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Old 05-01-2017, 09:32 AM
 
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The current one is running lots of ads ? Is she a shoe-in ?

Does it matter, with the mayor being such a weak office ?
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:07 AM
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I'm holding my nose and voting for Nirenberg. I don't like him, but I dislike him the least of the 3 leading candidates.
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I really didn't have anything against the current one until she made those really ignorant comments recently. Mayor Taylor Says Poverty is a Symptom of Godlessness | The Daily
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:45 AM
 
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" Blessed are the meek : For they shall inherit the earth."
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I really didn't have anything against the current one until she made those really ignorant comments recently. Mayor Taylor Says Poverty is a Symptom of Godlessness | The Daily
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:49 AM
 
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Default Surely,

Why , but of course. Politics is a matter of compromise.
Go Niremberg!
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I'm holding my nose and voting for Nirenberg. I don't like him, but I dislike him the least of the 3 leading candidates.
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:21 PM
 
Location: The "original 36" of SA
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I really didn't have anything against the current one until she made those really ignorant comments recently. Mayor Taylor Says Poverty is a Symptom of Godlessness | The Daily
I'm NOT voting for her, but I have to say that I think her comments have been blown out of proportion. Poorly worded, maybe even a bit clueless, but not spoken with malice. Listen to the ENTIRE exchange. Her argument that followed her statement is sound - the history of economic (and thus educational) segregation.


If either Taylor or Nirenberg is elected, the city will be just fine. On the other hand, if Manuel Medina somehow makes it...
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:30 PM
 
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I say we just elect a goat...been working fine for Lajitas for many yrs.
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Old 05-01-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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The current one is running lots of ads ? Is she a shoe-in ?

Does it matter, with the mayor being such a weak office ?

Absolutely it is important. Sculley described it that she was the CEO and the council and mayor are the board of directors. But as the board of directors, they do have a significant say in how funds are spent and how the city moves forward. They also have huge influence over the city manager. The Mayor sets the direction the bus drives, even though the City Manager drives it.

It's also critical in interactions with the state legislature.

No, Ivy Taylor is not a shoe-in, unless we get another 9% turnout like we did in May 2015.

Don't forget your council position and the bonds.
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Old 05-01-2017, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Ivy is not a nice person, from the times i have met her; once in a job interview and a few as a board member for my former non-profit. If I were in SA my vote would be against her..basically.
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Old 05-01-2017, 02:54 PM
 
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Ivy is not a nice person, from the times i have met her; once in a job interview and a few as a board member for my former non-profit. If I were in SA my vote would be against her..basically.
I agree. I've also sat on non-profit boards in town and she has always come across as entitled, disinterested and closed-minded at the events she has attended that I've had a hand in. It was clear she felt she NEEDED to be there versus actually caring about the organization who was doing the work.

Ivy has no place in San Antonio as a leader. She's shown her true colors.
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