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The Arts in Collin County is a planned facility where painters, sculptors, actors, and muscians will ‘work in harmony in a 100+ acre park’ in Allen. While I am an advocate for the arts, I am perplexed. How does a facility in Allen benefit the residents of Frisco?

In 2001 the mayors of Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano decided Collin County ‘needed’ more art and commissioned a feasibility study. They liked it so much they were moved to put it on the ballet in 2002. In 2002 the good citizens went out and voted. The citizens of McKinney, by majority vote, did not see a benefit to McKinney – being situated just north of Allen. Funny thing about the pact for the ACC (as it is called). It was supposed to be a four city deal. If one city backed out the deal was supposed to fall through. The mayors of Allen, Frisco, and Plano still moved forward with selling the bonds.

Now the question of benefit, costs, and fiscal responsibility of it all is coming to question again…
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