Candidate Q&A: Bill Lisle runs for Place 1 seat on Plano City Council

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Bill Lisle III is running for Plano City Council, Place 1. He is running against candidates Daniel Long and Maria Tu.

Community Impact Newspaper sent Lisle a list of questions about his candidacy. This article is part of ongoing May 4 election coverage and does not constitute an endorsement of the candidate. His responses below have been edited for publication style.

Why are you running for a Plano City Council seat?

Every great city must have great leaders. I love Plano and want to see our city grow into all that it can be. See my priorities to get us there listed below.

  • Protection—Keep our police, fire and EMS personnel and equipment top notch.
  • Lowest Tax Rate—Leave hard-earned money in the pockets of those who earned it.
  • A-plus service—Provide essential services excellently.
  • No nonsense—Cut non-essential expenses, services and programs.
  • Opportunity—By focusing on the four areas above, I can lead our city to the unlimited opportunity that tomorrow holds.

 

What are your qualifications for seeking this office?

  • Small business owner
  • Real estate owner and developer
  • Non-politician
  • Not a pawn
  • Practical

 

I highly prioritize conflict resolution and see conflict as a way to deepen relationships and understanding. I have not accepted campaign contributions from anyone.

If elected, what would your top priorities be?

See my comments above on making Plano a five-star city.

If elected, would you generally support or oppose rezoning requests that include multifamily residential options, such as apartments?

I support multifamily developments as part of mixed-use projects. My support of mixed-use projects will almost exclusively be along our major arterial thoroughfares, including the DART Red Line, the DART Cotton Belt line, SH 121, the Dallas North Tollway and US 75. Additionally, the downtown Plano area would classify as a mixed-use neighborhood.

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Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers Plano city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Dallas Morning News and The Associated Press in Oklahoma City.
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