Quick Clips: Mayoral Candidate Town Hall by the League of Women Voters of San Antonio Area

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The Mayoral Candidate Forum was hosted by the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area on April 12, 2021.

The complete video is here: https://youtu.be/xRAG8mEFjM8

Participating candidates were: Gary Allen, Denise Gutierrez-Homer, Tim Atwood, Greg Brockhouse, Antonio Diaz and Justin Macaluso.

 

1.What do you think makes a good candidate for Mayor?

Gary Allen 1:48

Denise Gutierrez-Homer 2:54

Tim Atwood 4:00

Greg Brockhouse 5:13

Antonio Diaz 6:24

Justin Macaluso 8:55

2.What would you suggest to make sure all San Antonians receive their Covid-19 Vaccine in an equitable and uncomplicated manner?

Denise Gutierrez-Homer 9:51

Tim Atwood 11:04

Greg Brockhouse 12:16

Antonio Diaz 13:26

Justin Macaluso 14:28

Gary Allen 15:23

3.What are your thoughts on Climate Change as it applies to the city for example the city’s climate action plan, solar panel incentives for homeowners, or is climate change something the city should not deal with? 

Tim Atwood 16:46

Greg Brockhouse 18:00

Antonio Diaz 19:10

Gary Allen 20:13

Denise Gutierrez-Homer 21:34

Justin Macaluso 22:50

4.What one issue facing the city would you like to address as soon as you take office? What action plans could you implement to mitigate the problem or issue?

Greg Brockhouse 24:10

Antonio Diaz 25:39

Justin Macaluso 26:29

Gary Allen 27:20

Denise Gutierrez-Homer 28:31

Tim Atwood 29:38

5.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?

Antonio Diaz 31:27

Justin Macaluso 32:35

Gary Allen 33:35

Denise Gutierrez-Homer 34:47

Tim Atwood 36:01

Greg Brockhouse 37:15

6.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?

Justin Macaluso 38:35

Gary Allen 39:39

Denise Gutierrez-Homer 40:47

Tim Atwood 41:53

Greg Brockhouse 43:04

Antonio Diaz 44:15

7.What are your thoughts about the Alamo 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?

Gary Allen 45:52

Denise Gutierrez-Homer 46:51

Tim Atwood 48:01

Greg Brockhouse 49:02

Antonio Diaz 50:20

Justin Macaluso 51:31

8.How would you go about increasing economic opportunities in San Antonio?

Denise Gutierrez-Homer 52:43

Tim Atwood 53:31

Greg Brockhouse 54:48

Antonio Diaz 55:55

Justin Macaluso 56:52

Gary Allen 57:46