Dallas City Council

Reverchon Park Open Records Request Stalled To Death

By Jon Anderson / August 20, 2020 / 3 Comments

Over eight months ago, the Dallas City Council approved moving forward with the Park Board’s plan to award their second RFP to the Reverchon Park Sports and Entertainment LLC led by Donnie Nelson. On Jan. 22, I filed an open records request with the city seeking documents surrounding the run-up to the deal’s passage. On […]

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Dallas’ Online Permitting is an Arduous Journey Fraught With Peril

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / August 5, 2020 / 1 Comment

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association Once upon a time, Dallas Builders Association members were able to walk into the City of Dallas’s Oak Cliff Municipal Center (OCMC) and walk out with a residential building permit within hours. For some, the search for parking was nearly as long as the wait for a […]

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East Dallas Residents Rally to Block Plans For Cement Batch Plant

By Joanna England / June 25, 2020 / 3 Comments

When the proverbial dust cleared, the citizens of East Dallas claimed a victory over Martin Marietta and Austin Bridge, the corporations that had eyes on a large site at Northwest Highway and Garland Road for a dual cement and asphalt batch plant. And a big victory it was, as the entire Dallas City Council voted […]

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Dallas Leaders Considering Emergency Ordinance to Halt Evictions

By Candy Evans / March 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Cities and states across the country are taking action to put a halt on evictions amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, anticipating that many tenants won’t be able to pay rent with nearly 3.3 million Americans now out of work. New York City, one of the nation’s hottest red zones, placed an eviction moratorium on residential […]

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5 Things To Know About The Reverchon Park Deal

By Jon Anderson / January 23, 2020 / 4 Comments

In addition to the five-fold increase in seating to 3,500 total and the addition of alcohol sales, here are a few things you should know about the recently passed Reverchon Park deal.

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Dallas City Council’s Reverchon Park Deal Sets Dangerous Precedent

By Jon Anderson / January 21, 2020 / 3 Comments

When the Dallas City Council passed District 14 council member David Blewett’s deal to redevelop a significant part of Reverchon Park, they set a dangerous precedent for the city.

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