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Soccermom
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Username: Soccermom

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 01:05 pm:   

When will the City distribute the official wording for the proposed Charter Amendments to be put on the May ballot?
 

Nan Parker, City Secretary
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Username: Nan

Post Number: 29
Registered: 09-2001
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 02:28 pm:   

Today is the final day for filing for city office, the drawing will take place on Wednesday morning. After the General Ballot is set up the Special Ballot will be set up at the same time. I will have SAMPLE BALLOTS printed and they will be made available ASAP, in addition to being published in the Frisco Enterprise. I will scan a Sample Ballot and put it on the website so that you may see the official ballot language at that time. The Secretary of State recommends having the ballots printed on March 17. Someone still has the option of running a write-in candidacy until Monday, March 14. I hope this answered your questions, if not, please do not hesitate to call me at 972-335-5551 x 124 or email me at NParker@friscotexas.gov. Best regards, Nan.
 

Allen H.
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Username: Allenh

Post Number: 2
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 10:03 pm:   

Has the SAMPLE BALLOTS been printed with amendment wording?
 

Nan Parker, City Secretary
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Username: Nan

Post Number: 5
Registered: 09-2001
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 04:15 pm:   

The final proof has been sent to the County and we expect them back by Tuesday. They will be on the City's website as soon as I have them available. Thank you so much for your patience. Nan.
 

Frisco
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Username: Prosper

Post Number: 3
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 02:27 pm:   

When is the City going to form a task force to educate citizens about the TBYR issues? Also, Why did the City allow this proposal to even be put on the May ballot? Was it illegal?

(Message edited by admin on April 08, 2005)
 

William S. Osborn
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Username: Bill_osborn

Post Number: 6
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 04:04 pm:   

What is the recommended method of understanding the Charter Amendment issues?
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 137
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 04:22 pm:   

Here is a link to a Q&A on the City's Web Site developed in response to questions from citizens.

http://www.friscotexas.gov/citysecretary/pdf/CharterAmendmentsFAQ.pdf
 

Allen H.
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Username: Allenh

Post Number: 3
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 10:10 pm:   

So where are the sample ballots? What is the wording? This is already a month late. We expected March 17.
 

Nan Parker, City Secretary
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Username: Nan

Post Number: 30
Registered: 09-2001
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2005 - 08:54 am:   

The Sample Ballots were just returned from the County this morning. I had tried to get them earlier, but the County was waiting on the printer. When you see this ballot, you may understand, given the length. The sample ballot will be added to the City's Website at www.friscotexas.gov, click elections. If you would like to have a copy of the sample ballot, you may also fill out a public information request and send via email to NParker@friscotexas.gov or via fax 972-731-4904. All the request has to be is in writing, and the exact item you are looking for. You do NOT have to use the City's form, it is just helpful for some to use our form. As soon as your send me the request and it is processed in the order received, we will be glad to furnish you a copy. Best regards, Nan Parker, City Secretary, TRMC
 

Cindy Schneider
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Username: Cindysch

Post Number: 1
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 01:42 pm:   

I received what I consider to be a harassing phone call from the people trying to push this amendment. Since I am on the Texas Do Not Call list, is this a violation? How did they even get my telephone number if it is unlisted?
 

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
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Username: Todd

Post Number: 227
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 01:37 pm:   

It does not appear to be a violation. Below are some clips from the Federal Trade Commission Website:


What types of calls are not covered by the National Do Not Call Registry?
The do not call provisions do not cover calls from political organizations, charities, telephone surveyors, or companies with which a consumer has an existing business relationship.
Do the do not call provisions of the TSR cover political solicitations?
No. Political solicitations are not covered by the TSR at all, since they are not included in its definition of “telemarketing.”
Complaints
The registry is managed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency. It is enforced by the FTC, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and state officials.
Filing a Do-Not-Call Complaint
In addition to complaints alleging violations of the do-not-call list, you may also file a complaint against a telemarketer who is calling from your state or another state for a commercial purpose (e.g., not charitable organizations) IF:
The telemarketer calls before 8 AM or after 9 PM; OR
The telemarketer leaves a message, but fails to leave a phone number that you can call to sign up for their company specific do-not-call list; OR
You receive a telemarketing call from an organization whom you have previously requested not call you; OR
The telemarketing firm fails to identify itself; OR
You receive a pre-recorded commercial message from someone with whom you do not have an established business relationship and to whom you haven't given permission to call you.
How to File a Complaint
You can file a complaint by e-mail (donotcall@fcc.gov <mailto:donotcall@fcc.gov>), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, or mail. Your complaint should include:
name, address, and telephone number where you can be reached during the business day;
the telephone number involved with the complaint; and
as much specific information as possible, including the identity of the telemarketer or company contacting you, the date on which you put your number on the national Do-Not-Call registry or made a company-specific do-not-call request, and the date(s) of any subsequent telemarketing call(s) from that telemarketer or company.
If mailing a complaint, send it to:
Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

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