Irving, Texas. February 28, 2013 –
Loren Byer's campaign sent Irving Weekly the following press release.
"The campaign will ask voters to support Loren in an effort to make Irving even better through innovative economic development and responsible fiscal leadership."
Candidate Byers has continually shown a firm belief Irving is a great city full of wonderful neighborhoods. Loren believes we are keenly aware government cannot cure our ills. We understand it will take all of us working together to make Irving better, to improve our neighborhoods, to make us even safer, and to continue to provide the services to keep Irving vibrant. However, we also recognize it shares some of the burden. Loren believes we can start a process that will involve all of us working together, the city providing support where necessary, and civic groups pitching in where and when they can. The end result will be an even better Irving for all of us.
During the last council meeting, the agenda contained resolutions committing Irving’s taxpayers to shoulder a little over $13 million in obligations. A fraction over $12 million was for infrastructure in new developments for North Irving. Loren was the lone citizen voice asking the council to be sure the money was being spent prudently. Using an analogy of the Bixby Creek Bridge project completed in the 1930s in California, he pointed out the high cost of engineering and constructing this difficult and dangerous project resulted in a win-win for everybody. The money for that civic project was well spent because the return on investment impacted everybody involved. It saves 28 driver miles in a one way trip (versus driving 714 feet with the use of the bridge) not to mention the countless taxpayers’ dollars that would have been spent to improve and maintain those same 28 miles of roadway for the past 80 years. Loren asked the council to hold themselves to the same high standards when spending the Irving taxpayer’s money. Candidate Byers is committed to bring that level of fiscal responsibility to bear if elected to the council.
Loren believes the city’s financial involvement should never exceed the benefit received for the citizens and taxpayers of Irving. For a peek at ideas that could foster responsible economic development while providing a positive and beneficial result for the city visit http://www.LorenByers.com and click on the Proposals page for more information on making Irving even better.
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