Larry and I just returned home from a neighborhood meeting where a developer tried (very unsuccessfully) to sell a concrete recycling facility to the neighborhoods on the east side of Fort Worth. The place was packed with concerned east side property owners who made it clear we are sick and tired of being the dumping ground for these type of uses. The developer actually tried to threaten us with HUD housing if we didn't agree to the concrete recycling facility! The crowd was hot! Zoning Commissioner Charles Edmonds was in attendance but I didn't seen Councilman Cary Moon, but there were a lot of people there. The people spoke.....I just hope ZC Edmonds and Councilman Moon listen! I'm so proud of the east side for standing up to these bullies!
Not surprisingly, we can't find any info on the largest voter turnout race in the county in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. We did find the info at Empower Texans.
Nicely done, Colleyville.
Although Colleyville makes up less than two percent of Tarrant County's population, early voting in the small suburb made up over twenty-three percent of all votes cast countywide, with thirty-five other local entities hosting elections across Tarrant County.
Astonishingly, when met with citizen-concern about water rates, the now-retired incumbents refused to acknowledge a problem even existed, let alone pledge to address it. And despite hundreds of residents repeatedly attending council meetings in late 2015 to voice concern over high-density zoning designations, the council passed their new 190-page comprehensive plan five years ahead of schedule, in a 5-2 vote. Citizens were so upset they booed the council and promised change at the ballot box. Thousands of Colleyville residents proved what activists in Texas already knew—local citizen engagement targeted at local races is the most immediate and effective way to positively impact the daily lives of Texans. It is yet to be seen how the council will react to the governing mandate advanced by Colleyville residents.
Have you been appalled by what you see on the "news" happening in the communities? Ever been disturbed by the lack of coverage or the lack of facts shared by the media? Who knows more about what is going on in your community? A reporter with a deadline or informed citizens? Have you ever attended a city meeting? Are you concerned with your current leadership? Ever written a Letter to the Editor that was edited beyond recognition? Or not printed at all? Let us know what's going on in your cities, help to educate your neighbors. The things taking place now are regional and affect all of us. Exercise your right to be informed!
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