TOM W.CLAYTON FOR SPRINGTOWN CITY COUNCIL/ IT'S ABOUT SERVING OTHERS
Tom W. Clayton M.P.A. 2014 candidate for City Council
IT'S NOT ABOUT ME - I DON'T DO IT FOR THE MONEY AND I DON'T DO IT FOR THE PRAISE -IT’S ABOUT ALL OF YOU AND MY BELIEF IN SERVICE TO ONE ANOTHER.
+As a former city council member and current city council 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.
+Just like your home or business, It cost money to run this city. The last city budget i had the job of voting 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. I KNOW A BETTER WAY. By working with the other council members and city staff, as I always have, I know I can continue to help, and this can be accomplished by working together in the best interest of all Springtown citizens.
+There were enough 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 innovation, identifying additional line items that could be cut or adjusted or paid for in another way, and increasing our sales tax revenue by encouraging reputable family oriented businesses.
+In part, my plan is to, on my own time, promote Springtown and bring commercial development and investors 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 to help our local taxpayers. Protect yourself, vote to elect, Tom W. Clayton for Springtown City Council on May 10 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 may be the best option we have and the way to go. Please Vote Tom W. Clayton MPA for Springtown City Council Springtown. early voting April28-May 7 @ City Hall. Election /day May 10 at city Hall. Thank you for your support.
I was the only councilman who voted "NO" on the Cities last tax and water bill hike when i served as you councilman, because we could have cut more from the budget if we would have kept working as I wanted to do. I don’t want two more years of no economic development sparked by the city, with higher property taxes, city fees and water bills. Without a plan from the city to entice 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. Not having a plan for new business , leaves control of the city’s future to chance , you wouldn’t run your house this way, It's not a good idea to run a city this way either. I it wouldn’t take much to accomplish what i am talking about , with the help of the other members of the city council and the city staff, I know this can be accomplished with a little effort.
Remember, I served six years at city hall as your city councilman, I know exactly what goes on and how it works. I fought the good fight for you from the inside and tried to do the right thing for years. We really need a councilman 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 or little 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 and stand up for you when you need him the most. My council record of working well with everyone at city hall and everyone who came before the city council requesting something from the city is a matter of public record. My personal policy of fair play and applying the rules equally across the board with everyone, not showing favoritism, just being fair with everybody, whether you supported me or not, is also a matter of public record.
“YOU SHOULD SETTLE FOR NO LESS”
If elected again to the Springtown City Council. I still believe that is t a good idea 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 tourist. If elected, this can be accomplished, I'm just asking for the chance to try. I am asking for a chance to serve, because it’s not about me, it's about all of you and my belief in service to one another and my ability to fill that need.
"I believe Councilmembers must be proactive thinkers, visionaries planning for the future not just filling a seat and should attend meetings and functions outside of Springtown when possible to make the City aware 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. Your elected officials should always be promoting Springtown and Springtown ISD at every opportunity as I do."
“YOU DON'T HAVE TO SETTLE FOR LESS”
My mission and obligation to Springtown citizens as your councilman
1. It is the Councils job, led by the Mayor, 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 support and encourage small businesses and new jobs and to be there for our local businesses when needed;
4. To invite and welcome investors and developers to invest and be a part of our Springtown family.
5. To plan for, protect, and promote the city and all of our community with caring, enthusiasm and fairness.
"WORKING TWICE AS HARD FOR YOU!" ALWAYS PUTTING SPRINGTOWN CITIZENS FIRST. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
“STANDING UP FOR WHATS RIGHT, THAT’S JUST HOW I DO THINGS, AS YOUR FORMER COUNCILMAN FOR SIX YEARS, I ALWAYS HAVE AND ALWAYS WILL, IT HASN'T ALWAYS MADE ME POPULAR , BUT I DID WHAT I KNEW WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO AT THE TIME. YOU CAN COUNT ON ME.” WITH YOUR VOTE, YOU’LL HAVE A FRIEND ON THE SPRINGTOWN CITY COUNCIL THAT CARES ABOUT YOU AND WILL BE THERE FOR YOU WHEN YOU NEED HIM THE MOST." PLAN FOR THE FUTURE -- GO VOTE TOM
"I support and believe in Less goverment control, regulation and intrusion into your personal and business life."THAT'S FREEDOM!" or atleast a start.