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Douglas Reeves is sounding an alarm when it comes to losing local control in Plano, Texas. Reeves, an Army veteran, and founder and director of My Brothers’ Helper, a non-profit that links disabled adults with employers, is taking on congestion, overcrowded schools and wants to keep crime out of Plano.
Check out what he says because his story won’t be told in the Dallas media, as reporters often only have room or time to cover the “horse race” and not why the candidates are running. In Reeves’ case, he is running against something that diminishes the importance of the individual.
Let’s listen to what Douglas Reeves is saying:
“What is this issue you ask? It is high-density apartments,” Reeves said. “Building thousands of four- and five-story apartments, in addition to the thousands that already exist, cannot be in the best interest of Plano. Common sense tells us this will eventually lead to overcrowding our excellent nationally – recognized schools, increased traffic congestion, increased transit residents in our neighborhoods, increased crime, lowered property values, and higher infrastructure costs.
“The Plano Tomorrow Plan (listed on the city website) threatens to destroy the progress that Plano has made over the years, and as previously stated, will make Plano look more like Dallas than the wonderful city where so many of us raised our children,” Reeves said.
“I want Plano to remain the shining, flourishing city that we have come to be proud of and enjoy,” Reeves said. “The mayor continues to approve thousands of high-density apartments. If elected I will advocate for the will of vast majority of citizens who want to discontinue this destructive trend. If you share my sentiments, I ask for your vote in the May 6 election.”
Maintain Our Suburban Way of Life!
People move to Plano because they appreciate a suburban lifestyle. That is, single-family houses located in safe neighborhoods near exceptional schools that are accessible without sitting in gridlock. As Mayor, Lily will work to preserve our suburban way of life and push back against the rapid increase of high-density housing which will lead to overcrowded classrooms, increased traffic on our already-strained infrastructure, longer response time from our emergency responders, and decrease in our property value. Lily supports growth but it needs to be smart growth and within our means.
Lily Bao wants to Be a Voice for the Citizens!
In recent years, the current administration has turned a deaf ear to the voice of the citizens. Lily will listen to the concerns of Plano citizens and be their voice at City Hall.
Lily Bao will Implement Accountability and Transparency!
As your Mayor, Lily will restore the citizens’ confidence in our elected officials. By putting our city’s budget and monthly spending online, Lily will bring true transparency to Plano city government. It’s your money. You should know how the city is spending it.
KEEP PLANO SUBURBAN
Lily Bao is A Strong Fiscal Conservative!
The city under-budgets on revenue and over-budgets on expenses leaving a surplus at the end of each budgeting cycle. That surplus is then put in a slush fund to be spent on pet projects. Those funds need to be returned to the tax payers.
Lily Bao wants to Reduce Your Property Taxes!
Our property values have risen approximately 30% over the last three years but so have our property taxes. As Mayor Lily will work to lower the property tax rate and ease the tax burden of hard-working Plano families.
Lily Bao will Foster a Strong Business Climate!
Plano is a great place to do business, but we can be better. As Mayor, Lily will help build a climate where small businesses can thrive as well as attract more businesses from across the country and around the world.
Lily Bao Stands with Police and Fire!
The safety of its citizens should always be a top priority for any municipality. Lily will work with the brave men and women in our Police and Fire departments to ensure they are fully equipped to do the job they are so great at doing.
This page sponsored by the Lincoln Society of Collin County
Next up: Fred Moses with Rick Smith on deck
Do you want to KEEP PLANO SUBURBAN – If so, consider voting for Lily Bao.
Thought for the day: The bigger the government, the smaller the individual #quote – Dennis Prager
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