On the first day of early voting, Monday, April 23, a guest column was published in the Opinion section of the Kerrville Daily Times authored by Justin MacDonald, President of The MacDonald Companies, a residential housing developer.
The article makes several claims:
- The EIC, constituted by a majority of White-majority appointees, has dragged its feet on the consideration of MacDonald’s workforce housing project on Thompson Drive
- The EIC considered and approved an out-of-state applicant’s request for funding to demolish and improve the Econo Lodge site on Highway 16 North
- The Econo Lodge project received 100% of their request for funds to demolish and rebuilt the highway entry, even though the grant they applied for is restricted to only 40% of demolition costs.
- The EIC’s debate took place in executive session, so no public record has been made of the deliberations that took place leading up to this approval
- The Mayor and her husband own tracts of land on each side of the Econo Lodge project, and their two tracts of land are included in this transaction, yet the mayor has not made any public statements at this point
Kerrville United is currently researching this topic and will share all information that we uncover.
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