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Benbrook City Council, Place 6

The City of Benbrook operates under the council/manager form of government within the framework of the Benbrook Home Rule Charter adopted by the citizens in 1983 and amended by subsequent charter elections. The City Council is primarily responsible for enacting legislation and public policy.

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    Laura Mackey

  • Mark Washburn

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Biographical Information

Why are you running for city council?

How does your background prepare you for this office?

How will you increase transparency in city government?

How will you balance city revenue with service needs?

What are the most critical issues facing the city council, and what solutions can you offer?

Education Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Arlington
Occupation Administrative Assistant
I feel that Benbrook is changing and those that are elected no longer represent myself or the greater community. I feel a responsibility and duty to my neighbors and to the community to make this city a better and greater Benbrook.
I have always been a natural leader in my family, friends and community. I am a researcher at heart and will gather all pertinent information before making a decision and when called on, I will commit my full self to better my Community.
The biggest issue that I have found with transparency is that the residents want more communication on what is going on in their community, where their city stands, and what is upcoming in Benbrook. Increasing social media posts and directing website traffic properly will do that. This will allow for a more understanding community in Benbrook.
Plans have to be made to be conservative in our spending but having the mind and foresight to spend city dollars when it is good for the Community, our Police and our Firefighters.
It is the same issue as City Government transparency. We have to do a better job and maintain that communication with our residents.
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