PLANO (1080 KRLD) – Several Plano City Council Members could face a recall election after a controversial vote was cast Monday night.READ MORE: Police: 1 Dead In Downtown Austin Mass Shooting, Juvenile Suspect Arrested
The council voted 6-2 to approve the ‘Plano Tomorrow’ plan which would allow to development of high density apartment housing. Opponents of the plan packed the meeting to address the council.
Some outspoken homeowners are worried the plan will allow more apartments to be built almost anywhere in the city. They also say the plan doesn’t account for expanding emergency services that would be needed for the increased population.
“It’s a blueprint for the destruction of the suburban way of life which I love” said one critic of the City Council’s plan.READ MORE: 4 Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into MedStar Ambulance That Was Responding To Emergency
Supporters say the proposal will bring new retail and residential space to attract more people to the city.
Plano mayor Harry LaRosiliere spoke with 1080 KRLD’s Cameron Fairchild about the “Plano Tomorrow” plan.
Critics of ‘Plano Tomorrow’ claim it will turn the city into a congested urban center with crowded schools, and warned council members before the meeting that if they voted for the plan, they’d be subject to a recall.
A recall petition needs signatures that total 30 percent of the votes cast in the most recent municipal election.MORE NEWS: North Texas Church Shines Light On Black-Owned Businesses In Remembrance Of Tulsa Race Massacre
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