McKinney Edition - February 2020

MCKINNEY EDITION

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ELECTION GUIDE Primary 2020

WHO IS ON THE BALLOT?

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IMPACTS

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As prices in the McKinney real estate market continue to increase, so does the need for aordable housing. A new apartment complex called McKinney Flats is intended to ll that need by oering apartments with rent prices at least 30% lower than the mar- ket rate. It would target middle-income residents who struggle to aord hous- ing in McKinney. The project will be funded with the help of Low-Income Housing Tax Cred- its issued by the state and will be devel- oped through a partnership between the city and a national multifamily development company called NRP Group. The project is set to break ground in July and to be completed by fall 2021, according to the developer. McKinney Flats will be located just west of US 75 CONTINUED ON 26 McKinney Flats A new apartment complex coming to McKinney aims to oer more aordable rent to middle-income residents. Target annual income $40,000-$60,000 Expected completion Units 205 2021 Project aims toserve local workforce BY EMILY DAVIS

McKinney residents who signed the petition seeking to recall District 1 City Council member La’Shadion Shemwell live throughout the city, according to an analysis by Community Impact Newspaper . total recall

District 1 District 3

District 2 District 4

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Recall election is May 2. Voters citywide are eligible to cast ballots. Lawsuit led by Shemwell claims recall process is unconstitutional.

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SOURCE: CITY OF MCKINNEYCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Council member faces recall election Federal lawsuit claims parts of McKinney City Charter unconstitutional

BY EMILY DAVIS

election nearly three years into his four-year term, but a federal lawsuit led by Shemwell against the city could derail that eort. Shemwell was elected to represent District 1, which stretches along the city’s east side. But the recall process

in McKinney mandates that voters citywide get to weigh in on his fate. The lawsuit claims that the City Charter is unconstitutional because it dilutes the votes of District 1 resi- dents by allowing the entire city to CONTINUED ON 24

Voters will decide in May whether to recall a McKinney City Council member whose actions in oce have angered some residents. District 1 Council Member La’Shad- ion Shemwell is facing a recall

SOURCES: CITY OF MCKINNEY, NRP GROUP COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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