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City of Richmond, Mayor

The Mayor is elected at large and shall serve for a term of three (3) years.The City of Richmond operates under the commission-manager form of government, per the city charter. The commission-manager form is a system of local government that combines the political leadership of elected officials in the form of a commission or other governing body with the managerial experience of an appointed local government manager. The City of Richmond Commission consists of a Mayor and four at-large Commission positions. All of these elected positions are volunteer.https://www.richmondtx.gov/government/form-of-government

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    Rebecca Kennelly Haas
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Biographical Information

What skills or experience do you have that make you uniquely qualified for this job?

How do you see the city's role in contributing to the growth and development of Fort Bend County?

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Twitter @HaasForMayor
Education/Degrees Wharton County Junior College Lamar Cons. High School
Experience My years working in diversified environments.
The banking industry taught me GOOD COMMUNICATION and CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS.

During my employment in the office of both private and public schools, the ART OF PERSUASION and my ability to INSPIRE PEOPLE was used daily.

Being a paralegal, my TRUE INTEGRITY gained me respect with everyone I met.

Having both the ABILITY TO SEE THE FUTURE as well as the past is a talent I have used while being a member of both the Fort Bend County and the City of Richmond Historical Commissions.
Convert undeveloped areas to high quality retail and commercial enterprises, thereby working to lower the City’s dependence on an elevated property tax of its homeowners.

Review code and technical requirements for new and redevelopment. The Comprehensive Master Plan and Unified Development Plan are essential for quality growth but can create obstacles in making improvements or adding new businesses.

Encourage steady development of new residential neighborhoods. Fight short-sighted planning.

Redevelopment that is respectful of our history, homesteads, & diverse neighborhoods.

Participate vigorously with the county and TxDOT on mobility projects.
PROPERTY TAXES – develop a plan for very robust homestead and age 65 and old exemptions. The uncontrolled escalation in property values will soon run people out of their homes that they have been in for decades.

MOBILITY AND AGING STREETS – improve mobility and traffic control to attract quality economic development. Require developers to improve mobility and replace existing roads to service their development. Forge partnerships with the county, state, and federal levels to assist financially.

PARKS - more neighborhood parks are needed especially in the older parts of the City. Search for parcels already under public ownership and convert them into neighborhood parks. Be aggressive in receiving grants and partnerships to develop new and existing parks.
MY HOME - Richmond has peaceful, quiet, and safe neighborhoods which are easily enjoyed.

OUR HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN AREA - I love the quaintness of downtown Richmond. Having a passion for early Richmond history, I have spent many hours searching Newspapers.com for old Fort Bend County news articles from the late 1800s. When our downtown businesses were thriving, I enjoyed sharing Richmond’s history with visitors from all over the world when they came into my store.