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Re: Mayor Whatley

A response to the Midlothian mayor’s "setting the record straight" editorial, which was published in several local newspapers.

Wow! Fourteen hundred words and the story is as straight as FM 1387.

When the mayor, mayor pro-tem or the mayor’s selection to replace Mr. [Tommy] Mitchell comes to your door, set the timer! Two minutes of your time is all it should take.

The mayor and his team take exception to individuals questioning their actions. The mayor has been in Midlothian politics 20 years, Dusty Fryer has been in the limelight 10 years.

Here are several questions, you should ask when they come to visit:

1. How soon after the May election will the apartments on Walter Stephenson start construction?

2. Of the approx. 3,000 homes to be built just west of Loves Truck Stop, how many will be in the Midlothian school district and in Grand Prairie? That’s right, thousands of people paying no Midlothian taxes will be using your streets and parks.

3. In the next 20 years how many times will the siding on station #3 need to be painted?

4. The MISD pays the city of Midlothian $5 million a year to fund Railport; this will continue for at least 20 years. Is this a good use of education taxes? If you choose this question, please reset the timer to 2024.

5. Why were citizens in Midlothian denied a vote on forced annexation?

If you could care less elect the mayor’s team.

Like a true politician, the mayor has addressed no issues. He has pointed the finger at people who do care how the money is spent. The RCAA members are asking questions and the council doesn’t like it. Check us out at http://rcaa.us.

The city wants to annex me and have me accept the city’s debt. Why shouldn’t I ask questions? I worked for my money; don’t the citizens in the city work too? I have had no vote in the building of parks, Midlothian Parkway or anything else the city wants money for.

The mayor and council do need your prayers. Not your vote!

Bill Redding



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