Q: How confident are you in the city manager’s prediction that property tax revenue will increase by seven percent?
1: A prediction can be missed. Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm has a very good track record of being on target or very close to it.
Q: Are there trade-offs in the proposed budget — like cutting clearance rates for some crimes — that make you uncomfortable?
2: No answer.
Q: Where does the proposed budget cut services that you think need to be restored?
3: Whenever you cut into a budget, you are decreasing services in one way or another. I will continue to work to restore the open days at the Dallas Zoo to seven days a week, the Neighborhood Touring Program, and the volunteer services coordinator for the Library.