Candidate Q&A: Kyle City Council District 2

Learn more about the candidates running in the November general election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Learn more about the candidates running in the November general election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Learn more about the candidates running in the November general election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)



KYLE



City Council District 2










Yvonne Flores-Cale




Occupation: paralegal/office manager


Experience: My educational and work experience has helped me develop my communication and research skills, which I think are lacking with the current city council. Because both our current mayor and city manager own their own private companies, it is important for the City to perform a conflict check, when the City creates agreements or contracts, to ensure transparency.






What would be your top priorities if you are elected?



YF: 1. Transparency- Citizens should be relying on obtaining City information from city resources, not from secondary media outlets. Additionally, citizens should not have to make multiple

inquiries to assess city issues (all information should be openly released), such as open records requests and voting on bonds.

2. Infrastructure- We need to make sure we are matching our existing infrastructure to our current population, focusing on basic necessities such as sidewalks and streetlights.

3. Economic Development- We should focus on recruiting various businesses (depending on locations) and not giving incentives and tax breaks to housing developers.

4. Focus on restoring Center Street- Adding necessities, such as streetlights and sidewalks, promoting locally owned businesses that attract tourism and foot traffic and holding current building owners accountable for the preservation of this historical area.









Tracy Sheel




Occupation: sleep technologist and manager


Experience: WaterLeaf Falls HOA Board; attended the City of Kyle 1 year Leadership Academy; City of Kyle Parks Board






What would be your top priorities if you are elected?



TS: 1. Further the improvement of our downtown corridor by working with the businesses to encourage participation and ownership of the down town corridor. To take the downtown assessment to heart and use it to bring in businesses that will not only thrive but also encourages people to stay in the corridor and visit other businesses.


2. To continue to improvement of the city’s infrastructure. We are not done growing. We have businesses and developers wanting to come to Kyle, but we have to ensure we can sustain them and not deteriorate the existing infrastructure for the current residents of Kyle. This means to continue to work on roads that are not able to accommodate the number of current and projected travelers, work on the storm water mitigation plan to ensure homes are not flooded and encourage the improvements of our parks so as to continue to improve the overall quality of life for our citizenry.

3. Continue to ensure the City of Kyle residents have affordable potable drinking water by continuing to work with the Alliance Regional Water Authority to obtain water from outside the Edward’s Aquifer.


By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.