Will someone just tell me what the hell Form Base Codes did for Rowlett's Dairy Queen? How did it benefit Rowlett citizens? We are told FBC assures quality materials. So what? If one doesn't use sound construction practices, quality materials will fail. FBC has nothing to do with quality construction. I get tired of being lied to. Do we have to get the city's permission to buy a Blizzard or be awarded a time slot when we can go to Dairy Queen?
We just barely missed a dictatorship a while back, however some of the previous city manager's remnants are alive and well. They still populate much of City Hall. But.......they're not selfish. All they want is control over your life and property. Soon, under the water conservation rules, you will be notified when you can take a shower, and what time of day. It's all for your own good. Oh, maybe there will be a little rule about what days you can drive, or maybe some fees for the air you breathe, but that is only for the greater good. No big deal.
I keep conjuring up this nettlesome little image about the blind leading the blind. Or, with a more sinister view, how about the words "population control?" Certainly, everything is well intentioned, right?
Perhaps the above is a little "over the top," but it serves to point out that ultimately the citizens of Rowlett are responsible for planning their own destiny. You must engage. You can not pass the responsibility of government to others. You must make your thoughts known. We have a representative democracy. We vote for leaders. It is your responsibility to know what your leaders are doing. If, in your opinion, they are doing wrong, vote them out. However, if you find one you really like, and you want to keep them, they still have to play by the rules........and that is to follow the rules.
There are a lot of smart people in Rowlett. We need to hear from them. When pandered to, don't fall for it. Keep your eyes and ears open. When something is forced on you, demand explanations. On the other hand, when you are convinced someone is genuinely fond of, and working for, the benefit of the citizens of Rowlett, then give them your support.
Ultimately, you run this town, not "officialdom." An overused cliché is that "you get the government you deserve." I couldn't have said it better.