PARKER COUNTY —
I was surprised to find someone at my door this past Tuesday asking for me to sign a petition. The lady stated that it was to encourage new restaurants to be built in Hudson Oaks. The enticement was to allow liquor sales to be made without the current “private club” rules that are in place for the city. I signed the petition because I would love to see new restaurants come to Hudson Oaks.
The next day a neighbor called me to ask if the lady with the petition had been to our house. I replied that she had, and that I had also signed the petition. My neighbor then informed me that the petition would ultimately allow bars in the city. That was information the lady had not volunteered nor provided. So, I immediately tracked her down making her rounds, confirmed the bar loophole, and had my name removed from the petition. I am not sure if she is a citizen of Hudson Oaks, but I do believe that she is being paid to get as many signatures as possible. I feel I was deceived and that the information she provided was misleading and incomplete.
After a little investigation, I found that the city administration had authorized this petition drive. The petition would require the city to pay $4,000 to $5,000 (taxpayer money) for a special election to approve reduced regulations for liquor sales. Yet there is no mention of this on the city website. The website should provide detailed information on the total scope of the petition, and it should identify the petitioners as local citizens or paid employees of a named company. This information should be provided to all our residents. I am disappointed, but not surprised.
I certainly do not want our city to become a haven for bars. No loopholes for bars, no exceptions for bars. That would obstruct or discourage many of the businesses I would like to see move into Hudson Oaks.
So if you have someone knock on your door requesting your signature for more restaurants, think twice. I believe they are trying to sell more than good eats.
PARKER COUNTY —
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