The best thing about voting for a proven leader is being able to see a documented history of his positions on important issues.
John Keating has cast over 4,000 public votes for the City of Frisco —always supporting conservative spending, lower taxes, fiscal responsibility, quality of life, and smart development. John has worked on solutions for and ultimately voted to:
• Increase property tax value exemptions for residents who are 65 and up and/or disabled
• Lower the City of Frisco’s property tax rate for all residents
• Resolve and mitigate the Exide environmental issue without resorting to expensive litigation
• Dedicate city land for parks, recreation, and cultural facilities
• Increase funding for tactical support, training and community outreach for our police and fire departments
• Support the Bois d’Arc Reservoir to increase Frisco’s access to water through the North Texas Municipal Water District
• And hundreds more…
The question before Frisco residents: Do you really want to roll the dice with unproven candidates who have never so much as served on a City board?
Many of the unique elements to Frisco’s city operations are complicated civic tools of municipal planning. Our 4A/4B corporations, “TIRZ” tax zones, memberships and partnerships in multiple regional jurisdictions across two counties, and even our Council-Manager structure of government… are all areas of expertise that John Keating already brings to the table. Public statements by other candidates make it painfully clear that they simply expect too much on-the-job training.
John Keating’s policy positions are not just “campaign slogans,” but a proven platform for Frisco’s future success:
• Keep our property tax rate one of the lowest in the region —without looking like a city with a low tax rate.
• Preserve our quality of life with green space, parks, and unique community features such as Grand Park
• Continue to recruit and employ the best municipal staff in the nation
• Support our public safety departments with the tools and planning they need to keep Frisco’s residents and visitors safe
• Respect the process and extensive citizen input that developed our 2015 Comprehensive Plan, while understanding it is a guideline and not a bible for the city’s future
• Reduce traffic congestion and minimize tolling while avoiding participation in DART or other wasteful public transit programs
• Help Frisco remain an appealing destination for residents of all ages
• Remain a business-friendly community, one that supports the free market, healthy competition and job creation
The name you know, and trust.