ARLINGTON, TX — The winds of change are a'blowing through Arlington! Saturday's local elections saw historic changes made in the city, starting with the voters overwhelmingly approving a ban on red light cameras!
“I’m very, very happy, but we’re not completely done yet,” said proponent for the ban, Kelly Canon. “We now have to work on our state legislature, but we’re very tickled pink with what’s going on right now!”
Well, it wasn't just red light cameras getting the boot. For the first time in twelve years, the city will have a new mayor. Robert Cluck's run for a seventh two year term was defeated by new comer Jeff Williams.
“We were working as hard as we could to try to get our message out,” said Williams, “We literally had hundreds of volunteers that were helping to get that message and I think that people understand that there are a lot of great things that Arlington can do.”
So what are some of those great things? Well, the mayor-elect says he wants to stop missing big opportunities, by revitalizing Arlington’s entertainment district.
“Our vision includes improving the entertainment district our AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Park and Six Flags,” said Mayor-Elect Williams, “[It’s a] great opportunity and yet we are faced with… vacant buildings that are boarded up, we’ve got vacant lots; we can do better.”
Well, the Arlington voters are hoping for better, and bringing big changes into their city.