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Audit letters lost in the mail???

It's been nearly three weeks since the City announced a first step in trying to bring law and order (and code enforcement) to Lower Greenville - the dreaded bar audits (see - City plans audit of restaurants, DMN November 1).

Various city officials flapped around and told anyone who would listen that letters would be sent to at least ten bars within a week. BD even timed his Open Records Request for copies of this letter to go out last Friday.

But the letters seem to have been lost in the mail. According to not only bar owners who may be on the list, but also bar folks who talk to their neighbors on the street, not one of these dreaded letters has found their way to anyone's mailbox.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Dallas City Hall
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Top 12 Audit Q & A's for Lower Greenville Scumbars

Within just a few hours of the City's announcement of plans to audit scumbars on Lower Greenville to figure out who was legitimate and who was bogus, the rumors (and fears) were flying all over the street. BD fielded dozens of calls from bar owners who previously would not even acknowledge having his phone number, let alone that he was finally right.

BD had to stifle the urge to yell I FRIGGING TOLD YOU SO to any bar owner or City official he spoke to this week. BD has been preaching the Gospel of Bar Audits for nearly five years. It would be nice to get just a little credit for the idea from our esteemed City Council representative or anyone else at City Hall. Don't even go there with me.

A few of the bar owners were also snitching out their competitors as places for the City to audit. Nice going, guys.

In order to provide a one-stop source of information, BD has put together his own Top 12 Audit Questions & Answers for Lower Greenville Scumbars.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Dallas City Hall
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NSA goes "lawyer" on BD, demands retractions

A follow-up to the NNO Event at Tietze Park (aka the Takedown at Tietze)...

NSA Hunt ain't too happy with BD's statement - clearly attributed to a DPD officer who called Parks & Recreation that same afternoon - that she jacked the paperwork to help LGNA make the event a private party just to keep the Belmont Neighborhood Association out.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Dallas City Hall
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DPD closes obscene email investigation

The investigation into who sent obscene emails to BD from Central DPD's offices on the Friday morning before 911 hell broke loose out here in May has been closed without any identification of the offending officers.

During a meeting with DPD's Internal Affairs, BD was told they found a really wide-open security hole in the system, including numerous officers having the admin password for the building's network and a internal-network kiosk wired to access the internet without authorization.

This means there are at least two officers working right now who were able to get away with sending the emails, but BD suggests they keep their noses really clean for a very long time.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Dallas City Hall

Thank goodness, it's still politics as usual at City Hall

Way down deep in the City Hall basement, secure in his waterproof bunker, sits a city employee we call Deep in the Basement, or DB. He only comes up for air to attend City Council meetings.

And when something catches DB's eye, he sends his observations to BD (and his email does not travel through the City's network, unlike some DPD officers we know).

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