^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
4
| News |

The City of Dallas and Its Shiny, Distracting Thing

Apparently, we haven't wasted enough time trying to choose a new name for Industrial Boulevard. Because now, through Friday at 5 p.m., you can offer your half-cent's worth in the city's so-called "Public Interest Survey" by picking and clicking on one of the six contenders: Cesar Chavez Boulevard, Eddie Bernice Johnson Parkway, Riverfront Boulevard, Trinity Lakes Boulevard, Trinityview Boulevard and Waterfront Boulevard. The brain trust on Marilla Street will make the final call come June, but, says the city's site, this is how much your input will matter:

"The Dallas City Council will make the final decision on the street name, but will take into consideration the results of this survey; the testimony presented at the public hearing; the recommendations of the City Plan Commission, the Subdivision Review Committee, and the Subdivision Administrator; and the street name standards in Section 51A-9.304."

In other words, as Schutze put it earlier this month: Quick, look at this shiny, distracting thing! Least the city can do is show the results as the "vote" is being taken; but, nope, ain't even bothering with that. Instead, let's just look at Guy Reynolds' pretty pictures of Industrial Boulevard, currently showing on Flickr. --Robert Wilonsky

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

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

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.