Texas Conservative Review 2019 Runoff Candidate Questionnaire

Below are the questions we asked City of Houston candidates and give a letter grade based on their responses. In some instances there was no response, like Sylvester Turner, who doesn't want your vote.

  1. Do you support ending all diversions from the "Rain Tax" infrastructure fee and pledge to use those funds specifically for infrastructure and flood control as intended?Yes
     
  2. Do you support adding a minimum of 1500 new police officers to the ranks of HPD?Yes
     
  3. Will you support implementation of "Proposition B" and give firefighters their raise that voters approved?Yes
     
  4. Have you ever filed for bankruptcy, either personally, or for a business for which you were a principal or executive?No
     
  5. Do you support a requirement that contractors hire vagrants and/or the homeless for work on city contracts?No
     
  6. Do you oppose homeless encampments on city or state rights of way?Yes
     
  7. Would you support privatizing city services, such as street repair, if it were determined that private contractors could deliver those services at a lower cost while maintaining or improving the quality of those services?Yes
     
  8. Do you believe that governent should be more aggressive in its use of eminent domain?No
     
  9. Do you support a requirement that the City not raise taxes without a supermajority of at least 60% of City Council?Yes
     
  10. Do you support ending the HFD "All Hazards Response" policy?Yes
     
  11. Do you support adopting a defined contribution pension plan for all new municipal employees, excluding police and fire fighters?Yes
     
  12. Do you support establishing an independent commission to identify ways for the City fo eliminate waste, fraud, abuse, incompetence and operating efficiencies?Yes
     
  13. Would you support a waiting period that would exclude a donor to any Houston mayoral or city council candidate from receiving a city contract, as either a primary contractor or subcontractor, for a period of two years from the date of the contribution?Yes
     
  14. Do you support the consolidation of City functions with Harris County where practical?Yes
     
  15. Do you support ending race and gender based affirmative action programs and replacing them with a need-based system?Yes
     
  16. Do you support the right of City Council members to add items to the City Council agenda if approved by a majority of members?Yes
     
  17. Do you support lifting the city revenue cap which limits the growth in city revenues to the combined rates of inflation and population growth?No
     
  18. Would you support the elimination or sunsetting of tax increment reinvestment zones (TIRZs) in areas that are not economically disadvantaged?Yes
     
  19. Do you support zero-based budgeting, which would require city departments to justify their budgets on an annual basis?Yes
     
  20. Would you support a budget amendment requiring that all revenues above projected levels be used to pay down city debt?Yes
     
  21. Do you support compliance with federal law and cooperation with federal law enforcement including ICE?Yes
     
  22. Do you support capping residential property tax appraisals at a maximum 5% increase per year?Yes
     

Download TCR 2019 Runoff Candidate Questionnaire Results.pdf

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