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Frisco Texas is a fast growing community in north Texas, just north of Dallas. It has seen exponential growth over the last decade. Once known as a pleasant, rural, ranch community, it is now an embattled urban cultural hot-spot of politicking and closed door dealing. The Arts in Collin County center has created quite a bit of vocalizing on both sides. Currently, those for the ACC (as it is called) have the marketing edge in road signage and social networking advertising.

At question is a multi-million dollar bond that was strongly pushed by the outgoing Frisco mayor. Part of the deal was if Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano would all back it the everyone would back it. McKinney voters said no; Plano dropped out, in, out. Allen (who wins if this goes through) is still in. And, Frisco conservatives and Tea Party participants managed to get the bond vote back to the ballot.

Careful though: you have to vote ‘yes’ to say ‘no’ … confusing, isn’t it? It appears to this writer intentionally so.
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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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