Dallas City Council

The misdeeds, missteps and misbehavings of our elected representatives (and occasionally the good things they do)

Give em an R, give me a P, give me an O...

With the addition and expansion of three Resident Parking Only zones on the east side of Greenville Avenue, the Dallas Police Department and BelmontNA are both working to make sure the message gets out loud and clear.

A new RPO zone will be created on both sides of the 5800 block of Richmond Avenue (Friday and Saturday nights) while the RPO zone on the 5800 block of Prospect (Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights) will be expanded to include the north side of the street. The expansion of the RPO zone on 5700 Richmond to the south side will take place next month.

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Code enforcement
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New Big Wong losing weekend business to parking scammers

Weekend business takes a dive as parking spaces get hijacked

Scam parking services on the Dodie's / New Big Wong parking lot could force the closing of Lower Greenville's most famous and legitimate restaurant.

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Code enforcement
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Live from City Hall.... The Lucky's Roadhouse SUP hearing

The Plan Commission voted to approve the Lucky's SUP with some new - and unusual - requirements.

BD's blog of the meeting follows after the jump.

We'll post a summary and some YouTube videos as quick as we can edit them.

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Dallas City Hall
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Dear Mayor Leppert ...

You have to hand it to Mayor Tom Leppert - When he sticks his foot in a pile of poop, it isn't with just one toe, it's the whole damn boot!

Case in point

Treating City Council rep Angela Hunt like some kind of political leper, just because she opposes the Trinity River Project concept. She also secured more signatures on a petition to put the whole idea on a ballot in November than voted in the election when he ran for Mayor.

So, out of pure spite, he does not appoint Ms. Hunt to any City Council committee chair or vice-chair positions. That makes her the only one of 14 council members not leading a committee (story link).

Ron Kirk pulled that crap on Laura Miller a few years ago, and look what happened to her.

BD posted the Mayor's email addy to his list, asking readers to tell Mr. Leppert that Ms. Hunt should be appointed a committee position so that the residents of Dallas City Council 14 have someone - anyone - at City Hall who can serve them properly.

BD readers were all over this issue in just a few hours. After the jump, we post some of those emails.

If you want to send a message to Mayor Leppert, there is still time...

  • Click here to send a message only to the Mayor
  • Click here to send your message to the Mayor, with a copy going to BD (for posting without your name being included)

You can read more comments on the Dallas Observer blog, Unfair Park - click here.

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Dallas City Hall
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Leppert goes 'RonKirk', denies Hunt committee leadership positions

By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News

Official headline - Leppert shuts Hunt out of leadership

Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert isn't giving District 14 City Council member Angela Hunt any more power than he must, declining to name her chairwoman or vice chairwoman of any of the seven council committees he established Tuesday.

Ms. Hunt, a two-term council representative who last session served as vice chairwoman of the body's quality of life committee, is the only member of the 2007-09 council to whom Mr. Leppert did not grant a coveted chairmanship or vice chairmanship.

But former council member Donna Blumer said she's "very disappointed that the mayor I supported would resort to such petty tactics."

"It's purposeful that he didn't put her where her expertise is," said Ms. Blumer, who supports Ms. Hunt's Trinity efforts. "He's trying to limit her influence, and it reflects poorly on him."

Click here for the complete story (pacifier not included).

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Dallas City Hall