Angela Hunt, City Hall Beat Reporter

On her Web site, the District 14 council member offers her thoughts on yesterday's Dallas City Council meeting, where, among other things, the council voted for the "high crime apartment ordinance," voted against the creation of a Little Forest Hills Conservation District and put on hold a vote concerning the installation of GPS devices on sanitation trucks (seems like the city could find a better way to spend $700,000, after all).

Hunt also offers some kind words concerning Mayor Tom Leppert and "the way he handles public hearings." Her compliments come a little more than a month after she and Leppert got into it over open-mike broadcasts. Among other things, writes Hunt:

I'm not shy about speaking up when I disagree with the Mayor, so I want to take a moment to compliment him on the way he handles public hearings. One, he is very respectful of the time people take out of their schedules to come down to City Hall, and tries to move up cases involving large groups of people. Before I was elected, I remember coming to City Hall and spending 8 hours waiting for our neighborhood's case to be heard. This is a welcome change.

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Robert Wilonsky
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