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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Porterfield, Prather, Scott hold huge funding leads

Three city council candidates supported by outgoing San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz hold substantial fundraising advantages in Tuesday's election. Two of them, incumbent Councilmember Kim Porterfield and Planning and Zoning Commissioner Jude Prather, hold fundraising leads of more than four-to-one. The polls close at 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Finance reports show candidates close in funds

On the two campaign finance reports filed in November, San Marcos mayoral candidate Daniel Guerrero has raised the most money, but his opponent, John Thomaides, has spent the most. An analysis of the reports show large discrepancies...

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Commentary: Thomaides ‘impairing the trust between firefighters and their city government’

In this guest commentary, San Marcos Firefighters Association President HOWIE MINOR says the mayoral candidate is using inaccurate information about the firefighters contract to boost his campaign.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Police, firefighters sign contracts

Police and firefighters in San Marcos signed their first-ever meet and confer agreements with San Marcos city officials this week.

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Police and firefighter unions pave the way for all city employees

Now that the San Marcos police and firefighters have won remarkably favorable contracts, the rest of the city's employees should unionize too.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

City council approves public safety pacts

With two 5-2 votes Tuesday night, the San Marcos City Council approved employment agreements with police and firefighters worth $2.7 million during the next three years. The agreements will raise average salaries for the city's 95 sworn...

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Council to look at police, fire contracts

San Marcos City Councilmembers could be voting on close $3 million of expenditures in the next three years when they decide whether to accept collectively bargained agreements with their police and firefighters Tuesday night.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Council tables cop contract over out clause

The city's approval of its first collectively bargained agreement with its police officers is on hold until next month. The San Marcos City Council voted unanimously at a special meeting Monday night to postpone action on the...

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Council tables compensation issues

On the eve of an election that could define a new voting majority on the city council, San Marcos City Councilmembers voted Monday to table two contentious items regarding compensation. Councilmembers tabled an employment agreement with the...

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Police, fire fighters step up political presence

Amid their meet and confer negotiations to forge collectively bargained agreements with the city, San Marcos police and fire fighters have increasingly promoted their interests during this election season.

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