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Helotes General Election November 3rd 2020 Interview Series Part 2 of 2: Linda Salazar for Place 2

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Linda Salazar Place 2 Nov 2020 Web

This article is the final interview of the Helotes City Council candidates on the November 3rd, 2020 ballot. Only candidates who participated in the previous interview were invited to participate in the second and final interview for this election cycle.

Economy

Helotes News: How would you collaborate with the Helotes Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) to foster managed commercial growth in Helotes?

Linda Salazar: I would engage them to find out what their present goals and challenges are and work to gain their input on solutions.

Helotes News: In terms of oversight, how involved do you plan to be with the activities and action items brought before you on Council from the HEDC, Planning and Zoning, Board of Adjustments?

Linda Salazar: (not answered, emailed for response)

Zoning

Linda Salazar for Helotes City Council Place 2

Helotes News: We’re not expecting you to know it all. So, if there is one thing you could change about Helotes zoning, what would it be?

Linda Salazar: I plan to be highly involved with issues brought from all sources whether it’s a committee, a business, or a citizen. 

Traffic

Helotes News: There is a good amount of frustration with traffic in Helotes. What is your view on our private and commercial traffic?

Linda Salazar: (not answered, emailed for response)

Helotes News: What areas, if any, do you believe the City can work better with TX DoT to improve our commuters experience.

Linda Salazar: Definitely, we need to be more involved with TX DoT, so we don’t end up with another situation like the one at 1560 and Riggs Road, where the parish social justice group had to take matters into their own hands to avoid further injuries to their parishioners.

Ethics

Helotes News: Will you report observed or employee reported violations of Texas Municipal and Penal codes to the proper authorities?

Linda Salazar: Absolutely! One of the most essential things for me to be an effective council member is that I have the trust of the citizens. 

Helotes News: How will you ensure the items brought before you on the City Council Meeting Agenda packets for any given meeting are presented to you unbiased, complete without relevant facts or background omissions?

Linda Salazar: I will spend time doing my own research as well as soliciting input from Helotes citizens via social media, and, once it is safe, in person.

Last Minute Thoughts

Helotes News: Consider everything you have learned from campaigning this year; what is the most important positive item you learned about that should be sustained or improved upon, and what is the most negative item that should be eliminated or amended? You don’t have to answer if there is nothing that comes to mind.

Linda Salazar: What should be sustained is the strong feeling of community we already have.  I have been impressed by how the people of Helotes are willing to pitch in and help each other out. 

What needs to improve is the responsiveness and transparency from the elected officials.  I plan to work hard, so that everyone feels represented and heard.

Additional Information

For easier access to candidate information we created static candidate pages for those who participated in the first interview. The page contains information they provided to Helotes News on their campaign website, social media and answers to the first interview. For more information on this candidate please click the link below.

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