Sam MertenMayor Leppert, five minutes into the presentation.Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano began this afternoon's Love Field Concession Committee meeting by letting folks know why the committee was formed -- to clear up "perception issues reported by the newspaper" -- and what the groun ... More >>
It's been a year since the city council's Transportation and Environment Committee got word that Dallas had plans -- and $300,000 courtesy the Regional Transportation Council -- to update The Greater Dallas Bike Plan, created in 1985 and updated, barely, only a few times since. According to a mem ... 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 >>
RetroRazorDon't know what's more interesting: This morning's Wall Street Journal story that ties together Dallas's efforts to take a long drink from the Neches River and Oklahoma's water supply, or the comments attached to the story. Let's start with the story, in which outgoing assistant city manag ... More >>
Assistant city manager Ramon Miguez, for three more daysIn the memo below, written by Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm and sent to Mayor Tom Leppert and the city council (as well as other city officials), you'll find a list of all Assistant City Manager Ramón F. Míguez's accomplishments -- as well as ... More >>
Sam MertenKevin Craig of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wasn't given a chance to speak when Mayor Leppert and other politicos announced a two-year, $29 million levee study.After Mayor Tom Leppert announced the need to pony up $29 million to study Dallas's levees resulting from "unacceptable" ratings ... More >>
Should be an interesting Dallas City Council meeting today -- if, that is, the Deep Ellum Association knows it needs to send its people to City Hall before 1 p.m., as the council will vote on the parking-boot ordinance well before lunch break, according to city officials to whom we spoke last night. ... More >>
Assistant city manager Ramon Miguez, at left, is having no fun today at the council's Transportation and Environment Committee briefing.If you want to drive yourself insane, dial up the Dallas City Council's Transportation and Environment Committee meeting, where, at this very moment, the committee ... More >>
For those willing to fight through the poor video quality, I condensed my footage from yesterday's city council meeting, where Angela Hunt and Mayor Tom Leppert had different ideas about how the report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers affects the city's plans to jam a toll road in its flood ... More >>
I've yet to attend a city council meeting I didn't enjoy, and yesterday's was no exception. How can one not feel satisfied after bearing witness to important votes on the convention center hotel and gas drilling, a council member admitting to witnessing a drug deal in progress and doing nothing abou ... More >>
The silence is deafening at City Hall over expanding Love Field, but Jim Schutze has some advice for airport neighbors: Buy earplugs.
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