I will focus on the commercial development throughout the City. It is important that we create a strong economic base that will sustain us at build out. The Allen Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) does an excellent job of identifying and recruiting quality businesses to Allen.
Allen voters recently approved a $93 Million Bond Program by over 70%. These projects will fund public safety facilities, streets, a library expansion, and park land development. The Council will decide upon a timeline for selling these bonds. Long range budgeting and planning will ensure that the bonds sales are sensible and do not negatively impact our tax rate.
I will continue to support a property tax rate reduction. I am very proud of the work that the Council and I have done in reducing the tax rate for 20 consecutive years resulting in a $0.24 total reduction!