City of Dallas to Clean Up on Traffic Accident Cleanups

Speaking of budgets, the Dallas city council will give an okey-doke to Mary Suhm's $2.7 billion budget today, during its busy council session. And right after the council pushes through its plan to spend money in the coming fiscal year, it'll OK some plans to increase revenue -- among them, the establishment of "a motor vehicle accident cleanup fee" for out-of-towners involved in traffic smash-'em-ups. Says the city, it expects to make some $1,125,000 from the new fee, which will be waived for Dallas residents. Which, as you might expect, doesn't please some suburban mayors at all.

Also on the council's agenda today, for those with something to say: public hearings concerning several public improvement districts, including Lake Highlands, downtown, Uptown, South Side and our old favorite, Deep Ellum. --Robert Wilonsky

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