Making the Best City Even Better | Re-Elect Houston Mayor Annise Parker!.
At a debate sponsored by the Baptist Ministers of Houston and Vicinity, Parker discussed how, working together with all Houstonians, our city has become the hottest economy in the country and the job creation capitol of the United States.
Mayor Annise Parker prepares for the debate hosted by the Baptist Ministers of Houston and Vicinity.
“I’ve always said that we’re in this together,” said Mayor Parker. “I’m honored to work with you every day to make the best city even better.”
Mayor Parker explained that it’s the job for a mayor to lead the city, run the city, market the city and love the city.
“The truth is that you can’t get any of it done if you don’t pay attention to the details,” said Mayor Parker. “My vision as mayor is simple—to make Houston an even better place to live, work and raise a family, for the people in this room and all across our wonderful city.”
Mayor Parker said that is why she started programs like Hire Houston First, with almost a thousand local companies pledged to hire local workers on local projects; reformed the police department and bulldozed more than 2,000 dangerous buildings; focused city resources on helping kids stay in school, funding summer jobs and after-school programs and rebuilding libraries; balanced our budgets without a tax increase; and, with the approval of voters, created a pay-as-you-go program for street repair and drainage projects.
“I am proud to live in and lead the most diverse, innovative and prosperous city in America,” said Mayor Parker. “I was born here, but more importantly, I’ve chosen to raise my children here.
“I want them to grow up in a city whose values, identity and future have been profoundly shaped by many, many different communities.”