Welcome to my blog! My topics will vary, but they will be heavily weighted to local government in general and Collin County in particular. Since many blogs may sound like I am running for some kind of office, I feel compelled to make this statement. I would never run for office. In fact, I do not want anything from any local officials other than good government and good services for the taxes and fees I pay. I want real transparency, and that means much more than just saying those words or having documents posted on the Web. I am for open discussion in the public forum that allows us to see how decisions are made, and that includes the strictest adherence to minimal closed sessions. Beyond the news media, we the public should be insisting that the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How questions are answered as part of open government without having to ask. Thanks for reading! Lewis
05/05/2019 The Missing Link in Council Prayers.
04/19/2019 Why Don’t Governments Invest in R&D?
04/18/2019 Who Owns Your Population Data?
03/31/2019 Understanding the Cost of An Employee.
03/30/2019 Do You Watch Oil & Gas Data? You Should.
03/29/2019 Another Perspective on Infrastructure.
03/28/2019 Getting Taxed Out of Your Home? Prove it!
03/25/2019 What Does a Recession Mean to Texas?
03/23/2019 Federal Deficits and Debt – What, Me Worry?
09/29/2018 Job Needed: Information Ombudsperson.
06/24/2018 The McKinney Elephant NOT in the Room.
05/27/2018 Assertions, Exaggerations and Anecdotal Evidence.
05/20/2018 The Best Option for Councilman Shemwell.
08/20/2017 Go All-In … Dwell … Just For One Hour
07/07/2017 How Do I Feel About Growing Old With You?
07/04/2017 A Few Governance Wishes on July 4th
07/01/2017 When Conservatism Stinks
06/22/2017 I Got My Answer On The McKinney MUDs
06/21/2017 La’Shandion Shemwell: A Story of Redemption
04/25/2017 Thank you for taking care of us!
04/18/2017 Is McKinney Sandbagging Revenue Estimates?
10/01/2016 Are We Chasing Our Re-Tails Too Much?
09/05/2016 Blessing Pay to Play in the City of McKinney
08/18/2016 Welcome To McKinney’s Restaurant Ruse
07/16/2016 Approved As To Form But Not Legality.
05/30/2016 We Can Learn From Comparative Data.
05/20/2016 Heaping Praise & Sending Insults Simultaneously.
05/17/2016 Sometimes The Process Starts With NO!
05/14/2016 Texas Local Government Sales Taxes Are Flat.
05/05/2016 McKinney ISD is Hoarding Money Big Time.
04/24/2016 More Mystery at the McKinney ISD Sheep-Board.
04/23/2016 Generations Wanting Choices.
04/22/2016 Another Project for the McKinney Suckers.
04/21/2016 On My Watch.
04/20/2016 Leadership and The Janitor.
04/16/2016 The Burglar Bar Issue That Got Overlooked.
04/15/2016 Top Contenders for the Worst Jobs On Earth.
04/11/2016 Two Girls & Four Painters.
04/10/2016 In The World, But Not Of It.
04/06/2016 The Energy & Legacy of Bruce Springsteen.
04/04/2016 Is McKinney A Self-Sufficient Island?
04/03/2016 How To Learn About Local Government in McKinney.
04/01/2016 And Other Duties As Assigned.
03/31/2016 Maslow & Municipal Services.
03/28/2016 Is Election Fraud Occurring in Addison?
03/27/2016 This Side of Easter.
03/26/2016 Let Your Reach Exceed Your Grasp.
03/25/2016 And Can It Be That I Should Gain.
03/24/2016 Otis Redding Has Returned!
03/23/2016 The Dilemma for Recipients of Public Funds.
03/20/2016 I’m In Love With An 18-Year-Old Girl
03/19/2016 Concentration & The Zone.
03/18/2016 Who Speaks for This Deceased Child?
03/17/2016 MISD: Give Us The Tax Rate Equivalent!
03/16/2016 Cataracts & Health Tidbits.
03/15/2016 McKinney ISD Is Intellectually Dishonest.
03/12/2016 Thinking About My Bro.
03/11/2016 On Pensions & Promises.
03/10/2016 The Strong Know How to Surrender.
03/09/2016 Rumors, Facts & Standard Setters.
03/07/2016 Lifelong Learning.
03/04/2016 Local Control.
03/03/2016 The GoToPerson.
03/02/2016 Beyond Contentment.
02/21/2016 Why I Like Reading on Facebook.