Patrick Von Dohlen – Issues
It’s hard enough to be a business owner without all the regulations to hold you down. I’m a pro-responsible growth advocate focused on helping small businesses succeed. That means serving as an honorable citizen and developer advocate in City Hall making sure that there are consistent, transparent rules that help local entrepreneurs do business and create jobs without hurting established neighborhoods.
As talk intensifies in 2017 about the possibility of annexing new areas of Bexar County, many of which are bordered by District 9, I am keenly aware of the consequences that would accompany bringing an estimated 200,000 new residents under the City of San Antonio umbrella. (Watchdog.org 11/22/15)
While I am certainly a pro-responsible growth advocate, this is clearly a case in which citizens should have a say in the process and there should never by a forced annexation. As councilman, I will work to ensure any efforts to acquire unincorporated areas is in the best interest of the people who are paying the bills as well as work to safeguard the core city services needed to support such an undertaking.