In responseAs a candidate for Keller City Council, I must apologize for my opponent who has confused high density with higher density. On Aug. 13, 2012, my opponent spoke at the Keller P&Z and on Sept. 4, 2012 at the City Council meeting, in favor of higher density than what is currently allowed in the comprehensive future land use plan and our City’s long standing zoning. Please view the videos and draw your own conclusions about who's being honest about this development issue.This election isn’t about a single issue - but most importantly, voters need to consider the future of their neighborhoods and what higher density development will do to the life style they have chosen in Keller.Higher residential densities create unplanned problems that impact our tax base, not just our City, but County and School District taxes as well.The Future Land Use Plan predicted 45,000 to 50,000 residents in Keller at build out, but every time the Plan and zoning is changed to allow higher density, that forecast is invalid. Knowing that our City and School District have used this planned population to develop long range infrastructure and facilities plans, that planning will not work if the density increases. Every Keller tax payer should be considering the impact of increased density.When you double or triple the number of houses planned for an area, the increase has reverberating effects on the entire community.I would greatly appreciate your vote on May 11. Debbie Bryan, Keller
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