San Antonio Professional Firefighters Endorses Leticia Van De Putte for Mayor
Posted On: May 20, 2015
The SAPFFA announces our endorsement of Leticia Van De Putte. Leticia is a strong leader (which is much needed in San Antonio right now), she has great credibility, and she will make sure the great citizens of San Antonio are safe in their homes and on the streets (which is something that should never be taken for granted).
Your San Antonio Firefighters endorsed Leticia Van De Putte because Ivy Taylor has proven she's failed as a leader for our city and citizens, and because she lacks principle. She was ready to waste millions on the street car boondoggle while the city has a public safety crisis from a lack of ambulances.
Ivy Taylor backed and voted for the city plan for streetcars as a council member. Last year the San Antonio Professional Firefighters fought to allow the citizens to have a vote on streetcars in the future. Ivy didn't want you to have your vote, but when 27,500 signatures were delivered to the city clerk along with a ruling from the secretary of state saying those petitions were valid, Ivy Taylor had to back down. She was against your right to vote on streetcars until faced with a lawsuit the city could not win.
As firefighters, our credibility and trustworthiness must be above reproach. If we lie, we are terminated. We can't support someone that has been untruthful to the citizens.
During the city's current ambulance crisis (massive city growth and less EMS units per capita than ever before), Ivy Taylor eliminated much needed paramedics that could have been deployed into San Antonio's neighborhoods to assist families in need.
Ivy does not seem to grasp that proper ambulance staffing saves lives, yours and your families’ lives.
Firefighters are doers; our job is about action and movement. Whether we're responding to a house fire or a medical emergency; Inaction and a lack of leadership are the difference between life and death for us and the citizens we serve.
San Antonio Firefighters, like Leticia Van De Putte, are problem solvers, who know what it takes to make sure our neighborhoods are safe for everyone.
Ivy’s a mayor who would rather see a streetcar downtown, than a fire truck or ambulance in your neighborhood.
Simply put, it's time for a change.
Leticia Van De Putte is that much needed change that the city of San Antonio strong needs. Her lists of endorsements say a lot about her credibility as a person and her love for San Antonio. Her track record of public safety will make this city safe.
As San Antonio Firefighters, we know you trust us with your lives, and we will never take that lightly. Your San Antonio Firefighters TRUST Leticia Van De Putte.
San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association
8925 IH 10 West
San Antonio, TX 78251 (210) 699-9400