Reverchon Ballfield

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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City of Dallas Claims Immunity in Reverchon Park Ballpark Suit

By Jon Anderson / March 16, 2020 / 2 Comments

Back in 1964, Leslie Gore recorded “You Don’t Own Me,” a song whose lyrics included, “I’m free and I love to be free, To live my life the way I want, To say and do whatever I please.”  This kinda encapsulates the city’s response to the Reverchon Park lawsuit filed last month by neighboring residents […]

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Latest Response To Reverchon Open Records Request Definitely Odd

By Jon Anderson / February 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

The saga of my open records request surrounding the city’s Reverchon Park ballfield deal continues – this time, a mildly humorous misreading by me. You will recall that last time I was told that there were a lot of items that fell under attorney/client privilege. That stuff still awaits a ruling by the state Attorney […]

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Jon Anderson: I Couldn’t Care Less About Reverchon Park

By Jon Anderson / February 27, 2020 / 7 Comments

I have to say that while it’s part of the job, it’s still annoying when some people just don’t get me. Reverchon is simply the latest. So here goes. I don’t give a fig what happens in Reverchon. I’ve told most people I speak with that I wouldn’t care if there was a second American […]

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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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