Doug Malkan: Vote Yes in Frisco
April 17, 2009
Frisco voters you have received a mail-in ballot for the Frisco Right to Vote initiative. Hopefully this initiative will solve the problem Frisco has of the town going off in the wrong direction ” by checking-in with voters before developing large publicly owned parcels such as the Frisco Peninsula and the former Home Depot lot.
I was involved in organizing the Save the Peninsula initiative in 2002. That was one of the many times the town got going in the wrong direction and the voters had to correct them. The petitioning process took almost a year that time and involved 30 volunteers walking down every street in Frisco to try to knock on every door to collect hundreds of signatures. Now we are on the seventh time since 1993 that Frisco has had an issue on the ballot created by petitioning or the threat to petition. Frisco can’t go on with a petition drive every other year or so. This is not the way a functioning system is supposed to work. That’s why the Right to Vote Initiative is so important. If you are a registered voter in Frisco please vote YES on the Right to Vote Initiative and get your ballot in before the deadline of April 28.