Scarth for District 4
I received a mailer from Danny Scarth’s opponent for the Fort Worth City Council, who promises wonderful things all by himself.
He claims to be a financial whiz, but does that make you a successful representative? We must elect someone with the skills to build relationships and who can articulate goals and objectives to get the votes needed from fellow City Council members.
Want proof? Seven of Danny’s fellow council members, including Mayor Betsy Price, endorse Danny for not only pushing District 4’s needs but also for making the tough decisions to protect the financial integrity of Fort Worth’s future.
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I’ve watched Danny commit much of his time to his district north of Loop 820 with many new projects underway and more to come to support growth in north Fort Worth. Danny Scarth is the right choice for his district and the continued success of Fort Worth.
— Mike Larose, Fort Worth
“Topless club opens in Riverbend” or “New parole office in Woodhaven.”
Those are two headlines you didn’t see because Danny Scarth prevented them from happening.
When Danny discovered that the owners of a topless club planned to open across from Riverbend Business Park he convinced someone else to buy the land. When the state of Texas announced it was putting a parole office in Woodhaven, Danny got it moved to another district.
Danny was successful in these efforts because he has developed strong personal relationships with key people in the private and public sector that ultimately proved invaluable.
Because of what he’s done for us and what he has stopped from happening to us please join me in voting to re-elect Danny Scarth for City Council.
— Peggy Schooler, Fort Worth
Danny Scarth supported the hiring of 200 police officers and a $97.5 million police and fire training facility. In spite of a spotless record of support for public safety, the police and fire unions have given his opponent $64,000.
Why? The unions are angry that Danny voted for modest changes to their pensions to address a $1.2 billion unfunded liability. His courageous vote helps avoid a financial crisis that has already bankrupted other cities.
But here’s the rub. Retirees still get 80 percent of their salaries for life, allowing many to make more in retirement than they did while working. Pretty sweet deal.
Danny’s opponent, by taking the unions’ money, will be beholden to them, which means that if he wins the taxpayers of Fort Worth could ultimately lose.
The guy in the wheelchair is the one standing up for the taxpayers of Fort Worth.
— Greg Ricks, Fort Worth
Colleyville’s Glade Road
As a 24-year resident of Colleyville, I feel strongly that Colleyville residents need to vote against Resolution 1 so that the city can proceed, and finally complete, Glade Road enhancements.
Bobby Lindamood and Liz Zeitlin, by initiating a petition, have delayed this project long enough to protect their own narrow stake as property owners on Glade Road.
— Jim Fletcher, Colleyville
Thanks to the Star-Telegram for recommending that Colleyville vote “no” on the Glade Road proposition and for Nancy Coplen and Mike Taylor for the Colleyville City Council.
Glade Road must be updated to keep up with our fast-paced growth and not be held back by the selfish needs of a few.
— David Thompson, Colleyville
Unintended interpretations and the consequences that follow are always a primary concern when new laws are written and passed.
Our city attorney has given his legal input on Resolution 1. Chris Putman, Bobby Lindamood and Liz Zeitlin have elevated themselves above the very law they wrote to put on the ballot and are no longer willing to do what’s in the best interest of Colleyville.
The poorly worded Resolution 1 is ripe for many years of expensive litigation.
Voting for Mike Taylor and Nancy Copelin is a vote for Colleyville’s future. Vote against Resolution 1 to improve Glade Road, or pay for frivolous lawsuits that will be debated for years.
When a law is vague, ambiguous and without legal merit, the only possible result is years of litigation.
The only ones who will benefit if Resolution 1 is passed are attorneys, and Colleyville will make some of them very wealthy.
— Patricia D. Henderson, Colleyville