Get To Know Frisco City Council Place 2 Candidate Terri Green
Get To Know Frisco City Council Place 2 Candidate Terri Green
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Scott Ellis: Welcome to the Frisco Podcast. I’m your Host, Scott Ellis and welcome to the first in a four part series where we are letting you year from the City Council Candidates that are a part of the Runoff Election. In this first of those four episodes, we are going to sit down and have a conversation with Terri Green who is running for place two.
Terri, welcome to the show.
Terri Green: Thank you so much Scott for having me this morning. I appreciate the opportunity to come and visit with you and your listeners.
Scott Ellis: Well. Thank you very much. I’m glad to have you here. For everyone’s benefit, if you hear a little background noise, we are recording this episode this morning at [Cafena’s 00:00:47] Market Place Café. I’m hesitant to tell people about it because it’s kind of my favorite little best kept secret of meeting places here in Frisco. This is the little Café/ Coffee Shop inside the Embassy Suite’s Hotel and it’s a great little meeting place. It’s always nice and quiet and not too much traffic in a nice environment. Happy to have them hosting us this morning. Terri, we are e just going to have a nice light conversation this morning. We are going to talk a little bit about the Elections and the race and what’s coming up with the run offs and some of the issues that are top of mind for you?
Why don’t you tell people a little bit first and in your own voice about your background and why you want to run for the City Council?
Terri Green: Sure. I appreciate that Scott. I’m a 26 year Attorney. I’ve been practicing Law since 1989, a long period of time. I primarily [named 00:01:43] the Wills Trust and State Planning. I was also appointed in 2013 as the Associate Probate Judge in Collin County where I was hearing the Mental Health Docket. At the present time I’m on leave, obviously to run for Frisco’s City Council in order to allow me the time to go out and meet with the constituents and voters in the community to find out what are their [interest 00:02:04]. I’m finding out their big concerns or transitioning from what we have now, City Council …
We are losing two City Councilmen that is Jeff Cheney, his term [limit out 00:02:15] as well as John Keating who is running for House District 33, so we are going to have two open seats.
Public safety is a concern. We have some issues that are coming to surface now regarding safety issues around the City. The installation of a sub-station on legacy and also reasonable responsible growth. The density of our area is becoming of great concerns to individuals regarding the multi-use facilities where people can live, work and play.
Scott Ellis: Okay. Very good. The Elections have gone to Runoff. Explain to everybody how that happens. I think have probably read our post, might know but there are those who don’t fully understand why we are going into this scenario. Why do we have to have another Election?
Terri Green: Absolutely. It is very confusing anyway because Frisco is divided into two Counties. We have the Collin County side and the Denton County side. When you have a race and you have more than two individuals in a race, the person who is going to be declared the winner has to win by 50% of the vote plus one person. There actually have been Elections in Frisco and I didn’t know this till Sam Roach told me … He was my Treasurer, that they actually had Elections where individuals have won by one vote.
Scott Ellis: Wow.
Terri Green: Two votes and three votes.
Scott Ellis: Really.
Terri Green: It’s very competitive out there but with three individuals in my race … You have to get 50% plus one vote and no one in my race did that. There is early voting, as you know. That took place and that was about eight days long. After those early voting results come in there is a three day waiting period so that they can canvas those votes. Then we have Election day. You have to take the votes that have occurred … Early voting, add those to what’s occurred on Election day for Collin County. Take the early voting in Denton County and then what occurred on Election day. Add those two together and get your numbers.
In this particular race, no one received 50% of the numbers.
Scott Ellis: Okay. Since nobody receives 50%, the top two vote-Getters, correct?
Terri Green: Correct.
Scott Ellis: Go to a run-of.
Terri Green: Right. The top two votes-getters go into a Runoff in place. They had four individuals, so no one in that particular race received 50% of the vote. The top two vote-getters on that race will go into a Runoff as well. As far as City Council and the Runoff which is June the 18th, the races are down to two individuals, in place 2, myself and another lady. In place 4 another gentleman and another lady.
Scott Ellis: Okay. Let’s get into some of the issues because these are the things that people most care about. I encourage people as much as possible, especially in a local Election, to get out and vote. These are the things that … The people you vote for are the ones who are going to have the most direct impact on your life from a day to day basis. The good news is, we had, at least from what I saw … A higher turn out than normal in the recent Election. We did a very loose and I do mean … A very loose calculation, but it looked like a round 10% to 11% of the voting age population came out to vote in this last Election.
Does it mean that they are all registered voters? That was just again, sort of a rough number, where we usually see somewhere in the 2% to 3% range. Maybe a little bit higher if it’s a Mayoral Election or if there is a really big hot button item on the vote. We are happy to see that. People are coming out. Let’s talk about some of those issues that you are touching on that … As you have been talking to people, that cropped more and more often, those things that people are concerned about.
Terri Green: Right.
Scott Ellis: What are you hearing?
Terri Green: What I’m finding out are individuals that I’m visiting with in the community. They are concerned about the transition. Right now we have our Mayor and our 6 Councilmen, but with two open seats they want to ensure that they have individuals who are elected to City Council that can continue to follow the vision of the growth but it has to be reasonable and responsible growth. We cannot, in my opinion continue to grow at such a vast rate that it affects our infrastructure. Yes, if we bring in lots of business and lots of individuals who want to work here, we have to be able to provide ways for them to get around the City.
If they are coming at one time we are not going to be able to have enough infrastructure built to keep up with the growth of how fast individuals are moving in here. We have a lot of individuals who are moving into the Frisco area at … We were going to be building around 380,000 … Right now at 152,000. You can imaging if we continue to add at this faster growth, we are not going to be able to leave and travel around the City. It’s already hard enough right now.
Scott Ellis: Yeah.
Terri Green: I’ve taken some tours on various sites of individuals who have invited me to come out and visit. I’ve traveled up and down 423 and it is hard for the individuals … Frisco likes to get in and out of sub-divisions. If they are going to go East and West. They are working on Lebanon. They are going to go towards 380. They are working on 423. All the department complexes that are going out there, it’s just going to create more traffic. My opinion is that we need to slow the growth a little bit. We need to allow … Yes, business to come. Small business to come, we can’t have just all big business. Let the Mom and Pop shops continue to thrive in Frisco, but allow the streets, roads, water, those types of issues, infrastructure to kind of catch up with our growth.
If not, I think we are going to run out of water, knowing that five [inaudible 00:07:58] boards, that we are supplied with for the City of Frisco. We are building another one the Bois d’Arc, the lower Bois d’Arc, but it is not going to be online for a couple more years. Water is going to be a big issue for us. Individuals are concerned about that.
Scott Ellis: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Yeah. With more growth that only exacerbates the problem as we go on right?
Terri Green: Absolutely. We had a good year last year as far as the rainfall.
Scott Ellis: Yeah.
Terri Green: Way back when I was serving on the Frisco Chamber of Commerce Board, one of the issues that came up, was the Lake Texoma. They had the Zebra Mussel infestation there. No one could use the water up there. They finally built a pipeline that would go and feed into Lake Lavon to clean all that mess up, up there. It finally is on line now which has been helpful to us but we were behind at that point in time. A lot of the rainfall that we had last year, it is better, but we can’t anticipate that we are going to have rain every year to continue to supply our water, or to fill up our reservoirs. In fact, if we continue growing at this vast rate, we are going to outgrow the sources of water.
We can do one of two … Well, actually there are four things that we can do regarding our water. We can continue to conserve, which is what Frisco has been promoting and we are definitely one of the highest areas that conserve their water, regarding the surrounding Cities. I have been fortunate to have five Mayors that are endorsing me around the Frisco area as well as in McKinney and Allen and Prosper. Those Mayors. I can reach out to them and we can discuss things such as water. They understand the affect of it, how it is going to impact them as well. If Frisco continues to grow and grow and grow and use up all the water resources, then we are not going to have any happy neighbours, that’s for sure.
Scott Ellis: Yeah.
Terri Green: We can continue to conserve. We have … WaterWise was instituted here in the Frisco which is great because you can get online. I didn’t even know this, that you could get online and it can tell you exactly how the water is going to affect you. How much water you should use. What the rainfall is going to be. That is a project, I think, one of the Leadership Frisco classes implemented.
Scott Ellis: Very good.
Terri Green: We can also connect to new sources if we need to, or we can create new sources that’s what we have to do with the lower Bois d’Arc, or we can continue at the rate that we are going. At some point in time we will want move on.
Scott Ellis: Yeah. We have to address this now and not wait too far down the road.
Terri Green: That is exactly why you need City Councilmen who are taking an active stance and an active view of what it’s going to look like in the future as opposed to being reactive when something does happen. You want to be able to act on your information upfront so you can make an informed decision when it’s time to do so.
Scott Ellis: That actually brings two things up that I have thought about in the past. One is just a simple shout out. There is a Frisco start-up called Sprinkle. They are making a technology for sprinkler systems that will tap into the rules and regulations for watering in your area. It will pull that information offline and will automatically water your lawn to the appropriate amount. They have ways of also measuring saturation and all those other crazy stuff so that … One of the problems that we have is that, even if we are watering at the right time and on the right days, a lot of times people are still using more water than they need to.
Terri Green: Right.
Scott Ellis: This will automatically measure and adjust that so it will cycle through it so that the water has time to soak in and it’s just and interesting thing. They are based in Frisco. It’s cool to see a start-up like that. We will definitely put a link to them in the share notes. Okay. That’s water. Anything else tax related going on right now that we should be …?
Terri Green: Yes. I would like the citizens to know that for the City of Frisco, we are at 46 cents per one hundred and that means that out of the 46 cents per one hundred, 30 cents of it goes for the General fund and 16 cents goes to pay down our Bond debt. We are one of the lowest in the areas and again, I’ve reached out to other Mayors to see what their tax basis is for their City. We are actually the lowest. We are one of the [leaders 00:12:20] by operations … Using those funds for operation. We are one of the [inaudible 00:12:26] in that area.
We have low maintenance and operational expense and George Purefoy has done an outstanding job to make sure that our City continues to operate. We have the highest level of infrastructure. The Roads. The Fire Department. The Police Department. The Senior Citizens Center. The Library. [inaudible 00:12:48]. The City has to make sure that we have the State of the Art in our taxes at 46 cents. The most commonly question that I get is for our PM to lower our property taxes. I need to let the voters know and the citizens know that there are four entities that tax us. The City. That’s only 6 cents. The County which is the County Commissioner. They are the ones of the taxing authority who set those taxes. At Collin College they have their own taxing authority and Frisco independent School District.
Recently there has been some issues about whether or not they are going to raise the taxes for [13 cents 00:13:24].
Scott Ellis: Are you talking about Frisco ISD?
Terri Green: We are talking about Frisco ISD. That issue has to be addressed with Frisco Independent School District and their Trustees. That’s not something that a City Councilman can change if they want it changed to 46 cents given the fact we decided to raise the taxes … I don’t anticipate we are going to be doing it for a long period of time … Or at least just looking at it. I’m not saying we cannot ever raise the taxes basis from 46 cents up. It’s been pretty level for several years because of the fact we’ve been able to use those funds in a reasonable manner. Being [physically 00:13:58] responsible with the tax payer funds to ensure we continue with how far we have got and operate services that Frisco’s had to offer.
Scott Ellis: Okay. Everybody. I want to make sure that you heard that. You know that Frisco ISD is considering raising taxes and they are having some hearings on that, but don’t call Terri. She doesn’t get to decide that for you.
Terri Green: I will be a voter just like anyone in this [vigorous 00:14:22] debate.
Scott Ellis: There you go. Okay, while we have you here are there any other particular items or issues you’d like to cover so that people have an idea of what you’re are thinking about heading into the Runoff Election?
Terri Green: I do want the citizens to know that I am for Performing Arts. I was fortunate enough to receive the Frisco Performing Arts Coalition in [Boardsmith 00:14:44]. The voters have spoken that they would like to have a Performance Arts facility here where we can bring in [our vision 00:14:50] Arts and a larger opportunity for the students because we do have so many students, 53,000 thousand students out of a hundred out of 152,000 thousand citizens. Most of those are .. Out of 152,000 thousand citizens here, 53,0000 thousand of those were children and not everybody wants to play sports.
We have great sports venues here. FC Dallas to Dr Pepper to the Ballpark … Not a football stadium. We need to expand our culture needs. We need to expand our diversity here by adding a Performance Arts facility. When students who want to play the piano or [inaudible 00:15:33]. It would bring other visitors to Frisco for a reason other than sports.
Scott Ellis: I’m all for that. I think it is something that we are sorely lacking.
Terri Green: I do want to say one other thing about …
Scott Ellis: Oh, please, yeah.
Terri Green: The Arts. It has been approved by the voters. There was a $10 Million bond. That was approved last year in 2015. There is an additional 4 Million bond that was set aside several years ago, so we have 14 Million dollars to move forward with the bond. We have someone in [Maryland 00:16:05] to donate land to run our stadium. As you said, there are large corporations who come here and they want [inaudible 00:16:14] but they want something [crosstalk 00:16:16] diversity and culture too as opposed to sports.
Scott Ellis: All right. You’ve got the stage. Is there anything else which you’d like us to know?
Terri Green: As you know we recently all received our appraisals and I was quite surprised to see how much my property has escalated in value which was great. I was also quite shocked to see how much my taxes had escalated as well. I just recently returned from the State convention in Dallas and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick was there. He pretty much told the audience that there was going to be some … Extensive tax relief was going to be looked at in the next legislative session. He stated that right now raising the home State exemption from 15,000 to 25,000 was just a start but that we cannot continue to have taxes where individuals can’t afford to live, specifically or any other area in Texas because they’ve lost there jobs or they are trying to afford college, or they have a member in hospice. Specifically elderly people who are on fixed incomes and after paying off their house they sure don’t have to rent it back to the Government.
We are trying to look at suggestions and he wants to work with the City care of the Government as well as the Counties and wants to work with the City Governments. The Counties and all the School Districts and he really didn’t issue an ultimatum but he issued a strong suggestion that we all need to sit down and work together to figure out what we can do. He thinks that maybe rolling back the tax rate from 8% to 5% without a petition and anything above that, let the citizens vote. The cards on that, are that it takes a long time to get something on a ballet and may handicap the citizens in the Cities a little bit from going forward with anything that they need for infrastructure or Police, or Fire or what not.
On the other hand, I think you have to have citizen input and he said anything above 5%, to let the citizens vote on it. He basically said that, you have you trust the citizens to vote when they need more Police or Fire or infrastructure and if they vote not to raise the taxes then you’ve done your job as an elected official. Then your next alternative is to cut services on there. He wants to reach out to the Cities and invited the City … He invited the City to come out and send representatives either to the capital or he will come up here. I know there is a committee that has been started. I think Senator Van Taylor is on that committee. I think Judge John Payton is putting together a segment with former GOP party chair Cathy Ward.
They are going to be talking about property relief. It’s definitely going to be on the 2017 Legislative Agenda. The reason I’m bringing it up to our citizens of Frisco is that we need to elect individuals, who are on the forefront of this issue and not wait until it gets to the Legislative session. To urge … If I’m elected to City Councilwoman, I want to go ahead and sit down. Go to the capital that the Lieutenant Governor extended an offer to come down and see if we can work up a resolution because he basically said if we pass some legislation in the 2017 session and you have not sat down with us to make a decision or to help us help you to run your Cities. We all have the same problem as a State. We all have to deal with Public Safety. Health Care and a growing population, then you gonna basically have missed the train.
Scott Ellis: Okay. Well I think we are all in favor of hearing that the property taxes might come down or at least be managed a little bit more carefully. That’s good to know and I’m glad that the State is working with the Cities on helping them make that happen. It’s definitely a local issue.
Terri Green: Right. I’ve already reached out. I’m the endorsed by State representative Jodie Laubenberg and Jeff Leach. Those individuals of course, are Legislators. They are going to be working on that. I think that gives me an unique perspective to be able to get in there immediately and start working with them and Senator Taylor to find out what it is we can do. What other suggestions can we come up with as a City Councilman to help ourselves and then have something to present to the Lieutenant Governor if we do go to the capital or if he comes to the capital. Some kind of a resolution as to how we can help our citizens make sure that the taxpayers are taken care of in our community.
Scott Ellis: Okay. Very good. Let’s move on and talk about Encore. This is an issue that’s popped up a little bit more recently. It’s a couple of weeks before people are gonna hear of this, so I don’t know what’s going to happen between now and then. Talk a little bit about what the issue is and then where you’re standing on it.
Terri Green: Absolutely. The Planning and Zoning Commission had a meeting recently and they had over 200 concerned citizens the discussing of Encore … Wants to put in and requesting a Special Use Permit to construct a sub-station for transmission line on Legacy. The individuals came and gave testimony for the Planning and Zoning Commission and I must say they did not have the application and at some point they indicated that this was placed prematurely on the Agenda. They went ahead and took citizens input. Jamey High is a grassroots organizer and she had started an online petition because she lives really close, adjacent to where this sub-station is going to be placed.
She was concerned about the health and the safety and the property values and the decline that was going to be in that particular area. Another gentleman who came up and gave some testimony was someone who overseas general electric sub-stations throughout the world. His concern was, if there was an emergency, how would they get those children out. [Baxwriter 00:21:45] was right across the street and actually from Legacy Christian Academy.
Scott Ellis: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Terri Green: Right down the street from Allen Elementary. There are two sub-divisions there and also a park. [Allen Reece 00:21:50] decided that they should not build it there, it was a loss of Teachers, because the Teachers that are in those schools can decide where they want to reach and they may not want to teach there if they feel as though there is some danger there. There is no actual benefit to those particular residents? Apparently this sub-station is going to be installed to help with the electricity and the transmission. To help with the electricity and ongoing building of what was going on in down in 5 Billion Dollar Mile.
I listened to all these concerns, but what did hear was what the long term effect was. As a 26 year Attorney, I came to the conclusion that … We need to find out what is the long term effect to our residents. I know that there are other sub-stations here in Frisco, but these homes and these schools were built around these sub-stations and in this particulars situation, these homes and individuals moved to these homes. These schools were erected and built here in the area, but this sub-station is coming to them.
Scott Ellis: Yeah. It’s a different issue.
Terri Green: It is a totally different issue than you making the issue to move next to a sub-station and subjecting yourself, that is something that happens down the road. You made an informed choice to move into that sub-division whereas this is a little bit different. I started looking at it now, obviously under the Law, Encore has a duty to make sure that they are not negligent when they install that sub-station. If they were to breach that duty in causing any damages to individuals, whether it be personal injury damages or wrongful death damages. They would be responsible. My question is also, would the tax payers be responsible too for for bringing this Special Use Permit.
That kind of jarred me when I was sitting there listening to that. Someone could go back and do a little bit of research. I am concerned about the emission line and transmission and possible contamination it could cause. We’ve already had such a situation in Frisco and that is with Xsign. It took years and years and being an Attorney again and working on cases, sometimes it takes decades. If you are exposed to asbestos or working in cold mines or working in glass factories. All of these take a long time for those injuries to manifest themselves in the human body. They don’t just occur overnight.
I guess the question would be and my suggestion to Planning of Zoning and to the City leaders if I’m elected is to look at the long term effects. See what has actually happened with the other sub-stations that already here in Frisco. Has any one particular area exhibited some type of unusual personal injuries or unusual illnesses or leukemia or any type of cancer and youth or even the older people. Let’s just sit back and take a look at this long term effects. Now we are started to grow out so fast. 158,000 thousand people. Now we have at least a little bit of a time-line of some of those sub-stations that have already been here as to what would be the long term effects.
I’m opposed to it being put in over there, installed in that particular area. I’ve actually been out to the site. It is very close to all of those areas and I think that those citizens there made a choice to move there. To buy there home there. To go to a school there because it was not in that location. If they wanted to be close to a sub-station they could have moved anywhere else in Frisco. I think that we just have to make sure that we elect a City Council with knowledge and the relevant experience who can quickly distinguish a minor issue versus a serious threat that affects the health and the safety and well being of the citizens.
Scott Ellis: This definitely sounds like something we need to be paying attention to. What are the time-lines for something being determined or decided. What is the next step?
Terri Green: My understanding that there are two more Planning and Zoning meetings coming up, June 14th, but I don’t think it’s going to be put on the Agenda before the Election on June 18th. The next one would be at the end of the month, I think it’s June the 28th. The Application will be filed and it has never been filed yet but it is in the process of being filed and once it’s filed then it will go back to Planning an Zoning of additional citizen input. Based on what their recommendation is, it will then go to City Council.
Scott Ellis: Okay. We will definitely keep our eyes on this and try to bring more information to everybody as we get more information. Last but not least. I think we are going to talk a little bit about bathrooms. This has been a hot topic Nationally, lately. Particularly interesting here in Frisco, I guess to those of us who live here. What are you seeing? What are you thinking about?
Terri Green: At the State Convention you always anticipate it’s going to be pretty rowdy and rambunctious there. When they made the announcement that Obama had issued a Directive stating that Students must be free from discrimination and ignoring their right to choose a bathroom would be a violation of the Title 9 which banns discrimination and Education based on one sex. We were like, what? What does that actually mean? It means that public schools and colleges decide to ignore the Directive then they face the threat of losing Federal dollars.
Scott Ellis: Basically, if I understood this … I heard this, but I just want to make sure I understand this correctly and you are an Attorney so help me get this right. Obama issued a Directive that basically said … You have to let students use whatever bathroom they want to. If you don’t do that, we are pulling your Federal funding.
Terri Green: That’s exactly right. Lieutenant Governor again was there as well as Attorney General Ken Paxton. They all commented on it during our sessions. Taxes would stand to lose about 5 Billion dollars, but most of those … No, 5 Billion dollars actually. Those funds normally was used for the low income, breakfasts and lunches for the children. They are taking our tax payers dollars that we send up to Washington to take care of these low income children and that’s the money that they are going to take away from the low income children.
Lieutenant Patrick said, we are going to find a way to recover those funds. We are not going to be selling our children for some money. Allowing individuals to go into the bathroom. The question became to me, was what is all of this about? What is gender identity versus the gender on the birth certificate? Gender identity is when a person perception of having a particular gender, whether that is male or female, which may or may not correspond to the gender that they were assigned with at birth. Gender on a birth certificate is what is actually on your birth certificate. The day, time and place you were born. Then trans-gender are those who identify with a gender that does not correspond with their sex at birth. You can see there is all kinds of questions about gender identity. Gender on birth certificates. Trans-gender, but basically it’s all around us and it is coming to Frisco.
As you know, North Carolina signed an Order basically, said into Law that it was a crime for anyone to enter the bathroom of an opposite sex and now they are facing a Federal lawsuit. In addition … Even Obama Care has addressed it. It says that Obama Care requires a health carer to provide health and insurance to patients, regardless of their gender identity. Target as you know has been embroiled because they are allowing individuals, shoppers to use whichever bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity. Rockwell has even closer to home here … Where the City Council there, the Mayor tried to pass a proposal to regulate bathroom usage by birth gender but it failed. He didn’t get the second vote on there.
Plano, a couple of years ago did pass an Equal Rights Ordinance and I was looking through that Ordinance to find out what the issues were regarding the bathroom. It didn’t provide prohibiting discrimination in places of public accommodations, like employment or housing practices and City contracts, but there is a section in there that specifically excludes bathrooms. It stated that it shall not be unlawful to deny the opposite sex access to facilities inside of public accommodation, based on their sex. At least they excluded that part of it out of the Plano Equal Rights Ordinance, but again the 2017 Legislative session is coming up and [Matroheen 00:30:24] has sent out yesterday an email basically saying that he was opposed to any Ordinance that was going to allow males into female bathrooms. You have to look at what went on down in Huston if you let it go to the voters.
My position is, I’m absolutely against males being in female bathroom. As a Mom and a Grandmother and a female, I have a right of privacy to go into the restroom and I want to know who is in the stall next to me. I think that State representative [Mat Renis 00:30:59] is directly on point when he says “I’m going to fight this”. I will fight it with him … “To protect my wife and my daughters when they go into a bathroom”.
Scott Ellis: What happened in Huston.
Terri Green: In Huston there … 70% of Huston is Democrats, but when they allowed it to go to a vote about this Ordinance about the men going into the women’s bathroom, it failed by 65%. All the voters that voted, Republican, Democrat said. We do not want men in woman’s bathrooms. They were allowed to voice their opinion on that issue. That would be my position, is that we let the voters vote on that particular issue.
Scott Ellis: It doesn’t feel like a particularly partisan type of issue to me … That most people are not necessarily … They don’t want to be discriminatory, but I guess when I think about this particular issue and this is probably going down a tangent for a whole other podcast. This feels like the law of unintended consequences just waiting to catch up with us, because once you open it up to bathrooms, does that mean you have to open up locker rooms and any other scenario where men and women are typically separated and I personally think, usually for good reason. It would be interesting to see how this all falls.
Terri Green: I think you are exactly [inaudible 00:32:13] Democrats, Republicans, males, females, Hispanics, whites, Asians, African Americans, Americans, white people, we all think the same. No one wants a man to be in a female bathroom. There is a fear factor of the trans-gender person whose going through the transition to go into a males bathroom. To me either a separate bathroom, but I’ve talked to individuals in the GALA, Gay and Lesbians Alliance, to find out their position on this and they do not want a third bathroom because it sets them apart as being different and they want to be the same. We already have family bathrooms. Just change the name if we have to do something along those lines. Just to keep them inclusive, if we are trying to include, but again, it’s all about the right to privacy with me and the safety of our citizens. If there is such an issue and we find that there is such an issue with problems with the trans-gender being in the female bathrooms.
It really is to me a right of privacy.
Scott Ellis: Yeah. Okay. We’ll keep on this issue as well and see how it comes down, not only Nationally, but right here in Frisco. All right Terri. Thank you again for running. For everything you do for the community and look forward to seeing how things fall out on June 18th.
Terri Green: Thank you Scott. I really appreciate you having me today.