The San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association submitted three petitions to potentially change the city charter.
On Wednesday morning, the fire union held a press conference on the back steps of city hall before submitting the signatures.
The first petition is to reduce City Manager Sheryl Sculley's salary and only allow a city manager to serve a maximum of eight years. Steele and other group members in attendance said part of Sculley's $550,000 salary can be distributed to other departments.
The second petition would require the City of San Antonio to go into arbitration during labor contract disputes. "We know that in these litigations, these fights that this city hall that's corrupt has had with firefighters, it has spent more than $2 million on lawyers. I'm sure there's a lot of great programs, potholes and other things that can be fixed," Steele said.