Dallas City Council District 9

Dallas City Council District 9 Dallas City Council District 9 is one of 14 council districts in the City of Dallas. It is located in East Dallas and includes White Rock Lake.

This page serves as a resource to D9 residents. This page will be updated by District 9 staff and CM Blackmon.

Operating as usual

10/13/2021

From the White Rock Lake Conservancy:

Will you please share that the Celebration White Rock run is this Thursday, 6-9pm. I’ve attached a map to show where the runners will be, there are some barricades to Lawther at Tiffany Way, Poppy, Lake Highlands, and Mockingbird so cars cannot drive where the runners are.

Thanks,
Jennifer Hoesterey
Director
White Rock Lake Conservancy

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It’s Your Lake. Run For It!
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10/13/2021

The Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center are accepting applications for their annual art sale and silent auction, Art Mart. To read the Art Mart guidelines and submit a vendor application, please visit http://www.bathhousemedia.com/artmartapplication

10/12/2021
Trail Closing at White Rock Lake on October 20th/21st A short section White Rock Lake Trail will be closed on October 20...
10/12/2021

Trail Closing at White Rock Lake on October 20th/21st

A short section White Rock Lake Trail will be closed on October 20th to allow Oncor to perform some line maintenance. The area of trail that will be affected is between T&P Hill and Plaza Solana. Trail users can use the SoPac trail as an alternative. Please see the attached map and information below from Oncor with the project details. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.


"House Bill 4150 which, along with other directives, requires all distribution and transmission lake crossings to meet clearance compliance by the end of 2021. This timeline includes all design and construction projects.



In an effort to ensure the safety of the communities we serve, and compliance with all clearance requirements of the National Electric Safety Code and other governing bodies we will be raising a water crossing near the pedestrian bridge and trail to satisfy the requirements of House Bill 4150. This work will require us to temporarily close the trail for a few hours while we perform work.



We anticipate conducting this work on October 20th. Crews will start that evening and finish by the morning at the latest. We don’t anticipate this project will be a significant inconvenience to the neighbors."

Trail Closing at White Rock Lake on October 20th/21st

A short section White Rock Lake Trail will be closed on October 20th to allow Oncor to perform some line maintenance. The area of trail that will be affected is between T&P Hill and Plaza Solana. Trail users can use the SoPac trail as an alternative. Please see the attached map and information below from Oncor with the project details. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.


"House Bill 4150 which, along with other directives, requires all distribution and transmission lake crossings to meet clearance compliance by the end of 2021. This timeline includes all design and construction projects.



In an effort to ensure the safety of the communities we serve, and compliance with all clearance requirements of the National Electric Safety Code and other governing bodies we will be raising a water crossing near the pedestrian bridge and trail to satisfy the requirements of House Bill 4150. This work will require us to temporarily close the trail for a few hours while we perform work.



We anticipate conducting this work on October 20th. Crews will start that evening and finish by the morning at the latest. We don’t anticipate this project will be a significant inconvenience to the neighbors."

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10/11/2021

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#DallasParks is #Hiring! We have full & part time positions available. Come out to Singing Hills Recreation Center on Friday October 15th from 8am -2pm and you could leave with a job offer! Apply online prior to the job fair => https://bit.ly/2F0PFk2 #GovernmentJobs #Employment

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10/11/2021

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With the Delta variant on the rise, continue to protect yourself and others by:

Getting vaccinated
Stay home if you feel ill
Wear face coverings
Wash hands often
Social distance.

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October 8 D9 Update:Good Afternoon,Hope you all are doing well. Councilmember Blackmon asked that I share the following ...
10/08/2021

October 8 D9 Update:

Good Afternoon,

Hope you all are doing well. Councilmember Blackmon asked that I share the following updates with you all:

Volunteers In Patrol (VIP) Training: Northeast Division’s next VIP Class is on Saturday, October 16, 2020 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The class will be conducted via Zoom. I have attached the flyer and complete application. All applications need to be returned by Wednesday, October 13, 2021 via email or by dropping it off at Bervin Smith's office (Northeast Division 9915 E. Northwest Hwy)

Community Garden Mini-Grants Available
Application Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021. Dallas County Health & Human Services is providing mini-grants up to $5000 to Dallas County gardeners who meet their guidelines: an existing or proposed garden in Dallas County; must be run by a group not an individual; donate at least 5% of produce to a food bank; submit detailed reports. Funds can be used for: building/expanding gardens; planting material; maintenance; soil, mulch. Contact: [email protected]. Apply:https://files.constantcontact.com/72d0e3a9601/06921198-345a-4aed-89cb-b0181992e6ee.pdf

Office of Arts & Culture Hispanic Heritage Month Highlight at the Latino Cultural Center

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and in partnership with the Dallas Mexican American Historical League, the Latino Cultural Center presents the photography exhibition Nuestro Oak Cliff. This exhibition illustrates the neighborhood’s transition throughout its history. Predominantly an Anglo-centric neighborhood from the 1910s to 1950s, Oak Cliff began to transition during the 1950s-1960s as Mexican American, African Americans, and Native Americans moved in. White flight and school desegregation further changed Oak Cliff. The change continues today as the neighborhood goes through gentrification. The exhibition is free and open to the public and runs through October 16th. Regular gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. For more info, please visit: https://lcc.dallasculture.org/.

Code Compliance Pamphlets: Attached are updated Code Compliance pamphlets in both English and Spanish that can be shared with your community. They include contact information as well as general information regarding Code Compliance and frequent requests the department receives. If you need additional information, please reach out to our office.

Friendly Reminders:

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Tree Planting at White Rock Hills Park, October 23, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FRI is thrilled to announce that through the support of the Texas Trees Foundation, City of Dallas, Parks and Recreation, and Atmos Energy, we will be planting 50 trees on the site of our new White Rock Hills Park, 2229 Highland Road.



Free Dog Microchipping at Harry Stone Recreation Center, October 23, 9 a.m.- Noon

Please take advantage of the opportunity to get your furr-baby microchipped for FREE on Saturday, October 23, at Harry Stone Recreation Center, 2403 Millmar Drive, Dallas, TX 75228. Brought to you by our great partners at East Dallas Veterinary Clinic, we are happy to have this opportunity to communicate this service that will provide your pet with identification if they should ever become lost. It is strongly recommended that you register for this event: https://i.ibb.co/5KKkPt0/EDVC-Flyer-Final.jpg or https://forms.gle/ADMv4SC3UdUQ3THS6

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for upcoming events, updates, and news about District 9 at https://www.facebook.com/DallasDistrict9 Feel free to share this information with your mailing lists or Next Door.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach our office at [email protected] or by calling 214-671-8916.

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10/07/2021

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Good news... You can now find bins for fishing line disposal within the city! Help prevent kids & wildlife from entanglement by placing used monofilament fishing line in these bins to be collected & recycled. The first 1 is already up at California Crossing Park! North Texas Bin Project

National Night OutYouth Commisioner doing an outstanding job representing D9!!
10/06/2021

National Night Out
Youth Commisioner doing an outstanding job representing D9!!

National Night Out
Youth Commisioner doing an outstanding job representing D9!!

National Night Out
10/05/2021

National Night Out

National Night Out

10/05/2021

Update from Dallas Fire-Rescue

On Tuesday, October 5th, at 9:23 a.m., Dallas Fire-Rescue units were assigned to a 911 call for a structure fire at the Legends of Lake Highlands Apartments, located at 11151 Lake Highlands Drive, in Northeast Dallas. When firefighters arrived at the apartment complex, they observed lots of smoke coming from a two-story apartment building.



Having received reports of residents still inside the building, first arriving units mounted up, with hand lines deployed, to simultaneously conduct rescue and suppression operations. Firefighters were able to access the fire, which had spread to the upper floor, and bring it under control within the hour, limiting the fire damage to four units.



Multiple resources, to include five rescue units, were dispatched to the scene to help mitigate the situation and treat any possible injuries. There were two residents who were taken to a local hospital with undisclosed burn injuries, while a third resident was treated at the scene but chose not to be transported. Unfortunately, a firefighter suffered a lower body injury after falling from a ladder while rescuing a female resident. The firefighter was also taken to a local hospital but is expected to be okay.



There were 16 total units in the building of origin, but apartment management stated that they had apartments available to accommodate all the displaced residents. Investigators were able to determine that the fire began in the kitchen area of a first-floor apartment, but exactly how is unknown. The cause is currently listed as undetermined.

Good Afternoon,Councilmember Blackmon asked that I share the following updates with you all.Encampment Resolution (Clean...
10/01/2021

Good Afternoon,

Councilmember Blackmon asked that I share the following updates with you all.

Encampment Resolution (Cleaning) Schedule September 23rd, 2021
OHS Street Outreach team is gearing up for the start of the Dallas R.E.A.L. Time Rapid Rehousing (DRTRR) Initiative on October 1st by using 311 data and sites identified in the field to develop the outreach and resolution via housing approach briefed to City Council on August 4th. During this time, they will continue to engage with unsheltered residents through normal street outreach, connecting people with the needed resources, such as: getting IDs, working with Community Courts on expunging eligible tickets and offenses from their records, identifying medical needs, and getting them access to the Coordinated Access System (CAS). Please see the attached schedule for homeless encampment cleaning the weeks of September 27th – October 1st and October 4th – October 8th. Please note that these will be for debris removal and outreach only. The OHS Service Request dashboard can be utilized to track the progress of encampment resolution efforts. Please visit the dashboard using the link below and feel free sharing this tool with residents:
https://dallasgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/ccd41f0d795f407a94ae17e2c27bf073.

Sustainable Food for City-Sponsored Events
The City of Dallas, in furtherance of its Comprehensive Environmental Climate Action Plan, is launching a pilot program to increase demand for local and healthy food. Through the Sustainable Meals for City-Sponsored Events procurement, the City seeks local restaurants, producers, and caterers to provide local and healthy food at City-sponsored events. All City of Dallas departments will have the option to participate in the program to provide more sustainable food options during their events – from small meetings of three to five people to large gatherings. For more information, go to https://dallascityhall.bonfirehub.com/opportunities/51699

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Tree Planting at White Rock Hills Park, October 23, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FRI is thrilled to announce that through the support of the Texas Trees Foundation, City of Dallas, Parks and Recreation, and Atmos Energy, we will be planting 50 trees on the site of our new White Rock Hills Park, 2229 Highland Road.

Free Dog Microchipping at Harry Stone Recreation Center, October 23, 9 a.m.- Noon
Please take advantage of the opportunity to get your furr-baby microchipped for FREE on Saturday, October 23, at Harry Stone Recreation Center, 2403 Millmar Drive, Dallas, TX 75228. Brought to you by our great partners at East Dallas Veterinary Clinic, we are happy to have this opportunity to communicate this service that will provide your pet with identification if they should ever become lost. It is strongly recommended that you register for this event: https://i.ibb.co/5KKkPt0/EDVC-Flyer-Final.jpg or https://forms.gle/ADMv4SC3UdUQ3THS6

Parkland Hospital Pfizer Booster Shots
Those who have already had the Pfizer vaccine may get a booster at Parkland’s community clinics and at Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 S. Polk; 7:30am – 4pm, daily. Requirements: 65+; or residents of long-term care facilities; those 18 – 64 at high risk of severe COVID; 18 – 64 who are at risk of exposure at work. Boosters are given at least 6 months after the initial shot. Those who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines are not eligible. Contact: https://www.parklandhospital.com/covid-19-vaccines

State Fair of Texas
Tickets available, please limit 2 per family. Limited tickets available. Contact: [email protected] for pick up arrangements.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for upcoming events, updates, and news about District 9 at https://www.facebook.com/DallasDistrict9 Feel free to share this information with your mailing lists or Next Door.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach our office at [email protected] or by calling 214-671-8916.

Harry Stone Rec SC presents:
09/30/2021

Harry Stone Rec SC presents:

Harry Stone Rec SC presents:

09/30/2021
The City of Dallas is officially designated a Music-Friendly City by the State of Texas. ❤️ #supportlocalmusic
09/29/2021

The City of Dallas is officially designated a Music-Friendly City by the State of Texas. ❤️ #supportlocalmusic

The City of Dallas is officially designated a Music-Friendly City by the State of Texas. ❤️ #supportlocalmusic

Timeline Photos
09/28/2021

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If you want to secure the bag... freshen up that resume' and make plans to attend a job fair at Fireside Recreation Center on October 14th from 9am-2pm. Meet with potential employers and let them know why you would be the perfect fit!

09/28/2021

Register for our next free art workshop - Lilia Estrada will teach students how to create a Day of the Dead Catrina sculpture with papier mache and other recycled materials. The two-session classes are on Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 17. More information here: https://bathhouse.dallasculture.org/art-workshop/ Limited to 20 students.

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09/28/2021
Music Friendly Communities

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 27, 2021
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Tristan Hallman
Chief of Policy and Communications
[email protected] | 469.785.1421
Dallas certified as a 'Music Friendly Community' by Texas Music Office
"When you talk about Texas music history, you are talking about Dallas."
DALLAS — The Texas Music Office (TMO) has officially designated this city as a “Music Friendly Community," Gov. Greg Abbott and Mayor Eric Johnson announced Monday.
The Music Friendly Community program seeks to foster music business-related economic development in Texas cities and communities. Mayor Johnson has publicly advocated for the designation while the Dallas music community worked with the TMO to meet the requirements.
"With support from the Texas Music Office, in 2019 the Texas music industry created more than 210,000 direct and indirect permanent jobs in communities all across the Lone Star State and generated $27.3 billion in economic activity," said Gov. Abbott. "Music Friendly Communities certified by the Texas Music Office are serious about attracting and developing the local music industry to spur job creation and economic growth. I congratulate the City of Dallas on earning the Music Friendly Community designation, and I look forward to amplifying their continued success."
"When you talk about Texas music history, you are talking about Dallas," said Mayor Johnson. "Our city helped bring the world the likes of Lead Belly, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Whistlin’ Alex Moore, T-Bone Walker, Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs, Roy Hargrove, Johnnie Taylor, Dusty Hill, Ray Charles, Erykah Badu, Norah Jones, The Chicks, The DOC, Meat Loaf, Charley Pride, and Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, among others. And the stages of Deep Ellum, Oak Cliff, the Cedars, and downtown Dallas routinely attract some of the top musical artists working today. We are incredibly grateful for this designation, which recognizes our city's rich history and allows us to foster our vibrant music scene for years to come."
TMO Director Brendon Anthony and TMO Community Relations & Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will present the Music Friendly Community designation to Mayor Johnson at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 29, at the Kessler Theater during a certification ceremony in partnership with VisitDallas. Media is invited to attend.
"The Texas Music Office is incredibly proud to certify Dallas as our 29th Music Friendly Community partner," said TMO Director Brendon Anthony. "We look forward to working with their liaison, their advisory board, and their community stakeholders to support and grow Dallas’ local music economy."
Other Texas cities that have received the official Music Friendly Community designation include Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Denton, Lindale, Stephenville, Conroe, San Angelo, Nacogdoches, Abilene, McKinney, Waxahachie, Waco, Alpine, Bastrop, New Braunfels, Victoria, Lubbock, Denison, Arlington, Brenham, Dripping Springs, Round Rock, El Paso, Odessa, Vidor, Grand Prairie, and Port Aransas. Houston is currently working through the certification process.
"I'm proud Dallas has earned this designation," said state Sen. Royce West. "From the early days of Blues in Deep Ellum to today's thriving Dallas music scene, our city has a rich history of music performance and production. I look forward to the opportunities this will bring to Dallas."
"Dallas’s rich musical culture animates the city’s soul," said state Sen. Nathan Johnson. "Whether we’re together at the symphony hall, a blues bar, a sold-out concert arena, a living room recital, or just practicing an instrument at home, music is a place we all can gather."
"North Texas is a place that appreciates creativity and culture in a variety of forms," said state Rep. Angie Chen Button. "As a Music Friendly Community, the environment Dallas nurtures will have a significant impact on the music industry as well as business recruitment, retention, and expansion."
"Arts, culture, and music are critical pieces of our individual and collective community and great drivers for our economy," said state Rep. Morgan Meyer. "I'm honored to represent the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation, excited that Dallas is now recognized as a Music Friendly Community — these great arts experiences can strengthen our city, our communities, and our families."
"We’re proud to earn this distinction acknowledging what we’ve known about Dallas for a long time; it’s a city of deep and diverse musical history that has birthed a wide array of amazing musical talent," said VisitDallas President and CEO Craig T. Davis. "The Dallas Film & Creative Industries Office, formerly known as the Dallas Film Commission, has put forth a lot of effort to earn this distinction and has worked tirelessly on a new website and expanding its expertise to ensure Dallas is putting its best foot forward as we advocate and support musical artists and industry professionals."
For questions and media inquiries, contact: Bailey Wilson, [email protected], (310) 482-7212
About the Texas Music Friendly Community program: https://gov.texas.gov/music/page/music-friendly-communities.
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Participation in the Texas Music Office's "Music Friendly Community" program provides Texas communities with a network for fostering music industry development, and sends a clear message to industry professionals that certified communities are serious about attracting and developing music industry g...

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Caution, Park Dpt sprayed a zone by the ball fields sometime on the 6th of Oct 2021. Location: Winfrey Point. Totally inadequate signage. We need to know what was sprayed, how large an area, what the chemical is and any cautionary data for dogs. Emails have been sent to the City staff who oversee this zone.
Can someone please explain to me how the apartment complex that was voted down at the 3G intersection has now changed and will be built?
I just called 911 to report the traffic lights completely out at Joaquin and Ferguson. I was transferred to the city and was on hold for a total of 27 minutes. Still, no answer, so I just hung up. We've got to do better than this!
White Rock Cycle Hub, Casual Music Venue & Police Bicycle Patrol HQ--A Proposal Issue & Opportunity • White Rock Lake is the Jewel of the City with Walking, Cycling, Diverse Wildlife and Stunning Views. • The “Lot“ and “Skate” properties are two highly visible, yet awkwardly shaped plots located right in the center of a heavy traffic choke point at the Garland/Gaston/East Grand interchange • Entry and exit to these properties are equally awkward, making them unsuitable for residential use • Both properties have been unable to sustain long-term business and typically sit vacant for years • Both properties are currently in a state of disrepair that will require major construction and expense for yet another series of high-vacancy businesses. These properties are no longer commercially viable. • These properties are now far more practical for use by the City and Park Services due to 1) Increased use of Bike Trails & Parks, 2) Increased security needs for these trails, and 3) Routine Water Service upgrades. • As neighborhoods change, the need for more wooded, intimate spaces that connect directly with parks, in addition to upgraded city services, become ever more important. Plan: City of Dallas to purchase these commercially non-viable properties and establish: White Rock Cycle Hub Park—With Dynamic Waterfall Entry (The Lot Property) • Provide cyclists a dedicated parking & entry/exit point to Dallas’s extensive and acclaimed bike trails. • Cycling is a specialized activity, and a specialized hub will greatly benefit this ever-growing community. • Covered Cycle Parking and Repair area, Flush Restrooms, Multiple Water Fountains and Water Features • Dynamic Waterfall Feature at Entry is ideal given the significant slope of land at The Lot entry. • Ground engineered for proper drainage, low maintenance, easy repair, crushed stone. Keep it Simple. Casual Music & Performance Stage (Rear of The Lot Property) • A unique music venue opportunity! Secluded yet accessible. Minimal noise infiltration or exfiltration in back area. Sound dissipates into raised railway bed and onto a noisy street, if at all. • Designed as a casual, community performance space, not a festival space nor revenue-producing venue. • Walk-up use and online booking of stage, with Venue size and sound curfew per local resident input. • Covered stage designed for low maintenance, safety, and ease of use. (No specialty lighting or audio equip) Dallas Bicycle Patrol HQ (The Skate Property) • For safety and security of the hub, build a Police Bicycle Patrol Headquarters on the Skate property. • Responsibilities include: Coordinating Safety throughout the trails, Video Trail Monitoring, Repair Shop, Full Baths. Post-Modern Style designed specifically for the shape of the property. • The presence of a community police station (and a soothing waterfall) at one of the most congested, dynamic, and constantly evolving areas in the city could only be a benefit now and for decades to come • Imagine sitting at the Gaston red light looking upon a relaxing Waterfall, integrated with a neighboring Post-Modern building, all designed to flow together. That is a welcoming scene. In Summary, The White Rock Cycle Hub: • Transforms two economically non-viable parcels of land into a welcoming entry to the Jewel of the City. • Creates a Community Hub for a variety of activities, with minimal infrastructure build costs. • Provides the 3G area a unique identity and destination, in an area already full of housing and restaurants • Allows efficient access to bike trails and city water works. Assists with parking congestion on the lake. • Provides additional long-term, on-site Policing resources in a dynamic area of the city.
The Lot Situation The Lot sits on the entryway to the jewel of Dallas—White Rock Lake Current visuals on entry to this prized area are dilapidated and unwelcoming The two properties next to Santa Fe Trail “The Lot” and “Skate” are odd-shaped parcels that will continue, since their first existence, to cycle through various businesses and vacancies, to be built up and then worn down. And here we are, at the end of that cycle, with two dilapidated properties awaiting. . . . .something. In addition, the Highway 78/Garland Rd and Gaston intersection will always be at a choke point, so property use that minimizes traffic or spreads it out throughout the day is ideal. Housing developments will add too much congestion. Restaurants of the current size are not economically feasible in the current economic climate and for years to come. Therefore, this property will sit derelict for some time. Plan: City of Dallas to rezone and purchase these two properties to establish three things: Cycling Hub Give cyclists a dedicated parking & entry/exit point to Dallas’s extensive bike trails Cycling is a specialized sport, and a specialized hub would greatly benefit this community Remove some of the parking burden from the overcrowded lake Dallas Bike Patrol HQ For safety and security of the hub, establish a Police Community center in the Skate lot. DPD must take the lead in community policing. Establishment of a dedicated headquarters for the cycling force is a great step forward in this goal. Musical Pavilion A truly unique venue! Truly no other spot in Dallas where music can be played outdoors and only ONE sound barrier wall need be erected. Built-in audience and built-in security and traffic control for performances. 10pm sound curfew In Summary: Take two derelict parcels of land on the entry way to the Jewel of the City and transform them into 1) a community hub for multiple activities while 2) relieving congestion on the lake and 3) providing additional policing resources. Win. Win. Win.
Thank you Councilman Blackmon & the Dallas Police Department for your time & expertise during our small neighborhood meeting on the 30th. I really appreciate your suggestions to keep our neighbors safe.
Also rumors of Dallas shutting off water. Can you comment?
Where is our mayor? Haven’t heard a word this entire week!! Sad! Why didn’t the city ask all church who have power to open for warming centers?
Hi, I wrote a post earlier today about a young man damaging the trees at Cotillion Park, not sure what happened to my post, maybe I messed up posting it. This evening we went to walk our dogs at Cotillion Park and noticed this fresh damage to one of the trees which prob could not have happened from wind last night. I saw him this morning, trying to break the branches of a different tree whose limbs are closer to the ground. What should we do about this?
Hi Paula, hopefully you can help with this, maybe get the Dallas Parks to do something. I have seen this before, but this time I had to go out and ask WHY? There's a young man (black hair in nice long spiral curls) who violently shakes the tree and bends the low branches near the tennis court door that faces Barnes Bridge. I could never tell who was doing this or why. So today I went out there to ask him about this. He said that he is working out and didn't want to go to the gym yet. I said what are you working on? He said "his arms". I told him that a few of the trees at this park are dying and that they prob wouldn't be replaced. He said, "he knows that and that he likes the trees too". He then noticed that I was looking around and noticed branches on the ground, he then said, only the dead limbs come off. Not sure what to make of this. I don't want our trees or park damaged. Any suggestions? After I went inside I looked back and notice that he had left. This is a recurring practice for this person. I would never do this to my trees. Maybe the Dallas Parks should trim these lower branches? I think this tree is beautiful and don't want to see it damaged by humans. It's bad enough that a few of the trees here are dying for other reasons (maybe disease, bad weather?).
How did Oncor end up clearcutting the fish hatchery? What an absolute tragedy.