Speaking of Walmart (told you) ...In the end, turns out, I didn't need Mitchell Rasansky to tell me what everyone already knew -- or guessed, anyhow. Because, as I discovered this morning, the permits were filed with the city two months ago and approved December 29. So, yes, brace yourself, Lower ... More >>
I called Mitchell Rasansky Friday -- because, you may remember, I was supposed to. Last month, the former council member and co-owner of the former Whole Foods on Lower Greenville said that come October 21, we should know to whom he was leasing that space -- be it a Walmart or a whatever. But whe ... More >>
Speaking of Dallas Farmers Market ...I had to head back there yesterday afternoon, and, on my way out, I espied, perched outside of Shed No. 2, Mitchell Rasansky's favorite public-art installation: Art Garcia's $18,000 worth of fiberglass peaches spilled out on the sidewalk, resting alongside a, ... More >>
Brian HarkinSure, you've probably already heard by now that Mitchell Rasansky might run for Dallas County judge. However, the benefit of not speaking with the former North Dallas council member until today yielded a much more definitive answer about his intentions. Rasansky tells Unfair Park that ... More >>
Art Garcia's Farmers Market Shed No. 2 Peaches, set to debut by month's endBack in May, when the Dallas City Council was starting to tackle the city's $190-million budget deficit, then-council member Mitchell Rasansky made it clear he was very unhappy with the city's having spent $18,000 on fiber ... More >>
Sam MertenAfter serving eight years as a city plan commissioner and another eight as a council member representing some of North Dallas's more upscale neighborhoods, 72-year-old Mitchell Rasansky is no longer roaming City Hall when he's most needed. Replaced last month by Ann Margolin because of ter ... More >>
Brian HarkinWill the jury get to hear from Mitchell Rasansky? Based on what he told us, we're going out on a limb and saying yes.Mitchell Rasansky, who served with Don Hill on the Dallas City Council for six years and is listed as a potential witness in Hill's ongoing federal corruption trial, says ... More >>
From the Urban Land Institute report on Southwest Center: "More than half the floor space is vacant -- feels lonely"Back in April, the Dallas City Council agreed to spend $120,000 in economic development grant money so the Urban Land Institute could "assess redevelopment options" at Southwest Center ... More >>
Sam MertenMitchell Rasansky and Linda Koop celebrate the end of his eight years on the council and her birthday with glasses of grape cider. Rasansky later crushed the plastic glass with his foot and yelled, "Mazel tov!"City Manager Mary Suhm, Mayor Tom Leppert and CFO Dave Cook all stressed this mo ... More >>
The city wisely didn't bother to make a new Web page for term-limited Mitchell Rasansky, but it did find the time to cook up one for Carolyn Davis, who faces Ron Price in the June 13 runoff election.Whilst digging around for info on the city's Web site yesterday, I clicked on one of the council me ... More >>
If nothing else, the debate over the daytime curfew sure did get more than a few kiddos active in city politics. The Dallas City Council just got through hearing from a parade of folks opposed to the 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. curfew, about which Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle told Unfair Park, "I think ... More >>
Sam MertenCouncil member Mitchell Rasansky meets with owners of local scrap metal recycling businesses after blasting city staff for how they've handled the issue.As we mentioned yesterday, the city council's Trinity River Corridor Project Committee was briefed on what should be done about the scra ... More >>
Mitchell Rasansky and Ann MargolinFew weeks back, we directed you to an online survey Dallas City Council candidate Ann Margolin was taking as she vies for Mitchell Rasansky's District 13 seat at the horseshoe. Well, the results are in, and Margolin writes in a mass e-mail sent to her would-be const ... More >>
Sam MertenAs the Economic Development Committee spent time behind closed doors discussing the convention center hotel, Assistant City Secretary Rosa Rios (bottom right) trained temps on how to certify petitions dropped off by Dallas Right to Vote.The city council's Economic Development Committee spe ... More >>
Sam Merten Chief Ozumba Lnuk-X addresses the council today in opposition to the smoking ordinance. Hey, Adam Woods -- his real moniker -- totally stole our name! After more than three hours of tedious discussion and debate, the council voted today 10-5 to prohibit smoking in bars, pool halls and w ... More >>
Oh, what a nice morning. I had an opportunity to check back in on an old companion of mine, the Trinity River Project, and I'm delighted to say the old boy hasn't changed not a jot nor a tiddle. Still dressed to the nines, lying through his teeth and playin' the game.The Trinity River Committee of t ... More >>
A debate over the city's convention center hotel gets quietly canned
As Mayor Tom Leppert pushes for a convention center hotel, critics demand more details and less tax money. At least, those who haven't been silenced do.
What happened to city council's sharpest fiscal conservative?
So what about the dogfight on the Trinity River Project?
Rasansky's way out on his lonesome about those bridges
Why council members love Mr. Hunt so much
Run down to the City Council Bank. They're giving money away!
Our bill finally comes in for the Kirk/Ware era
Ted and Laura team up, which is a deeply unnatural thing