May 2017-Election Edition
Richardson Coalition Newsletter
Election Day: May 6, 7am – 7pm
NOTE: Not all voting locations are the same as for past elections, especially for Collin County residents.
Richardson Coalition Voter’s Guide
The Richardson Coalition is proud to bring you its 2017 Voter’s Guide with information on candidates for Mayor and City Council. Keep our city on a positive path. The choice is ultimately yours. We encourage you to make your choices and vote. Every vote counts.
Candidates (in ballot order)
BOLD* indicates candidate recommended by the Richardson Coalition.
- Jared Weadon
- Paul Voelker *
- Place 1:
- Bob Dubey *
- Place 2:
- Mark Solomon *
- Place 3:
- Scott Dunn *
- Place 4:
- Cory Montfort
- Mabel Simpson *
- Place 5:
- Marta Gómez Frey *
- Kashif Riaz
- Place 6:
- Steve Mitchell *
Richardson Receives Recognition for Transparency
Richardson recently received two Transparency Stars from the Texas Comptroller’s Office for meeting specific financial transparency goals, in the areas of Traditional Finances and Contracts and Procurement.
The Transparency Stars program was started in 2016 to recognize cities, counties and school districts making important strides to greater government transparency. Local government entities can apply for stars in the five areas Traditional Finances, Contracts and Procurement, Economic Development, Public Pensions and Debt Obligations. Richardson’s applications for stars in the remaining three areas are still under review.
Thank you to city staff and council for moving forward to improve transparency in all areas. We look forward to seeing 5-Star Platinum recognition in 2018.
Click here for more information.
Now in its 48th year, the Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual event which features works from the nation’s top visual artists. Located in Cottonwood Park on West Belt Line Road east of Coit Road. Admission is free.
Saturday, May 6, 2017: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017: 10 am – 5 pm
Cottonwood Park, centrally located in the metroplex at 1321 W. Belt Line Rd. Richardson, TX
Summer Water Conservation Schedule in Effect
The City of Richardson implemented its summer water conservation plan on April 1. The lawn irrigation schedule allows for watering at even-numbered addresses on Tuesdays and Saturdays and at odd-numbered addresses on Wednesdays and Sundays. Watering is allowed from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. only on the allowed days from April 1-Oct. 31.