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Candidates' Forum: Jim Miller


Candidates' Forum: Jim Miller


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October 17, 2012
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Candidate for: FLORESVILLE CITY COUNCIL, PLACE 1

In August of 2004, after many years of working for the Department of Defense as a firefighter/paramedic, fire marshal, and later the U.S. Army Emergency Medical Services program manager, Donna and I chose to open a photography business near her hometown of Poth, in downtown Floresville.

The citizens, taxpayers, and business owners of our community require a fiscally responsible, transparent, and accountable city government. Our city government is responsible for providing essential services: streets, water distribution system, waste water system, and public safety.

Some estimates project that our city will grow to 12,000 or more residents by as early as 2016. Our city government is responsible for ensuring that the infrastructure is in place to support this growth. The spending of tax dollars for projects that are not essential city services must immediately cease! Regular comprehensive financial reporting and a comprehensive master plan for infrastructure that includes “real” costs, timelines, priorities, and potential funding sources must be established.

The requirements of fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability apply to all entities of the city to include the Economic Development Corporations, both the 4A and 4B. These corporations require appointed board members with experience and willingness to serve that will ensure these organizations achieve their objective of economic development.

These objectives can be met when respect is restored to our city government. Not the respect of the government, but the respect of the citizens, taxpayers, and business owners to whom our government is responsible.
 

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Connect the Dots  
Floresville  
October 29, 2012 9:41am
 
Tick. Tock. Mira que cute. The crazies are out for Halloween.

 
I want answers NOW!  
October 28, 2012 7:42pm
 
Jim , Tell the Truth ! 1. Did you try to oust Monica Flores from the Hospital Board ? 2. Did you try to oust Mario Morones, John Guerrero and the entire City Council in your petition " Recall Them All " ? 3. Did ... More ›

 
THE TRUTH  
Floresville  
October 28, 2012 7:38pm
 
Wow it seems that Gomez and Flores are way ahead where are all the supporters for Miller and Garza?This is really surprising.

 
Alvin Charmaine  
October 28, 2012 5:37pm
 
Where do we stand on dental care? I notice a couple of editorial contributors needing some dental attention, any way that Jim can help them out of elected? Cough cough sttirp

 
Turbo  
Wilson County  
October 27, 2012 6:45pm
 
The person who is calibrating the machine needs to be calibrated.

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
October 27, 2012 5:08pm
 
A word of caution to voters. Watch your cards/ballots! Dear Fellow Texas Voter, We have verified at least two instances in the state of Texas where an electronic voting machine did not correctly register the vote that the ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
October 27, 2012 3:16pm
 
Turbo is right. This is our chance. And what is FEDC focusing on? Baseball fields???? Give me a break.

 
Turbo  
Wilson County  
October 27, 2012 10:33am
 
To the candidates running for office, do not let the opportunities of growth for the city pass us by. Every business that is planning to open in or near Eagle Ford, will be looking closly at the environment from which they operate. ... More ›

 
TigerLily  
Floresville  
October 26, 2012 7:44pm
 
Si, old-timer in Floresville; remember to vote. We can agree to disagree on the different issues that have been presented to us but change can only come if we vote. God Bless America!

 
old-timer in Floresville  
Floresville  
October 26, 2012 1:19pm
 
TigerLily, I think in 11 days we will have a new start in the entire USA. I'm just watching what's going to happen. I hope people come out and Vote and exercise their rights by Voting for who ever they want. I love this country ... More ›

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