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Mesquite, TX – November 3, 2021 – The City of Mesquite announces the results of the 2021 Municipal and Special Election. The canvassing of the results will be placed on the Nov. 15 City Council agenda. There will be a runoff election for Council Place 1 and Council Place 3 on Dec. 7, with the canvassing of the runoff election results planned for the Dec. 20 City Council agenda.
Mayor VotesDan Aleman 3,969Ron Ward 2,766
Council Place 1 VotesJeff Casper 492David Jackson Burris 486Joe Hicks 178
Council Place 2 VotesKenny Green 495Dorothy Patterson 175
Council Place 3 VotesJennifer Vidler 474Elizabeth Rodriquez-Ross 371Rose Grimley 163
Council Place 4 VotesTandy Boroughs 510Andrew Hubacek 479
Council Place 5 VotesB. W. Smith 816Tom Palmer 496
Council Place 6 VotesDebbie Anderson 776Brandon Murden 750
Proposition A VotesFor 4,376Against 2,460
Voter approval of Proposition A allows for the property tax rate of .70862 to remain the same as last year. It will generate $5.4M in additional revenue for the City because of increased property values.
The additional revenue will allow the City to continue its plans for five new police officer positions for increased neighborhood patrols plus competitive pay increases for officers, 10 new fire department positions which will provide faster response times and increase public safety, increased funding repairs for roadways and alley maintenance by $750,000, increased funding of $260,000 to improve security from cyberattacks on City computers, a new health scan program for police officers and firefighters as a part of cancer screening and overall health assessment, a new safety program for the Peachtree entertainment and restaurant area, a School Resource Officer for the new Vanguard High School, and competitive pay for City employees working in streets, solid waste, and utilities to attract and maintain staffing levels.
City Manager Cliff Keheley said, “We are grateful for the support of voters and the community for Proposition A. This allows us to maintain our plans on expanding public safety, adding more street and alley repairs, and enhancing cybersecurity. We are a growing city of more than 40 square miles and a population that has exceeded 150,000 residents. Additional funds will help us stay ahead of growth.”