The three political newcomers vying for a seat on the Kyle City Council in the May 11 elections all point to aging infrastructure that needs to be updated to keep pace with the city’s rapid growth.
All three also acknowledge the need for fiscal responsibility. For 10 years, while the population ballooned from 5,000 to 28,000, Kyle officials added long-term debt while reducing property tax rates and holding water and wastewater rates flat. City officials drew down reserves to cover operating expenses until 2011 and 2012, when the council raised property taxes and water and wastewater rates to bring finances under control.
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