Actually there is probably no reason to. There is nothing school board members can do to help the Cedar Hill ISD.
The die is cast for the city’s future. The TIF (see Tax Increment Financing page) and City Center plans are in place to benefit some.
The 300 apartments at Straus and FM 1382 are being constructed so that the TIF can have some income. What is a bit sad is there are some just now asking what are those things?
The bonds are being burned up. Upper middle class neighborhoods are getting or have gotten some asphalt for their tax money. Otherwise they have gotten 300 apartments or a Fuel City or a horse corral nearby.
Upper middle class houses are permanent regardless of who lives in them. So, the city does not have to respect those who habitat them. The tax money is the same.
Those in south Grand Prairie are getting better Highway 67 interchanges so they can have an alternate to I20 and come south up Old Mansfield Road and West Belt Line Road to get to Dallas or elsewhere north to their employment.
You have heard the old saying you can’t fight city hall. Well, it is even more true with, as of latest count, some 484 full time city employees, most of whom can go down stairs and early vote their 3% salary increases every year.
Then there is the Lake Ridge area which has been a city protected area from any kind of development even with 20 or more acres of commercially zoned property at Lake Ridge Parkway and some on Anderson Road. A planned development for some, if not all of this property, has been buried in Planning and Zoning for years.
And there were accusations and charges filed related to additional helps for Lake Ridge voters in the June 2017 runoff election.