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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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Dallas City Council Ends 30-Month PD-15 Saga With 240-Foot Height

By Jon Anderson / September 12, 2019 / 15 Comments

Dallas City Council unanimously passed city staff’s plan for PD-15, which compromised on height, topping out at 240 feet. Some small changes were made to the plan. The general wisdom is that any city council vote requiring a supermajority due to opposition will be a nail-biter. And while certainly many a nail was chewed to […]

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When Developers Come To Town, Don’t Miss Your Chance To Talk

By Jon Anderson / August 23, 2019 / 1 Comment

I’ve written about new developments in the Oak Lawn and Preston Hollow areas for a few years. Many of you have read about the PD-15 antics with the same hoary relish you watch a reality show. But as Dallas grows, and development reaches into more neighborhoods, there are lessons to be learned once you cut […]

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BREAKING: Hip Hop Government Head Pleads Guilty to To Alleged Bribe Funneling

By Bethany Erickson / July 23, 2019 / 1 Comment
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Jeremy “Jay” Scroggins pleaded guilty Tuesday to funneling alleged bribes from real estate developer Ruel Hamilton to the late former city council person Carolyn Davis. Hamilton, the AmeriSouth Realty Group founder and CEO, was indicted in March on two counts of bribery. Davis pleaded guilty to taking bribes from him that same month. Davis admitted to […]

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Where Does Dallas Fall In a List of Best and Worst Run Cities?

By Bethany Erickson / July 14, 2019 / 7 Comments
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With a mayoral and city council election still rather close in the rearview mirror, a recent WalletHub study into the best and worst run cities in the country — and where Dallas falls on that list — highlights some of the issues that drove at least a few people to the polls twice. The study, which was […]

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Few Surprises As Plan Commission Hears PD-15 Authorized Hearing Recommendations

By Jon Anderson / April 19, 2019 / 2 Comments

Yesterday, the results of the PD-15 authorized hearing had their first airing with City Plan Commission. Those expecting a knock-down, drag-out were disappointed. Those relishing hypocrisy, dipped in pretension, were not disappointed. It was explained that because the opposition to the city’s PD-15 draft had paid the fee to postpone the meeting originally scheduled on […]

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