Plano North | June 2022


News from Plano & Plano ISD

Plano City Council meets at 7 p.m. June 27 and July 11. Meetings are held at 1520 K Ave., Plano, and can be streamed online. 972-941-7000. Plano ISD board of trustees meets at 6 p.m. June 21 at the PISD Administration Center, 2700 W. 15th St., Plano. 469-752-8100. MEETINGS WE COVER HIGHLIGHTS PLANO The city is planning to make $6.7 million in street and sidewalk repairs along Plano Parkway. City Council approved the funding for the project at its May 23 meeting. Construction will involve the repair of 450,000 square feet of street pavement and 45,000 square feet of sidewalk. The project will take place along the entirety of Plano Parkway from US 75 to the eastern city limits. PLANO Registration is now open for residents to apply for the Neighborhood and Vitality Beautification Grant offered by the city. The program offers up to $10,000 in grant funds to registered neighborhood groups within the city. Preapplications are due July 1, and all applications are due Aug. 15.

PISD sets tax rate public hearing PLANO ISD The board of trustees is looking to decrease the district’s tax rate for the fourth straight year. At its May 17 meeting, the board BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK DISTRICT TAX RATE The Plano ISD tax rate is divided into two parts—maintenance and operations, or M&O, which funds daily operations for the district, and interest and sinking, or I&S, which is used to make debt payments on capital projects.

COLLIN COUNTY Election results in the Republican primary runoff election for the Texas House District 70 seat show Jamee Jolly defeated Eric J. Bowlin. In the Democratic primary runoff for the same seat, Mihaela Elizabeth Plesa defeated Cassandra Garcia Hernandez. Jolly got more than 52% of votes in the Republican primary, while Bowlin had less than 48%. “I’m so proud of our campaign team and our volunteers, [who] worked really hard to reach every single voter,” Jolly said. In the Democratic primary, Plesa received more than 55% of the vote, while Hernandez received less than 45%. Plesa did not respond to a request for comment. Jolly and Plesa will next face off in the Nov. 8 election. Jolly, Plesa to face off in Texas House District 70 election BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK

scheduled a public meeting to discuss the proposed tax rate of $1.27935 per $100 valuation and budget for fiscal year 2022-23. The public meeting will be held during the board’s next scheduled regular meeting June 21. PISD Chief Financial Officer Johnny Hill said the proposed rate was calculated using a certified estimate of district property values, but the district is slated to receive certified values before the tax rate is set. “So that could go up a little bit, [or] it could go down a little bit,” Hill said The preliminary proposed property tax rate of $1.27935 per $100 valua- tion is about a 3.13% decrease from the fiscal year 2021-22 rate of $1.32075 per $100 valuation. “Over the last four years, this would make a total decrease of about $0.16 in the overall tax rate,” Hill said.

M&O I&S Total rate

Fiscal year 2022-23 $1.01035 Current rate: $1.32075 Fiscal year 2021-22 $1.05175



Total proposed rate: $1.27935


“That’s about [a] 11.1% decrease.” Hill explained that the new tax rate could still mean an increase in property taxes for residents in PISD. He said an average residence in the district is valued at approximately $504,000, and the property owner would see an increase of about $388.

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