Better roads & streets to ease traffic congestion
We live in one of the biggest cities in the country and one of the fastest growing regions, in population. We cannot fool ourselves. There is no “If we don’t build it, they won’t come” strategy. They will keep coming, and we need to be ready. Kicking the can down the road cannot be Dallas’ official policy on how to keep up with our transportation and infrastructure needs. And this is where I have stark contrasts with my opponents. Nostalgia is not a plan; nor is harsh “I told you so” retrospective. We have to build today, for a bigger, more congested Dallas of the future. We must build revenue to fill potholes, improve alleys, and smooth our roads. This lack of attention to basic city services adds time to your commute, keeps working parents away from their families and takes money out of your pocket for car repairs. Want to fix the roads? We first need to fix the ethics of City Hall. We also need a pragmatic strategy to pay for this, and that comes back to growing businesses and jobs to create the revenue. Only a responsible plan and realistic attitude towards growth will work.