Dear Santa…

We tried to be a good Mayor and Council this year so I am hoping you have us on the “Nice” side of your ledger.  Because you have a large number of people to track, here is a reminder of everything we accomplished this year.

-Named #1 Best Place to Live.

-Increased the Homestead Tax Exemption from 7.5% to 10% and kept tax rate steady even with all our record-breaking growth.

-Improving transportation with 60+ road construction projects which will eventually help us move around Frisco faster.

-Successfully rolled out the first publicly-accessible autonomous vehicle service in Texas which will alleviate cars on the road and conveniently transport workers and visitors to retail shopping and restaurants.

-Downtown Frisco renamed, “The Rail District”, and rejuvenation is underway with private investment and development along with the City’s approved Downtown Master Plan.

-University of North Texas announced their future campus in Frisco.  UNT will educate our children and provide a necessary pipeline of talent for our corporations.

-Frisco EDC has reorganized and is attracting many new mid-sized corporate relocations.

-Frisco is becoming known as a veteran-ready community because of our Veteran Socials, Job Hiring Fairs, and an active veteran nonprofit sector.

-Approved several new developments which will further define Frisco’s cutting edge like a green-roof home’s neighborhood, a mall on 380 which will showcase Asian and European goods, the Dallas Cowboys distribution center, and the first luxury mixed-use development on 121.

-Opened world-class healthcare facilities including Baylor, Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star, Medical City Frisco| Women, and Texas Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic & Sports Medicine.

-Celebrated the opening of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Actually, Santa, Frisco residents have been good this year, too. We all count our blessings and pray for a prosperous New Year.