A little while ago, Chris Heinbaugh, Mayor Tom Leppert's chief of staff, sent word that the mayor won't be distracted by faraway matters. Far as he's concerned, what happens in Arizona stays in Arizona. That said, the blog's all yours, Mr. Mayor:
"Through most of its recent history, the Dallas City Council has chosen not to get into divisive debates or take positions on issues that do not directly involve the city of Dallas. I believe that is a wise course to follow. We are focused on bringing businesses, conventions and trade to Dallas, continuing to improve public safety, tackle the budget challenges without a tax hike and generally move the city forward. That is what Dallas voters put us here to do and I believe that is where our Council's energy should be focused."