If Nothing Else, We've Found the One Thing Jim Schutze, Angela Hunt and Mayor Tom Leppert Can All Agree On

If Nothing Else, We've Found the One Thing Jim Schutze, Angela Hunt and Mayor Tom Leppert Can All Agree On

Wrote Schutze in last week's paper version of Unfair Park: "A petition drive under way right now in Dallas calls for a citywide election on tax subsidies from City Hall to developers. I'm amazed I'm not for it. ... I'm getting a really bad odor." Also against it: Mayor Tom Leppert and Angela Hunt, who called the initiative "completely wrong-headed" in The Dallas Morning News last month.

The petition drive's being handled by Unite Here!, a New York City-based union representing service industry workers that says it just wants Dallas residents to be able to vote on all taxpayer-funded subsidies of more than a million dollars doled out to developers. And lest you think they weren't serious, Dave Levinthal brings this news today: On Thursday, its reps say, they'll drop off at City Hall 30,000 petition signatures required for a referendum.


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