Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Clean sweep in Colleyville

Out with the old, in with the new

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.

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