Clear Lake Shores City Council: Two incumbents, one newcomer vie for two open seats

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Learn about the candidates running for Clear Lake Shores City Council at-large positions.

Community Impact Newspaper sent candidates a series of questions on their candidacies. Their written responses, edited for publication style, are below.

Jan Bailey

Candidate did not return requests for comment.

Ralph Kliza

Ralph Kliza

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Newcomer Ralph Kliza faces two incumbents for two open seats. Kliza said his priorities are God, country and family.

Jenny “Christy” Lyons

Candidate did not return requests for comment.

How can Clear Lake Shores prepare for storms and flooding?

Bailey: Candidate did not return requests for comment.

Kliza: This is a hurricane-affected area, so preparation is more up to the individual. The city did an excellent job in the wake of Hurricane Harvey by ensuring the island was secure.

Lyons: Candidate did not return requests for comment.

What unique challenges does the city face with no property taxes?

Bailey: Candidate did not return requests for comment.

Kliza: One challenge is the Hwy. 146 construction. Since the city relies on the taxes collected from local businesses, the city should ensure local residents have access to these businesses with minimal interruption.

Lyons: Candidate did not return requests for comment.

What is the most important issue facing the city, and how would you address it?

Bailey: Candidate did not return requests for comment.

Kliza: One issue is to continue to improve city services, such as the Clear Lake Shores Police Department. I would address this by ensuring the officers have a competitive wage and benefits to retain them long-term.

Lyons: Candidate did not return requests for comment.

What makes you the best person for this position?

Bailey: Candidate did not return requests for comment.

Kliza: I believe for civil service to be effective it should be served on a rotational basis with always having someone new on city council. I’m that new citizen ready to serve on council.

Lyons: Candidate did not return requests for comment.

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Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for a few years, covering topics such as city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be an editor with Community Impact. In his free time, Magee enjoys playing video games, jamming on the drums and bass, longboarding and petting his cat.
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