FINALLY! Election Day has arrived. It is a day our friends, family and neighbors have waited to arrive for a real long time. Tomorrow could bring closure to two incredibly challenging years of watching and learning about the City of Colleyville and how a group of close associates were able to run it based on their own personal agendas.
Tomorrow we can change that. We can elect both Elizabeth Zeitlin and Bobby Lindamood to the Colleyville City Council. We can elect 2 people who have been at the city council meetings and knocking on doors fighting for voters rights for the last two years. Their goal was to monitor and make sure that the council’s personal agendas were kept in check, now we have a chance to make sure they guarantee it. I’m grateful for everything they have done knowing it’s been everything from rewarding to downright ugly for these two wonderful people. Fortunately the citizens of Colleyville have had the opportunity to learn about or meet Liz or Bobby when they personally knocked on every registered voter’s door in the city over the last two months. They’ve also had the opportunity to learn how low the opposition will go through their use of misleading mailers that are sent with and without return addresses.
Tomorrow Liz and Bobby find out if their hard work and efforts to never back down to City Council in order to defend our great city over the last 2 years meant anything to Colleyville residents. They will find out if the voters are okay with the existing self-serving city council and their tactics that are going to be reviewed as possibly illegal during this election through the judicial system and the state elections governing body or if they want ethical Councilors who represent them. Electing Liz and Bobby’s opposition will be very embarrassing for all of the proud residents of Colleyville as the media follows our current Council representatives through the legal process over the next year addressing their potentially unlawful actions.
The oppositions supporters will tell you it’s worth the legal battle. It allows them to push their personal agendas. Should a personal agenda supersede the reputation of our great city and residents? Obviously their answer is yes based on their mailers they have spent thousands of dollars distributing throughout the city. It has to be worth it if a quorum of city council members are willing to challenge state election laws and collaborate on fighting the Glade Road opposition outside of council chambers. The documentation and facts are quite clear if you visit the Local News Only web site (www.localnewsonly.com) in Colleyville. Interviews with citizens stating how the Mayor has tried to strong arm their vote, Councilmen Hart and Taylor photographed outside of a Glade Road home trying to get a renter to place a sign on their lawn after the owner told them to remove it because he did not approve placing it being placed there in the first place. Finally there was the lame ans sad propping up of Councilman Mogged as the face of the movement. The same Councilman Mogged who smiled every time he looked me in the eye no less the ½ dozen times and said, “Don’t worry we will protect the rural feel of Glade Road.” I wish he at least winked every time, but his stone face lies somewhat haunt me when I think back to our face to face discussions.
I’m honestly still worried. I’m worried people will all of a sudden believe that a leaflet/ mailer that began hitting homes a week ago about Glade Road that clearly stated the city was in agreement on the 5’ sidewalk request from voters on the north side. It’s great that a leaflet/ mailer has shown the ability to compromise, but the city council has never stated such a thing or budged on the mayor’s personal demand for a 10’ trail. Unfortunately the misleading mailers can not vote or compromise, it’s the sitting city council and the mayor that will make the sidewalk/ trail decision. Electing Bobby Lindamood and Elizabeth Zeitlin and a vote FOR the Glade Road resolution will guarantee we fix Glade the right way. We make it safe, we add turn lanes and roundabouts and the south side sidewalk gets widened and completed from end to end…we get exactly what we all want: The beautiful rural feel of Glade Road with all of the safety enhancements it so desperately needs. The best part is that this approach will save tax payers over $10 million dollars and give the city back the needed dollars to improve infrastructure throughout the city.
Fortunately this election process has provided each of us the opportunity to get to know our candidates over the last few months. It has shown that anyone connected to most of the existing city leadership will go to all lengths to protect their self-serving agendas. It has also shown that two people standing up for a majority of the voters can make a difference if we give them the chance tomorrow at the poles.
It’s our chance Colleyville! We need to remove the word can and replace it with WILL! We WILL elect Bobby Lindamood and Elizabeth Zeitlin for city council and we will vote FOR the Glade Road resolution. We are demanding change NOW! We want people who represent the majority and not their personal agendas.
Closing: Some people will read this document and make statements that he’s bias or completely skewed in his thinking. To that I emphatically say, “You are 100% right!” I’ve been blessed to be married to the warmest and most intelligent loving person I have ever met in my life. My kids and I are so excited to have the opportunity to share this incredible gift with each of you. I was blessed the day she entered my life and I know you will feel the same if you elect her to enters yours.
Please vote for Elizabeth Zeitlin for Colleyville City Council!
Please vote for Bobby Lindamood for Colleyville City Council!
Please vote FOR the Glade Road resolution!