientation and veteran status to the City Charter. Bazan...

Ryan Loyd / TPR News

People around City Hall are on edge about what they say following the release of a secret recording that revealed homophobic comments made by District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan and her staff members. In the audio, given to the Express-News by former Chan staffer James Stevens, who recorded the strategy meeting, are comments by Jeff Bazan, then Chan's chief of policy, who at one point makes talks about sexual orientation by linking it to incest. "No morals and values," he said. "And then...

Ron Nirenberg City Council District 8

A panel made up of San Antonio's Ethics Review Board members this week found that District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg did not violate the city's ethics code. The complaint was brought to the board by John Yoggerst, who believed Nirenberg accepted in-kind services from NSIDE Publications with a full spread about Nirenberg as a council candidate. ERB member Robert Piatt says there is no evidence to suggest Nirenberg paid for the publicity. "The complaint essentially alleged that certain...

City of San Antonio

The San Antonio Public Library could be tightening up its internet security measures to keep kids from seeing something they shouldn't online. Currently, there are no filters installed on computers located at branch libraries or the central library downtown, according to the library’s community and public relations manager, Caitlin Cowart . Instead, users must click an agreement before surfing the internet that outlines terms of use, said Cowart. Additionally, Cowart said staff members...

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

In the first segment: District 5 candidates join us to talk about their bids for the council seat. Incumbent Councilman David Medina and council hopeful Shirley Gonzales square off and take your calls. In the second segment: After repeated attempts to accommodate district 8 candidate Rolando Briones , we were rebuffed, being told that the candidate was too busy any of the days between the original election and the runoff. We speak with his opponent, Ron Nirenberg . In in the third segment: We...

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