BREAKING: Collin County Commissioners call for $750 million bond referendum election in November

Invader

Silver Member
#1
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Collin County Commissioners voted 5-0 on Monday, May 7, to call for a $750 million bond referendum election November 6.
Commissioners called for three propositions including:
  • $600 million for limited-access roadway, or LAR, projects;
  • $140 million for arterial roads, including the reconstruction and rehabilitation of arterial roads;
  • and $10 million for open space and parks.
Commissioner Duncan Webb said this bond election will not affect the county’s overall tax rate."

https://communityimpact.com/dallas-...million-bond-referendum-election-in-november/
 

Rimrock

Double Platinum
#3
Yeah the joint is booming so the county needs new roads. Unlike NM, Collin isn't spending tax dollars on Naloxone and can put it towards new infrastructure instead. Ha!
 
#4
Isn't it nice they threw in $10M for open space - 1.5% of the referendum.

Gotta spend those increased assessments before some libertarian Tea Partier asks for a reduction in taxes.
 

MSJ

Triple Platinum
#5
Isn't it nice they threw in $10M for open space - 1.5% of the referendum.

Gotta spend those increased assessments before some libertarian Tea Partier asks for a reduction in taxes.
Commissioner Duncan Webb from Plano is the one that requested that 10 Million and it was deducted from the original 150 mill for arterial roads.
So most of that 10 million is probably going to west Plano.
 
#6
NO NO NO to any taxes. Govt at every level and both parties have proven that they do not know how to spend / manage money. Its a drug that they are hooked on and the need a fix after a fix after a fix. Imaging how your personal finances would change if you could be irresponsible and then go ask your boss for more money with some fake story and you get it most of the time. We need to send the all political clowns a message that enough is enough. Learn to be smart with OUR money before you ask for more.
 

Daytimer

Double Platinum
#7
Yeah... Because it’s all shts and giggles sitting in traffic for an hour and a half just to get to work and back home again.

And then driving to Oklahoma to ride a bike through some green space on the weekends.

Whee!
 

kenny6

Gold Member
#9
Frisco traffic is worse than Plano. Trying to go anywhere at rush hour sucks!

All the main roads should be 3 lanes by now.
 
#10
Where did all the money go from gas taxes, tolls, sales taxes, people collecting on the street corners??

The reason you are stuck in traffic is because N. Texas cannot seem to figure out mass transit nor getting jobs co-located with and comenserately compensated to where people live. The N. Texas communities have been driven by housing development with little to no concern regarding where people are going to work and how they are going to get there. Sprawl construction to feed the pockets of builders.

Our mass transit here is completely FREE - it shuttles kids to school, people to work, shopping, restaurants and activities. All busses are equiped with bike racks and heavily utilized. Many people use the bus for the longer haul then bike the last few miles. Los Alamos County is also one of the healthiest counties in the nation, has perhaps the highest scoring school district in the nation and quality of life scores off the charts.
 
#12
Unintended consequences from the micro school decision.

20 yeas ago, I'm not sure Frisco's traffic concerns were even conceivable.

The best long term approach to traffic is to implement Mass Transit and focus on bringing well paying jobs to Frisco instead of just more rooftops.

There is a tremendous increase in Quality of Life when your commute goes from 12 miles/1 hour to 2 miles/20 minutes. On of the first questions I would ask anyone considering moving to Frisco is "Where do you work??" Commute times may become the #1 significant factor in QoL.
 

FCS Wes

Silver Member
#14
Yeah... Because it’s all shts and giggles sitting in traffic for an hour and a half just to get to work and back home again.

And then driving to Oklahoma to ride a bike through some green space on the weekends.

Whee!
No, just to go from mainstreet (720) to 121 on Preston
 

FCS Wes

Silver Member
#15
Where did all the money go from gas taxes, tolls, sales taxes, people collecting on the street corners??

The reason you are stuck in traffic is because N. Texas cannot seem to figure out mass transit nor getting jobs co-located with and comenserately compensated to where people live. The N. Texas communities have been driven by housing development with little to no concern regarding where people are going to work and how they are going to get there. Sprawl construction to feed the pockets of builders.

Our mass transit here is completely FREE - it shuttles kids to school, people to work, shopping, restaurants and activities. All busses are equiped with bike racks and heavily utilized. Many people use the bus for the longer haul then bike the last few miles. Los Alamos County is also one of the healthiest counties in the nation, has perhaps the highest scoring school district in the nation and quality of life scores off the charts.
Its not free, someone somewhere is paying for it.
 

Invader

Silver Member
#16
Its not free, someone somewhere is paying for it.
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There are NO FARES on any service operated by Atomic City Transit.
  • The Incorporated County of Los Alamos has opted to invest Federal transit grant funds and Transit Gross Receipts Tax dollars that are returned to the County, as well as local General Fund dollars, to bring this service to you.
  • The next time you see one of your County Councilors, be sure to thank him or her for this support for public transportation and contribution to the quality of life in our community!"
 

FCS Wes

Silver Member
#17
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There are NO FARES on any service operated by Atomic City Transit.
  • The Incorporated County of Los Alamos has opted to invest Federal transit grant funds and Transit Gross Receipts Tax dollars that are returned to the County, as well as local General Fund dollars, to bring this service to you.
  • The next time you see one of your County Councilors, be sure to thank him or her for this support for public transportation and contribution to the quality of life in our community!"
So tax payers tax dollars
 

kenny6

Gold Member
#18
The population of the entire Los Alamos County is like 18k. That's like a ghost town compared to Frisco area.

Much easier to implement "mass" transit. What do they have? Like 2 or 3 buses??