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In my work to be transparent  about all things City Council, I often post about the current activities in our city. I invite you to follow me and be a part of of our City’s discussion. I want to hear your feedback!  You can follow me on Facebook as well  for these updates.

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I want to start by saying thank you to my supporters, volunteers, and everyone who voted for me. I also want to give a shoutout to everyone on city staff and the everyday citizens that volunteer their time on boards or commissions to help make our city great.

I'm grateful for the trust that was placed in me to have played a part in shaping our community's future. It's no easy thing but I'd like to think I carried myself with compassion and professionalism, and worked hard to be deserving of that trust. Together we put out city in a better financial future by implementing the first homestead exemption and paying down bond debt, grew our public safety departments and increased funding for resources and benefits to attract and retain the best professionals, focused on increasing sustainability and protecting the the environment, added more parklands, trails, and art in public places, and implemented ethics reform.

I want to also congratulate my opponent, Rodney Robinson, and wish him well on council. As I promised, I intend to respect the results of the recount. Regardless of who you voted for we can rest assured that our electoral process worked, and that is a good thing.

I'm going to take some time to catch up with my family and friends. But I fully intend to stay involved and give back in a way that makes sense moving forward. Again, thank you all so much!
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Thank you Heather Sanders Jefts Heather Jefts, Cedar Park City Council, Place 5 for everything that you have done for our City. Every vote counts, and if anyone ever doubted that their vote counts, all they have to do is look at your re-election race. I hope that you run again in 2020. I am so grateful to you for your leadership and your outstanding service to our community, and for the results that you delivered for us all. If I can help you in any way, please reach out to me. And if you want to join me for a beer at the Dig Pub, I am home until May 31 for sure.

Thank you for your service and leadership, Heather. You have helped our city and it’s people tremendously, all while being a true class act.

So proud to know you.

Heather, I only wish folks in your Milwaukee-area hometown could have the privilege to vote for you. Since I know your heart is in Cedar Park — and since you’re one of the most principled and hardworking people I’ve ever known — I know you’ll find new ways to enhance the quality of life in Cedar Park. Take the time you need; you’ll come back stronger and more ready than ever. Proud to be one of your longest-serving friends ❤️

You have been an amazing public servant from the beginning and I am sure we will see you in another role where you can help better our community. For example, your office hours were a great idea and I know I sent more than one person to talk to you about their ideas. Others in this thread have mentioned many other ways you have been one of the best City Council members Cedar Park has ever had. You were responsible for so many improvements in our City and I thank you. I admire your dedication and caring service. I was proud to be a supporter and will be there whenever you are needing help again.

Love you so very much Heather. You are an inspiration and role model ❣️

Thank you for all you’ve done for the city. You honored every promise, and you are a shining example of what we should expect from our elected officials. It’s a sad loss for our city that you’re no longer on Council.

I am so grateful for all you have done and especially that you represented the interests and concerns of residents.

We appreciated all the updates you gave after each city council meeting, and love how you made sure the residents of Cedar Park stayed informed about what was going on in our city. Thank you for the time you gave <3

It was an honor and a great pleasure working with you and your campaign. But most of all seeing the huge DIFFERENCE you made, the visible changes that have made our growing community such a wonderful place to live. Heather, seriously, you made a difference and I know you will again.

Thank you for all your hard work for this city. You truly represented all of us. Big hugs, friend.

Thank you Heather Sanders Jefts for so much time and intelligence you invested in our community. We truly appreciate you.

You rock Heather! Thank you for everything.

You are a class act and I personally thank you for being so kind hearted and doing such self-less work for our city! Proud to call you my friend! ❤️

You're fabulous, Heather! And a wonderful role model for all of us. Looking forward to what you do next.

Very proud of you

So proud of you, Heather! I am excited to see what is next!!

Heather, thanks for your leadership the past two years. Your hard work on behalf of all Cedar Park families is truly appreciated. So proud to call you my friend.💙

Once again, you demonstrated you professionalism and friendly posture. You indeed are a wonderful person and a friend.

Thank you so much for being a public servant and serving with such integrity and vision.

Thank you for your service to our city Heather. I will miss your council meeting updates. Those are what kept me up-to-date on city matters. Wishing you peace!

Heather, You have conducted yourself with dignity and class and our city was very lucky to experience your honorable and caring service these past two years. Sadly, your opponent and his fellow GOP candidates appalling behavior was the opposite and I will be sad to watch the direction the Council will inevitably fall. It’s an all too common scenario in politics during the era of tRump. Sending blessings, love and good wishes to you and your beautiful family.

Thank you, Heather, for being a person of integrity. Your hard work and transparency is admirable, and something all our elected officials should take note of and strive to do the same. I've loved watching you in office, and am thrilled to hear you plan to stay involved. <3

Cedar Park is a far better city now because you served, Heather. Your integrity, compassion, transparency and accessibility left a legacy that we can only hope is carried on by your successor. Get some rest and enjoy your sweet family for a while. We know you have a servant’s heart and will be back soon in one capacity or another. ❤️

Thank you Heather. You left Cedar Park better than you found it, and I'm sure you will continue to work to keep it an great place to live and work.

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Through much deliberation, I’ve decided to formally request a recount. The vote count was incredibly close. A full recount gives everyone peace of mind that the voters’ intent was honored. I intend to respect the outcome of the recount and afterwards get back to work for Cedar Park in whatever capacity I am able. ... See MoreSee Less

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Yay!!! Thank you for seeing this process through the very end.

So proud of you, Heather. This is the right decision. For you and for all of Cedar Park.

Thank you Heather. I’ve been holding my breath since Friday. Wanted to reach out but wanted to give you and your family time to reflect. So glad you are requesting a recount.

Thank you for requesting a recount!!!♥️

Thank you! He refused to answer any of my questions and purports to want to represent me. I am hopeful.

Cedar Park deserves a recount! You have worked hard for the citizens of this city for two years. It is well deserved.

Thank you for being brave!

Thank you for doing so!

You are awesome Heather! You have great dignity and a hell of a lot of class!

You have been a brilliant, accessible and hard-working City Councillor and appreciated by those who know you. May God have mercy on Cedar Park if the tRump Republicans take over. #Patriot #America 🇺🇸💙 🇺🇸

So glad you are requesting the recount!

I'm so glad you are! Do we have an unbiased person or people doing the recount?

So relieved you are requesting this, Heather. From a 15 vote lead to suddenly the Randall’s vote taking so long to come in and then you are down to a one vote lead, to a week later a very few provisional and mail-in ballots changing it to a 2 vote loss - that’s just too close not to verify all of this with a recount. You have been one of the most transparent and accessible City Council members we have ever seen in our 15 years living here. We are here for you during this recount period and beyond, regardless of the outcome. ❤️

I support your decision

I'm really glad to hear this. We will contribute if there is any cost to you.

Heather, I hope it tilts in your favor. I guess I don’t understand city elections, but seems like there should have been a run-off with a vote that close.

A young woman I encouraged to vote ended up casting a provisional ballot, and today reached out to me questioning the validity of the vote count. She and her mom voted for you and are extremely suspicious of your loss by 1 vote. I’m so glad you’re asking for the recount. Do you need us all to contribute? Tell us how if so.

I concur. Hope my mail In ballot was counted. How does one know if my vote for you counted?

I know 2 or 3 neighbors who fell off my gift list because of this.

Yes I’ll make donation for recount if only because it aggravates me when someone claims “God was on their side “. Yeah but only by two votes supposedly and, cmon, this is city council.

You are a true asset to the City and we appreciate all you do for the people of Cedar Park

Fingers crossed

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Good for you. You're a winner no matter what.

Give ‘em hell.

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Thank you, Rep. Bucy for your leadership and dedication to serving Cedar Park! We're looking forward to seeing this bill passed, as it will be immensely helpful in lessening the tax burden on our residents.H.B. 3356 has passed the House! This bill would allow the City of Cedar Park, Texas-City Government to invest their Local HOT funds in capital improvements for the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, which provides substantial tourism opportunities and economic development. Expanding the eligible use HOT revenue, while maintaining funding for the promotion of tourism, will ensure the facility is maintained in excellent physical condition so it remains a premier sports and entertainment venue. In addition, Local HOT funds would be allowed to enhance the planned development of the USTA Texas Headquarters Facility, the anchor of a 150-acre mixed use project. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to get this passed! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you, Rep. Bucy for your leadership and dedication to serving Cedar Park! Were looking forward to seeing this bill passed, as it will be immensely helpful in lessening the tax burden on our residents.

This has been a long time in the works! So glad we finally got some good news on this!We got the $ to build the 183A frontage roads!! This means we won’t have to pay tolls on short north-south trips in Cedar Park.

As Cedar Park’s representative on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), I’m thrilled to announce that tonite we got the $75 million to build the 183A frontage roads between Avery Ranch and 1431! This was one of my highest priorities upon being elected Mayor last year. We also got another $25 million to help build a grade-separated intersection at Anderson Mill and 620, which will help traffic flow on 620.

Special thanks goes to TxDOT, County Commissioner Cynthia Long (Vice Chair of CAMPO), CAMPO board and staff, and the following Cedar Park staff: City Manager Brenda Eivens, Asst City Manager Sam Roberts, Director of Engineering Darwin Marchell, and Senior Engineer Tom Gdala.

And special thanks goes to our current city council and its more collaborative relationship with CTRMA: last June we secured CTRMA management’s written support for the frontage roads and last July we got the CTMRA board’s officially-voted support. We wouldn’t have gotten the funding for the frontage roads without this!

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This has been a long time in the works! So glad we finally got some good news on this!

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Good job, Heather!

Hi Heather! I live on Lollipop Lane, which backs up to the highway. What does this mean for us? What are the hours of construction going to be? Can I get more info on this?

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