Here at last. If you couldn’t make it to the Pints & Politics mayoral forum Wednesday night, here it is in full.
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Recorded by Adolph Lopez of Rising Lotus.
For easier navigation between topics/section, see timestamps below:
3:00 — Personal Stories
28:00 — Question: If you elected mayor, do you see yourself staying in office for more than one term? If citizens vote to pay Council members and the mayor a professional wage, will that influence your thinking?
38:00 — Question: How can you afford to serve as Mayor at $50 a week? (What’s your day job?)
48:33 — Campaign Summaries
1:04:00 — Audience Question: 1) One specific policy goal that you have to attract more young and restless Millennials to San Antonio – to make it the vibrant city that it needs to be to attract them and 2) how will you help the struggling communities – to keep them here and keep their children here and to make sure that they are not forgotten?
1:19:30 — Audience Question/Statement: The City supports big companies, but not small businesses.
1:22:13 — Audience Question: How will you get the City and Council members to work together? What is your 10 second “elevator pitch” for San Antonio?
1:23:15 — What changes would you make or creative to incentivize small businesses growth, or is the current system working?
1:23:50 — Candidate answers/closing
The Rivard Report will host Pints & Politics II on April 14 at the Pearl Stable. We’ll keep the ticket price at $10 and expect to sell 400 tickets. The four candidates have all agreed to attend. Details and tickets will be available soon. Stay tuned, San Antonio.
*Featured/top image: Mayoral candidates on stage during the Pints & Politics mayoral forum at the Alamo Beer brewery. Photo by Scott Ball.
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