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#1 lobster

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 10:24 AM

I'm not familiar with the many district 7 candidates but I did get to know Sal Espino during the 2003 campaign and I hope he takes Dist 2.. He is so energetic and excited to be a part of the district I really don't know why he didn't win the last time around .. ;)

Kathleen Hicks, Ralph McCloud's assistant who's running for district 8 is real good peoples as well.. although if Walker somehow wins there'd be some hilllaaaarious city council meetings that may make channel 7's ratings rival the networks :swg:

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 09:32 AM

I'm in non-contested District 9 so can only watch.

Kathleen and Monty are both excellent people running in District 8 but whoever wins has some really big shoes to fill. I know Byron in District 6 would do a great job but have never heard anything bad about Jungus. Sal should really get District 2 but Larry has been a solid supporter of neighborhoods and we always need that on the council. I think those three districts will provide good new faces.

I suspect Becky will ride the incumbancy and newspaper support back in, but really, isn't 12 years enough on ANY job!? I know Louis McBee and, although I don't always agree with him, I am sure he would bring some hard-nosed thinking to the table (but always with respect).

District 7 is mystery territory... don't know a soul that's running.

One overarching issue to me, though, is where the police PAC is putting its money. They want that special bargaining process (can't remember the name) and they appear to be trying to buy it when it comes up again next year.

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 05:34 PM

The mere fact that Sousa is being endorsed by Picht overshadows any of his positives IMO. My neighborhood is unquestionably going to him though, since he lives a block away from me. I think the best candidate for district 6 is Cora Mosely. She's got a good vision for the district and there's a sizeable African-American community here that deserves to be spoken for.

That being said, if I could vote tomorrow, I would vote for Jordan. Unfortunately for Mosely, she doesn't stand a chance in this race, and Jordan at least has a fighting chance to beat Sousa. Jordan himself isn't too bad of a candidate, I can overlook his being a Republican :cry: . If Sousa wins, I hope he isn't the same uber-conservative party pooper that Picht was.

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 06:32 PM

Greg, us District 9 residents are left out of the process. I feel very unfortunate that I'm not going to be able to vote for a person in my district.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 09:10 PM

Although McBee lost, he did have a very respectable showing against a longtime incumbent.

Does anyone know what turnout numbers were like?

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 09:22 PM

Low.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 09:56 PM

What makes such a high number of voters in a thriving city like FW so dang apathetic?

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 10:13 PM

My guess is that there were no real big "issues" involved with this election and the fact that so many of the council members were running unopposed.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 11:31 PM

My guess is that there were no real big "issues" involved with this election and the fact that so many of the council members were running unopposed.

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If people really cared, then yes there would be some "real" big issues.
Issues:
1) N.Main St. Mercado district, money woes tied in with the project, little print time from DFWST.
2) TIF needs to be under review and fit the right mold for what FW is all about. Are we a fiscally conservative municipality, as many of CC folks ran with last year, or are we liked to liberal spenders?
3) TRV needs to be under review and asked of what our CC members feel the impact will be, the cost, the rwards, the pain in the neck traffic, etc. etc.
4) Property tax review, are our roads benefiting from it, are the schools benefiting. Chase the money trail for the voting citizens.
5) Why Lobs is not running for Distr. 9? If I still lived there, I would run, as SAFLY.
6) Where is the townhall meeting? When? Why it is not promoted from election year to election year in a public open forum.
7) Do CC officials weigh in on city matters with what the FWAForum members post about?
8) What is in the future for already executed TIF projects? How does the state of the job market fair in this city, and where is it projected, and under who's watch?
9) Are jobs promised through TIF projects and if so what kind (low/high wage), and how many (temp./permanent)
10) Will FW have a MLeague sports franchise in the next 4 years?
11) What impact (positive/negative) DFWInc. has on businesses within the CBD, and beyond the SS theme.
12) Impact that the DTFW residential RE market has on our economy? Long term and near? To what extent?
*13) How far are the CC members of FW and it's assoc. with the Arts, willing to back and support the numerous artists (dancers, musicians, visual-artists, educators, and etc.) involved with the overall welfare/promotions of the Arts? Are CC members of FW willing to allow certain municipal tax breaks for educators and player/performers alike in this arena? Are they willing to back these performers in times of contract negotiations for better wages, expanding growth, and community involvement(s)? Are CC members willing to support/offer municipal sponsorship(s) for continued growth and success of the Arts?
*14) What does the future hold for us in the idea/planning for more manageable, more effecient, and more cost-effective measures to be taken in the MASS TRANSIT Revolution for FWians, Tarrant County, and N. Texas commuters? And WHO exactly is For or Against these measures? What is the timetable for these measures? What is the estimated cost for these measures?

And Finally #15) Are we willing to work with fellow N.Texas cities and counties to bring this vision into a reality, or are we still settling on the Mayors push for the SH121T vision?

Anything else, fill em in.

NOW is the time to voice your concerns folks. ;)
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Posted 08 May 2005 - 09:02 AM

Yawn...we have a runoff election. Considering that Jordan got about 50% of the vote and most of the Mosely voters will vote for him (if they bother to vote again at all), I think Sousa is wasting his time. He should just concede the seat to Jordan and save us all the trouble. ;)

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 06:49 PM

Safly, what do you mean by this? I don't know what the mayor's vision is and how that differs from those of other cities. And why does the opinion of other North Texas cities matter with regard to the design of the tollway as it passes through Fort Worth (virtually the entire project is in Fort Worth).

"And Finally #15) Are we willing to work with fellow N.Texas cities and counties to bring this vision into a reality, or are we still settling on the Mayors push for the SH121T vision?"

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:29 AM

Speaking for myself and not SAFLY, I would note that over $300 million in public funds are going to SH121T while other parts of Tarrant County are starved for funds while enduring far worse congestion than poor ole Cityview. And if one expands the view to the region (as opposed to Cowtown-centric) it is practically a criminal waste of funds considering the many parts of our transportation network that are in truly desperate need.

That said, however, I haven't noticed any visionaries among leaders in other metroplex cities or counties.

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 09:50 PM

Sal Espino announced that he won't run for re-election and threw his support behind an active Northside neighborhood association president:

 

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