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Public safety issues in and around Lower Greenville

There is a cure for "Fear of Towing"

It's amazing how so-called intelligent politicians can dance around an issue without tripping on each other's feet.

The answer is already out there, to paraphrase The X-Files, and there is not a damned thing our Dallas City Council can do to stop them.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Legal issues
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Dirty, double-crossin' rats seen on Lower Greenville

Question What do Lower Greenville scumbars and the movie Blonde Crazy (1931) have in common?

Answer Both have dirty, double-crossin' rats.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Another golf tournament, another HGABA tax scam???

You can always tell it's Fall on Lower Greevnille. The leaves are dropping all over the yards and streets, the coats are just a little heavier, and the Hysterical Greenville Avenue Business Association (HGABA) holds another golf tournament to raise money for its favorite charity - itself.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Legal issues
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Towing service battle gets hot on Lower Greenville

A few weeks ago, BD wrote about how the Nandina's Tapas valet (5600 Alta) was using the Taco Cabana parking lot for their customers, simply by bribing the towing service spotter every weekend. (see No more Taco valet).

But big changes were also happening across the street at Taco Cabana. The towing service - AJ's - was already on shaky ground following complaints about abusive towing and bad attitudes to customers and employees. TC was already in negotiations with a new towing service - United Tows LLC - to take over the contract.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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City never gets around to installing No Parking signs

Update 10.07.05 - If you thought that anyone at City Hall cared about the little stuff, think again. Despite assurances from PWT and NSA Hunt's office that the No Parking signs on the west side of Hope Street would be replaced by TX OU weekend, they were lacking on Friday evening.

What makes this more frustrating is that there are two signs installed on the street - one on the south end right against the telephone pole, and one on the north end near the residential structure. But because they are so far apart, it is impossible for DPD to issue a No Parking  ticket - you want to explain to the judge just how far away from the sign the restriction applies??? It's been like this for nearly three months; even signs posted by officers high up on the telephone poles were torn off.

Throw in the DPD's policy this past weekend to not issue tickets for illegal parking on residential streets and you have another victory for the scumbars. So much for getting things done on Lower Greenville - again.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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