Mayor's Office Press Release

City of Houston's Statement on Decision by the Fourteenth Court of Appeals

July 29, 2021 -- Please attribute the following statement to City of Houston Attorney Arturo Michel.

"The City of Houston respectfully disagrees with today’s Fourteenth Court of Appeals decision where, in a divided 2-1 vote, the majority reversed the trial court’s determination that the firefighter pay parity charter amendment was unconstitutional. The net effect of what the Firefighter’s Union is seeking would be financially devastating to the City. The City will seek review of the decision through either reconsideration by the entire Fourteenth Court of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, or both."