By Angie Bado, TSB Publisher
“You have to be willing to recognize that the people who live here have the right to know what’s going on and the right to have a say in how their community develops,” said Brian Loughmiller, Mayor of McKinney.
Well, McKinney, here is your opportunity to find out what’s going on in the world of our dear city from the mayor himself. We’ve broken up our conversation in three parts.
Part 1: “Are we going to be a good city at 400,000 people? Are we going to be able to provide all the services that we have to provide — sufficient water, sufficient roads? If the answer is no, then you have to start thinking in terms of it’s not necessarily a bad thing to change things to where we’re only 300,000 or 325,000.”
- Loughmiller shares what he wants to accomplish in these next four years.
- Economic development and why McKinney has lost commercial business to neighboring cities, or is this a misperception within the community?
- Loughmiller describes how he has changed as a person since he was elected mayor four years ago.
- What does McKinney look like in 2025?
- Population growth.
- Loughmiller shares his thoughts on the growing minority populations in McKinney as well as transportation and water.
- Find out why McKinney will never see a DART bus or train anytime soon.
- Loughmiller issues a call to action for McKinney citizens.
- His advice to the three candidates running for the city council at-large seat.