Taylor continues to serve by running for City Council
“Service above self,” is the mission statement of the Rotary Foundation, one that Dan Taylor said he lives his life by. The former newspaper publisher said he wants to make a positive difference in Burleson, his home for the past 12 years, and for this reason, he is running for City Council Place three.
“It’s a great feeling knowing you can make a difference by serving others and if I can be a part of making Burleson an even greater place for citizens to live and raise their families, I know it will be a rewarding experience,” Taylor said.
Taylor currently serves on the City of Burleson Parks and Recreation Board. He is also a member of the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce and is on the board of directors and is a member of the chamber ambassador club.
If elected, Taylor said safety for all citizens will be his number one priority. He also wants to practice fiscal responsibility and wants to explore all sources of revenue, while also practicing a smart savings plan for the city.
“Are there money saving opportunities already in place that may have been overlooked,” Taylor said. “Opportunities which won’t place a burden on taxpayers? Families on a budget know that spending money just because they have it isn’t always the best idea. As we grow, so will revenue, which means Burleson’s 2017-2018 budget of about $92 million will grow without the need for tax increases. Given the opportunity to serve I promise to keep a close eye on expenditures while providing quality services required to increase the quality of life for the citizens of Burleson.”
Taylor said he wouldn’t change anything the current City Council is doing, but there is always room for improvement. Strategic planning for growth is a necessity, he said. Taylor also wants to partner with local school districts to ensure the safety of children at school.
“I plan to work with other council members to address these issues and to ensure that the future of Burleson remains bright.”