Fort Bend Employee Federation Hosts Candidate Forum
by John Pape, FortBendNow
Four of the six candidates for seats on the Fort Bend ISD board of trustees fielded questions at a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Fort Bend Employee Federation Thursday evening.
Position 5 incumbent Laurie Caldwell and challenger Jonita Reynolds were joined by Position 4 candidate Rodrigo Carreon and Position 1 candidate Susan Hohnbaum in responding to a series of questions prepared by the federation, as well as some inquiries from the audience.
Carreon’s opponent for the Position 4 spot, Daniel Menendez, was out of town and unable to attend, but submitted written answers to a series of 10 questions provided to all candidates in advance. . .
Jonita Reynolds and Daniel Menendez, if elected, would place 3 seats in control of one subdivision. Menendez was the candidate that dropped out in '07 and endorsed co-Sienna Plantation resident and current board member D. Reitz. We will update this at intervals.
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2009 FBISD Tax Hearing (On YouTube)
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2009 FBISD CONTROVERSIAL TAX HEARING (YES THEY ARE RAISING THEM AGAIN--see petition of over 500 district taxpayers asking for board accountability) --In case anyone missed it they raised the property tax rate again (4th time) in 2010 and more than likely will do so again in 2011 facing another projected 15-20 million dollar budget deficit, according to some media reports. ***NEW*** ..Petition TO STOP THE GSTC (Global Science Museum being planned at the district central office--near $30 million dollar project that superintendent Jenney is pushing): http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopthegcst/ (see update below on this apparently ending this project after 2 years)