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Charter amendment town hall canceled after Steele backs out at last minute

September 21, 2018

The town hall meeting tonight featuring fire union President Chris Steele and Mayor Ron Nirenberg was canceled after Steele backed out of the event less than two hours before doors were set to open.

The two were poised to debate the controversial charter amendments that Steele and his union have placed on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Steele attempted to send Reinette King, a failed District 10 council candidate in his place. Nirenberg told the San Antonio Express-News he would not attend if Steele was a no-show, and the event, hosted jointly by the newspaper and University of Texas at San Antonio, was canceled.

On Twitter, Nirenberg lambasted the union president’s decision not to show up.

“The only thing harder than getting union head Chris Steele to the negotiating table is getting him to show up for an honest, public debate about his tax raising power grab. #govoteno #SATX.”

This is a developing story. Please check back later for updates.

Josh Baugh is a staff writer in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | jbaugh@express-news.net | Twitter: @jbaugh

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