This morning was the first debate of its kind, anywhere in the US. The six candidates for Houston City Controller gathered at the Houston Technology Center to discuss… technology.
The City Controller is Houston’s Chief Financial Officer. They are responsible for communicating financial issues to the public, reporting on our finances, and auditing the city when appropriate.
All six candidates did an excellent job. It’s not surprising: all six of them have impressive resumes.
But the City Controller’s office is in desperate need of technology modernization, and lacks the funds to do it. Here’s what the candidates had to say: