(Note: this is not mine, merely borrowed from another blog.)
“Ambition is the last refuge of failure.” – Oscar Wilde
This Reporter learned that the City of Forney ambitiously spent $20,000,000 on parks the city cannot afford. And what remedy does the city seek? Why, spread the wealth, or spread the misery – your choice. Forney is lobbying the State Legislature for a constitutional amendment to create parks districts, presumably districts that would mirror the associated school district.
When governments speak of “districts”, they speak of taxing entities, like hospital districts, municipal utility districts, school districts, community college districts and so on.
Your Texas State senator and Representative need to hear from you. They must know you do not want a constitutional amendment that taxes rural residents to pay for a municipality’s extravagance.
Times are tough and going to get tougher, before they get better. It is paramount we prevent an amendment to the Texas constitution that allows the formation of “park districts”
Select this link to find your Texas State Senator contact information: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/members.htm
Use this link to find your Texas State Representative: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/welcome.php
Call, write a personal note, send email – be sure to tell them you oppose a constitutional amendment for “parks districts”.
Rockwall Residents are represented by
Rockwall County Office:
603 N. Goliad
Rockwall, Texas 75087
(972) 722-3377 Fax
2500 Stonewall St.
Greenville, Texas 75401
Fax (903) 450-9796