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Kunkle did the right thing. Now it's time to fix Lower Greenville

Dallas Police Department Chief David Kunkle announced Friday afternoon he had terminated DPD Central Division Sgt. Ramon Gonzalez for sending obscene email to me (using a City of Dallas computer) just 37 minutes after I was issued a now-dismissed citation for abusing the 911 system (DMN story - Chief's message: No bad cops - registration required).

Chief Kunkle has the final authority and responsibility for deciding on the appropriate punishment for this act. I support him as he went through what is obviously a difficult process.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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LGNA is lying to its own residents. Again

Let's all join hands and repeat the BD Mantra for Lower Greenville

  • The streets belong to the residents, not scumbar patrons.
  • Our neighborhood streets are not parking lots for the scumbars.
  • If the scumbars can't provide free parking, they need to close their doors.

In Wednesday's edition of the DMN, columnist Sherry Jacobson calls for changes on Lower Greenville before someone else gets killed out here (link - It's high time to sober up to the chaos on Lower Greenville).

But for all the good points raised in the column, it's so sad to see our so-called neighborhood leaders from LGNA lying to their residents.


By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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Even the cops tell you to call 911 for noise issues

Call it coincidence or bad timing, but the question of when to call 911 is not new in Dallas.

The answer is still the same - Anytime you have a problem which will require a police officer to issue a citation or take further action.

BD's readers have pointed him to the Ask A Cop column in the Lakewood Advocate Magazine June 2006 edition. This month's column, written by NE DPD Division Chief Jan Easterling, focused on the 911 issue.

BD is well aware that this edition was prepared way before the controversy on Lower Greenville took shape.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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Joe Avezzano is a big fat liar

Some PR flack once wrote - Bad publicity is still good publicity.

Don't ask Suede how much more publicity they can handle. Just hearing the words BarkingDog and Suede in the same sentence on almost every newscast this week must be driving owner Joe Avezzano to raiding the liquor cabinet.

And by the way, can you name the media outlets that would not touch this story with a 10-foot pencil?

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Parking spots vs. patio space

Dallas: Proposal would boost outdoor dining, but some say cost is too high

By EMILY RAMSHAW / The Dallas Morning News

When Marc Andres (link) looks down Greenville Avenue at the bars and restaurants his real estate company manages, he sees a sprinkling of street-side patios: sidewalk seating that draws energy and a hint of class to the sometimes-seedy strip.

But they're broken up by pull-in, storefront parking spaces – monuments to long-standing parking battles between the entertainment district and its surrounding neighborhoods.

Mr. Andres' request to remove nearly 10 of these parking spaces to broaden sidewalks and build additional patio space has come under fire from some neighbors, who fear any change in Lower Greenville's parking structure will force more cars onto residential streets.

Click here for the complete story (DMN registration required)

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Code enforcement