Anna Bartosh Q&A: "My priorities will be improving the infrastructure in District 1"
SAN ANGELO, TEXAS -- Anna Bartosh, long time member of the Concho Valley Republican Women and former delegate to the Texas Republican Convention, is one of 3 individuals running to represent District 1 on the San Angelo City Council. LIVE! asked her a few hot topic questions before election day on May 6.
What do you want the District 1 voters to know?
“That I will be a voice for them, and my priorities will be improving the infrastructure in District 1.”
The trash contract between the City of San Angelo and Republic and rising water rates have been much discussed in the past several month. Many find their new trash rates too high and are angered with how the City has been handling it, so Where do you stand on the current trash issue, and what can you do to address it?
“Probably the biggest thing to address is the exclusivity clause so that other companies can come in for competition.”
As for the water rates, Bartosh has plans of echoing neighboring cities water rates.
“I would like to decrease the surcharge, because neighboring areas charge far less. We charge way above our sister cities, (Abilene, Midland, Odessa)."
In regards to San Angelo's water resources, Bartosh believes that San Angelo has "other options [it] could explore."
Much has been promised to fix the rising water rates. In order to find a solution Bartosh says she will have to "look through the [current] plan to answer on it." She added that in the previous years, the water department "told us to conserve water, so we did. Then, when the water department wasn’t getting the revenue, they raised the rates. I might look at the water department and see what I could stream line there.”
What is your vision for district 1 and the city of San Angelo?
“My vision is to improve the infrastructure" in her district as well as in all of San Angelo, Bartosh said. She further hopes to "pay down [theCity's] debts” during her time on the City Council.
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