Monthly Archives: August 2009

KHOU COULD’VE JUST RAN MY REPORT AGAIN AND SAVED SOME TIME!

KHOU recently did a poll on the Mayor’s race here in Houston. But it was two weeks ago when I went out and interviewed the first four people I could find and none of them were familiar with the candidates running for Mayor. I’ve included that report again and here’s a some of the KHOU poll results:


“The vast majority of voters are still undecided about who to vote for,” said 11 News political expert Bob Stein. “They’re simply unfamiliar with the candidates.”

In the poll, Houston Controller Annise Parker leads among the four main candidates, with 13.2 percent of respondents telling us they plan to vote for her. Former city attorney Gene Locke is behind Parker, but within the margin of error, at 9.6 percent. City Council member Peter Brown has 5.2 percent support, and Harris County Board of Education member Roy Morales has the backing of 2.8 percent of likely voters.

The margin of error is 4.4 percent.

In the poll, likely voters were asked to pick between the four major candidates or a “don’t know” response. Nearly 68 percent of respondents picked “don’t know.”

ANNISE PARKER STANDS BEHIND HER NUMBERS!

The city of Houston will be forced to make up an estimated $50 million budget shortfall with a combination of spending cuts and new revenues in what portends to be a challenging few months in the waning days of Mayor Bill White’s final term.

Sagging property and sales tax revenue estimates released in a report Friday have extended an austere fiscal climate that has loomed over City Hall for more than a year. Through a combination of slowing capital projects, borrowing and minor, across-the-board budget cuts, White so far has managed to avoid some of the more drastic measures other cities have used to stay afloat.

Full Story at: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6595994.html