“As go the schools, so goes the town” is a phrase often heard in New England when a school related issue is on the ballot. I could not agree more — the local school district can make or break many a business deal or the sale or resale of a residence. I encourage my fellow citizens of McKinney to vote “For” the $191 million MISD Bond. It’s a good bet that if the bond failed, the property value on a $300,000 home would fall more than than the $34.20 per year in taxes the homeowner would pay should the bond pass. Voting “for” schools is the best “property value insurance” you can find.
While I personally would have liked to have a fourth high school built instead of adding capacity to the current schools, I support the passage of the bond and encourage my fellow MISD residents to support the bond as well.
In the race for McKinney City Council at-Large, I encourage voters to choose Roger Harris. While I appreciate the background and experience of the four other candidates, Roger has the unique background of having extensive experience in the area where McKinney needs it most: increasing the commercial tax base. He has worked on the Addison Airport Board and the Collin County Regional Airport Board as well as the McKinney Economic Development Commission. The potential of the Collin County Regional Airport and its effect on our tax base cannot be understated. Roger’s knowledge and background will help move McKinney forward.
While I do not reside in District 2, I encourage those residents to support Geralyn Kever. Her experience on both City Council and as a Trustee for the McKinney Independent School District cannot be overlooked. I appreciate the enthusiasm and energy that Tracy Rath brings to the table but cannot overlook the years of experience and the solid performance that Geralyn Kever lends to the process.
Above all, I encourage every registered voter in McKinney to cast their ballot this Saturday.
With very best regards,
Colleen A. Egan