Mayor's Office Press Release

Mayor Turner's Statement on HPOU Lawsuit

November 30, 2018 -- Friday afternoon, the Houston Police Officers Union (HPOU) filed suit against the city of Houston and the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association to stop the implementation of Proposition B.

Mayor Sylvester Turner issued the following statement.

"Let me remind everyone there is at least a $100M cost every year to the passage of Prop B, which the city cannot afford. It would lead to significant layoffs and a reduction of services. Some of those layoffs could involve police officers and firefighters.

“The City cannot afford to lose one first responder for public safety purposes. I believe people understand that.

“Placing the matter in court will clear up the issue of whether state law makes the proposition invalid.