Think about the "do-nothing’ approach to Frisco peninsula |

Think about the "do-nothing’ approach to Frisco peninsula

Bill Guerrette

I’m writing in response to the letter from Frisco Mayor Bob Moscatelli. In the letter the mayor states, “The Frisco Town Council is not pro-golf.” I’m glad the mayor has cleared this up because many of us Frisco residents felt that the council would not stand in the way of a golf course if it were proposed. I would like the rest of the elected officials to come out and say that they will do whatever they can to stop the development of a golf course. 

I admit I am not as well informed as I would like to be. I work as a paraprofessional at Summit High as a step toward my teaching career. Unfortunately, because this job does not pay a living wage for this county, I need to work nights and weekends when the meetings are held. In addition to my work, I love my county so I try to volunteer with various different organizations. This is why I would like to hear the rest of the council say that they too will stop a golf course, so I do not have to waste my time helping “The Save the Peninsula Coalition” to protect the jewel of Frisco.

I am also wondering if the numbers for tax revenue being used take into account that the 1990s were a time of exceptional growth that might not happen again. Does the town have a coffer that will be there if the recovery does not materialize? If we do not have enough money, is this paving the way for the big Wal-Mart?

Conspicuously missing from the six options stated by the mayor is the do- nothing option. I understand maintenance is a lot less glamorous than sticking a golden shovel into the ground for what you believe is the next great thing for the Frisco. The truth is the future is what we are planning for. Does the council want to be remembered for using restraint and budgeting well, or making the next mistake (i.e. the Frisco towers)?

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