Come meet Houston City Council Member Oliver Pennington, the man Fox News called, "The most conservative candidate in the race for mayor." Complimentary dinner and soft drinks will be served. Click on the link below to RSVP to meet Oliver on April 22nd!
Earlier in the week I was disappointed when I learned that the City of Houston had issued subpoenas for the sermons of five area pastors. I was disappointed that the City had taken this action that undermines the First Amendment rights and freedom of religion guaranteed by our Constitution. Our founders put protections in place to protect citizens and religious institutions from government, not the government from its citizens.
In an editorial dated June 22, 2014, the Houston Chronicle stated that the City must address its "long term budget problems." As a longtime proponent of fiscal reform and responsible governance, I could not agree more. In fact it is for that reason that I—during City Council’s review of the proposed budget—presented expenditure reduction amendments aimed at both reducing expenditures (by between $50-$70 million) and initiating a process to make City Council and the public more cognizant of the depth and severity of our fiscal and governance problems.