Ask the editor: Why are only two council members up for election this year?

Six council members and one mayor sit on Frisco City Council. Each council member and the mayor serve three-year terms.

Instead of having all council members up for election at the same time, the city staggers the elections. Place 1 and Place 3, currently held by council members John Keating and Will Sowell, respectively, are up for election this year. Residents Jason Money and K.D. Warach are challenging Keating for Place 1, and resident Dave Bowsher is running against Sowell for Place 3.

Places 2 and 4 are up for election next year, and the mayor and places 5 and 6 will be up for election in 2020.

Election Day is May 5 for City Council candidates. Two Frisco ISD board of trustees seats are also up for election this year. Look inside (see Page 23) for a list of polling locations as well as a list of the candidates running for both Frisco City Council and FISD board of trustees.


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Mayor Jeff Cheney said an estimated 2,000 people marched along Eldorado Parkway as part of a protest in Frisco on June 1. (Courtesy Andrew Holden)
Mayor, police chief among crowd marching through Frisco in peaceful protest

Mayor Jeff Cheney said he and the police chief were among more than 2,000 people who attended the June 1 protest in Frisco.

Businesses shuttering their doors due to coronavirus restrictions lowered the sales tax revenue collected by cities in May compared to May 2019. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas comptroller reports 13.2% year-over-year state sales tax revenue drop in May

Tax collection revenue fell significantly in several sectors from May 2019 to May 2020, according to the comptroller's office.

Participants must register for their testing appointment in advance. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Mobile COVID-19 testing for Collin County residents coming to Frisco, Wylie

Mobile testing for COVID-19 will open June 4 in Frisco.

The lawsuit claiming Frisco ISD’s at-large voting system prevents minority candidates from getting elected to the board of trustees ended May 29. U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant is still considering the case and is expected to make a ruling at a later date. (Elizabeth Uclés/Community Impact Newspaper)
Decision on Frisco ISD's at-large system for board members now rests with judge

U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant is expected to make a ruling at a later date over issues presented at trial related to the election of school board members.

Health officials in Denton County confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on June 1. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Denton County reports 2 new COVID-19 cases in Frisco

Collin County did not report any new coronavirus case information after the Texas Department of State Health Services took over case investigation and contact tracing June 1.

Texas Health Trace started handling all new cases of COVID-19 in the state June 1. (Courtesy Pexels)
As of June 1, the state is now handling all new COVID-19 cases in Collin County

Collin County’s dashboard that tracks COVID-19 cases is frozen as of 11:59 p.m. May 31.

Demonstrators gathered at the Texas Capitol on May 31 to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas officials respond to demonstrations, unrest in wake of George Floyd killing

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a state of disaster in Texas on May 31, while various city officials and law enforcment responded to protests and violence over the weekend.

The town hall will take place June 1 at 7 p.m. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco town hall to discuss city reopening, delivery robots June 1

Citizen input will be available through a telephone format.

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco over the weekend of May 30-31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
OVER THE WEEKEND: Two new cases of COVID-19 reported in Frisco

Of the total cases in Frisco, 107 are from Collin County, and 70 are from Denton County.

Frisco confirmed a mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile Virus on May 29. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco confirms local mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile

Frisco officials said they would be increasing surveillance efforts citywide and treating areas of stagnant water along Hickory Street near Oakbrook Park with larvicide.

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 29. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Collin, Denton counties report 6 new COVID-19 cases in Frisco

Of the 175 total cases that have been reported in Frisco, 106 are from Collin County, and 69 are from Denton County.

(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Collin County to transition coronavirus case management to state health department

The Texas Department of State Health Services will perform all COVID-19 case investigations and contact tracing for Collin County following a vote by Collin County Commissioners Court on May 29.