CONTACT: Justin Renteria, 210-296-7213
SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 14, 2017) —District 1 City Councilman Roberto C. Treviño provided the following statement regarding Tricentennial leadership:
“The Arts, Culture and Heritage City Council Committee is the appropriate venue to receive updates and ask questions about the Tricentennial Commission’s progress in planning the celebration of our City’s 300th Anniversary. As Chairman of the Committee, I believe we should give the Tricentennial Commission and interim leadership the time and opportunity to assess the progress and make any necessary changes. I expect Interim CEO Carlos Contreras – who has been on the job for one day – to provide an update to the Committee next week. I have full confidence in his responsiveness and I will work to ensure he reports to the committee regularly.
Should an audit of the Commission’s finances and operations become necessary, it will not be a part of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee’s function; rather, it should appropriately fall under the purview of the Audit Committee.
I challenge my Council colleagues to remain focused on helping to make this undertaking a great success for our community. We have the burden of responsibility to make this moment shine in the history of our city. The Committee will continue the oversight of the Tricentennial effort and will work with the Tricentennial Commission, City Manager, and Mayor on planning and events.”