In Case You Didn't Pick Up a 2011 Calendar, Never Miss One Thrilling Council Meeting

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

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.

Never heard of it.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.