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December 3, 2016

Mayoral hopefuls share their visions for city's future

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  • justaman posted at 1:17 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    justaman Posts: 213

    Yarborough was the most informed and rational..

  • Debra Crawford posted at 6:18 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    Debra Crawford Posts: 196

    Clearly it was a good night for Yarbrough.

  • TXDoula posted at 7:18 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    TXDoula Posts: 169

    Indeed, Yarorough looks like a great choice. After Beeton's attack ongoing attack on all vacation rental properties over 2 bad properties (rather than demand that existing laws be enforced),,,I say anyone but Beeton!

  • gildedage posted at 7:31 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    gildedage Posts: 12

    From your comments, I take it you weren't there.
    Interesting that Yarbrough keeps saying "if you like the way things are, I'm not your guy" while he's holding a fundraiser at Rosen's house and it was Lyda Ann who talked him into moving back here to run and he's getting the endorsements of Jaworski and Crews.
    Yarbrough is nothing but the latest pro public housing candidate.

  • johannramirez posted at 8:03 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    johannramirez Posts: 62

    I would highly advocate removing public housing from the list of decision points for picking who you'll vote for as mayor. The State of Texas and the Federal Government have made it abundantly clear Galveston will rebuild public housing. If anything, at this point, any candidate that tries to argue against it is just pandering or exceedingly naive.

  • ScrabbleGuy posted at 10:30 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    ScrabbleGuy Posts: 64

    Here's my predictions:

    Yarbrough 41%
    Beeton 32%
    Mafridge 19%
    Guzmon/provisional/misc 8%

  • confusedemmy posted at 11:24 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    confusedemmy Posts: 346

    I have to wonder who complained about Ms. Beeton's photo being the only one on the rotating lead; there is now a montage of all of the mayoral candidates - in reverse order of dais seating.

  • Jeffs posted at 11:39 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    Jeffs Posts: 82

    [“We need to get our house in order at city hall,” Mafrige said. Part of the way to do that, he said, was to remove ordinances and restrictions that were harming the city, though he too stopped short of specifics.] GDN

    Why stop short. Isn't the forum the place to show views? Could the GDN please report on what he's talking about, that's a very confusing statement going into an election.

  • miceal o'laochdha posted at 12:21 pm on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    miceal o'laochdha Posts: 661

    “Austin is getting crowded. Much of what Austin has to offer is a memory of what Austin used to be,”

    And after Galveston becomes the hip, new Austin...it will just become a memory over time too. This pie-in-the-sky plan for the future has the seeds of its own destruction built in.

    I think Ms. Beeton has not followed her own thought to it's inevitable conclusion.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 12:37 pm on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    I know this isn't what he claims, but isn't Yarbrough just a highly competent old-school good ole boy? A little better than recent mayors maybe, but basically a glossier version of the sort of person that Galveston always elects?

    I guess that means he'll be elected.

    New city motto: "Come to Galveston -- A place that never changes!"


  • truthserum posted at 1:53 am on Fri, Mar 21, 2014.

    truthserum Posts: 584

    Yarbrough was the most conceptual thinker in the forum. Beeton and Mafrige were getting too caught up in this committee or that board. Yes we all know that things get done through boards - give some ideas on how to change the areas that need it most.

    Guzman was the occasional bright spot. I've never seen a person use two different cliches together with the same meeting quite like he did on the forum.

    Sunseri should have popped up after the tumble she took and said..... "Ladies and gentlemen, as you can see I'm willing to do back flips for you." That should have been scrubbed from the video that got posted.

  • Matt Coulson posted at 7:36 am on Fri, Mar 21, 2014.

    Matt Coulson Posts: 154

    I'm sure you think it is foolish, but there is a law suit pending that May have some effect on the housing issue. The people who resent outsiders determining our future, will have a hard time voting for a pro public housing candidate no matter how experienced they are or what good people they are. I think this election is about letting money people back to the federal cash that they have been delayed access to. It may be as you say, a done deal but some would like to see the fight for what they believe is right, thru to the end. We know one candidate will do whatever is in his power to remove resistance. David vs Goliath.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 10:39 am on Fri, Mar 21, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    I wouldn't consider voting for a person who favors public housing in Galveston, because that person couldn't possibly have the City's best interests at heart.

    The City's goal should be to avoid rebuilding the housing AND get the recovery money it was promised.

  • jnilsson919 posted at 2:17 am on Sat, Mar 22, 2014.

    jnilsson919 Posts: 9

    I take exception to the lead saying that Beeton wants Galveston to become "weird". She was not saying that Galveston should adopt Austin's political persuasion. Instead, she was advocating that Galveston become a clean, safe city with a supportable infrastructure, as well as good schools.. A pleasant place to live and to raise a family. Something that Austin used to be and is no longer. Something that would appeal to young professionals.

  • jnilsson919 posted at 2:18 am on Sat, Mar 22, 2014.

    jnilsson919 Posts: 9

    Anybody but Yarborough. When the county was having trouble making ends meet, he voted himself a $25,000 raise. Anybody but Yarborough.

  • cheerio posted at 11:52 pm on Sat, Mar 22, 2014.

    cheerio Posts: 28

    Judge Yarbrough is the ONLY rational choice. I just wish he was running for County Judge again. This county has never been so messed up.

  • Jarvo posted at 10:10 am on Wed, Mar 26, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 791

    By far the most articulate an informed comments on this forum is made by Jake B. Readers would
    Do well to pay attention to his comments. Doesn't appear to have an agenda, seems truly concerned
    About Galvestons future.