Visualizing whirled peas at City Hall

When NSA Hunt is not trying to cover the collective butts of her supporters in LGNA or the DHL, she is - we hope - hard at work at City Hall misrepresenting District 14.

While it's not an ivory tower, and the $37,000 per year salary - no benefits or tax deductions - ain't much to write home about, our city council representatives do get the chance to lobby our elected officials in Austin on issues of immense importance to them and their district, as well as the whole city.

So when the DMN posted the City's 2006 wish-list, BD was anxious to see what our reps were thinking about.

Before we tell you about NSA's priority issue, it's important to ask yourself one question:

Just what were you thinking way back last May when you pushed the ballot button for her?

According to the DMN, here's the best of the 44 items on the list.

  • The Department of Public Works and Transportation seeks the ability to immobilize or tow vehicles if the owners accumulate $100 worth of Dallas parking tickets.
  • Public Works wants to legalize registration holds for outstanding parking tickets, potentially meaning you couldn't register your vehicle unless you paid your fines.
  • Public Works seeks to lower residential speed limits statewide from 30 mph to 25 mph.
  • The city attorney's office wants to amend the state's tax code so that the state, as well as Texas cities, could collect taxes on discount hotel rooms booked on the Internet.
  • Council member Mitchell Rasansky wants to revisit a frequently proposed and consistently blocked measure to increase the penalty for vehicle burglaries from a Class A misdemeanor to a state jail felony.
  • Bill Blaydes' wants to require taxing districts to record all real property sale prices.
  • Mayor Laura Miller is joining several other area mayors in a bid to curb drunken driving.

NSA's suggestion, as reported by the News:

Several of Angela Hunt's colleagues snickered privately at her attempt to allow pet lovers opportunities to share a meal with their pets on an outdoor restaurant patio.

"Is it the most important issue to be addressed by our Legislature? No," Ms. Hunt said, explaining that she simply wants the state to give municipalities the right to pass their own ordinances regulating the practice. "But for residents in our urban centers, this will be a nice quality-of-life chance."

The scumbar patrons and homeless living on Lower Greenville are just dying to bring their pet poodles to an illegal scumbar dancehall operation. BD cannot wait to see the lobbying effort they mount on her behalf.

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Lower Greenville