Kathryn Wilemon, District 4

Home  ============ November 19, 2018 ============ November 12, 2018 ============ November 5, 2018 =========== October 29, 2018 ============ VIA - by the numbers ============ CityCouncil Grades ============ Jeff Williams, =====Mayor===== Helen Moise, ===District1=== Sheri Capehart, ===District2=== Roxanne Thalman, ===District3=== Kathryn Wilemon, ===District4=== Lana Wolff, ===District5=== Robert Shepard, ===District6=== Victoria Farrar-Myers, ===District7==== Michael Glaspie, ===District8=== Kennedale Knowledge ============



1. Public Transportation - please respond by 03/16/2017

Please describe, including price maximums, your thoughts on public transportation.

Did not respond.

 

2. Communications (Part I) - please respond by 03/23/2017

If a constituent e-mails you a question or comment, asking for a response, on an issue where you disagree, will you respond to the constituent?

Did not respond.

 

3. Communications (Part II) - please respond by 03/30/2017

a) Based on open records request W035834-030817 there were no formal town hall meetings by the council members on the $500,000,000 Rangers bond issue voted upon last November. Should council members hold town hall meetings to inform the residents of the facts of a $500 million issue? why or why not?

b) On the ballot this May is also a $45 million bond issue (less than 10% of the Rangers issue) for a $38 million active senior center and a civil service issue for the fire department. Should council members hold town hall meetings to inform the residents of the facts on these issues? why or why not?

Did not respond.

 

4. Speed vs. Accurate - please respond by 04/06/2017

Last fall during the Rangers' bond issue, I had several season ticket holders (four) tell me the current ballpark has plumbing issues, hinting that inspections were not done correctly.

Should the inspections at the new $900 million ballpark be done by city inspectors told to make sure of the accuracy, or by a 3rd party hired by the Rangers to promote speed, or something else? why?

Did not respond.

 

5. Taxes (Part I) - please respond by 04/13/2017

Currently, Arlington has 1/4-cent of sales tax that could be, but is not used.

What, if anything, do you see yourself approving, using that portion of the sales tax? why? 

Did not respond.

 

6. Taxes (Part II) - please respond by 04/20/2017

Currently, Arlington is experiencing almost double-digit property tax evaluation increases.
 
What do you feel the appropriate tax rate that should be levied upon the citizens, a rate a little below the rollback rate, the effective tax rate, the same tax rate, even if above the rollback rate, something else. Why?

Did not respond.