The Frisco City Council on Tuesday night decided to take no action concerning a petition signed by more than 1,300 residents. The petition requested that residents be allowed to vote again on a $16.4 million bond package approved in 2002 that would fund the city’s commitment to the Arts of Collin County arts center.
Frisco city attorney Richard Abernathy told the council that the petition did not meet the requirements of the city charter, the city’s communications director, Dana Baird, said in a telephone message Tuesday night. As we reported earlier Tuesday, the petition was organized by the Frisco Tea Party, who had concerns over the city’s responsibility for the ongoing operating costs of the facility. According to dallasnews.com, Abernathy said that for the petition to have met the city charter’s requirements, it would have had to refer to a resolution passed within the past 30 days. The council has not addressed this issue in that time frame.
There is, however, still a chance that voters could see the bond package back on the ballot in November. But the city council is not allowed to consider such a measure until a vote is 90 days away, which won’t be until early August.