There was a fast food commercial several years back that asked the question
“Where is the beef?” This same question could be asked of the potential annexation of Rose Ranch.
The developer and attorney do not provide accurate audited numbers that state the debt that would be incurred by the now 34,100-plus citizens of Rosenberg.
Estimated figures indicate a debt of $2.2-$3 million would be taken over by the citizens of Rosenberg and would take an estimated 41 years to pay off at the current tax rate.
This means that Rosenberg citizens now plus their children and possible grandchildren will be paying for something that no one knows why.
I have read the on-line Rosenberg City Council meeting minutes of June 19, 2018, and July 16, 2019, and cannot find anywhere what the benefit is to this annexation proposal.
This lack of the developer to furnish accurate audited numbers for debt sounds like the same language in the Affordable Healthcare Act (aka Obama Care Act) used by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Pelosi when she stated “we have to pass this bill to find out what is in it.”
Another way to look at this lack of information for the council to make a decision is like going to buy an automobile, and the dealer says sign the papers to buy the car, and then I’ll tell you the price.
If the mayor and some on the council are true to their campaign promise of no new debt, then they better be able to determine and explain to the citizens of Rosenberg why this annexation should even be considered.