Job descriptionThe Council is the city’s governing body. Term is two 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.
MeetingsMonthly city council meetings; special meetings called as needed.

Who’s Running?

Chuck HubbardEmail: hubbardforcouncil@gmail.com
Jan HillFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jan-Hill-for-Watauga-City-Council-Place-7-100198538202934/
Email: wataugahills@charter.net

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Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Chuck Hubbard
Jan Hill
I have 29 years of municipal government experience.
I have a Master of Public Administration degree.
I have an Associate of Applied Science in Marketing.
I currently serve on four boards or commissions in Watauga.
I have served as a volunteer for Watauga for twenty years.
I believe in fiscal responsibility. I believe we need sustainable economic development in order to keep
property taxes low.
I fully support our Police Department, Fire Department, and all the other departments of our city.
I know it takes a positive attitude and specific goals, not rhetoric, to keep Watauga moving forward.
2. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FEW PRIORITIES IF ELECTED?
Chuck Hubbard

Jan Hill
We must have fiscal responsibility.
I support Capital Improvements when funding will not increase our tax rate materially.
I want a new library, police station and an improved animal services building but not until we can afford them.
I want to continue fully funding our Police and Fire services.
I want to find new ways citizens can volunteer without impacting their very busy lives negatively.
I would like to see a local food pantry or community assistance program in our city.
3. THE CURRENT PANDEMIC IS AFFECTING CITY BUDGETS AND SERVICES AND IS AFFECTING THE LIVES OF CITY RESIDENTS. HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS THESE ISSUES?
Chuck Hubbard
Jan Hill
When revenues decrease, so must expenses. Watauga has already done a great deal to present a balanced budget with extremely conservative revenue projections. Until revenues are back on track, I support continuing with the work our current Council has undertaken.
4. WHAT RESPONSIBILITY DO YOU FEEL THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL HAVE TO ADDRESS THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING?
Chuck Hubbard

Jan Hill
Watauga is almost completely "built out." Fortunately, our real estate market is good because of the reasonable price of our current home inventory. We do not own any residences that could be made available. Adding other resources, like a food pantry might be a way to offset the expense of housing.
5. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE ROLE OF CITY GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE IN SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES?
Chuck Hubbard
Jan Hill
Supporting small business is vital. I am currently a Director on the Watauga Economic Development Corporation. We are working several fronts to assist our local businesses.
6. HOW SHOULD THE CITY COUNCIL ADDRESS ISSUES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY, PARTICULARLY REGARDING FUNDING?
Chuck Hubbard
Jan Hill
Full funding of law enforcement is essential to ensure public safety.
7. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Chuck Hubbard
Jan Hill
Watauga is a great community. I've been a resident of Watauga since 1981. Barring unforeseen circumstances, I plan to live her for the remainder of my life.