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Catchups: Reverchon Park Ballfield, Preston Tower, Oak Lawn Airbnbs, Starbucks

By Jon Anderson / April 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Some topics aren’t enough for a whole column, yet there are updates. So here goes. Back in February, a lawsuit was filed by Park Towers homeowners seeking to undo the city council’s approval of the Reverchon Park RFP.  On March 16, the city responded claiming immunity from – pretty much everything. On March 3, the […]

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Reverchon Park Open Records Request Yields Few Documents

By Jon Anderson / March 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

Back in January, I filed an open records request seeking documents relating to the Reverchon Park ballfield negotiations with Reverchon Park Sports & Entertainment LLC. This initial trove is almost entirely official documents between last December and January and doesn’t include what I assume is the richer vein of email traffic between stakeholders (assume that’s […]

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Were Reverchon Park RFPs Doing Bidder’s Bidding?

By Jon Anderson / February 25, 2020 / 5 Comments

In December 2016, the Friends of Reverchon Park briefed the city Parks Department about how they “proposed the redevelopment of the existing [baseball] field by means of a long term agreement with a self-funded private entity.” As you can see from the slide above delivered at that meeting, Friends of Reverchon had some specific parameters […]

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Politics, Not Money At Core Of Reverchon Park’s Neglect

By Jon Anderson / February 19, 2020 / 7 Comments

UPDATED February 26, 2020 Part of the city’s case for offering a 40-year lease covering part of Reverchon Park to Donnie Nelson’s Reverchon Park Sports and Entertainment LLC is the ballpark’s poor condition and the lack of money to fix it. Let’s look at that. But before we hit the money, let’s review one point. […]

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Letter to AG Regarding Reverchon Park Records Hides Behind Privilege

By Jon Anderson / February 16, 2020 / 2 Comments

Jon Anderson says a letter regarding his open records request implies that the public didn’t have the full picture of the Reverchon Park deal.

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What’s To Hide? City Hall Sends Open Records Request on Reverchon Park to Texas AG

By Jon Anderson / February 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

I received a note from the Dallas City Secretary’s Office regarding my open records request concerning communications and documents surrounding the Reverchon Park deal passed by Dallas City Council on Jan. 8.

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