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.
City contact informationContact City Secretary
ckonhauser@ci.crowley.tx.us
817-297-2201, ext 4000

Who’s Running?

Jim HirthCell: 817-343-1712
Carl T. Weber III (incumbent)Website: http://www.voteforweber.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voteforweber
Email: carl@voteforweber.com

Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Jim Hirth
Carl T. Weber III
Serving the citizens of the City of Crowley has been a privilege and a pleasure. Through my extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, I have always had a zeal for serving others. This unique background and my fresh perspective on Crowley make me the ideal candidate for our city council.
2. WHAT ARE THE CURRENT NEEDS OF YOUR DISTRICT/AREA AND WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR ADDRESSING THEM?
Jim Hirth
Carl T. Weber III
Constantly be looking to improve the services that the city already offers. Crowley is committed to having a variety of sustainable green spaces for all to enjoy. In a very short time, we will have a spacious plaza right in our newly improved downtown area to both provide a gathering place and ensure a healthy, close knit community.
3. THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS AFFECTED THE CITY’S BUDGET AND SERVICES, AS WELL AS THE LIVES OF RESIDENTS. HOW WOULD YOU GRADE YOUR CITY’S RESPONSE AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENTLY?
Jim Hirth
Carl T. Weber III
I am proud to say that the City of Crowley’s budget is in great shape. Our staff, at the direction of the Council, steered us through the pandemic and ensured essential workers were taken care of and public works projects continued to move forward.
4. HOW SHOULD THE CITY ADDRESS THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING? WHAT ROLE SHOULD CITY GOVERNMENT PLAY IN RESPONDING TO PANDEMIC-RELATED EVICTIONS?
Jim Hirth
Carl T. Weber III
5. HOW TO BEST ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY IS AN IMPORTANT TOPIC. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BALANCING THE FUNDING AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF BOTH POLICE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES?
Jim Hirth
Carl T. Weber III
6. IN THE LAST TERM, WHAT DO YOU THINK WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT VOTE? WHY? HOW DID OR WOULD YOU HAVE VOTED ON THE ISSUE AND WHY?
Jim Hirth
Carl T. Weber III
7. DO YOU THINK IT IS EVER APPROPRIATE FOR STATE LAWS TO OVERRIDE LOCAL CONTROL OF ISSUES THAT AFFECT THE CITY? IF SO, PLEASE PROVIDE AN EXAMPLE.
Jim Hirth
Carl T. Weber III
8. THE RECENT “BIG FREEZE” CAUSED MANY RESIDENTS TO GO WITHOUT POWER OR WATER FOR HOURS OR EVEN DAYS. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE CITY’S RESPONSE? HOW WOULD YOU WORK TO IMPROVE ELECTRIC/GAS/WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SO THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN?
Jim Hirth
Carl T. Weber III
9. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Jim Hirth
Carl T. Weber III