Job descriptionThe Council is the city’s governing body. This position is elected by district. (Districts 1-5; Districts 6-8 are elected city-wide). Term is two years.
DutiesEnacts city laws and ordinances
Determines city policies
Adopts city budget
Appoints city manager to administer city government
Annual salary$2,400; reimbursed for official city expenses.
MeetingsCouncil meetings every other week; special meetings called as needed.

Who’s Running?

Helen Moise (incumbent)Website: https://helenforarlington.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HelenforArlington/
LinkedIn: Helen Moise/Arlington, TX
Email: helenmoise@att.net
Jeremy FenceroyWebsite: http://www.jjforarlington.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JJforArlingtonDistrict1/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jjforarlington
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jjforarlington
Email: jj.fenceroy@jjforarlington.com

Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Helen Moise
I have been an active resident of Arlington for almost 40 years. I support great neighborhoods, public safety, good streets and a low tax environment. My background is as a director and vice president in asset management for several large commercial real estate companies. My education includes a BBA in Business Administration from UTAustin and a MS in Finance from UTArlington as well as a Texas Brokers license. I have served on City Council since 2018 and prior to being elected chaired Planning and Zoning. My campaign is endorsed by the Arlington Professional Police Officers Association, Arlington Board of Realtors and Young Men of Arlington. My opponent moved to Arlington in late 2016 for the purpose of investing in the short term rental economy in North Arlington. His real estate experience is listed on Linked In as a super host for Airb&b. He has filed a lawsuit against the city and is running for office to overturn a short term rental ordinance that allows short term rentals in about 40% of the city but not in his North Arlington neighborhood.
Jeremy Fenceroy
2. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FEW PRIORITIES IF ELECTED?
Helen Moise
Many citizens have been hurt by the pandemic. We just lowered the tax rate for the 4th year in a row, kept water rates at the same level and retained all tax exemptions.
Continue to improve streets and roads across Arlington especially in the growth areas of the South.
Encourage new business development.
Increase affordable housing options for seniors.
Jeremy Fenceroy
3. THE CURRENT PANDEMIC IS AFFECTING CITY BUDGETS AND SERVICES AND IS AFFECTING THE LIVES OF CITY RESIDENTS. HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS THESE ISSUES?
Helen Moise
The current Arlington council has addressed it by balancing the 2020 budget while continuing to offer the same level of service to our citizens.
Jeremy Fenceroy
4. WHAT RESPONSIBILITY DO YOU FEEL THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL HAVE TO ADDRESS THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING?
Helen Moise
I chair Community and Neighborhood Development. Our latest housing study indicated a real need for affordable senior housing. We have made this a priority and have completed two new senior affordable projects in the last year with others approved by the state for federal funding.
Jeremy Fenceroy
5. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE ROLE OF CITY GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE IN SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES?
Helen Moise
We have created an environment where small business owners know they are welcome and can thrive. This is especially important since many students who graduate from UTArlington hope to stay in Arlington.
Jeremy Fenceroy
6. HOW SHOULD THE CITY COUNCIL ADDRESS ISSUES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY, PARTICULARLY REGARDING FUNDING?
Helen Moise
Arlington's citizens support public safety as their number one priority. We have nationally recognized police and fire departments as a result. I would not support any reduction in funding to either department.
Jeremy Fenceroy
7. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Helen Moise
I look forward to continuing the work I have started and ask for your vote.
Jeremy Fenceroy