Daily News readers sound off about the May election.
After reading all the fliers from the mayoral candidates, I intend to vote for Elizabeth Beeton and here is why:
She always comes to City Council meetings completely prepared and ready to approve or disapprove agenda items.
Beeton wants to close Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 11 and give a refund on the taxes to the residents on their property taxes. We still have the East End Flats, which some day will become a crown jewel for the right developer willing to pay for the privilege.
She consistently won three terms by wide margins, an indication of how her constituents appreciate her efforts.
She was here the day after Hurricane Ike, helping coordinate efforts and locate available assistance for her constituents and throughout the island. She was instrumental in helping us take back our neighborhood — known as the triangle — by clearing prostitutes and identifying, closing and tearing down crack houses.
She has done more for the residents of Galveston than any other council person in my years of living here. Beeton is as pro-business as any other candidate, but she believes the developers should be willing to foot the bills, as is the case in other cities for any planned developments, without the establishment of a new TIRZ or help from the taxpayers.
Unlike others who run for office, Beeton has no other agenda; she is not a politician. Her only concern is the betterment of Galveston.