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Binky Archer seeks re-election in 2011


Binky Archer is currently serving on City Council and is seeking re-election for a second term.
She is a change management analyst for the Capital Group Companies in San Antonio. She has worked for CGC for the past 19 years.
Binky and her family have lived in Bandera since 1999. She and her husband have two children. The couple's 18-year-old son will graduate from Bandera High School this May, and will attend ASU this fall. The Archers' 25-year-old daughter lives in Bandera with her 4-year-old daughter.
The same concerns that prompted her to run two years ago remain the same concerns that are again pushing Binky to run for a second term.
• Oversight of City Management: Council should be held accountable for the job that the voters have entrusted to them. City Hall needs to understand that the Council is ultimately accountable to the voters for the overall management of the city. Therefore Council is responsible for a certain amount of oversight into how the city is being run. Over the years, there has been too little oversight and too little accountability.
• Residents comfort, safety and peace of mind: It is imperative that City Hall always consider what is best for our residents when making decisions. Too many times in the past, decisions have been made by the Administration without input from Council, and without the voices of our residents being heard.
• City Ordinances: City ordinances should be fair, sensible and clear. A lot of work that needs to be done on our ordinances. Some ordinances are extremely vague and left open for interpretation, and those interpretations have not been consistent throughout the years.
• Re-building relationships between the City of Bandera and the Bandera County: The city cannot exist without the county, neither can the county exist without the city. We need to put aside the past and work together for a better future.
Binky's most recent accomplishments on Council were the requirement of updated job descriptions and implementation of performance reviews for all city employees. Performance reviews are a standard process for any city or business, but one that has not been consistently followed in the city. This is not micro-management, but just good business.