Nirenberg Slams Paxton’s Tree Ordinance Opinion

By Bill O’Neil

A new opinion from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton gets a thumbs down from San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg.

Paxton’s opinion suggests the State would oppose municipal tree ordinances if they were to be challenged by a property owner in court. Such laws could be targeted during the month-long special session of the Legislature which begins Tuesday.

Nirenberg called the opinion a “publicity stunt” on the eve of the special session.

“While it suggests there is a fundamental problem with tree ordinances observed by local communities in the State , in truth, there is not” the Mayor said, calling the opinion the political equivalent of shouting fire in a crowded theater.

“San Antonio’s tree ordinance is balanced to meet both private and public interests. The ordinance survived a court challenge, and I am confident that it can do so again” Nirenberg said.

RELATED CONTENT

Friday morning rain leads to San Antonio sewer overflow Observant San Antonio airport officer spots man accused of threatening rapper New Braunfels police need help IDing collision victim Former San Antonio area school trustee disguised as kid, wanders through school Two suspects wanted in San Antonio Denny’s shooting Area School Districts Prepare For Student Protests
Comments