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With a simple explanation of the number of signatures verified, three proposed charter amendments for San Antonio voters moved one step closer to the November ballot.
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Petition 2 states: “Petition for a City of San Antonio Charter Amendment to Facilitate Voter Use of the Referendum Process.”
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Summary of Firefighter Union Petitions
Below please find a description and potential impact of the three petitions seeking to amend the City Charter currently under circulation by the San Antonio Professional Firefighter’s Association.
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