If you're anything like me, and I should hope not, then you too can't wait for the first Trinity River Corridor Project Committee meeting of 2011. But, sorry, we'll have to wait till two weeks from tomorrow per the city calendar, now available for download and featuring more than a dozen winners and runners-up from the Trinty River Photo Contest. (The whole thing's a bit of a build-up to the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in October, though even the city's hedging its bets in the intro: "It is said that Calatrava's buildings marry engineering with biology and it does seem so.") That's the November offering at top.
And with the calendar comes the Annual Progress Report, 21 pages of attaboys and waytagos heading into the new year. There's also this Looking Forward from, ahem, "the organization":
Despite current budget challenges, the organization continues to make strategic decisions to stay the course on many fronts -- so the City can seize recovery opportunities. The City has a history of planning and investing in the future with the long-term goal of expanding the tax base. Over the next few years several projects will help stimulate economic growth: the Love Field Modernization Project, about to commence; construction of the Convention Center Hotel, on track and on budget with a number of conventions already booked; the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park, uniting the Arts District with Uptown; and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, which is already changing the Dallas skyline.
The City is also continuing to invest in capital improvements, infusing well over $750M into the local economy; keeping people working and building a better city. With the council's steadfast commitment to public safety, more officers are on the street than ever before and crime continues to go down. Add to all of that, Dallas will be showcased on a global scale when Super Bowl XLV comes to North Texas.
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