Candidates for the Grapevine City Council Place 6 answered questions for about an hour on Tuesday night at Stacy Furniture in Grapevine. Roughly 100 people attended the event to hear Roy Stewart, Kathleen Thompson, and Deverick Jordan speak.
There were a few jabs between the candidates, but for the most part everyone handled themselves professionally. The event was very well run by the League of Women Voters.
If you haven’t attended one of these, the way it works is audience members submit questions on notecards. The questions are then read by a moderator. Then each candidate is given an opportunity to answer in an allotted period of time. The questions are not filtered apparently. The questions included such topics as a possible Senior Activity Center, DFW Connector, transparency in city government, and the Crime Control Prevention District fund.
The highlight of the evening was when the moderator read the following question:
“If the City Council is responsible for recruiting businesses to Grapevine, why are there so many t###y bars?” Note, this is a PG site so we can not report the actual question. After much laughter, the three candidates had similar answers that there should be less of these types of establishments in Grapevine. For clarity, the question was in reference to the numerous Hooters type establishments in the city.
The candidates did differ in their answers to several of the questions. We plan on posting a more in depth article on the issues the candidates differ on. One of the biggest topics they differ on is transparency in city government. If you have been following along, that is a key issue we at Grapevine Texas Online care about. More on that issue and others to come soon.
We would like to thank the League of Women Voters for running such a high quality and informative event. As always, please remember to vote. Early voting starts May 2nd and the final day of voting is May 14th.