“Pay as you go, rebuild our streets, fix drainage problem and create jobs” was the campaign ad 8 years ago. Fast forward to today: we have paid $800 million to the City in new fees, yet spending on streets and drainage has gone down by an average of 6%! Fees go up and services go down.  While on the Board of HISD, I led an initiative to implement a pay as you go plan without additional taxes or fees that went to critical needs of aging schools.  With proven leadership, I will ensure these funds are dedicated to rebuilding our aging infrastructure and I will make sure the City focuses on this core function.