I will exercise my vote as a Helotes City Councilmember as it relates to fiscal policy based on a set of personal standards with proven results in my business and personal life.
I will use my time on council to analyze our budget ensuring we are reporting a true and accurate financial picture to our tax paying citizens and companies.
I will investigate and support the concerns of my initial supports to understand our pre-November 2020 Mayor and councilmembers oversaw the reduction of our reserves down to 2 months from over 6 months during their time in office. I will work with staff and my councilmember colleagues to develop a reserve balance target based on data for a city our size and current obligations. I will then work with staff and councilmember colleagues to rebuild our reserve balance over-time in a prudent manner.
Specific Items for Reform
At this time there are several items related to the budget that recently I was educated on. These items are a core platform of my supporter and co-campaigner. I believe it is appropriate to allow Rich Whitehead who is running for Mayor to publish his platform specific items first. He has already performed his research and devoted countless hours to investigate the details. In time I will update this section to discuss those issues that I support and why.