Job descriptionThe Council is the city’s governing body. Term is three years.
DutiesEnacts city laws and ordinances
Determines city policies
Adopts city budget
Appoints city manager to administer city government
Annual salaryUnpaid; reimbursed for official city expenses.
MeetingsCouncil meetings twice monthly; special meetings called as needed.

Who’s Running?

Stephen G Humenesky
Website: https://commonsenseforkeller.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stephen-Humenesky-Common-Sense-for-Keller-103676944366890/?ref=page_internal
Email: humenesky94@gmail.com
Chris Whatley (incumbent)Website: https://www.votewhatley.com/
Facebook: Transparent City of Keller
Email: cwhatley@cityofkeller.com
M Mitchell
NOTE: WITHDRAWN
Email: Mitchell.kellercouncil.place5@gmail.com

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Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Stephen G Humenesky
Chris Whatley
Experience is the Difference. As a native Texan and Keller resident for the past 16 years I understand the unique needs of our community. My experience as a successful entrepreneur helps me in bringing logical, common sense solutions and creative problem solving to our cities issues. Additionally, my record of service speaks for itself. In the past three years as your Keller City Councilman I have:
Lowered your Property Taxes 4 times!
Increased your homestead exemption 4 times!
Supported our Police and Firefighters
Supported incentive pay increases for first responders
Fought to keep apartments out of Keller
Listened to the citizens of Keller
Maintained a balanced budget with fiscal responsibility helping to make Keller a "AAA Bonded City"
Maintained transparency and integrity
2. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FEW PRIORITIES IF ELECTED?
Stephen G Humenesky
Chris Whatley
The public trust is very scared to me. If re-elected I will continue to serve Keller with integrity, transparency while listening to the voice of our citizens. Top priorities are:
1. Maintaining the level of service Keller provides to our residents and doing so economically with a balanced budget.
2. Continue to lower the tax burden on our citizens
3. Maintaining the incredible quality of life Keller citizens enjoy with our parks and trail system
4. Support our Police Department and Fire Fighters
3. THE CURRENT PANDEMIC IS AFFECTING CITY BUDGETS AND SERVICES AND IS AFFECTING THE LIVES OF CITY RESIDENTS. HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS THESE ISSUES?
Stephen G Humenesky
Chris Whatley
Keller has been blessed even during the pandemic. Currently our city is sustaining the same level of services residents experienced prior to the pandemic and will continue to do so. We're able to do this because Keller's city budget has been well managed over the past years with fiscal responsibility.
4. WHAT RESPONSIBILITY DO YOU FEEL THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL HAVE TO ADDRESS THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING?
Stephen G Humenesky
Chris Whatley
Keller has a full range of housing opportunities.
5. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE ROLE OF CITY GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE IN SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES?
Stephen G Humenesky
Chris Whatley
Keller has a "keep it in Keller" program to support our local small business community. Additionally in the light of the recent pandemic, I co-chaired a task force which was responsible for awarding $200,000 in grant monies to Keller's small business community. As a city we must continue to educate our citizens on the importance of supporting our small business community within Keller.
6. HOW SHOULD THE CITY COUNCIL ADDRESS ISSUES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY, PARTICULARLY REGARDING FUNDING?
Stephen G Humenesky
Chris Whatley
If we are to live and work in a civilized, safe community where the rights of all individuals are recognized and protected then we must fully support our law enforcement and first responders.
7. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Stephen G Humenesky
Chris Whatley