Where Candidates Stand on Climate Change

Scroll down to see the candidates’ views on Climate Change from various forums and town halls leading up to the May 1, 2021 election.

From the Mayoral Candidate Town Hall by NOWCastSA

Q: Concerning the problem we had with cold weather this past February, who is making sure ERCOT is working to prevent it happening again? We are only hearing about the blame and the failure.

Ron Nirenberg: https://youtu.be/Ioa1CDH5als?t=1209

Q: Seniors suffered greatly during the recent freeze. Some died and their homes were without water or power. What kind of resources and emergency plan will you have in place when there’s another emergency? As mayor what type of resources would you implement to protect seniors?

Ron Nirenberg: https://youtu.be/Ioa1CDH5als?t=1358

Greg Brockhouse: https://youtu.be/Ioa1CDH5als?t=2598

Mayoral Candidate Town Hall by League of Women Voters

Q: 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

From the District 1 Candidate Forum by League of Women Voters

Q: 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? https://youtu.be/_NcRQ68vYEw?t=495

Lauro A. Bustamante https://youtu.be/_NcRQ68vYEw?t=526

Cyndi Dominguez https://youtu.be/_NcRQ68vYEw?t=594

Matthew J Gauna  https://youtu.be/_NcRQ68vYEw?t=674

Roberto C. Trevino https://youtu.be/_NcRQ68vYEw?t=749

Raymond Zavala https://youtu.be/_NcRQ68vYEw?t=818

Mario Bravo https://youtu.be/_NcRQ68vYEw?t=896

From the District 2 Candidate Forum by League of Women Voters, Part 1

Q: What are your thoughts on climate change as it applies to the city for example, the city’s climate action plan or solar panel incentives for homeowners, or is climate change something the city should not deal with? https://youtu.be/iCKsXaHkK2g?t=1165 

Order of responses: 

Jada Andrews-Sullivan 

Carl Booker 

Chris Dawkins 

Pharaoh J. Clark 

Kristi Villanueva 

From the District 2 Candidate Forum by League of Women Voters, Part 2

Q: 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?

Nneka “Miss Neka” Cleaver: https://youtu.be/NlGqoCcrNW8?t=2779

Dori Brown: https://youtu.be/NlGqoCcrNW8?t=2877

Jalen Mckee-Rodriguez: https://youtu.be/NlGqoCcrNW8?t=2951

Walter E. Perry, Sr.: https://youtu.be/NlGqoCcrNW8?t=3021

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

Walter E. Perry, Sr.: https://youtu.be/NlGqoCcrNW8?t=2136

Nneka “Miss Neka” Cleaver: https://youtu.be/NlGqoCcrNW8?t=2206

Dori Brown: https://youtu.be/NlGqoCcrNW8?t=2272

Jalen Mckee-Rodriguez: https://youtu.be/NlGqoCcrNW8?t=2344

From the District 3 Candidate Forum by League of Women Voters

Q: 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?36:00

Mark Arthur Vargas Jr. 36:21

Thomas Uresti 37:31

Marcello Martinez 38:44

Angela Cardona 1:26:35

Phyllis Viagran 1:27:36

Katherine Herrera Garza 1:28:42

Q: What action would you recommend in developing policies to prevent another situation like San Antonians faced during and after February’s winter storm? 53:19

Marcello Martinez 53:34

Mark Arthur Vargas Jr. 54:29

Thomas Uresti 55:35

Phyllis Viagran 1:41:25

Katherine Herrera Garza 1:42:31

Angela Cardona 1:43:36

From the District 4 Candidate Forum by League of Women Voters

Q: 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

Q: 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

From the District 5 Forum by Westside Neighborhood Associations Coalition

Q: Given the recent adverse weather conditions last month, what plan of action would you implement to serve and to effectively communicate with our constituents since so many in our district do not use Internet, email, and social media? How do you plan to get vital information to these residents?

Norberto “Geremy” Landin: https://youtu.be/Vo8h5CJIG5I?t=1506

Marie Crabb: https://youtu.be/Vo8h5CJIG5I?t=1591

Anthony Gres: https://youtu.be/Vo8h5CJIG5I?t=1652

Jason Mata: https://youtu.be/Vo8h5CJIG5I?t=1713

Ricardo Moreno: https://youtu.be/Vo8h5CJIG5I?t=1775

From the District 5 Candidate Forum by League of Women Voters 

Q: 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 just not deal with?

Ricardo Moreno: 49:26

Rudy Lopez: 50:34

David Yanez: 51:41

Ray Garza: 53:07

Marie Crabb: 1:13:20

Norberto “Geremy” Landin: 1:14:26

Jason Mata: 1:15:49

Anthony Gres: 1:16:40

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

Marie Crabb: 1:26:41

Norberto “Geremy” Landin: 1:27:44

Jason Mata: 1:28:53

Anthony Gres: 1:29:44

From the District 6 Candidate Forum by League of Women Voters 

Q: 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. 29:17

Chris Baecker: 29:32

Melissa Cabello Havrda: 30:37

Robert Hernandez: 31:34

Q: What action would you recommend in developing policies to prevent another situation like San Antonians faced during and after February’s winter storm? 43:00

Melissa Cabello Havrda: 43:13

Robert Hernandez: 44:20

Chris Baecker: 45:23

From District 10 Candidate Forum by Northeast Neighborhood Alliance

Q: What are your comments on what needs to be done to prevent something like the snow storm with the blackouts from happening? 50:35

Clayton Perry: 51:06

Gabrinen Gregory: 53:24

Ezra Johnson: 55:43