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PRESERVE QUALITY AND STANDARDS

  • Continue high quality, low density residential developments consistent with Master Plan
  • Encourage quality commercial development consistent with Master Plan
  • Implement new Parks Master Plan – Expand trails, park land and open spaces
  • Complete new City Plaza – currently designed, ready to construct
  • Continue city beautification efforts – upgraded roundabouts, landscaped medians

RESTORE TRUST

  • Transparency in all aspects of city government
  • Listen to and respect all citizens’ views and concerns
  • Responsiveness of city government – citizens should get answers quickly
  • Servant leadership from elected officials
  • Set annual council and city objectives and report results

MAXIMIZE VALUE OF TAX DOLLARS SPENT

  • Keep property taxes low – it’s your money
  • Zero based budgeting – explain budget priorities
  • Support state property tax caps proposed by Governor Abbott
  • Continue to cash fund all 5 year capital improvements plans
  • Spend down existing debt – no new debt without citizens’ approval
  • Support eliminating or significantly reducing school funding recapture (Robin Hood) to reduce school property tax rates – Support increased state Title I school funding
  • Require state to assume financial responsibility for Hwy 26 pavement and stop light maintenance when Hwy 26 complete
  • Ensure water/sewer rates are fair to all citizens and as low as possible

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Continue creative economic development efforts in commercial corridors by assisting new/existing businesses with creative incentives
  • Complete improvements to Glade Road responsibly (design is complete) – save >$5 million, no residential eminent domain
  • Update annually all Infrastructure 5 year Capital Plans and execute current year
  • Update annually city wide road maintenance program and execute current year