Bill White, Mayor of Houston



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How good is Mayor Bill White?
Mayor of Houston, USA

City Mayors invites its readers to assess the performance in office of Bill White, Mayor of Houston. Please rate his overall performance by awarding him marks out of ten. '1' signifies an extremely poor performance, while '10' would rate his performance as outstanding. Please also provide details of what in your opinion are the mayor’s best and worst decisions.

Over time, Mayor Monitor will provide a valuable track record of the mayor's successes and failures as well as his popularity among residents and a wider public. The results will be published on the City Mayors website and updated regularly.

Please note: Bill White relinquished the office of mayor of Houston in January 2010.

RESULTS FOR BILL WHITE:
Performance index
October 2009: 7.22 points out of 10
July 2009: 7.29 points out of 10
June 2009: 7.17 points out of 10
April 2009: 7.51 points out of 10
January 2009: 8.20 points out of 10


COMMENTS:
Thumbs up:
• Reannon F (Houston): Handling the aftermath of recent hurricanes in our area and aiding areas around us.
• H W (Houston): Mayor Bill White is the most personal and professional mayor I have ever seen.
• Kerrie P (Houston): We are very proud of how he gets things done!
Janice H (Houston): Helping the people of New Orleans
• Evelyn R: Mayor Bill White is an excellent mayor who is very quick to get things done! He has always demonstrated great leadership skills, and it transpired when Ike hit. He has helped recover as quickly as possible from Hurricane Ike. He has also improved neighborhood water sewage improvements, a reform of the city's pension fund, cutting property tax rates, and pinpointing areas of high crime to help stop criminal activity. He has also shown that he is for pro-environmental policies and want to expand Houstons recylcing efforts, which we desperately need. These are just a few examples of what our wonderful mayor does to keep our city going in the right direction. His great accomplishments as our mayor speak for themselves!
• Santiago F: To help the evacuees from New Orleans a few years. This year he had his heart open for them again that was good. I believe because he open Houston for hurt, Houston became a light house for the hurt and needy. And I know thats why God has spared Houston from disaster from the hurricanes that were headed our way. If our next mayor will do the same wether he or she is a Republican or Democrat , God will spare us again
•J77002: Helping to get Houston recognized a wonderful city in which to live, work and prosper. Mayor White has been excellant for the city and we'll be sorry to see him leave at the end of his tenure.
• Lisa B: His ability to streamline and bring order to s city of chaos. For example, the improvements to parks, libraries and basic city infrastructure. His spearheading of the 'safe and clear' program, which has dramatically improved traffic congestion. And, his efforts to increase recycling and environmental health initiatives -- though difficult to implement due to the attitudes and location of the populace. Also, his efforts helped open our city to victims of Katrina. Now, he is once again proving his leadership skills in helping citizens prepare before and recover after Hurricane Ike.
• Sheila H: Being a People Mayor, who is willing to listen and take on challenges which have him to go down fight and come out sqeeky clean. I apprciate him having the insight to get the Utilities commission to allow Center Point to save for the unseen storms ahead. Thank you Mayor White.

Thumbs down:
• MKN (Houston): Has he made a good decision? He certainly made a bad one regarding our neighborhoods. He is having a cut-through street put through our two neighborhoods just to help an extremely-wealthy developer get more money for some property the developer has up for sale. Over 300 residents who will be harmed by the street being opened signed a petition and took copies of it to Bill White and every member of City Council, asking that the street not be opened to become a dire threat to neighborhoods here. Six members of the City Council agreed the street should not be opened. No member of City Council stated they agreed with Bill White; yet the street, that will threaten our way of life, our house slabs, our pets, our children, joggers, bicycle riders, etc. is getting built because that developer wants the street opened.
• Gladys M P: Mayor White is so anxious to get elected U. S. Senator that he has been willing to let a multi-millionaire developer create a cut-through street in our neighborhood simply because the developer is his large financial backer. This threatens our house slabs, livability, our lives especially the lives of the many children in our neighborhood.
• J R, Houston: The police force is much worse than before. We have worst neighbors and more crime since Katrina.
• Valerie T P (Houston): The greatest fiasco is the latest idea to pay off dead-beat's bills so they can buy homes! I will vote against White for any position in Texas or anywhere else he runs.
• Brian K (Houston): Why does Bill White tell citizens to avoid check cashers and go to banks? I am in the check cashing business and our industry has grown due to the actions of the banking community. We pay taxes, create jobs and perform a valuable service in this town and we get dissed by the Mayor? When Ike hit, my business was one of the few financial institutions opened and operating so that the local community could get money to buy groceries and gas as well as other goods. And yes, we are considered a financial institution by the Treasury Department and have to report just like a bank. I am going to let the national check cashers organization know about Mayor White's attitude and hopefully his opponent in the state race will have a different attitude.
• David DB (Houston): Doing absolutely nothing after Hurricane Rita to prepare Houston's power grid for the aftermath of a Category 2 hurricane. He has squandered tax payers' money on his useless campaign to close adult clubs -- he should have spending money on his city's power grid.
Janice H (Houston): Not helping Houston.
• Sheila H: The freeway Tow System, this did not allow the people that did not have the means to pay for a tow request one. This was taking the rent for the month, food for the table and baby supplies.

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