Sarah Dodd[Editor's note at 4:27 p.m.: Jim has opted to turn this item into a live blog concerning the afternoon's doings at Dallas City Hall. The Simon David debate has wrapped with a vote in favor of the store's expansion, so the council has moved on to the University of North Texas Dallas camp ... More >>
William S. DahlstromThis morning the city council is debating lobbyist reform, and the lobbyists are all here. And nervous. They have their own corner of the city council chamber, front row, extreme left (from my direction in the peanut gallery, extreme right from the council's perspective). The ... More >>
As the Dallas City Council reached the end of its painfully long discussion about the proposed ethics reform, Dave Neumann said, "It was productive for the council to go through this briefing, but that's OK."
Yup, the council began its agenda meeting this morning chatting about fine points o ... More >>
Sam MertenCouncil member Carolyn Davis talks to zoning lawyer Kirk Williams as Willie Cothrum (right) listens.If nothing else, the city council's hastily planned ethics reform briefing early this morning showed that this group is capable of a spirited debate. For the most part, Mayor Tom Leppert has ... More >>
Patrick MichelsDallas City Attorney Tom PerkinsAngela Hunt is putting the bite on the mayor today on the issue of ethics reform.The council is being briefed on possible new ethics rules growing out of the City Hall corruption case. Council member Hunt and four other members signed a letter a coup ... More >>
Susan MeadThis is an interesting morning, City Hall federal corruption trial-wise. The government is presenting witnesses who are real City Hall lobbyists to show the jury how they work. Some of these -- like Willie Cothrum, for example, who is up next -- are the people who really make the whee ... More >>