We must bring TRANSPARENCY to the city council’s decisions via participatory democracy, and I will make sure that there is Full transparency on all Key initiatives. Some examples of a LACK of transparency include the Preston and Wade ($2 Bn corridor) bankruptcy (Where are we on this?) and the Exide Battery plant cleanup (Where are we on the $45 MM of taxpayer money sitting in escrow for ~15 years?).
Did Frisco small businesses benefit or were they hurt by these decisions?
In this age of technology it is shocking that information on business before the City Council is not readily provided to taxpayers. Our residents are working hard to support their families, and expecting them to attend city council meetings in order to get details on such big ticket items is very outdated. I believe that we can significantly increase transparency and make information available to residents at their fingertips with little-to-no cost to the taxpayer by adding on to our city website and app.
By adding easy to find, easy to understand information onto the website and App, we can make information accessible to the average resident. It’s important that Frisco taxpayers have full transparency on what the city council is doing and if the promises are being kept, and have full access to this information at their fingertips without having to leave their homes to attend council meetings that are often scheduled at inopportune times for the average resident.
Additionally, we can use this technology to have citizen input before the council makes decisions, making us a much more participatory democracy – true resident representation.