Mayor Jeff Cheney Announces 2020 Mayoral Run
The privilege of being your Mayor has been the highest honor of my life. Thank you. I am running for re-election, want to serve you another three years, and am seeking your vote on May 2, 2020.
More jobs, expanding the tax base, creating beautiful neighborhoods, providing top-tier entertainment, and keeping you safe. We accomplished this by working together: the six outstanding leaders on City Council, the most excellent City Manager, Frisco ISD, and all our education partners, City staff, members of our Boards and Commissions, our volunteers, and you.
Frisco was named the #1 Best Place to Live while still being ranked the fastest growing city. PGA of America is relocating to Frisco, and together, we are creating a new epicenter for the entire sport of golf. We won our first-ever Fortune 500 relocation, Keurig Dr Pepper, and was awarded the distinction for #1 in job growth in the US. These big wins are a result of rebuilding the Frisco Economic Development Corporation and focusing on the original two initiatives of expanding the tax base and attracting jobs. We worked to attract a top-ranked Tier 1 research university, the University of North Texas. UNT is building a 100-acre campus providing undergrad and graduate studies focusing on emerging technologies. Every major medical and healthcare provider is open for patients or is building state-of-the-art campuses: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Baylor Sports Performance Center, Scottish Rite For Children, Medical City Frisco, Texas Health Resources, UT Southwestern and more on the horizon. We continue to deepen our Sports City USA brand by adding the National Soccer Hall of Fame, professional lacrosse, and an esports team. Simultaneously, we are looking to become a leading center for the arts. You, the citizens, have demonstrated your desire for world-class performing and visual arts.
We have continued to invest in providing opportunities for an active lifestyle with the largest purchase of land designated for parks. We codified my commitment to you for more protected open spaces in all our developments through a city ordinance. Also, I believe in conserving money. We have widely implemented LEAN, a continuous improvement initiative, throughout the City of Frisco to become more efficient in all areas. And, we passed an ordinance to create a Homestead Tax exemption. It afforded a much-needed 10% reduction to homeowners. Frisco’s families who purchase a home and live in our neighborhoods are the foundation of our city. As the intense growth has changed our community, we have made it our mission to welcome all people. Practically everyone is new to Frisco and come from all parts of America and the world, however, once you are here, you are a Frisconian. Working alongside Frisco veterans, we have made Frisco a veteran-ready city. We have strived to keep an open dialogue with residents, provided weekly updates, and made my phone number available to everyone.
After being elected in 2017, we announced my 100-Day Plan to follow through on my commitments and jumpstart my long-term goals. Expeditiously fulfilling these promises was crucial. Over the coming months, I anticipate continuing our conversation together on new ideas, aspirations, and what is next for Frisco. While we have accomplished some amazing feats together, there is still immense opportunity to continue winning. I humbly ask for your support and encouragement.