Sculley’s Contract Before Council

Will she or won’t she get an extension? All signs indicate she will.

The San Antonio City Council votes Thursday morning on a new three year contract extension and raise for City Manager Sheryl Sculley.

“I believe that we need to extend Sheryl Sculley’s contract,” District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg told KTSA News. “Of all the measures that we would hold as a the markers of a great city, her team has been hitting those marks.”

But this contract has been met with questions about transparency and process. Details of the contract were not released until Tuesday afternoon, less than 48 hours before the vote.

“You know, this is a contract between the city manager and the San Antonio public,” Nirenberg said. “I would hope that we improve that process because, in addition to getting things on the agenda, we want to make sure it’s transparent so the public can scrutinize it and provide feedback.”

Nirenberg told KTSA he considers Sculley to be one of the strongest managers in the city’s history.

Meanwhile, the police and fire unions question transparency surrounding the City Manager Sheryl Sculley’s new contract extension.

“All of our contract negotiations are open to the public,” SAPOA President Mike Helle said.

He said it’s complete transparency with their negotiations, but not with the city manager’s contract.

“It seems that the lack of transparency just seems to be this reigning theme going at council that they seem like they just leave the tax payer out of that,” he said.

San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association President Chris Steele says Sculley lacks leadership.

“People are fed up and they’re going to show next election that they’re tired of their representatives not being their voice downtown,” Steele said.

Helle said Sculley is the reason there’s no new CBA yet: “Our major road stumbling block to get an agreement is this city manager, without a doubt.”

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