Mayor Tom Leppert, council member Ron Natinsky, Economic Development honcho Karl Zavitkovsky and the rest of the Dallas delegation presently in Asia have moved onto Beijing, where last night they toured a plant that manufactures wind-turbine blades -- and to think, for that they missed a council briefing on drainage and erosion. How sad for them. Chris Heinbaugh, the mayor's chief of staff, sends this missive from the mayor for those interested in his whereabouts (like, oh, Merten and ... Merten).
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What says Mayor Tom about his meetings with the Chinese? "They understand -- on so many different levels -- that Dallas is one of the best places to do business. If this trip moves them over the goal line, we're ready to welcome them." To which Wang Wen Baio (Scott's third cousin twice removed on his stepmother's side) replies, "To come here to visit, to recruit business, this is the correct approach."