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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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    Sam van Bever

    This is exactly what we voted for and what we need. Woven together these proposals are necessary to prevent a return to government of the back room, by the back room and for the back room.

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    Somewhere in their 90-day plan they need to also include the noose around their own necks to show the city how serious there were about their campaign promises – I don’t know how it would happen, (council or an uncertain citywide vote), but that noose would be TERM LIMITS.

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    Your points should be included as the baseline of good governance as we unite. I’ll be looking forward to see how the new Mayor and council transparent actions move forward for the traditional betterment of the citizens of Colleyville.

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    Excellent summation Nelson.

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    George Dodson

    Removing the tiered water rates and planning to reduce the city tax rate to keep tax receipts at the inflation rate, not the 10% plus that’s expected due to the TAD appraisal rates.

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    Frank Genco

    Property tax relief thru Homestead Exemption.

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    Ray Allee

    On item 9, the comprehensive plan does not need to be rewritten. The City of Colleyville, Texas, Land Development Code specifies in great detail the density goals you all want for the City of Colleyville. The Comprehensive Plan is just that a plan with no enforcement authority, it just gives general guidelines. The Land Development code contains regulations on land development in Colleyville that are enforceable. Enforcing the land Development code will give you the lot density you require. Enforce the Land Development Code regulations that are already in place. If the Land Development Code does not contain what you require, then it is the Land Development code that should be changed, not the comprehensive plan.

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    Jim Nadeau

    Good summary of items that need to be re addressed by the newly elected team and, remember there may still be a few City Council members who need to be ousted in the next election or be subjected to term limits.

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