Welcome to my campaign for Mayor of the city of Houston

I have been honored to serve as your District G representative on Houston City Council since my election in November 2009. It has been a rewarding experience to meet many of my neighbors at a variety of events throughout District G including civic association, Super Neighborhood and the Houston Police Department neighborhood (PIP) meetings. Staying involved and actively participating in events in our community has allowed me stay in touch with my neighbors and hear about the issues that concern all of you.

I take great pride in the work that we have done, the problems we have solved and all that we have been able to accomplish working together on a wide range of issues from public safety to improving the financial health of our great city. READ FULL POST >>

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4 Steps Toward Fiscal Reform

In an editorial dated June 22, 2014, the Houston Chronicle stated that the City must address its “long term budget problems.”  As a longtime proponent of fiscal reform and responsible governance, I could not agree more.  In fact it is for that reason that I—during City Council’s review of the proposed budget—presented expenditure reduction amendments aimed at both reducing expenditures (by between $50-$70 million) and initiating a process to make City Council and the publi c more cognizant of the depth and severity of our fiscal and governance problems.   Unfortunately, my amendments were rejected by votes of 14-3 and 12-5 and the staggering $5.2 billion budget was then approved, leaving …

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