ON MAY 11, ELECT TOM W. CLAYTON M.P.A. MAYOR OF THE CITY OF SPRINGTOWN
YOUR VOTE for TOM W CLAYTON MPA for MAYOR OF SPRINGTOWN IS A VOTE FOR NEW COMMERCIAL RETAIL BUSINESS, NEW FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CREATING NEW JOBS FOR LOCALS, LOWER TAXES & WATER RATES WITH LESS WASTE, PLEASE VOTE EARLY- APRIL 29 THRU MAY 7, ELECTION DAY SATURDAY MAY 11, 2013 AT SPRINGTOWN CITY HALL, GOD BLESS & THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
CITY TAX PAYERS JUST CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE- IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU.
+As a former city council member and current mayoral candidate, I am speaking up for the 1200+ citizens of Springtown who pay the bills for everybody including the 70,000 in the ISD that call Springtown home and congregate inside the city limits. Most folks outside the city limits come here every day and are welcome.
+It cost money to run this city and after six years on the council and six years of Mayor Hughes ‘budgets, I finally said no more. The current budget the city is running on I VOTED NO on BECAUSE I DIDN’T WANT TO JUST RAISE WATER RATES, CITY TAXES AND FEES ON EVERYBODY ONCE AGAIN JUST TO HAVE ENOUGH TO PAY THE CITY BILLS.
+There were enough insignificant items on this budget that could have been cut off the budget and not raise any rates or tax at all. I have advised the mayor for years there is another way, focusing on increasing our sales tax revenue, Mayor Hughes wanted no part of it.
+My plan of using the Mayor position to go out and promote Springtown and bring commercial development and investors back to Springtown creating new sales tax revenue and jobs for locals is our only option for creating new commercial business and takes the burden off the local Springtown city taxpayer and the council to raise any fees or taxes. It is really the only way to keep from raising taxes and fees no matter who the mayor is.
+I am the only one running willing to do something different in the Mayor’s office to help our local taxpayers. Protect yourself, vote to elect , Tom W. Clayton for Mayor of Springtown on May 11 at city hall and I promise that raising taxes, fees and water rates will be the very last resort to creating revenue for the city to pay its bills. Additional sales tax revenue and cutting waste off the budget is the only way to go. Please Vote Tom W. Clayton MPA Mayor of the City of Springtown. early voting April28-May 7 @ City Hall. Thank you for your support.
I came to Springtown 14 years ago with the purpose of raising my son here in peace and maybe starting a new family if the Lord blessed me in that way and just having a simple life with friends and new relations you could count on. It hasn’t all gone as I had hoped it would but, that’s typical for a life lived in service to others. I have no choice for the Lord has blessed me with a servants' heart. Remember this; Anyone who questions the status quo in goverment is a troublemaker, but to whom? At least that's what those in charge will label him.
********************************************************This election is very simple; after three terms(6yrs)Mayor Hughes still doesn't have the time to be the full time Mayor that Springtown desperately needs in the city’s' current economic situation. He does not believe it is his job as Mayor to travel to promote Springtown to potential investors in other cities and parts of the state, or work to generate new commercial business, as other mayors do, increasing the cities sales tax revenue line item in the city budget and creating new jobs for locals. The Mayor does not see it as his problem, so he does nothing and would not accept help from me when it was offered when I served with him on the city council. Causing the city to have to raise taxes, fees and water bills, to pay the city's bills. I could not disagree with the Mayor more on this point. These are the facts and they are undisputable. "If you don't want to do everything the job of Mayor requires, let someone who will, it is a disservice to the citizens to do anything less. Your choice: If you support my plan of new commercial business, new family entertainment, creating new jobs with more retail choice, lower taxes and water bills in Springtown then vote for me. Also because I was the only councilman who voted "NO" on the Mayors last tax and water bill hike because we could have cut more from the budget if we would have kept working as I wanted to do. As Mayor, you are on call 24-7. Or, if you want two more years of no new business with higher property taxes, city fees and water bills because the mayor refuses to cut waste and reject new business, then vote for Mayor Hughes. Without new business, the city will have no choice to raise taxes and fees to pay the bills, it's your money and your bills prove my point. Remember, I served six years at city hall as your councilman, I know exactly what goes on and how it works. I fought it from the inside and tried to do right for years. We really need a Mayor willing to make cuts to the budget and refuse to raise rates and fees when unnecessary and clean up unnecessary spending and waste making the city government more efficient and effective. . You have to tighten your belt, so does the City. Lead by example. Being a City Councilman or a Mayor is a real fulltime job for no money. You do not have to settle for less than you deserve in this election. Elect the person that is going to work the hardest for you.
You told me "three terms with this Mayor and still no new commercial development, no new jobs, and no family entertainment in Springtown is enough. Give someone else a chance to serve and solve these problems."
The Mayors administration has not acquired or created any new significant long-term revenue sources in the three terms (6yrs.) in office. What is the last business you saw the city bring to town? In the last 14 years, city government has failed to develop or adopt a serious plan for bringing new commercial business and entertainment to the city, which has caused little growth in our sales tax revenue, imperative to sustaining a healthy city budget. Therefore, taxes, fees and water bills increased to make up the difference. Springtown is far behind, this election is the time to act to change the current city policy of "sit and wait, see what happens" this is a policy that I never agreed with and gets us nowhere and leaves our economic future unsecured and uncertain. I see new businesses going up everywhere outside the city; and I ask, “WHY are we losing all that sales tax revenue to the County?” New sales tax revenue is the only way to lower your property taxes, your water bills, and city fees and to generate new income for the city securing our economic future!
“WE SHOULD SETTLE FOR NO LESS”
If elected Mayor May 11, I will use the Mayor’s office for what is hasn't been used for in Springtown. To attract commercial business to our town creating the desperately needed sales tax revenue, new family entertainment, providing new jobs for locals with more shopping choices for everyone and continued revitalization of our square and tabernacle similar to Granbury, but Springtown, making Springtown an economic and historic destination for tourtist. If elected Mayor, this can be accomplished, I'm just asking for the chance to try.
"It is the Mayor's job, his duty and obligation to the citizens to be the city's top advocate and salesman. He must be a proactive thinker, a visionary and must attend many meetings and functions outside of Springtown to make the Mayor available to every opportunity and chance to meet new potential investors, business owners and government officials. These are relationships that could benefit Springtown in the long term but, that's not going to happen staying at home; the fish aren't going to jump into the boat you have got to go and get'em. The Mayor must always be promoting Springtown and Springtown ISD everywhere; he goes, as I do."
“YOU DON'T HAVE TO SETTLE FOR LESS”
Every Mayor’s obligation to his citizens -
1. It is the Mayor’s job to have a plan to ensure long-term economic stability for our city;
2. Develop long-term revenue sources such as new commercial businesses and investment of city funds;
3. To encourage small businesses and new jobs;
4. To invite investors and developers
5. To plan, protect, and promote the city and community. -The Mayor doesn't see any of this as his job, as I do, and I hope you do too. You can have a Mayor that does all these things and much more for you if on May 11 you Vote to Elect Tom W Clayton MPA for Mayor of Springtown. This is good for everybody.
"WORKING TWICE AS HARD FOR YOU!" ALWAYS PUTTING SPRINGTOWN CITIZENS FIRST. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
"Less goverment control, regulation and intrusion into your personal and business life."THAT'S FREEDOM!" or atleast a start.