Elect Todd Kinsey

Vision, Leadership, Values

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Running for Re-election

img_0113When I joined city council in 2012 the city had a number of problems, chief among them was the out of control spending. In fact past councils had racked up a staggering $280 million in debt. Since joining council we’ve been able to reduce the city’s debt load by about $40 million.

I also ran on a platform of making investments in the city’s water capacity. Since joining council we’ve nearly tripled the available water supply so now when you try to wash dishes or take a shower after work during the hot summer months, water actually flows out of the faucet rather than a trickle.

If re-elected I plan to apply that same tenacity to getting the city’s traffic moving. Unprecedented growth has led to gridlock, lengthening  commute times when they could be spending quality time with their families.

We have to be more proactive in working with developers to get them to understand that with today’s interest rates and the rising cost of construction, it’s less expensive in the long run to build roads up front rather than inconveniencing our residents and causing traffic delays by building roads piecemeal… Remember the traffic nightmare on 646 in Victory Lakes?

League City also has to work with the school districts in our city to ensure that new schools are built so that access is not on major thoroughfares. We have far too many school zones on main roads. We need to encourage setbacks like CCISD’s Education Village off of League City Parkway that promotes traffic flow and ensures the safety of our children.

For these reasons and many more, I hope you’ll re-elect me in November.

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Solving League City’s Water Supply Issue

Over the past few years our city leaders have taken steps to try and solve our city’s water supply issues, however, the paltry steps they have taken thus far amount to little more than putting band-aids on a wound that requires stitches. The fact remains that League City does not have our own supply of water. Therefore we are beholden to the Cities of Houston and Pasadena to supply water to the citizens of League City. As we have experienced on several occasions in the last year alone, when there is an issue with the pipeline between Houston and League City, the citizens of League City are the one who pay the price.

When I am elected I will utilize the relationships I have built within all levels of government; city, county, state and federal to build a coalition to attempt to bring a desalination plant to North Galveston County. I believe the perfect location for this plant would be the site of the old power plant in Bacliff, Texas or adjacent to it since the infrastructure and access to the site are already in place.

I have experience building mutually beneficial alliances and negotiating multi-million dollar contracts with government agencies, energy companies and other stakeholders. When I’m elected I promise to put this experience to work at solving League City’s biggest problem – a reliable source of water for our families.