Keep your eye on the ball--the word from budget watchers in San Antonio amid all of the continuing debate over the city's proposed non-discrimination ordinance.
In fact, South Texas Alliance for Progress President George Rodriguez told 550 KTSA News the debate overt he ordinance appears to be a smoke screen covering other issues--including a growing municipal debt load.
"This politician--the Mayor--is going to move on to other things--and he's going to leave us holding the proverbial bag" Rodriguez said, adding "I think there is a big distraction from looking at the budget in San Antonio right now."
In the long run, Rodriguez said such a distraction will only hurt the city.
"We're pretty bad in the budget right now, and I think it is a political ploy to keep us distracted from looking at what this Mayor has done" Rodriguez said.
The final public hearing on the budget is set for 6 PM Wednesday at City Hall. Council is expected to take a final vote on the budget Thursday, September 12th.