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Castro HUD Talk a Distraction?

By Bill O'Neil

Crafting a budget--working out new deals with police and firefighters--Just what impact will all of the talk swirling around Mayor Julian Castro have on the important work facing San Antonio's City Council?  

"While there is distraction, I think it;s a very positive distraction" said City Councilman Ray Lopez, who told 550 KTSA News the Mayor's potential departure--to become President Barack Obama's next Secretary of Housing Development--would be a big win for San Antonio.

"It's going to give us an opportunity to get more expsosure, more aggressive within the realm that he'll be serving up there" Lopez said--though quick to caution nothing is yet final. 

Others tend to agree. Councilman Rey Saldana said he's not especially concerned.  

"You know, I would say that if I didn't have confidence in the strength of this Council" Saldana said. He told 550 KTSA News he's confident the Council can work together to make a seemless transition. 

"First, we need to agree on a framework on how we decide on our next Mayor. Whether that's somebody that's going to decide to run or not, or whether that's somebody who's going to hold it on a temporary basis" Saldana said.  


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Locations : San Antonio
People : Barack ObamaJulian CastroRay LopezRey Saldana
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