Richardson...Our Future Starts Here!
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Our Future lies ahead...Not behind us! So letâ€™s keep Richardson moving Forward!
Elect Chris Davis for Place 3
Richardson...Our Future Starts Here!
Pol. adv. pd. for by Chris Davis, 922 Blue Lake Circle, Richardson, TX 75080, John DeMattia, Treas.
Early Voting Richardson Civic Center 411 W. Arapaho Road Richardson, TX 75080
Fretz Park Recreation Center 6950 Beltline Road Dallas, TX 75254
Dallas City Hall 1500 Marilla Street Dallas, TX 75201
Records Building 509 Main Street Dallas, TX 75202
Early Voting: April 27th - May 5th
Election Day is Saturday, May 9th
Dear Neighbor, I recently made the decision to run for City Council in Place 3. Many of you have been asking me for years when I was going to make this run. I believe the time is right for a fresh voice in Place 3 and I would like the opportunity to serve the residents of our city as your representative on the Council. As a 26-year resident of Richardson, I have been active in my neighborhood association working to protect property values, as well as quality of life in Richardson. I served on the City Planning Commission for eight years, the last year as Vice-Chair. It was a privilege to represent District 3 regarding zoning decisions and participating in the process for the development of our city. Understanding that successful local schools can enhance our property values and our ability to attract business, I served on the PTA Board at Dover Elementary School for several years as a neighborhood advocate. I have also served on the Richardson YMCA Board for the past three years. Public, Civic, Private and Educational volunteer efforts have been my passion to support and promote both the growth and the stability of this dynamic community. It is my conviction that our city government should provide necessary services to its citizens in an efficient, responsible and transparent manner while keeping spending in check and our tax rate as low as possible. I would be honored to have your support for my campaign. Please vote for Chris Davis for Place 3 on Saturday, May 9th. It’s time for a change! Chris Davis Right Change - Right Time
What Chris Davis Stands for:
“I have known Chris Davis for many years, and she and I have worked together to improve the condition and quality of life in our residential neighborhoods. She is also an advocate of quality retail and good corporate citizens and businesses. A vote for her is a vote for experience and commitment.” Jay Dalehite, Canyon Creek Community Leader
Fiscal Responsibility, Accountability & Transparency
Chris favors more transparency in our fiscal matters. Zero-based budgeting would ensure that we are not padding budget categories with surplus revenue, but providing only funds necessary to carry out the city’s business on behalf of the citizens. Putting the city checkbook online, like the State of Texas now does, is another tool that adds more transparency and accountability of government to the citizens.
“Chris is passionate about Richardson and works especially hard to help our older neighborhoods be the best they can be. We need forward-thinking leaders to keep our neighborhoods vibrant and attractive for families currently living here, as well as for those considering calling Richardson home.” Janet DePuy, City Plan Commission & Heights Park Community Leader “Chris is a respected leader with decades of direct experience working to solve issues with a focus on improving neighborhoods. Her professionalism, insight and fresh perspective will add tremendous value to the new City Council.” Barry Hand, City Plan Commission & Cottonwood Heights Neighborhood Leader
Revitalization of Retail & Residential
The City has begun to expand its focus to revitalization of older neighborhoods and retail centers with the encouragement of neighborhood and homeowner association leaders. For many years the neighborhoods of Richardson have been asking for new and better retail choices. The Chamber of Commerce has finally begun to work in this area and we have had more ribbon cuttings for new businesses in the last two years than in recent memory. Chris will work with the Chamber and new members on the City Council to continue this effort to attract more retail, restaurant and new business choices for Richardson residents and keep our sales tax dollars at home.
Focus on Neighborhoods to Maintain Property Values & Protect Quality of Life
In 1997, it was HOA presidents that encouraged the city to devote a portion of the bond funds to Neighborhood Vitality efforts. This portion of the bond election passed and older neighborhoods began to get beautification elements like entry features and uniform walls along major thoroughfares. Neighborhood leaders have been meeting with city council members for years to suggest protective ordinances like garage conversion guidelines, rental property inspection and registration, and home occupancy standards to protect property values in our neighborhoods. Chris will continue to work for the revitalization of older neighborhoods and maintain the stability of Richardson’s newer areas.
Code of Ethics for City Officials
Richardson is one of the few cities in the Metroplex without a Code of Ethics for its city officials. Chris proposes that we immediately draft and pass such a code for Richardson to prevent any appearance of the use of city office or position for personal profit. Maintaining the integrity of our leadership positions is paramount to ensure the trust of our citizens and a good reputation.
First Class Emergency Services
Chris enjoys the support of the Fire Fighters Association and stands for providing Richardson citizens with first class emergency services.
Endorsements: Dallas County Commissioner Maurine Dickey State Representative Jodie Laubenberg Hon. Mary Poss, former Mayor Pro-Tem of Dallas Hon. Mike & Sandy Pappas Cobie Russell, Texas Commission of the Arts & Parkland Board Member Hon. Rhea & Jackie Allison Hon. Jim & Donna Shepherd Hon. John J. Hever, former Councilman from Place 3 (1980 – 1990) John DeMattia, Chairman of Richardson Plan Commission Barry Hand, Neighborhood Leader & Plan Commission Member Janet DePuy, Neighborhood Leader & Plan Commission Member Jim Massey, Former Plan Commission Member Jimmie Mayhew, Former Plan Commission Member Jay Dalehite, Neighborhood Leader in Canyon Creek Darrell Day, Neighborhood Leader in The Reservation Sandra Moudy, Richardson Rotary Bob & Carol Williams, Farmers Insurance Richard Steenson, son of Virginia Steenson, long-time Richardson resident Cindy Villela, PTA & Neighborhood Activist Rod & Bonnie Wells Hank & Patricia Mulvihill Hon. Bob Driegert Eddie & Diane Dees John & Marianne Sherman David & Diana Clawson Diane Dolph Richardson Fire Fighters Association
“For years I have believed that Chris would make a great Council member from Place 3. I am glad to see her finally running. She has long been a neighborhood leader and advocate and it is time for her to take these qualities to the next level of serving on the City Council.” John J. Hever, Former Council Member from Place 3 “I endorse Chris Davis for Richardson City Council. Chris will bring to the City Council the same strong leadership she has brought to her civic activities which include the City Plan Commission.” Sandra Moudy, Canyon Creek Resident “Chris is passionate about her faith, her family, our country, our state, and the city of Richardson. Her many, many years of service to her community and extensive knowledge of city government make her well qualified to serve the citizens of Richardson.” Richard Steenson, long-time Richardson resident & son of Virginia Steenson
Elect Chris Davis for Place 3 Richardson...Our Future Starts Here!