Footage shows SA Councilman drank much more than his attorney claimed in court
Newly obtained security video from the night of Councilman Clayton Perry’s drunken hit-and-run shows he drank more than San Antonio Police had originally tallied, and much more than his attorney argued in court last month.
Records: Councilman Perry made teen girl cashier uncomfortable before drunken hit-and-run crash
San Antonio City Councilman Clayton Perry drank more than 14 alcoholic beverages and repeatedly professed his love for a teenage drive-thru cashier shortly before crashing his Jeep into another vehicle and fleeing the scene, prosecution records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
San Antonio City Councilman Clayton Perry pleads no contest, gets 1 year deferred adjudication
If Perry successfully completes the special type of probation, the charges against him will be dismissed, and he will avoid a conviction on his record. Prosecutors from the Bexar County District Attorney’s opposed the deal, having offered a probation deal that would have required a conviction.
North Side councilmen leave chambers rather than put marijuana, abortion onto May 6 ballot
Because the proposed charter amendment was the result of a successful petition, the city’s legal team said the city council had no choice but to put it on the ballot.Even so, three North Side councilmen made sure to leave council chambers rather than help pass it: Councilman Manny Pelaez (D8), Councilman John Courage (D9), and Councilman Clayton Perry (D10).
‘The time has come for me to step aside’: Clayton Perry says he won’t run for re-election
A day before the filing deadline for the May 6 election, a spokeswoman for Perry’s office passed out a statement from the councilman saying he will not be running, though he said “this is not the end of my public service.”
With filing deadline looming, Perry undecided on re-election bid; only one candidate in D10 race so far
As Councilman Clayton Perry's legal troubles from an alleged Nov. 6 hit-and-run continue, possible opponents are eying his seat on council, which some allies have advised him to seek for a fourth term. But with just over a week left in the filing period, Perry says he still hasn't made up his mind whether to run for re-election.
Former councilman tapped to replace Clayton Perry on San Antonio City Council
The retired U.S. Air Force officer was immediately sworn into the same position he previously filled from January 2014 to June 2017. He will represent the North Side council district again until either Perry returns or his term expires in early June 2023.
SAPD chief: Councilman ‘was not given any special treatment’ in hit-and-run case
Questions about why Clayton Perry wasn’t immediately arrested on the night of his hit-and-run crash on Nov. 6 have lingered in many San Antonians’ minds. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, though, says his officer simply did not have enough to arrest the councilman when he found Perry lying in his own backyard with a visible head injury.
Clayton Perry says he will decline salary while on leave
City council members make an annual salary of $45,722. A city spokeswoman originally said on Tuesday that Perry and his temporary replacement, who has yet to be appointed, would both be paid while the councilman is away. However, Perry’s chief of staff told KSAT late Tuesday afternoon in a phone call that the councilman plans to work with the city’s human resources department to decline his pay while he is on his leave of absence.
Clayton Perry stripped of council committees, Mario Bravo given new assignments amid reshuffle
Following the scandals and “no-confidence” votes on two city council members, Mayor Ron Nirenberg reshuffled City Council assignments Monday, stripping one member’s assignments and restoring another to a more active role on council.
San Antonio City Council votes ‘no-confidence’ in Clayton Perry but scraps call for him to resign; prepares for temporary replacement
The San Antonio City Council plans to appoint a temporary replacement for District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry while he takes a "sabbatical." A resolution that originally called for him to resign was watered down during a special meeting.
San Antonio Councilman Clayton Perry caused disturbance at restaurant drive-thru prior to hit-and-run, arrest warrant says
San Antonio Councilman Clayton Perry was visibly intoxicated and caused a disturbance minutes before he was involved in a head-on crash, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
Sources: San Antonio councilman suspect in hit-and-run
An SAPD officer found the District 10 councilman lying in his backyard, injured and smelling of alcohol, after a witness to the crash followed the offending vehicle, according to a redacted SAPD report. Though the report redacted the suspect's name, law enforcement sources confirmed Perry was the one involved.
City council passes resolution supporting abortion access
San Antonio’s resolution does not legalize or decriminalize abortion in San Antonio. However, it does make a policy recommendation against spending city money -- outside of what is “clearly required” by state and federal law -- to catalog, collect or share with other government agencies information on instances of abortion strictly to pursue criminal investigations.
Sky-high property appraisals could prompt a higher homestead exemption for SA homeowners
“You will note...that there will be tax relief this year. And so part of that discussion is how we handle the options that will be presented by staff,” Mayor Ron Nirenberg told council members at the beginning of a Wednesday budget meeting.
San Antonio’s 5-year, $1.2 billion bond program goes to the voters
City council approved the final, $1.2 billion list of bond projects Thursday, including: money for affordable housing, expanding the city’s greenway trail system, repairing failed streets, and building fire and police stations. It now goes to voters for approval during the May 7 election.
What you need to know about voting in the San Antonio city, school election in May 2021
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio municipal election is slated for May 1, the first Saturday in May. We’ve collected everything you need to know about voting in the 2021 city election below. AdEarly voting for the 2021 San Antonio municipal election begins on Monday, April 19 and ends on Tuesday, April 27. San Antonio MayorIn the race for San Antonio mayor, incumbent Ron Nirenberg and former city councilman Greg Brockhouse headline a 14-candidate field. Brockhouse was elected to City Council in 2017 and has served in several senior roles for other City Council members.
‘Our community deserves answers’: Committee to investigate winter storm preparedness, response in San Antonio
A Park Policeman patrols along the River Walk as snow falls, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Tuesday announced the formation of a committee that will look into why the city and utility companies were not better prepared for their response to a winter storm that paralyzed the city for a week. Rice Jr.: RetiredNirenberg said while he wants a prompt and comprehensive effort by the committee, he wants members to be thorough in their work. The mayor asked that City Manager Erik Walsh provide support to the committee with appropriate city staff that will coordinate with CPS Energy and San Antonio Water System, and to include any experts or stakeholders as necessary. AdThe announcement comes one day after the CPS Energy Board of Trustees voted Monday for a review and audit of CPS Energy, which the utility president and CEO, Paula Gold-Williams said Tuesday she “absolutely welcomes” and “(is) ready to participate.”Related Stories:
City Council adds charter change for bond projects to May 1 ballot
San Antonio – The San Antonio City Council has sent a proposed charter change to voters, which could offer more flexibility in what kind of projects the city can fund with bond money. The city council voted 10-1 Thursday to add the proposal onto the May 1 ballot for voter approval. Ad“There may be still other state laws or federal laws that govern what we can do on specific projects,” City Attorney Andy Segovia said. Perry also criticized the way the proposed amendment was brought to the city council. Amendments added to the ballot by the city council are typically considered by a mayor-appointed charter review commissionAdWhile there was no commission this year, a 2018 Charter Review Commission had previously considered changing the charter language surrounding the use of bond dollars, at Nirenberg’s request.
San Antonio City Councilman Clayton Perry says he is ‘feeling much better’ as he recovers from COVID-19
SAN ANTONIO – After having been hospitalized for COVID-19, San Antonio District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry said he is now “feeling much better” and is recovering from COVID-19 at home, according to his newsletter. The news comes after Perry announced Tuesday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Councilman Perry said he had been hospitalized with the virus but now, he is on the mend. His full statement can be read below:“As many of you know, I was recently hospitalized with COVID-19. The District 10 team is still on hand and available to address your needs and concerns throughout this time.”RELATED: San Antonio City Councilman Clayton Perry tests positive for COVID-19
San Antonio City Councilman Clayton Perry tests positive for COVID-19
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry has contracted COVID-19, his office said in a statement Tuesday. “It is unknown where he contracted the virus, but he has notified everyone with whom he has been in contact in the recent past and is following health authority guidelines. At this time, we are asking for everyone to send positive thoughts his way for a speedy recovery. The District 10 team will operate as normal and is available to answer any questions or concerns,” the statement said. Related Stories:
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What is the future of transportation in San Antonio? KSAT Explains
It’s often a challenge for major cities, but a particular struggle for San Antonio: how to improve transportation across the city. This week’s episode of KSAT Explains examines what the future of transit could look like for our city and how will we fund that future.
City program provides grants for hundreds of SA businesses, but many more are left without
That grant puts her in the company of the lucky 709 businesses and 45 nonprofits that have been tapped for a COVID-19 recovery grant by the city so far. A portion of the grant money is reserved for nonprofits. LiftFund, which is administering the grants on behalf of the city, says it originally received 3,137 applications, requesting a total of $118 million. Perry had been the lone “no” vote against the Recovery and Resiliency Plan when the city council passed it in June. Lopez said the city is also working with other organizations to begin reaching out to the hundreds of businesses who didn’t receive grants.
Voters will consider 1/8 cent sales tax for workforce training and education in November
San Antonio voters will be asked to consider whether to use a 1/8 cent sales to help fund workforce training or higher education for about 40,000 residents. City Council members approved putting the issue onto the Nov. 3 ballot by a vote of 9-2 Thursday. VIA, Mayor agree on plan to use 1/8 cent sales tax for economic recovery, then transportationThe new program is meant to continue the work that a short-term $75 million program council members already approved as part of a $191 million recovery & resiliency plan. The mayor and VIA officials struck a deal in July on sharing the sales tax, with the city getting first bite and then freeing it up for VIA afterwards. Voters will already be considering re-approving a separate 1/8 cent sales for the Pre-K 4 SA on the November ballot.
City leaders face backlash over stance on Black Lives Matter movement
SAN ANTONIO Two San Antonio City Council members were the recipients of anger for their positions over the Black Lives Matter movement and other recent controversial issues that have recently surfaced during city meetings. I believe that Black lives matter. I believed Black lives mattered before I ever heard the term Black lives matter. I will continue to believe Black lives matter. District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry also sparked some anger from people during that June meeting, when he did not raise his fist in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Council members raise fists in solidarity with police reform advocates
San Antonio Almost all of the San Antonio City Council members raised fists in solidarity with police reform advocates at a meeting Thursday. And city council, I am calling on you to raise a fist or take a knee if you stand in solidarity with us today.Almost all of the council members could be seen raising their fists during the the moment of silence. If you truly cared and wanted to make a change, you would put together some things that would make a change now, impact now, Pharoah Clark told council members. The council members were considering a resolution outlining priorities for discussions with the San Antonio Police Officer Association for the next union contract. Some of the speakers criticized the council for the upcoming break, though council members and the mayor said that doesnt mean they are going anywhere.
Residents living near bar scene frustrated after shooting sends eight people to hospital
San Antonio Living near the bar scene on Broadway Street is even more frustrating for residents after a shooting broke out at REBAR that sent eight people to the hospital. It is pretty shocking, said Jeremy Wilson, a resident who has lived in the area for over 20 years. Brenneman said he is happy that REBAR screened the suspect before he tried to enter the bar intoxicated. The guy left the other bar intoxicated and was trying to get in at REBAR, Brenneman said. MORE: All eight victims of overnight shooting at San Antonio bar expected to survive, police say
San Antonio City Council votes to put Pre-K 4 SA tax on May ballot
SAN ANTONIO – Voters in San Antonio will have a chance to choose whether to continue providing sales tax dollars to Pre-K 4 SA, which would effectively decide if the free prekindergarten program will be able to continue. The San Antonio City Council voted 8-1 on Thursday to order an election on whether to extend the 1/8 cent sales tax for eight more years. Bexar Facts results show support for Pre-K 4 SA ahead of City Council voteMany council members indicated their support for the program from the dais. More than three-quarters of the program’s funding comes from the sales tax revenue. Without the tax money, Pre-K 4 SA CEO Sarah Baray said the education program would not be able to continue in its current form.
D10 Councilman Clayton Perry shares his New Year’s resolution
SAN ANTONIO – As a new decade begins, City Hall reporter Garrett Brnger has been talking with members of the San Antonio City Council about their New Year’s resolutions. District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry wants to take steps to extend a creek trailway system outside of Loop 1604 by at least planning for a leg to cross Thousand Oaks. To see more resolutions from other San Antonio City Council members, click here.