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Ed Oakley

  • News

    March 14, 2013

    Citizen Council PAC Paves Way for Trinity Toll Road

    City council members grilled over whethere they support a boondoggle

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Dallas City Employees Make "It Gets Better" Video, But What is Mike Rawlings Doing In It?

    This week's edition of the Dallas Voice features a long article about the video you see above, an "It Gets Better"-themed compilation featuring a whole bunch of LGBT city of Dallas employees, including city spokesperson Frank Librio, assistant city manager Joey Zapata, asisstant city attorneys Melis ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Mayoral Candidates Go For Bike Ride. That May Not Be Enough to Get Voters to the Polls.

    Photos by Andrea RobertsClick to embiggen​Oh, right -- there's a runoff Saturday, or did you already forget? Apparently you did: Toni Pippins-Poole, Interim Dallas County Elections Administrator, tells Unfair Park this afternoon that as of Sunday, 15,451 people have cast their ballots in early vot ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Ron Natinsky Unveils Five-Pronged Approach to Implement New Urban Plan For West Dallas

    Photos by Sam MertenLeft to right: West Dallas Chamber of Commerce vice chair Randall White, former Oak Cliff council member Ed Oakley, mayoral candidate Ron Natinsky and council member Delia Jasso​Standing near the pool at the Belmont Hotel in what 2007 mayoral race runner-up Ed Oakley called ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Mayor Dwaine Caraway: Dallas "Praying for Hope and Strength" for Devastated Sendai, Our International Friendship City

    Via.Then-Mayor Laura Miller arriving in Sendai in 2007​As the Japan-American Society of Dallas/Fort Worth's website points out, "Dallas and Sendai became International Friendship Cities in August 1997, when Mayor Ron Kirk and Mayor Hajimu Fujii signed a formal agreement in Sendai." Which is why, s ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Liveblogging This Morning's Packed, Star-Studded Budget Workshop at City Hall

    ​Bon matin, Mes Amis de le Parc Qui Est Unfair. Overflow crowd this morning at the City Council Budget Meeting in 6ES, and Tom Leppert, pin-striped as ever, has just told the packed house to sit tight while they figure out what to do with everyone. Atmosphere is stuffy and contentious -- this is t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    There's a New Team in the Convention Center Hotel Game, and They're Wearing a Smile

    "Enough is Enough" probably won't make the cut at the next Successories jam session, but so it goes. As noted earlier, that's the name of the bold-faced group that announced its presence with authority at the Stoneleigh Hotel. Its intention, in case you missed it the first go-round, is to inspire a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    JWP: "We Need to Vote No to Jim Crow."

    Sam MertenA crowd of approximately 75 Vote No'ers gathered in front of City Hall this afternoon in support of Mayor Tom Leppert and the convention center hotel; among them were Dr. Frederick Haynes of Friendship-West Baptist Church, former council member Ed Oakley, county commissioner John Wiley Pri ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    In West Dallas Yesterday, Yet Another Argument Over How the City Remakes Itself

    Rebecca Dugger, director of the Trinity River Corridor Project, was out and about on Thursday afternoon, selling the citizens on the need to redo the N. Beckley Avenue-W. Commerce Street intersection. But Belmont Hotel owner and developer Monte Anderson wasn't buying."I'd rather have nothing," he sa ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008
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    December 13, 2007

    Dallas' Political Designing Woman

    When Dallas' political elite need a win, Carol Reed cheers them on and calls the plays

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Tom Leppert: Same As He Ever Was

    After Tom Leppert coasted into the mayor’s office in June, I decided he and I needed to take a little break. It wasn’t an easy decision. In the spring of 2007, I learned so much about him, from how his single mother inspired his heartland values to how he never swore throughout the protracted ca ... More >>

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    September 13, 2007
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    June 29, 2007

    See, Houston Does Want to Be Like Dallas

    Important Moments in Dallas-Houston History: Doug Cosbie says hi to Dan Pastorini. At least, Houston wants to be like us when it comes to the success (more or less -- sorry, Ed Oakley) Democrats have had at the polls in recent elections. Reports the Houston Chronicle this a.m.: Democrats in Harris C ... More >>

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    June 27, 2007
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    June 21, 2007
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    June 21, 2007

    The Leppert Touch

    Is the mayor-elect's appearance of human decency just a fluke?

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2007

    And the Campaign Just Got Uglier...

    OK, so you don't believe Don Hill when he says he didn't ask Tom Leppert for dough in exchange for his endorsement. But do you believe Leppert, when he says he has nothing to do with those hateful calls being placed by the the ultra-conservative Heritage Alliance Political Action Committee? Accordin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2007
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    May 18, 2007

    You Know How I Know You're Gay? You Live in Dallas.

    Dallas, according to no less an authority than Time magazine, is "the lavender heart of Texas." Meaning: Yup, padnuh, we are gay. We're also Democrats; I know, same thing. How gay? This gay: If city councilman Ed Oakley defeats former Turner Construction CEO Tom Leppert, Dallas will become the first ... More >>

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    May 17, 2007
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    May 12, 2007

    Carol Reed Earned Her Salary Tonight, No Doubt

    Carol Reed, Tom Leppert's $30,000-a-month campaign manager, sounds jubilant. As well she should: Her candidate could fall to second, as results keep coming in and Ed Oakley slowly creeps toward the top of the heap, but Leppert can't possibly fall to third place and out of the runoff. With more than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2007

    Only 119 Precincts Left to Go...

    We're almost done tonight, folks: With most of the votes in -- 64,234, to be exact -- Tom Leppert's got 27.19 percent, or 17,463 votes. Ed Oakley's still in second, with 20.75 percent (or 13,328 votes). Don Hill's still in third, with 14.37 percent -- or 9,228 votes. Max Wells is still a little behi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2007

    Only 73 Precincts Left to Go...

    Here's where it stands, before it totally collapses: Tom Leppert's got 27.24 percent of the vote, which translates to 19,080 votes -- out of 70,045 counted thus far. Ed Oakley's got himself 20.44 percent of the vote, or nearly 5,000 fewer than Jordan at 14,314. As for Hill and Wells, well, they're s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2007
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    May 1, 2007

    Griffith Says "Cheese," Again, While Coats Gets Around

    Tom Leppert's got those scintillating ads that look more staged than the Mars landing (sorry, no Capricorn One fans in the room?). Gary Griffith's still saying "cheese" in order to scare voters to the polls, and the other mayoral candidates, well, they're not yet there with their TV spots -- that, ... More >>

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    April 27, 2007
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    April 27, 2007

    And Your Next Mayor Is...

    Either Gary Griffith is more popular than we think he is, or he has three interns who figured out how to cast 1,638 votes for him. The results of The Highly Unofficial Unfair Park Mayoral Poll are in, and the new mayor of Dallas is...Gary Griffith. Seriously? Yes, 6,723 of our Friends voted -- eithe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2007

    Mayoral Candidates Love South Dallas and the Arts. And You. They Love You.

    We're happy to give other candidates some play. Like Ed Oakley. Here's his picture. Hi, Ed. Yesterday's Sam Coats items have sparked a minor debate about Coats' position on the TXI board, his take on the Trinity River toll road and the exact reason why his tenure in the state legislature was so abbr ... More >>

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    April 6, 2007

    Mayoral Candidates Like to Ac-cent-thcu-ate the Positive. If Only We Could Vote For All of Them!

    That's right, Don Hill. You are No. 1 on our hit parade this week. Hey, pal, you earned the right. I have a bit of a confession: I really like the candidates running for Dallas mayor. If I were 60 years older, I might even like to play shuffleboard with some of them. Just about all of them are intel ... More >>

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    March 7, 2007

    Griffith and Wells: Eww, Tube.

    By now, you've no doubt seen Gary Griffith's anti-cheese ad; wow, really going out on a limb there, hunh, coming out against drugs. (Why "ironically called cheese," incidentally?) If you haven't seen the ad, which Griffith's peeps posted to YouTube this morning, here it is: Silly, innit? But we h ... More >>

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    January 3, 2007

    Why All the White Wanna-Be Mayors Might Be Rooting For a Don Hill Candidacy After All

    Mayor Pro Tem Donald Hill might not be good enough for Hill. It's the "pro tem" part that he wants to get rid of...maybe? Gromer Jeffers has an item on the Dallas Morning News Bold Types blog saying council member Don Hill will announce tomorrow he's running for mayor. Gromer, whom I like and respec ... More >>

  • News

    December 21, 2006

    Mitchell Says No

    So what about the dogfight on the Trinity River Project?

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    November 17, 2006

    A Trinity "Tweak"? Impending Disaster's More Like It.

    At some point today, somebody at D will say Jim's lying abut the Trinity River project. And we will act oh-so-surprised. For a sickening example of local kiss-up media carrying water for the Trinity River gang, please read today's story at the top of The Dallas Morning News metro front, "Trinity pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006

    Expenses Sure are Expensive

    That David Dean sure does know how to stick it to Mayor Laura Miller. First, the lobbyist who's gotten a cool mil from the city to lobby for the Trans-Texas Corridor since 2004 got his CPA to send an open records request at the end of last week in which Dean wants to see everything the mayor's done ... More >>

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    October 13, 2006

    Rasansky Wants a Do-Over

    Mitchell Rasansky wants the city to take back the 500 thou it gave David Dean on Wednesday. Good luck with all that. I just got off the phone with Mitchell Rasansky, and the council member had two things to say about David Dean, the lobbyist who's gotten about a million from the city to work on the ... More >>

  • News

    October 5, 2006

    Check the Bill

    Fine print on bond package includes $120 million more for Trinity project

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    September 27, 2006

    Pardon, But What Trinity Lakes Vote?

    Seems the city council didn't vote on the Trinity Lakes project after all. Wow. That's a stunner. Oh, by the way, I just wanted to point out that FrontBurner's very confident prediction of action on the Trinity Lakes at city council today...uh...didn't happen. Yesterday, at the very last minute unde ... More >>

  • News

    September 21, 2006

    Cash Money

    When we least expected it, a real opportunity in southern Dallas

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    September 18, 2006

    The Next Mayor of the City of Dallas Will Be...

    If this picture were at all legible, you could make out the four mayoral candidates gathered yesterday for small talk and lox yesterday at Temple Emanu-El. I wouldn't consider it an entirely wasted Sunday morning. There were free Einstein Bros. bagels, after all, and lox and cream cheese; hell, tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2006

    Port of Call

    Wanna know why three of your city council members--Ed Oakley, Bill Blaydes and Ron Natinsky--are in China at this very moment? (To beat the heat? For the food? To spend a small fortune of taxpayers' money on a summer vacation?) Well, Sarah Dodd of KTVT-Channel 11 will probably provide the answer whe ... More >>

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Eat This

    A million here, a million there--shoot, it's not the council's money

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    June 14, 2006

    Live from City Hall

    The council's talking now, and I think it's gonna be a sweep, damned near. "Dallas is the ninth-largest city in the country, and we've developed half of it," says Bill Blaydes, who looked like he was dozing during the naysayers' speeches. "There is a major need for what we are doing today." Now he's ... More >>

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    May 25, 2006

    Hypocrisy in Action

    So Mayor Laura Miller was able to muster a majority on the council to rescind the city's longstanding policy on giving away federal "block grant" funds to political cronies. For as long as anybody can remember, community development block grants from Washington have been City Hall's main source of s ... More >>

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    March 6, 2006

    Zoo-hoo

    One thing that emerged loud and clear from two of the recent neighborhood town hall meetings is this: Dallas residents want a first-class zoo, and they're willing to pay for it. Dick Geiger, for one, is sick of the Dallas Zoo's reputation as the ugly stepsister to the slick, kid-friendly Fort Worth ... More >>

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    February 16, 2006

    Sugar Ray

    Why council members love Mr. Hunt so much

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    December 15, 2005

    Drunk Tellers

    Run down to the City Council Bank. They're giving money away!

  • News

    July 4, 2002

    Raise Taxes Now

    Plus: Fast and Dumb, Warped Criticism, Recycling Works

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    January 17, 2002

    Muddy Waters

    Plus: Ashleigh, Ashleigh; Divided Against Ourselves; The Waxahachie Vote; Love Us for Our Mind

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    June 7, 2001

    The Real Cheaters

    Officials showed courage by cracking down on Dwaine Caraway's campaign

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