All funding for 380 Grants are generated by the municipality. Rowlett will provide for all the funding in a 380 Grant. There is no state or federal funding. That means we make the down payment and provide 15 years of ad valorem tax rebates for the Village of Rowlett apartments. Our contribution to the Village in cash and kind will be about $10 million. The deal was not presented to citizens or council that way. Citizens are owed a huge explanation. Somebody needs a good old fashioned butt chewing for the misleading presentation. Anyone that knowingly contributed to such a deception should be fired. Rowlett isn't a kingdom. Some just think that it is.
The signing of the partnership agreement with the developer should be delayed until the citizens know the real deal.
Debbie Bobbit was right.