The City of San Antonio is firing back against the Texas Attorney General, after the A.G. sued the City in Travis County State District Court over the Council's decision to bar Chick-fil-A from the airport concessions contract, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The A.G.'s lawsuit seels to compel the City to fork over documents that relate to the decision.
City Attorney Andy Segovia says the City has already provided 'nearly 250 pages' of documents, and it is expecting the A.G.'s Open Records Division to issue a ruling on exactly what documents are 'releasable.'
“Instead of allowing the routine process take its course, the AG decided to sue and not wait for a decision from his own department,” Segovia said. “The Attorney General notified the press before any communication with the City, or even before the City was served with the suit.”
Segovia says the Open Records Division is the standard way the state requests information from local governments, and San Antonio will'comply with any ruling from the Open Records Division.
"The State Attorney General’s office has not specified the legislative authority they are relying on to investigate the airport contract. Furthermore, it is clear from the strident comments in his press release that any “investigation” would be a pretense to justify his own conclusions," the City said in a statement.
Paxton is expected to sue the City for violating state anti discrimination laws, which prohibit discrimination against individuals or entiries based on several categories, including religion.