Mayor lives here
I have been informed (by a very reliable source) that our hard-working mayor does in fact (despite some prior reports to the contrary) spend most of his weekday nights with his head resting on a pillow within the city limits of Denton.
It is not, apparently, in a home that he owns, but in one which belongs to his father-in-law (why have a father-in-law if you can’t grab a free place to sleep from time-to-time?).
After a (hopefully) refreshing night of rest, Mayor Burroughs hops into his trusty Mercedes (a vehicle appropriate to his status in our community although probably not made in America) and rockets off to work to serve us, his fellow residents.
Some may carp and quibble that the mayor of Denton should actually own and live in a home here in Denton.
But then he might have to put up with the complex and occasionally draconian machinations of the city of Denton code enforcement department (and I would not wish that upon anyone — even upon our beloved mayor).
Vote for Zoltner
This is an important time; we now have a chance to vote for a common-sense candidate who wants to stand for the people. For too long, Texans have re-elected folks who only served themselves and select friends.
Let us elect persons who are truly interested in private property rights and the citizens’ needs. It is time to bring back open City Council meetings where it is more accessible and residents can actually voice their concerns. That is just a few of the reasons I am endorsing Dr. David Zoltner for Denton City Council.
David is the key at this point in time for the “positive change” needed for our city.
With a new wave of representatives being elected around Texas, we the people can put an end to cryptic deals, wasteful spending and the undermining of our rights.
Elect Dr. David Zoltner for City Council, and a new mayor for Denton would be extremely advantageous, as well.
Early voting in the June 23 runoff election will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 11-16, and 7 am. to 7 p.m. June 18 and 19 at the Joseph A. Carroll Administration Building in downtown Denton.
Two other locations are also available for early voting: Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St., Argyle; and Little Elm Town Center, 100 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm. Election day polling places can be found on the city’s website.
Burroughs for mayor
I support Mayor Mark Burroughs for re-election. Professionally, I talk with officials in 30 to 40 American cities monthly. I can assure you that Denton is doing very well in weathering the recession and maintaining services that are of high quality and often innovative, thanks to our local leadership.
A question has been raised about where Mark lives. Typical of empty-nesters, he and his wife sold their house in order to downsize. They moved in with her father until they find a permanent house in Denton.
Meanwhile, his law firm has just purchased new office space in Denton. Mark Burroughs is a Dentonite!
Also there have been allegations about secret City Council meetings. It is lawful and appropriate for the council to hold closed meetings when dealing with real estate, personnel and competitive electric matters. Being able to do so is in the best interest of the public.
Mark Burroughs deserves to complete his work as Denton’s mayor. He can provide the leadership necessary both inside the city and to deal with state and federal agencies that are an inevitable element in local government.
I urge you to vote for him in the run-off election on June 23.