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Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

editor@localnewsonly.com Nelson is a 30-year plus resident of Colleyville. He has located his privately owned businesses in Colleyville for more than 20 years. Nelson is the 2018 Empower Texans Recipient of the North Texas Conservative Leadership Award. Nelson is the founder of LNO in 2000. He served as councilman and Mayor Pro Tem of Colleyville until June 2000. Thereafter, he started LNO because there was no adequate newspaper coverage. Nelson has previously worked in both radio and television during his career.

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    Gregg Rondeau

    I find it amusing how often anti-tax /anti-government citizens gripe about any of the fees, service downgrades, potholes etc. that they caused. Especially in a fairly affluent city like Colleyville.

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      David Medlin

      ….that they caused…. When the Tarrant Refional Water District received the oil and gas revenues from the wells they own from Lake Bridgeport and Eagle Moutain lake they could have used it to pay down debt or increase infrastructure. Instead what did they do?

      They redirected the money to the Trinity River Vision for economic development…err levy control. So in essence we are helping to subsidize the city of Fort Worth. This works much the same as the Dart system in Dallas most of the taxes come from the suburbs and goes to the benefit the city of Dallas. Now Dart has come back and dramatically raised the fees Colleyville pay for buried utilities that go under the tracks. These rate increases were not a result of any increased costs to them what so ever, but because they can. Complete shakedown! But that’s nothing compared to the increases we will see to subsidize our own Amtrak called Texrail.
      The “regionalization of our decisions” means less say so for our citizens in this supposed representative form of government that we should have.
      At a recent pre-council meeting, I watched as the Mayor pushed to change the way abulance services would be billed. The reason? Because the other cities in the region are doing it. I could understand his point of view when it comes to cross city services, but not when it comes to services provided by our fire department to our citizens. We pay for the ambulance, and for the fine fire department already. Why should someone have to pay again when they actually use the services when they paid all along to have those departments there in the first place.
      The most ironic part of your comment is when you consider it probably costs at least $50 to even process the fee, it really shows how well thought these things are.
      We aren’t causing the things you mention and we have every right to hold our elected officials accountable.
      Wake up and get informed!

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