Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dear Citizens of Farmers Branch:

Dear Citizens of Farmers Branch:

As April is drawing to a close, the vast majority of our friends and neighbors are quietly
going about their business, driving to work, taking their kids to school, attending
activities at the Senior Center, and finding time to make it to City Hall to take advantage
of early voting, while a small minority of citizens are flooding the city with vitriol, anger,
character assassination, and unabashed dishonesty. Must be election time in Farmers

How one reacts to desperation says much about a personʼs character. When youʼre
desperate, are you willing to set aside your values, your honesty and integrity, in order
to cling to a fading hope? Will you say anything and do anything to get what you want,
regardless of what it does to others or your own reputation? Sadly, weʼre witnessing
one ugly answer to that question.

Candidateʼs Bledsoe and Rendon and their supporters find themselves racked with

No doubt youʼve received several pieces of angry political propaganda. I canʼt tell how
much Iʼve wanted to fire off email after email to you, slashing to pieces each and every
dishonest diatribe that Mr. Bledsoe and Mr. Rendon have circulated in the last few
weeks, but that would be too easy. Besides, I have complete confidence that the
citizens of Farmers Branch know the truth, and donʼt need me to point out every lie that
is told to them. Youʼre smarter than that.

And Iʼm not desperate; Iʼm confident. Iʼm confident in Tim OʼHare, Iʼm confident in
Harold Froehlich, Iʼm confident in the present and future of Farmers Branch, and most
importantly, Iʼm confident in you, my friends and neighbors of Farmers Branch. You
recognize progress, leadership and truth when you see it. Iʼm confident you see those
things in Tim OʼHare and Harold Froehlich.

And Iʼm confident you donʼt see it in desperate people or desperation politics. I am
confident that you will reject desperation politics, and the anger, dishonesty, and
character assassination that goes along with it.

Early voting continues through next Tuesday, May 6, election day is Saturday, May 10.
Please vote for progress, leadership, and truth. Vote for Tim OʼHare and Harold

Tim Scott
Farmers Branch City Council, Place 1


Monday, April 28, 2008

Vote for Tim O'Hare and Harold Froehlich, Beginning Today!

I can't believe we've arrived at early voting! Early voting begins today at the Farmers Branch City Hall, and runs through Tuesday, May 6. You can vote Monday through Saturday from 8am to 3pm, Sunday from 1pm to 6pm, and Monday and Tuesday May 5-6 the hours are extended to 7am to 7pm.

I can't stress to you enough the importance of getting to the polls and voting. We need everyone to come out and vote for Tim O'Hare and Harold Froehlich to send the message that this city is heading in the right direction, and we are united in making Farmers Branch the best living place in Texas!

This is an exciting time in our city's history! We are on the verge of explosive growth and breakthrough redevelopment. Let's not slow down! A vote for Tim O'Hare and Harold Froehlich is a vote to continue us on this exciting path.

If you need any assistance getting to the polls, or know of someone who does, please don't hestitate to contact me. Grab your friends and neighbors and go vote!

Tim Scott


Friday, April 18, 2008

Just in Case You Missed It

There's was an article in the DMN today about the mayorial candidate's fundraising efforts. Just in case you missed it, I wanted to highlight candidate Bledsoe's biggest contributors are the Apartment Owner's Association of Greater Dallas PAC, the treasurer of the Dallas chapter of the ACLU, and Elizabeth Villafranca.

That's an organization that disagrees with 68% of our citizens when it comes to illegal immigration enforcement, an officer in the ACLU, and the former President of the Farmers Branch chapter of LULAC and most vocal activist against the city of Farmers Branch.

Be careful of the company you keep. It says alot about you. And candidate Bledsoe's donors say alot about his agenda.


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Mayor and City Council Candidate Forum Tonight!

Wanted to remind you of the first Farmers Branch Candidate Forum, which is tonight, Wednesday, April 9th at 7:00pm at the Farmers Branch Senior Center. This is a great opportunity to hear Candidate for Mayor Tim O'Hare and Candidate for City Council Harold Froelich speak directly the people and discuss their vision for our city. Those two will share the stage with all candidates running for office. I would suggest arriving early to secure a good seat.

See you tomorrow night at 7:00pm at the Farmers Branch Senior Center.


Monday, April 7, 2008

Read This: It's Working in the State of Arizona

Read this article. Notice that even though the naysayers cry that the State's economy is negatively affected, the overall impact has been overwhelmingly positive. A couple of highlights:

Pearce says the overall effect has been undeniably positive for Arizona. "Smaller class sizes, shorter emergency room waits," he said. "Even if [illegal immigrants] are paying taxes -- and most of them aren't -- the cost to taxpayers is huge."

"What I love about what Arizona is doing is we don't have to rely on the federal government," said state Rep. Russell Pearce, a Mesa Republican who has authored most of the toughest measures. "It has truly woken up the rest of America that states can fix that problem."

The campaign has had an effect: Illegal immigrants complain it's impossible to find good work and are leaving the state.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Another New Development in Farmers Branch!

Progress continues at a fast pace in Farmers Branch! At the city council meeting this past Tuesday night, we approved the final plat for the "W-Lofts Addition," a new four-story multi-family residential development, which will consist of approximately 328 apartment units and a parking garage on a site just behind the Sheraton Hotel that is currently a bumpy, abandoned parking lot. You probably have driven through this parking lot on your way to the Galleria if you've ever used the McEwen shortcut.

This is a great addition to the other exciting developments currently underway, and beyond providing another outstanding housing opportunity, it will increase the revenue to the city through additional property taxes.

I want to stress this point: the more developments we have across town and the more new construction that occurs, the greater the property taxes the city receives. The more property taxes the city received, the more outstanding programs we can offer our citizens (like the Dallas Symphony in the Park, programs at the Senior Center, Youth Sports Leagues), and the more beautification projects and parks we can build. Also, we can explore a tax cut to our residents.

This current council and staff are maximizing our current opportunities for new development across the city. We can't stop this momentum! This is a big reason why it's important that you elect Tim O'Hare Mayor of Farmers Branch and Harold Froehlich to the city council. I am confident that Harold Froehlich share our vision for where our city is going, and Tim has been instrumental in bringing major developments to our city. A vote against Tim O’Hare is a vote to slow down our progress.

Tim Scott

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Farmers Branch Police: Oustanding!

I did a ride-along with the FB Police Department on Friday night. What a great experience! Thanks to Officer Rossman for putting up with me for eight hours and for answering all my questions. I can tell you with confidence that Chief Fuller has put together an oustanding police force for us here in Farmers Branch, their professionalism, judgement, and character are unmatched.

Tim Scott

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