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Letter to the Editor: Hayden, Webb, Dixon for business
In Flower Mound, the election for local leaders on town council is again turning into a political “hot bed.” I have experienced the turmoil at Town Hall on numerous occasions. I have witnessed the bickering among the council and lack of direction on economic development resulting in missed opportunities for Flower Mound.
I know from operating businesses for 30 years and serving on nonprofit boards is that you need agreement from the board or business owners to accomplish anything. The current town council is broken, the bickering is endless and nothing gets done. The council spends more time arguing than setting a direction and course for the future of the community. In 2011, as chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, my vision was to work with Flower Mound to bridge the gap between small and large businesses to build a cohesive business base. All along the way, the chamber’s efforts were resisted by the town. Why? Some current council members think that the chamber is a for-profit entity that promotes itself and serves no purpose to the community.
Flower Mound is at a crossroads with a great opportunity to build a solid business tax base. Watching town council meetings over the past six months it is apparent that the NFL (Northern - Filidoro - Lyda) has lost control of the council and that keeping their power is more important than overseeing the progress of the town.
I support the candidates want to expand the business tax base in Flower Mound. These candidates are Tom Hayden for mayor, Steve Dixon and Bryan Webb for town council.