Quick Clips: District 9 Runoff Candidate Forum by League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area

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The League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area hosted a District 9 Runoff Candidate Forum with John Courage and Patrick Von Dohlen on May 18, 2021. Watch the entire video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHQS5ohfDF8

 

Opening Statements:

Patrick Von Dohlen: 2:19

John Courage: 5:29

 

1. Name three issues facing District 9 that you feel still need addressing. What action plans would you propose or plan to continue working on to mitigate the problems or issues? Which one do you consider the most immediate?

John Courage: 8:10

Patrick Von Dohlen: 10:19

 

2. Name three issues facing San Antonio that you feel need addressing. What action plans would you propose or plan to mitigate the problems or issues? Which one do you consider to be the most immediate?

Patrick Von Dohlen: 13:10

John Courage: 15:18

 

3. What action would you recommend at the city level in developing policies to prevent another situation like San Antonians faced during and after February’s winter storm?

John Courage: 17:46

Patrick Von Dohlen: 19:53

 

4. Covid has added to the number of people who already need help in dealing with mental illness. What do you see as the city’s role in dealing with what has become a mental health crisis?

Patrick Von Dohlen: 22:17

John Courage: 24:26

 

5. How would you address the homeless issue in San Antonio?

John Courage: 26:42

Patrick Von Dohlen: 28:45

 

6. What is your opinion about making broadband access an essential utility available to all residents? 

Patrick Von Dohlen: 31:04

John Courage: 33:06

 

7. Now that Proposition B has been defeated, the San Antonio Police Department and the city are still in negotiations over a new contract. Do you think the current system in accountability in disciplining officers accused of breaking rules is satisfactory or does it need to be changed?

John Courage: 35:39

Patrick Von Dohlen: 37:47

 

8. Do you believe there’s waste in the city budget? If so, please identify specific areas where you would reduce funding to eliminate waste.

Patrick Von Dohlen: 40:05

John Courage: 42:16

 

9. Are you satisfied with the progress of the workforce development plan passed by the voters in November?

John Courage: 44:35

Patrick Von Dohlen: 46:37

 

10. What do you think is the best way to create affordable housing in San Antonio?

Patrick Von Dohlen: 48:52

John Courage: 51:00

 

Closing Statements:

John Courage: 53:22

Patrick Von Dohlen: 55:31