Video: COPS Metro Alliance Accountability Session 2017

About 750 people filled St. Henry Catholic Church’s parish hall to hear candidates for San Antonio mayor and city council respond to COPS/Metro questions about immigration, affordable housing, minimum wages and workforce development.

At the Accountability Session, candidates were told to answer the following questions:

  • Do you commit to increase the city investment in owner occupied rehab to 4.9 million through the CDBG home funds, and 1.5 million through the housing trust board?
  • Do you commit to create a city-wide municipal I.D. for all San Antonio residents and a legal defense fund to citizen children who have lost their parents to deportation?
  • Do you commit to raise the city’s minimum wage for city workers to $14.75 an hour, for contract workers to $9.50 an hour and raise the city’s investment in QUEST to $2.5 million?

Watch the video here and scroll down for links to individual candidate's answers.


 

First up to answer were the candidates for mayor: Ron Nirenberg answered yes to all three question. (see his full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=30m36s). Manuel Medina answered yes to all three questions as well (see his full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=32m05s).

Candidates for city council District 2 gave the following responses: Councilman Alan Warrick II answered yes to all of the questions (see his full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=35m18s). Keith Toney answered yes to all three questions as well (see his full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=36m55s) . William “Cruz” Shaw responded to all three questions will a yes (see his full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=37m58s). Dori Brown answered yes to all three questions (see her full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=38m53s).

Candidates for city council District 1 gave the following responses: Robert Feria answered yes to all of the questions (see his full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=40m20s).  Michael Montaño responded yes to all three questions (see his full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=41m16s). Councilman Roberto C. Treviño also answered yes to all three questions (see his full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=42m10s).

Candidates for city council District 3 gave the following responses: Jerome Durham answered yes to all three questions (see his full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=43m42s). Jessica Guerrero answered yes to all three questions as well (see her full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=44m41s). Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran also answered yes to all three questions (see her full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=45m24s).

Candidates for city council District 4 gave the following responses: Councilman Rey Saldaña, the only District 4 candidate in attendance, answered yes to all three questions (see his full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=46m47s).

Candidates for city council District 5 gave the following responses: Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales said yes to all three questions (see her full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=48m06s). Richard Montez also said yes to all three questions (see his full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=48m45s).

Candidates for city council District 6 gave the following responses: Melissa Cabello Havrda answered yes to all of the questions (see her full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=50m07s). Ricardo Treviño also answered yes to all three questions (see his full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=50m44s).

Candidates for city council District 7 gave the following responses: Ana Sandoval was the only District 7 candidate in attendance, and she answered yes to all three questions (see her full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=51m46s).

Candidates for city council District 8 gave the following responses: Tony Valdivia was the only District 8 candidate at the session. He answered yes to all three questions (see his full answer here https://youtu.be/81HU_R2Phcw?t=52m57s).