Bucking the national violent crime trends in Dallas (and other updates)

The city is in a great position, but must not get complacent.

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Park of the Month

The Park of the Month is a bit different this month as it is not part of the traditional Dallas Park and Recreation system. But it’s something of a hidden gem in plain sight.

Updates

Here are a few more quick updates for you:

  • The South Oak Cliff Golden Bears are playing for the state championship on Saturday at AT&T Stadium. This team embodies the tenacity, strength, and resilience of the South Oak Cliff community. Cheer on your team to bring the trophy home to Dallas!
  • As promised, the list of policy priorities for City Council committees is out. Stay tuned for more to come on these crucial issues.
  • The creation of a new City Commission on Disabilities passed the City Council unanimously. This means that disabled residents will have a seat at the table when it comes to policymaking at the city. Read about this important initiative here.
  • The City Council also recently approved a new public-private partnership to help address housing affordability challenges. Read about it in the Dallas Business Journal.
  • I recently spoke at the kickoff for Bonton Farms’ Project Gamechanger and the ribbon-cutting at For Oak Cliff’s AT&T Connected Learning Center. These projects demonstrate how vital community support is to changing lives in Dallas.
  • Please stay safe this winter by getting a COVID-19 booster shot and a flu shot. And wear a mask in large crowds.
  • D Magazine *almost* got the right answer when naming the best Ugly Christmas Sweater on the Dallas City Council. But at least they agreed that Raekwon is, indeed, the best emcee in the Wu-Tang Clan.
  • The BMW Dallas Marathon made its triumphant return last week, and it was, as usual, a wonderful event. The kids loved it, too. William finished the two-mile race without breaking a sweat. And George notched a second-place finish in the kids’ 100-meter dash. So proud of these boys, who must have gotten their speed from Nikki.

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