City of Houston

Mayor's Office
Media Release
Date: 02/16/2019
Statement by Mayor Sylvester Turner
HOUSTON -  Please attribute the statement to Mayor Sylvester Turner following Friday’s court filing by City of Houston attorneys. 
“The City of Houston has filed a motion for a summary judgment in response to the Firefighters Union’s lawsuit so that the remaining legal questions regarding Proposition B can be resolved expeditiously. 

Simultaneously, the City is moving forward with implementing Prop B while it attempts to negotiate with the union to phase in pay raises at an annual cost of more than $100 million.

“Until the judge issues a decision and  while discussions continue, Mayor Turner has asked all departments to prepare for Prop. B implementation which would require employee layoffs and cuts in services to citizens.

“Both courses of action are consistent with the mayor’s stated position to implement Prop. B without creating further financial instability for the city

Alan Bernstein
Communications Director
Office: 832.393.0800
Mobile: 832.943.9835

Mary Benton
Press Secretary
Office: 832.393.0830
Mobile: 713.208.6229
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