Whether you like it or not -- and it seems most people couldn't care less -- there will be a mayoral election in two months.
Your next mayor will either be the city controller (in which case Houston will be the largest city in the U.S. to elect an open gay or lesbian as mayor), a city council member (in which case Houston will be ruled by a moneyed white guy, not for the first time), a former city attorney (in which case Houston will be having Lee Brown flashbacks) or an admitted Republican (in which case Houston will be utterly shocked.)
The University of Houston-Downtown is hosting a candidate forum September 30, and Hair Balls is on the panel of people asking questions.
It's an awesome responsibility, so we're ducking it. By asking you to tell us what you'd like to ask the candidates.
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None of the four are really compelling public speakers, so the questions will have to be good. Most of the forums so far have been snoozers.
So shoot me an e-mail or drop a line in the comments about what you'd like to see asked.
One proposed question, to Peter Brown: Why aren't you showing up? Everyone else has committed except him. His office says they are still making scheduling decisions.
The event is open to the public, by the way. It'll be in the Cullen Robertson Auditorium, on the third floor of the academic building at UH-D. The 90-minute event starts at 7:15 p.m.