Firefighters head to court, hoping to force Houston to count their pay parity petition
Houston firefighter head to court Monday, hoping to force the city to count the citizen-submitted petitions they gathered last summer seeking a public referendum vote on pay "parity" with police officers of corresponding rank.
Marty Lancton, president of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 341, filed suit against City Secretary Anna Russell in December, seeking to have a court force her to count and validate the petitions expeditiously. That filing led to Monday's trial.
Lancton has said Mayor Sylvester Turner's "petulance" has prevented Russell... read more