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Hate Traffic? Vote!

February 23, 2018

 

Spotlight on Community

 

Why Bother with Voting?

 

People are quick to tell you your vote matters, but then you watch the evening news.  Lots of Texans feel their vote doesn't influence what happens in Washington D.C. at all.  Honestly, on the national scene your vote does get diluted, but when it comes to city, county and state races, that same vote is critical.

 

In a world becoming more global every day, you may wonder what local politicians can do for you.  Well, for one thing, your local representatives have a huge impact on your daily drive.  When you sit in the traffic on the I-30 bridge wondering why "they" don't do something about it, you should realize "they" is you and you can do something about it by voting.  That's something I figured out recently. 

 

Rockwall Road Consortium

 

Until this month's Rockwall/Royce City MLS meeting came along I had no idea there was anything called the Rockwall Road Consortium, but now I am happy they are there.  I keep an eye on national issues, but hadn't really thought that much about local concerns.  I learned all kinds of things about potential population growth and tax rates, but that was just the warm up.  

 

When they started talking about the traffic on the I-30 bridege and tied that daily mess mess back to the growing population here in the Lakeplex, they really got our attention.  If we've got less than

100,000 folks out here now, what's it going to be like when it gets to 300,000?

 

According to all the fancy charts, (which you can find here) we'll have all our road problems under control by 2025 - if the projects stay on schedule.  What would get them off schedule you might wonder?  Well, everyone in the room wanted to know the same thing.