I wrote a Letter to the Editor regarding the Town Center TIF, but never sent it in. But Les Reagan has one that hits the mark.
Following the articles in both the Keller and Ft. Worth newspaper regarding the mess that successive City Councils have given us over Town Center I had a warm and fuzzy feeling of vindication.
The countless letters I wrote warning about the coming storm were not well received. Actually one mayor called and asked me to stop the letters. I have now passed that point and come up with a solution, unless the taxpayers have no problem paying off this folly.
Somewhere out there in business land there must be a company that wants an obscene looking headquarters building, albeit it being poorly designed as far as usable space. The City could sell it and maybe find someone to buy the Recreation Center and let it become a taxable entity also. Had the City fathers only listened and remodeled the old grocery store on 377 into an attractive headquarters and let some developer lose his tail on a strip shopping center and apartments, which is what Town Center has evolved into, property taxes wouldn’t have to be so high.
Well it’s too late to cry over spilled milk, but it would help if future Councils were more attuned to citizens comments but whoa that seems to be a national problem too.
–Les Reagan, Keller