Thursday, October 23, 2008

League of Women Voters hosts debate - Newstreamz

League of Women Voters hosts debate
Posted in: Cops & Courts, Hays County, KyleBuda, News, San Marcos, Texas State University
by Rasmi Hunt
"The first issue on the plate for Council Member Place 4 candidates was affordable housing. Lisa Marie Coppoletta said there needed to be open lines of communication within the community when it involved housing costs. Incumbent Place 4 City Councilmember Chris Jones asked what the definition of affordable housing was.

“$80,000 won’t buy you a house in San Marcos,” he said. “It’ll buy you a condo.”

On the issue of revitalizing the downtown area, Jones proposed the introduction of a county-wide EMS system, tax increment financing and keeping the local money downtown. Coppoletta proposed keeping the pre-existing businesses alive by making San Marcos a desirable location for the film industry."
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League of Women Voters hosts debate

NOTE: For some reason our debate is the only video that has yet to be uploaded for online viewing. This debate was broadcast live on Time Warner and was a packed house. I have called Newsteamz and posted a note on their facebook fan page.  They are nice enough to agree for me to use the footage for my documentary.  But, where is our debate online?  Everyone else's is up.