Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Seems like Keller took a vote, then ignored it. Is that legal? WHO should be held accountable? Reminds us of the bond passing for roads, promised by Mayor Moncrief, instead the money is being used to fund the Trinity River Vision Boondoggle, the one in which no one got a vote.
Hats off to Mr. Souder for his Letter to the Editor in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram!
Ignoring 'no' vote
In the Tarrant County city where I live and work, our elected city and school officials have defied the will of the constituency on numerous occasions in recent years.
The latest and most glaring example of this indifference to the electorate is the new Keller Library.
I recall no less than two elections for a library that were soundly defeated at the polls. It appears that our city leaders took a page out of the Keller school district playbook (the million-dollar artificial turf after a "no" vote) and scammed the citizenry to build a new library anyway by paying for a plan to "refurbish" the old library.
I encourage all registered voters in Keller to visit the "refurbished" library and let our city leaders hear about it. The planners and contractors did an excellent job, and our "new" library is first-rate, but that is not really the point. Was this really the best use of our tax base? How can the city leadership so brazenly execute its own agenda against the will of the people?
It will only get worse unless all residents get involved, attend a City Council meeting, a school board meeting or make an appointment with the leadership to discuss concerns. Demand transparency, fiscal responsibility and ethical conduct and take your city back!
-- Timothy J. Souder, Keller