Chris Eby: Cheap shots
April 6, 2009
I got a kick out of Mike McCrakens comment (SDN March 25) about Bob Bloch. I suspect there are a lot of differences between Bob and Mike, but the one that jumps out at me is that Bob is an active, concerned player in our community; hes on the Frisco Planning Commission, chaired the Frisco Economic Development Advisory Committee, and is on the Board of Directors of the Copper Mountain Metro District. Mike, on the other hand, has a history of taking misguided cheap shots from the sidelines, and has never, to my knowledge (correct me if Im mistaken, Mike) run for, been elected, or appointed to any local board, commission or municipal committee. His only claim to fame, best I can tell, is he was one of those who helped get Home Depot shot down (interesting that Mikes letter was in the same SDN issue with the front page headline Frisco (sales) tax revenues take plunge).I remain steadfast in my view that the failure to locate Home Depot on the 9 acres of weeds behind Wal-Mart and next to I-70 will go down as the biggest fiscal mistake Frisco voters have ever made. Cheap shots from the sidelines is the chicken-poop approach to public involvement.Theres a host of reasons Frisco citizens should vote No on the upcoming open space ballot. Perhaps the best is that Mike McCraken is voting Yes on it.