The City of Richardson cut police department staffing last year?
The City of Richardson has never had its tax rate go down?
The City of Richardson has had $20 million in operating losses in the last 4 years?
[T]he debt owed in Richardson has increased significantly more than any other city our size in the metroplex over the last 11 years?
Actually, each one of these statements is demonstrably false...but they are typical of the rumors and gossip that afflict the local political environment, now spread by the Internet at the speed of light.
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