Celia Morgan, Candidate for District 5

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1. Term Limits – please respond by March 14, 2019

Last November, voters approved term limits for the Arlington City Council. What is your opinion of these term limits?

A majority of voters in Arlington have already voiced their opinion on Term Limits, in an election with the highest turnout in nearly two decades in Texas- I support their decision as it stands. The “Term Limits” committee may bring further amendments or proposals to the voters if it is necessary to do so in the future, but those proposals should be on a ballot where the highest possible voter turnout is anticipated to ensure maximized input.


2. Transportation – please respond by March 21, 2019

Please describe, including price maximums to taxpayers, your thoughts on public transportation.

Arlington has put itself in last place for comprehensive transportation solutions. At this point, we have waited too long to avoid a big, long term project. Commuter rail opportunities have sprung up in North Texas rapidly- taking visitors and residents across Dallas-Fort Worth, all while missing the heart of the metroplex in Arlington. Arlington needs a multi-stop commuter rail or rail option that will connect from DFW Airport and extend through our Entertainment District, to UT Arlington, to our shopping and dining in the Arlington Highlands, and out to TCC's Southeast Campus. This is our best bet to not just relieve traffic and shrink the costs of our constant road repair in Arlington- but to boost our economic benefit of hosting millions of visitors every year.


3. Communications – please respond by March 28, 2019

If a constituent e-mails you a question or comment on an issue where you disagree and asks you for a response, will you respond to the constituent? Why or why not?

Did not respond.

4. Taxes (Part I) – please respond by April 4, 2019

Currently, Arlington has 1/4-cent of sales tax that could be used, but is not used. What, if anything, do you see yourself approving to place in front of the voters, for uses for the 1/4-cent of sales tax? Why?

Did not respond.

5. Taxes (Part II) – please respond by April 11, 2019

Currently, Arlington is experiencing almost double-digit property tax evaluation increases. What do you feel is the appropriate tax rate that should be levied upon the citizens:  1) a rate a little below the rollback rate, 2) the effective tax rate, 3) the same tax rate (even if above the rollback rate), or 4) something else? Why?

Did not respond.

6. Issue – please respond by April 18, 2019

What is the most important issue the city council is facing? Why?

Did not respond.