We must focus on the rising cost of living and the impact taxes will have on families. Again, I’d like to see a focus on the effective tax rate. To do so, the City must continue to have smart development.

Allen Youth Council

I’d love to see a focus on helping our youth understand local government. I picture a Council made up of 24 young men and women of high school age on a council that meets once a month. City Council members and City staff would share the workings and decision making that goes on. They would receive Council agendas and meeting notes. They could attend Council meetings and events. And, they would have access to share their thoughts and concerns, as well as ask their questions.