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What you, as a San Antonio Citizen, Deserve to Know


 

Public Safety costs will NOT consume 100% of the entire city budget as discussed in the media and by City staff.

THE CITY DOES NOT PAY 100% OF HEALTH INSURANCE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS. POLICE AND FIRE PAY DEDUCTIBLES, OFFICE VISITS, AND MANY OTHER COSTS.

Public Safety costs are in line with current city revenue and the General Fund is not out of control when compared to the top 25 largest cities.

Out of the top 100 cities in the nation, San Antonio ranks 82nd and spends approximately 80% less per capita on its police services.


police and fire contracts are only 53% of the general fund. not 66% like the council says.


Public Safety spending is less now than it was 15 years ago as a percentage of total City revenue.

SAPD is average or below average in wages according to the 2013, City of Austin, Texas Police Compensation Analysis.


THE FIRST RESPONDER BENEFITS PACKAGE REDUCES RECRUITING AND TRAINING COSTS.

San Antonio has the HIGHEST debt per capita rating in Texas as verified by the State Comptroller (TexasTransparency.org)
—a 47% increase since Sheryl Sculley became City Manager.

Sheryl Sculley has signed the contract she now calls unsustainable twice.


The Pension and Health Care Funds are fiscally sound and well managed. This helps contribute to the City’s AAA bond rating.

Awarded Small Pension Fund of the Year (2013) by Money Management Intelligence (Money Management Intelligence, 2013)


SAPD is average or below average in wages according to the 2013 City of Austin, Texas Police Compensation Analysis.

Public Safety costs have remained steady over the last 10 years. Public Safety costs have decreased .67% of the General Fund.

San Antonio is the 7th largest city with the 14th largest police department. SAPD always does more with less.


35% LESS

San Antonio empolys 35% less police personnel than other large U.S. cities

54%

San Antonio Spends 54% less on public safety than the avg. city

40%

Public Safety spending has been 40% of the budget for the past 10 years

 

 

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