Quick Clips: District 4 Candidate Forum by the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area

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The District 4 Candidate Forum, was hosted by the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area on April 14, 2021. The complete video is here: https://youtu.be/y4FY47oYCUU

Participating candidates in ballot order were: incumbent Adriana Rocha Garcia, Curtis Mueller and David Tristan. 

1.What do you think makes a good candidate for the District 4 seat? 2:14

Curtis Mueller 2:21

David Tristan 2:39

Adriana Rocha Garcia 3:03

2. How would you go about increasing economic opportunities in District 4? 3:33

David Tristan 3:40

Adriana Rocha Garcia  4:05

Curtis Mueller 4:35

3. How would you address the issue of homelessness in District 4? 5:01

Adriana Rocha Garcia 5:09

Curtis Mueller 5:49

David Tristan 6:25

4. What do you think is the best way to address income disparity in San Antonio? 7:01

Curtis Mueller 7:11

David Tristan 7:48

Adriana Rocha Garcia 8:31

5. What is one issue facing District 4 that you would like to address as soon as you take office? And what action plan would you implement to mitigate the problem or issue? 9:21 

David Tristan 9:35

Adriana Rocha Garcia 10:30

Curtis Mueller 11:30

6. What one issue facing the city do you think the city council needs to address first when the new members are sworn in? 12:12

Adriana Rocha Garcia 12:23

Curtis Mueller 13:08

David Tristan 13:38

7. What do you believe is the best structure for the workforce development plan in order to achieve its goal to train and connect more people to higher paying jobs? 14:18

Curtis Mueller 14:32

Adriana Rocha Garcia 15:09

8. What specifically would you do to ensure that accessibility and inclusion for those that live with disability in our community are included in your plan for the city’s infrastructure and the jobs that come with it? 16:05

David Tristan 16:42

Adriana Rocha Garcia 17:29

Curtis Mueller 18:43

9. What are your thoughts on climate change as it applies to the city? For example the CIty's climate action plan, solar panel initiatives for homeowners, or is climate change something the city shouldn’t deal with. 19:12

Adriana Rocha Garcia 19:35

Curtis Mueller 20:43

David Tristan 21:17

10. What is your opinion on making broadband access an essential utility available to all residents? 22:16

Curtis Mueller 22:31

David Tristan 23:23

Adriana Rocha Garcia 24:19

11. How do you suggest bringing down the crime rate in your district and throughout San Antonio? 25:14 

David Tristan 25:23

Adriana Rocha Garcia 26:29

Curtis Mueller 27:39

12. Do you worry about gentrification in district 4 and what do you think is the best way to preserve the district’s sense of community as the city grows? 29:06  

Adriana Rocha Garcia 29:21

Curtis Mueller 30:28

David Tristan 31:23

13. What action would you recommend in developing policies to prevent another situation like San Antonians faced during and after February’s winter storm? 32:44

Curtis Mueller 32:58

David Tristan 33:36

Adriana Rocha Garcia 34:40

14. How do you plan to interject the consideration of residents living with physical, intellectual, sensory, or mental health disabilities which need to be addressed as the city works to negotiate updating policies and practices around policing in our community? 36:04

David Tristan 36:23

Adriana Rocha Garcia 37:24

Curtis Mueller 38:22

15. Do you believe there is a waste in the city budget? If so, please identify specific areas you would reduce funding to eliminate waste. 39:31

Adriana Rocha Garcia 39:44

Curtis Mueller 41:09

David Tristan 42:16

16. What would you suggest to guarantee all San Antonians receive their COVID-19 vaccines in an equitable and uncomplicated manner? 43:29

Curtis Mueller 43:41

David Tristan 44:25

Adriana Rocha Garcia 45:26

17. What are your thoughts about the Alamo Plaza Plan, specifically the balance between the 1836 battle and its earlier life as a mission and the location of the Cenotaph and the opening and the closing of Alamo Plaza? 46:38

David Tristan 46:56

Adriana Rocha Garcia 48:14

Curtis Mueller 49:17

18. What do you think is the best way to create affordable housing in San Antonio, one common method is partnerships between private developers and public facility corporations which build apartment complexes and rent half of their units to those making up to 80% of the area’s median income in exchange for the full property tax exemption? What is your opinion of that? 50:16

Adriana Rocha Garcia 50:47

Curtis Mueller 51:45

David Tristan 53:27

19. What do you suggest to improve the low voter turnout in District 4? 54:38

Curtis Mueller 54:44

David Tristan 55:37

Adriana Rocha Garcia 56:40