The District I overview

And the Chron wraps up their series of Council race overviews with a look at the District I contest, which may be the closest one going. They also talk to some people who aren’t the candidates themselves, which adds something to this story that the others didn’t have:

Residents who attended the recent forum seemed to favor Rodriguez because of Alvarado’s tutelage.

“Carol is very good and we think he’s the experienced candidate,” said Dixie Picha, a member of the Great Magnolia/Pineview Place Civic Club.

“He’s familiar with what we go through and what we need in that area,” said Maria Villarreal, 76, a retired school custodian.

But Marron supporters say District I needs a change.

“We need some different leadership out here,” said Frank Black, 54, a homeowner on Clay. He said Alvarado’s office has done nothing about clogged drainage ditches on his street. He also complained about train horns blowing in District I and streets in disrepair.

“If we vote for him (Rodriguez), we get more of the same, which is absolutely nothing,” Black said, adding he thought Marron would be more responsive.

Nice to see some other perspectives. The piece also gives some ink to Brad Batteau, who may have set a record this year for the highest ratio of press coverage to electoral performance, thanks to his presence in the back taxes and criminal record stories. I don’t see any need to add to that, so I’ll wrap this up here.

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