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Interview with Mayor Annise Parker

Mayor Annise Parker

Mayor Annise Parker

Early voting for the 2013 elections begins next week, and so my interviews for this election season are coming to an end. I will have two interviews with HCC Trustee candidates next week, plus a little bit more, and that will be that until 2014, barring anything unexpected. This is Mayoral week, with the two candidates of interest in that race, plus a late Council interview. I doubt Mayor Annise Parker needs any introduction here. She’s running for her third and final term as Mayor, having served as City Controller and At Large Council member for three terms each before that. I think we can all agree that Mayor Parker has faced numerous challenges and taken on a number of big issues in her two terms so far, from a massive budget shortfall caused by the 2008 economic implosion and a transit authority in crisis to a Chapter 42 revamp and large expansions of the city’s bicycle network and curbside recycling program, and more. As you know, I am a supporter of Mayor Parker’s, and I think she’s accomplished quite a lot in her tenure. We certainly had plenty to talk about in the interview:

Annise Parker interview

You can see all of my interviews as well as finance reports and other information on candidates on my 2013 Election page.

UPDATE: Argh. Apparently, the MP3 file didn’t fully upload, and I won’t be able to try uploading it again until this evening. Sorry about that. I will post an update when it is all there.

UPDATE The file has been re-uploaded and is hopefully complete now. Please try it again. My apologies for the screwup.

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2 Comments

  1. Steven Houston says:

    Your interview cuts off right after you start talking about revenue growth. Will there be a “part 2” coming soon?

  2. joshua ben bullard says:

    the mayor said she would have the sidewalks in blueridge/reedwood a subdivision in sunnyside ,sidewalks put in by august of this year for the kids of j r reynolds elementary school,once august came and went i called the mayors office screaming and was quickly told the mayor had rescheduled the construction untill dec 2013,however the mayor continues to spat-off that shes already completed the construction on these sidewalks for the kids in blueridge even though a drop of concrete hasnt been layed..

    get the sidewalks put in blueridge now or you will come up short in the run off…joshua ben bullard

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