Today, Saturday, June 10, 2017, is the last day to vote in the City Council runoff election. If you have not voted yet, go to the polls and vote. If you still don't know who is running continue reading.
Anthony Ricciardelli: He is a conservative Republican. He grew up in Plano and is a lawyer. Anthony wants to cut property taxes to the effective tax rate. That means our city tax bill would stay the same. Anthony wants to fix the Plano Tomorrow Plan. He wants more transparency in the budget and limited government. He will work to keep Plano a suburb. Lastly, he will listen to the people. Anthony has been endorsed by Plano Future, Collin County State representatives, and conservative groups. For more information, you can visit his website http://anthonyforplano.com/
Ann Bacchus: Ann is a Democrat. She works for the Democrat party as the precinct chair for 116. The party is working to turn Collin County blue. She doses not want to cut taxes. Her website says she wants to increase revenue. She is fine with more apartments. Ann is endorsed by the Collin County Democrats, The State Democrat party, the mayor, and unions. For more information, you can visit her website http://www.annforplano.com/
Rick Smith: He is a Republican. He is a precinct chair for the Collin County GOP. He wants to....
"Be responsive to the TAXPAYERS of Plano.
Modify Plano Tomorrow Plan to ensure neighborhood friendly developments – not massive high-density apartment projects that increase traffic congestion and response times for our public safety providers. Give unwavering support for our Police, Fire and First Responders. Ensure financial transparency to make it easy for taxpayers to know where their tax dollars are being spent. Reduce our Effective Tax Rate to provide property tax relief to the citizens of Plano, especially our Senior Citizens."
He is endorsed by Plano Future and conservative groups.
For more information go to his website http://www.rickforplano.org/
David Downs: David is the incumbent. He votes in Republican primaries but, he is working with Ann's team to get re-elected. Some Republicans feel this is a betrail and they want to take away his Republican "card". They are free to do that, as they are a private organization. During David's first term property taxes went up every year. He was willing to vote against the small rate decrease for 2017 saying it was just a "token". He has voted for lots of new apartment buildings. He also voted for the Plano Tomorrow Plan. He is endorsed by big developers from Dallas and unions. For more information go to his website http://www.voteplano.com
Now go vote.
This is Plano's Political Pit Bull signing off.