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Old 02-22-2009, 09:52 AM
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Again, I don't see it as any type of character issue, including integrity. Have we as a society gotten so soft that 4 years later this little thing is still a big deal?
It's apparently a widely-held concern. Castro was asked about it a couple of times during his hour-long appearance on KTSA last week.
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:52 PM
 
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It's a night parade, it really isn't that big of a deal and it isn't a character issue either.

Again, it's people playing "politics" and blowing the issue way out of proportion.
It wasn't just some night parade, but the Texas Cavaliers River Parade. The first parade of Fiesta....televised...

Read the last two paragraphs of this article. It's not the first time the twins have pulled this stunt.

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Old 02-22-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Per Trish Deberry-Mejia's Twitter:
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trishformayor Busy week. Four candidate forums, blockwalking, sports foundation dinner, North Chamber dinner. Now, I can run in the park with my kids!
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Can somebody tell me what these people are actually offering for San Antonio?
What plans do they have for the city?
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It wasn't just some night parade, but the Texas Cavaliers River Parade. The first parade of Fiesta....televised...
I was there. I remember Joaquin yelling out to the crowd "No, I'm Joaquin!" several times in the area, when people were yelling "Hey Julian" at him.

Find me a candidate with a spot-free record. Bet you can't.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:34 AM
 
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SA's mayor doesn't make enough for any sane person to pursue.

San Antonio's mayor makes $3,000 a year. Let's compare to other Texas mayors:

Corpus Christi $9k/yr
El Paso ~$20k/yr
Fort Worth $29k/yr
Dallas $60k/yr
Austin ~$68k/yr
*Houston $175k+/yr

*Mayoral form of government.

We just raised the city managers pay to $275k/yr and we cannot raise the mayors salary?

I'm not too impressed with Castro but would take him anyday over Cibrian!
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:07 AM
 
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It's $4,000 a year but I have no problem with the salary of the Mayor. I'd rather have someone come into power that isn't in it for monetary games and instead a true passion whether the person is capable or not (the ones who are not will be weeded out).

What would a high salary actually accomplish? Nothing, not in our Council-Manager form of government. When the CEO of the city is the City Manager, that is where you put the real money.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I've always heard that police were corrupt when you don't pay them much.
Wouldn't that apply to the Mayor, too?
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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SA's mayor doesn't make enough for any sane person to pursue.

San Antonio's mayor makes $3,000 a year. Let's compare to other Texas mayors:

Corpus Christi $9k/yr
El Paso ~$20k/yr
Fort Worth $29k/yr
Dallas $60k/yr
Austin ~$68k/yr
*Houston $175k+/yr

*Mayoral form of government.

We just raised the city managers pay to $275k/yr and we cannot raise the mayors salary?

I'm not too impressed with Castro but would take him anyday over Cibrian!
Why don't we ask Detroit that question?
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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Money brings talent. The only person running that does not seem to want to be a career politician is Trish.
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