In my letter to the Fort Bend Herald dated July 23, 2019, I asked “Where is the Beef” for the citizens of Rosenberg in the Rose Ranch Annexation that Mayor Benton is pushing so hard to get approved?
Why is this annexation that adds $2.2-3.0 million debt on the citizens of Rosenberg so important that will take some 41 years to pay off?
This was the estimate to pay off this debt before the COVID-19 event that has hurt so many businesses that many have had to close and lay employees off.
These closures and loss of sales tax revenue may even push paying this debt off to not only our children but also our grandchildren.
A key point of contention in the dispute over assuming this debt was the fact that the developer and attorney failed to provide the Rosenberg staff the proper documentation so they could evaluate the data to give recommendations to the council on the negatives or positives of this proposed annexation.
Has this important documentation been provided?
The mayor continues to promise no new debt so what is his definition of debt when it comes to the millions of dollars that the citizens of Rosenberg are going to have to pay.
Another interesting thing about this item on the agenda for the special called meeting is that it is going to be by teleconferencing so that citizens can not voice their opinions on this annexation and debt assumption vote in person.
One must wonder if the mayor and council are afraid to hear from the citizens about this debt assumption.
The bringing of this item at a special closed council meeting would make a person wonder who exactly is going to benefit from this vote-the citizens of Rosenberg, the residents of Rose Ranch, the developer, or just who.