City Council and Mayoral Candidate QuestionnaireThank you for participating in the San Antonio Current’s City Council and MayoralCandidate Questionnaire. Your answers will appear in our online voter guide and potentially in print in our April 17 issue.You must answer 10 of the following 15 questions. For those questions you choose not toanswer please write “No Answer.” You may also address additional issues after question15.1)Could the City’s recent ethics reforms be better enforced? Should there be moreof a focus on potential conflicts of interest among City Council members as wellas City staff?Yes, ethics violations should be better enforced and the actions of City Councilmembers should be more transparent. Yes, there should be more attention toconflicts of interest among Council and City staff.2)What’s your opinion on encouraging economic development and cultural/nature programming via public/private partnerships, especially where public land, suchas Hemisfair Park, is concerned?I am in favor of encouraging public/private partnerships to develop economicopportunities for cultural/nature venues in all areas of the city includingdowntown and Hemisfair Park.3)Should the city establish an independent police monitor to better oversee the SanAntonio Police Department? Why or why not?I am in favor of the city establishing an independent police monitor to bring better accountability to the San Antonio Police Dept. policies and their personnel. Also,I am in favor of establishing an independent monitor to oversee the Bexar CountySheriff’s Dept.4)Do you support the way the health department currently regulates food trucks? If not, how could the regulations be changed to better serve San Antonians?I think that the background check regulation for issuing permits to food truck employees seems unnecessary, however, I do think that all food trucks andrestaurants should be required to publicly display a food handler and/or sanitationcertificate for all cooks and chefs in order to better reassure the public that the people making their food for them are knowledgeable in food safety andsanitation and know how to provide safe food service.Concerning the downtown regulations for food trucks, I would support liftinglocation/time and food description restrictions so that the food trucks could havecomplete and unrestricted access to all downtown streets according to their ownschedules.5)How can the City support sustainable transportation options?The city can support sustainable transportation by ensuring the patrons are offeredan affordable, reliable, clean and comfortable option with plenty of parkingavailable at Park and Rides.