City Council

Job descriptionThe Council is the city’s governing body. Term is three years.
DutiesEnacts city laws and ordinances
Determines city policies
Adopts city budget
Appoints city manager to administer city government
Annual salaryUnpaid; reimbursed for official city expenses.
MeetingsCouncil meetings twice monthly; special meetings called as needed.

Place 1 Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Mitch HolmesFB:
www.facebook.com/mitchholmesKeller

Email: mitch.holmes03@yahoo.com
Debbie Bryan (incumbent)Website:
www.electdebbiebryan.com

FB:
www.facebook.com/electdebbiebryan

Email: debbierbryan1@verizon.net
760 Mt Gilead Rd, Keller, TX 76248

Place 3 Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Joe MarkhamFB:
www.facebook.com/joemarkhamforkeller

1615 Pleasant Run, Keller, TX 76248
Vandolyn RoszellWebsite:
www.vandolynforkeller.com

FB:
www.facebook.com/Vandolyn-Roszell-for-Keller-City-Council-1156417191162089

2230 Union Church Rd, Keller, TX 76248
Liz Scripter


FB:
www.facebook.com/LizScripterForKeller

Email: votelizscripter@gmail.com
Ensure all residents are fully represented in City Council and make Keller a drive-to destination rather than a drive-through city. I'll work to speed up access to temporary lodging such as hotels and bed & breakfasts, easing travel to and from Keller, increasing the draw to Old-Town Keller, and judiciously reviewing all expenditures of tax moneys - especially those going toward Economic Incentive programs. Easing restrictions on development is key and will help us attract more businesses to our neighborhood. I want to bring decorum, common sense , and common people to the table at City Council in Keller.I am a veteran with a servants heart. I have 20 plus years in business which will show my aptitude for growth, flexibility, intelligent response to real world issues, and professionalism. Keller needs a candidate who connects with people on all levels, who will build relationships with all her neighbors and work toward addressing issues brought forward. I own a small business, am highly involved in government, am working legislative endeavors at the state and federal level, devote my time and dollars to helping impoverished in Tarrant County, and am the most community facing candidate running for this position.
Sean M. Hicks


Website:
www.seanhicks4keller.com

FB:
www.facebook.com/seanhicksforkeller

Email: smhforkeller@gmail.com
My top priority is to find a way to more aggressively reduce the city taxes paid by the home owners of Keller. We can do this by recruiting more commercial development, rate reduction, and homestead exemption increases. New revenue sources must be developed and stop placing the burden on the tax payers. I have been preparing to run for city council for the last three years. I've been a member of the Economic Development Board, attended most city council meetings, met with and discussed issues with current city council people, and prior to Keller spent years on the boards in my previous city. I am a small business owner that has to deal with issues similar to the city. I have held positions with great financial responsibilities than our $80M city budget as well.

Proposition A

Ballot PropositionResolution to Repeal Resolution # 3909 and the vote of the City Council approving a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Agreement pursuant to Chapter 380 of the Texas Local Government, and pursuant to the City' s Economic Development Policy, with The Birch Racquet and Lawn Club.
If I vote FORThe Keller City Council will be required to repeal resolution 3909, which approved a package of economic incentives related to the construction of The Birch Racquet and Lawn Club.
If I vote AGAINSTThe Keller City Council’s resolution 3909 will remain in place.
Tax ConsequencesThere is no impact on individual taxpayers’ rates.
What is Resolution 3909?In July 2017, the Keller City Council passed Resolution 3909, which approved a package of economic development incentives for The Birch Racquet and Lawn Club, a private tennis facility. Four councillors voted for the resolution, one voted against, and two councillors were absent.

According to a recent news article (http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/keller-citizen/article205559254.html), the economic development package includes property tax rebates, waivers for development fees, and a commitment by the city to built a portion of the sewer and drainage infrastructure on the site, at an estimated cost of $380,000. The City of Keller has put economic development funds for this project on hold until after the election.
ResourcesThe Birch Racquet and Lawn Club website, “Answering your Questions” page https://www.thebirch.com/new-page/

Make Keller Strong website (community group) http://makekellerstrong.com/city-election
Recent News Articles“Construction could start soon on controversial private tennis center…” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Mar 16, 2018) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/keller-citizen/article205559254.html

“Keller voters could decide tax breaks for tennis facility”, NBC5
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Keller-Voters-Could-Decide-Tax-Breaks-for-Tennis-Facility-441583723.html

“Keller tennis club approved, but neighbors still unhappy”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (May 17, 2017) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article151015037.html