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Letter to the Editor
During early voting Monday, I thought about my 22 years here in Flower Mound and how much I love this town. I thought about the concerns I hear most from you (as well as my wife):
We don’t want Flower Mound to be just another Plano or Frisco.
To keep the rural flavor we moved here for
More options for dining and shopping
More options for housing
To keep our Oil and Gas ordinances strong to protect the environment
To eventually have lower taxes
Having served our town as chairman of the Environmental Conservation Commission, Citizen Budget Partners, Master Plan Update Steering Committee, Mixed-Use Committee, and the Denton County Transportation Committee, I feel I have a good grasp of what must happen to address these concerns.
This election shouldn’t be about personalities or politics but about which candidate best offers leadership, vision, knowledge, communication, civility and respect.
I know and like all six serious candidates, however I must vote for the candidates who share the same concerns my friends, neighbors and I do. We want people on council who will protect our environment and the Cross Timbers Conservation District. We want people who are independent thinkers, not a ticket of candidates that follow the leader. We want people who will work with our chamber and developers to convey an “open for business” attitude, while allowing our strong ordinances to insure all development is high quality. We want people who will support upscale mixed-use development in a limited number of confined areas. We want people who will diversify our tax base. We want people who have a positive “can do” attitude and not “my way or the highway.” That is how Flower Mound can attract the best projects!
For these reasons I voted for Tom Hayden, Bryan Webb and Steve Dixon. I voted “yes” on all 12 charter amendments.