Social issues highlight HSB mayoral forum
October 10, 2013, 5:00 pm by Alexandria Randolph
The Horseshoe Bay Property Owners Association Mayoral Forum on Monday night focused on issues of lifestyle and social differences in the city.
In preparation for the Nov. 5 election day, mayoral candidates and council members Tom Schmersahl and Steve Jordan squared off one more time in a forum held in Quail Point by Horseshoe Bay POA.
One of the questions was about the candidatesí opinions on city department heads living outside city limits.
"There are particular department heads that I think need to live in the city, one of which is fire chief, who does not live in the city,Ē said Jordan. "As your mayor I would do everything I can to encourage a change of residence... however in a few other incidences that is not a particular issue of mine.Ē
Schmersahl took a different stance.
"Iíve seen communities try to force their leadership to live in the community... I donít think thatís the right direction to go. I think if we have the right leaders, they donít have to live here with their people,Ē he said. "Itís an economic issue for many of our employees... If youíre going to force them to live here, how much are you going to have to pay them?Ē
For more on this story, see Wednesday's Llano County Journal or Friday's Highlander.
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