Editorial: Why No Missouri City Officials At FBISD Zoning Meetings?
At the recently packed FBISD zoning meetings, one group was obviously under-represented, or not in attendance at all, that left many in the audience asking why. The meetings over the last few weeks seemed to be targeting Missouri City communities. From Sienna Plantation, in the ETJ, to Quail Valley and parts of First Colony in the city, it became apparent that FBISD finds the east end of the district worthy of such attention. The issue was covered and appeared on Channel 2 news along with many recorded blog reports and comments from the taxpayers/residents of the city.
With all this attention being paid to the second largest city in the county many wanted to know why city officials, council members, were not at hand to comment or engage the FBISD, administrator only, zoning committee. HOA board members from the various neighborhoods were participating along with several potential current and former city council candidates, but not the seated mayor or council.
The FBISDWatch question to them is why? With a mayor and council so concerned about the property values in their town whenever the golf course is mentioned, over-looking something with a much more significant impact on families, homes and property values, where were they?
(c) calvin 2008
2009 FBISD Tax Hearing (On YouTube)
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2009 FBISD CONTROVERSIAL TAX HEARING (YES THEY ARE RAISING THEM AGAIN--see petition of over 500 district taxpayers asking for board accountability) --In case anyone missed it they raised the property tax rate again (4th time) in 2010 and more than likely will do so again in 2011 facing another projected 15-20 million dollar budget deficit, according to some media reports. ***NEW*** ..Petition TO STOP THE GSTC (Global Science Museum being planned at the district central office--near $30 million dollar project that superintendent Jenney is pushing): http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopthegcst/ (see update below on this apparently ending this project after 2 years)