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New Richardson, TX trails and Bond Election March 11, 2010

Posted by bibliosk8er in transportation, urban/suburban life.
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I wrote this on Bike Friendly Richardson this morning, after seeing trail construction on my morning bike ride to work.

As I just read what I’ve written below, I realized it somewhat, errrrr…, well, it’s kind of like a rant. So please just cut me some slack.

Richardson is holding a bond election for some improvements to city infrastructure and amenities on May 8.  The entire package will raise the property taxes on a home of about $180,000 valuation by about $110 a year. Amazingly, some nutcases are against this. C’mon people, that is NOTHING. It isn’t like they’re gonna flush that money down the toilet. They are maintaining and improving our city — doing things to try to attract talented, educated, good people to live here, to get excellent companies to locate in Richardson.  Good grief, if we left things up to these teabaggers, we’d have no public life at all.

Seriously – do we want to end up like Garland? I don’t think so.

And before some teabagger brings this up — YES – I am a homeowner. In fact, I actually own my home, rather than renting it from the bank. I don’t mind paying an extra $110 per year to keep our city moving in the right direction. It’s all part of living in a good civilization.



1. dickdavid - March 11, 2010

Seriously, that’s less than $10 a month. Well worth it in my opinion. Richardson is positioned to become one of the coolest cities in North Texas.

In the end, it only helps raise the value of our homes and the quality of life.

2. Biker - April 30, 2010

I support biking and trails and want to tell you that you are mischaracterising the many different people who have concerns about the bond and its management. Richardson TX would be further along in this area of trails if not for problematic actions of the past that should not be repeated. You weaken your points by calling people crazy and teabaggers. The tax rates for the other local taxing authorities will be raised soon too and appraisals will rebound. Ten percent is not the full picture. Richardson has many different types of families that do not have the same expendable incomes as perhaps others assume, ranging from seniors to growing young families.

bibliosk8 - April 30, 2010

Biker – thanks for your thoughtful reply. Yeah, I was on kind of a rant.

3. Biker - April 30, 2010

Thanks for the reply.

4. bibliosk8 - April 30, 2010

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