Neighborhoods

Information and stories about Dallas neighborhoods

The City Plan Commission Follies

BD has never been shy about crediting his best stories to sources all around Dallas.

But somewhere deep in the basement at City Hall, locked away in a waterproof vault, sits BD's best source, a person we know only as....well, we won't even give his initials up. For now, let's call him Deep In The Basement, or Mr. Dib.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Dallas City Hall
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DPD's newest service policy - Handle It Yourself

Written by David Tuthill, Dallas

The Dallas Police Department is proposing yet another public safety innovation, following on the success of their Verified Response and Verified Parking programs.

This new policy is called Handle It Yourself.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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From those wonderful folks who gave you Verified Response: Verified Parking?

For years, parking - or the lack of it - has been the Number 1 hot-button issue around Lower Greenville. The scumbars don't have enough of it (and the City says we are several hundred spaces short anyway), so their patrons parked (and whizzed) on neighborhood streets.

The residents fought back with No Parking zones and Resident Only Parking restrictions. The patrons park farther out in the neighborhood (say, Addison?) or take a chance parking illegally. The residents could usually count on the Dallas Police Department to keep the battle at an even level, ticketing and towing as much as they could.

But according to a new DPD policy issued September 28, all calls to 911 for illegally parked vehicles (except those blocking driveways) from anywhere in Dallas are now directed to the 311 Action Center. From there, the calls are routed to Parking Enforcement (or maybe the DPD substation). Eventually, someone will go out and look at the problem. Tomorrow. Maybe.

Doesn't anyone remember that Parking Enforcement is understaffed, unarmed, and scared of the dark???

We have a cute name for this policy - Verified Parking.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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LGWNA: Neighborhood association or liars club? You decide.

BD attended a meeting of the faux-Lowest Greenville West, much to the consternation of association president John Scarborough. Luckily, BD had a proxy for a property owner in the area in his back pocket, so he got to sit back and watch eight residents discuss the usual issues like crime, noise, and bars.

A fly on the wall would have enjoyed this load of poop immensely.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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NSA hosting neighborhood meeting, but not "in" the neighborhood

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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