Dec. 13 vote is not about finances
December 10, 2005
We take exception with Jim Morgan’s comment on Dec. 1 that the election is about finances. Where is the financial emergency? The Frisco Town Council has not demonstrated a real need for additional revenue, nor have they shown that selling the 9.4 acres to Home Depot is the best way to provide additional revenue for the community. This election is about asking the people of Frisco whether they want to sell the 9.4 acres to Home Depot.It would make more sense for the town to maintain and develop this property as the Gateway to Frisco, instead of selling to an entity that would make it a warehouse. It should be developed with something more sustainable and amenable to the community. Home Depot revenues will not help us develop the local economy. Remember, as reported in the Frisco Economic Development Strategy, spring 2003, “For every $1 spent in a community, approximately $0.67 stays in the community if spent in independent business, versus $0.17 if spent in a chain and $0.06 if spent in a big box store.” If we want to develop our local economy, we should promote local business. Home Depot will increase traffic and pollution, burden our community resources and put many local merchants out of business.For citizens like ourselves, rejecting Home Depot is about making sensible choices for the future of our small mountain community. Vote “No” on Dec. 13 to keep Frisco Frisco.