January 19, 2018

Trussell’s campaign geared toward spending, infrastructure

Carla Trussell's campaign appears to have a strong start after an estimated 70 people attended a meet-and-greet fundraiser at City Hall at City Limits.

BY RUSSELL HUFFMAN
TheFlashToday.com

STEPHENVILLE (April 2, 2016) – Carla Trussell’s campaign for Stephenville City Council, Place 2, is in high-gear with a meet and greet fundraiser attended by approximately 70 local voters Thursday night. Trussell has also attended a number of recent community events, speaking with voters and community leaders.

Those keeping tabs on social media are probably already aware of Trussell who was quite vocal in opposing a potential “multi-purpose center” land and building purchase by the city.

She minced few words when speaking to potential voters, pointing out she has been attending Stephenville council meetings since the 1990’s when Lavinia Lohrman was mayor and her cousin, Kay Conaster, was a councilwoman.

“Nothing has changed in 25 years! The Stephenville City Council has become a ‘Study of the Month Club’ and my opponent (Russ McDanel) has never met a study he didn’t like,” Trussell said. “Not only has he voted in favor of almost every study, outside consultant or premature design proposal; he usually makes the motion to approve the expenditure.”

Trussell believes such actions are putting the cart before the horse much like she feels the city is not concentrating on the greatest areas of need.

“My top priority, if elected? Roads,” Trussell said.” The million dollars spent on studies and consultants this year would have repaired a lot of roadway.”

Stephenville infrastructure and a sewer capacity at 85 percent are also part of Trussell’s concerns, especially when a new housing project located across from the Tarleton farm goes on-line.

Carla Trussell has been hands on in conducting her campaign for Place 2 on the Stephenville City Council. Photo courtesy Morgan Rogers Facebook page
Carla Trussell has been hands on in conducting her campaign for Place 2 on the Stephenville City Council. Photo courtesy Morgan Rogers Facebook page

“We need guidelines in place for economic development,” Trussell said. “Any tax incentives should be tied to the number of full-time jobs a company is bringing to Stephenville. Our goal should be to reduce taxes if and when we have expanded our tax base through economic development.”

 

 

 

 

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