Tunstall To Make Another Run At Missouri City Council
It has been brought to our attention that Kevin Tunstall, a local healthcare business owner and former district C council candidate, has filed to run in the May 10th city council races for the position 2 at large seat currently held by long-time incumbent Buddy Jimerson. He joins Harvey Willie (30) also of Missouri City in challenging for the seat.
Tunstall ran on a platform in 2007 and was narrowly defeated, after Bob Burton vacated his district C seat, by an Owen backed candidate. He advocated for lower taxes, fiscal responsibility, demanded a repeal of the cities controversial infrastructure ordinance (46-4), wanted a full review of the contract with the Blue Ridge Landfill Co. with the city, especially the non-opposition sections preventing the council from opposing the proposed 20 story expansion of the facility, and campaigned for improved parity in development, opposing tax increment reinvestment zones for select commercial developers in prime areas, many who had reportedly made regular campaign contributions to the mayor and several current and past council members, giving off the perception of potential conflicts of interest as well as was very concerned about the loss of Herman Hospital at the end of 2006.
When asked why he is seeking this seat, Tunstall responded, "because the current mayor and council have lost touch with the community they serve and are no longer living up to their obligations to ALL of the city".
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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)