Sealy City Council Place 2 Candidate Forum [VIDEO]

Last night the candidate vying for Place 2 on the Sealy City Council met at the Holiday Inn Express in Sealy to answer questions and give their views on governing and issues that are facing the city.  The forum was hosted by the Sealy Chamber of Commerce, Austin County News Online and the Sealy News.  

The forum lasted from 7 pm to 8 pm which allowed enough time for the following questions to posed by the audience.  We have included the time stamp for each question to allow for the viewer to skip to the exact point in the video to hear the candidates responses.

Question #1:  We all know that there are drug markets in our city.  Why do they still exist and what is your vision for dealing with the problem?  (00:08:07 of the video)

Question #2:  What should the city council do to attract, support and manage new commercial and residential development?  (00:11:44 of the video)

Question #3:  Our utility and tax rates are not keeping up with necessary expenses as noted in the recent budget workshops.  The city’s expenses have been cut to the bone and basic services are not keeping up with demand.  What do you plan to do to solve this expense and revenue problem?  (00:15:40 of the video)

Question #4:  How do you think the city can improve their involvement with the community?  (00:22:35 of the video)

Question #5:  Are there any subjects, such as city infrastructure issues, that you need to learn more about?  (00:27:49 of the video)

Question #6:  What qualities do you think are the most important in a city manager?  (00:33:36 of the video)

Question #7:  What is your approach to recruiting new development?  (00:40:36 of the video)

Question #8:  Where would you like to see budget cuts?  (00:45:02 of the video)