Firethorne Lawsuit Costs FBC Taxpayers BIG!

The incumbent commissioner broke an agreement with the Firethorne developer and cost FBC taxpayers $16MM in legal fees and 4 years of lost tax revenue. In the end, the county settled this lawsuit in 2019 after 5 costly years of litigation, and taxpayers ended up paying $2.2MM for the road in dispute. The legal dispute arose on who was going …

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Setting the Record Straight!

My opponent is once again trying to win this election by spreading false information. I will not sit idly by and allow him to steal your right to better leadership! A mailer went out today with a picture of me and Mayor Sylvester Turner. Let me address SEVERAL falsehoods and misleading statements. False Statement #1 – “Wendy is loyal to Turner …

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Westpark Tollway – $55MM over planned cost and 4 years behind schedule

Due to mismanagement by my opponent, Westpark Tollway ballooned in cost creating extended years of frustrating commute times for Fort Bend residents. Instead of leaving the project to the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority, the current commissioner inserted himself into this project with requests to redesign multiple times and the promise of “free” money from TxDOT. These unwise moves …

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High Property Taxes (Second Highest in Texas)

Fort Bend County residents pay the second highest county property tax in Texas (http://www.tax-rates.org/texas/property-tax#Counties), and Fort Bend County is the seventh highest in total taxes collected in Texas. Wendy will work to reduce our tax burden by managing projects more efficiently, reducing wasteful spending on unwarranted studies and avoiding frivolous lawsuits.  

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Traffic (Why do our roads feel like parking lots)

One thing is certain – we spend too much time in traffic! Twenty-four years ago before much of the development west of Grand Parkway began, an opportunity existed to create north-south corridors between 1-10 and FM 1093. That opportunity has been lost, and we are currently left with a patchwork of roads which produce gridlock and inadequate mobility. Some projects …

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Flooding (When are we going to fix this?!)

Memorial Day Flood, Tax Day Flood, Hurricane Harvey, Tropical Storm Imelda – four major rain events in 5 years. If you flooded once, twice or three times in the past five years, you know flooding disrupts your life, steals precious family heirlooms and pictures, and takes away your sense of security. After witnessing the devastation from Harvey, Wendy is actively …

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Reduce noise from highways (I can’t hear my children in the backyard)

Reducing highway noise in our neighborhoods is a key issue Wendy has been working on along with other community leaders and residents. TxDOT plans to add one lane to Grand Parkway (between Westpark Tollway and I-10) in each direction in an upcoming expansion project. Included in this project is the potential for adding sound abatement solutions. TxDOT stated they are …

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