San Antonio mayor, business leaders strike uneasy alliance to convince voters to pass sales tax for workforce development
Mayor Ron Nirenberg and many of San Antonio’s business leaders, frequently at odds during his administration, have entered into an uneasy alliance to try to convince voters to pass a sales tax proposal in November to help workers hurt by the pandemic get back on their feet.
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg leads the daily Covid-19 update on Aug. 24, 2020.
Throughout his administration, business leaders have vehemently opposed Nirenberg on matters they say would wreak havoc on local businesses such as a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance and a plan to reduce carbon emissions.
For now, it seems many of those misgivings have been set aside — although not forgotten.
Nirenberg and his allies have assembled a cadre of business leaders to back his plan to use a 1/8-cent sales tax for a workforce development program aimed at helping