Webcast: Alamo Heights Neighborhood Association Election Forum

Replay the video: NOWCastSA webcast live as the Alamo Heights Neighborhood Association hosted a free and public candidates' forum Wednesday night at Cambridge Elementary School in Alamo Heights.

The forum was moderated by David Martin Davies, News Director for Texas Public Radio.

Participants in the forum were incumbent Mayor Louis Cooper and his challenger Bill Kiel, along with incumbent Council Member Place 2 Bobby Rosenthal and his challenger, Susan Harwell. Bobby Hasslocher, who is unopposed for Council Member Place 1, also participated.

Alamo Heights City Attorney Michael Brenan began the meeting by discussing the three proposed changes to the Alamo Heights City Charter that will be on the ballot May 14.

  • Proposition 1 would give voters the ability to use initiatives to create an ordinance or a referendum to rescind an ordinance.
  • Proposition 2 would require the city manager to get city council approval on hiring and salary for the city secretary and finance director.
  • Proposition 3 would require voter approval for new buildings that exceed the 40-foot height limitations.


During the live webcast, Mayor Louis Cooper was incorrectly identified as Cooper-Thompson. NOWCastSA sincerely regrets the error. Cooper has graciously accepted our apology, and asked that we urge viewers to look beyond the botched ID and listen to the candidates talk about the important issues facing the city.

 Please see this article for an explanation of how the error occurred.

Additional resources:

To download a PDF of the Alamo Heights Neighborhood Association's April 2011 Election Guide, click here.

Here is a Voters Guide article about the Alamo Heights council race from MySanAntonio.com

Here are the Answers to Top Ten Questions of the challengers for Alamo Heights Mayor and City Council, Place 2, as published on the site MyAlamoHeights.com: Bill Kiel's answers to ten questions; Susan Harwell's answers to ten questions.

Correction: As originally published, this article incorrectly said the Ten Question position articles on MyAlamoHeights.com were from the mayoral candidates. In fact, one article was written by Bill Kiel, who is challenging the incumbent mayor, and the other was written by Susan Harwell, who is challenging the incumbent in Place 2.