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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

IMPORTANT COTTON BELT MEETING

Cotton Belt

AUGUST 29, 2016, 7:00PM
PARKHILL JR. HIGH CAFETORIUM

Dear Neighbors,

There have been quite a few Cotton Belt meetings over the past 20 years but this meeting on August 29th will be one of the most important to date. DART President Gary Thomas will discuss DART’s recent efforts to finance a fast track development of the Cotton Belt, potentially moving the opening date of service from 2030/2035 to 2022. You may have seen some recent articles in the newspaper about this.

The DART Board will vote on its next budget and financial plan in September. These documents will address how to allocate funds for the Cotton Belt, the second rail line downtown (D2), bus service and more. Also, sometime in the spring of 2017, the DART Board will vote on its planning document, Mobility 2040, which will guide the agency on development of rail and bus service for the next ten years.

This meeting is your opportunity to finally get some answers to your questions about the Cotton Belt. Will DART be able to finance and develop this rail line for 2022? What might the line look like if built? Mitigation Measures? How will DART prioritize and fund all its competing projects? And many more concerns.

Mayor Mike Rawlings, DART Board members, and staff will be in attendance. They need to hear from you.

Please see the attached flier for more information and I’ll see you on the 29th.

Sandy
Sandy Greyson
District 12 Councilwoman

Click Here for the Flier (pdf)


Councilwoman Sandy Greyson
District 12

BUDGET TOWN HALL MEETINGS 2016

You are invited to attend any of the meetings listed below to discuss the proposed budget prepared by City Manager A.C. Gonzalez for the fiscal year October 2016-September 2017.

Important decisions about police pay, street repairs, code enforcement, and more need to be made in this budget. I look forward to hearing your comments.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7:00PM
Campbell Green Recreation Center
16600 Park Hill Drive,
Dallas TX 75248
214-670-6314


UPCOMING WATER CONSERVATION SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS SPONSORED BY DALLAS WATER UTILITIES

Below are the seminars/workshops offered by Dallas Water Utilities' Water Conservation during the months of August and September that will help you to save both water and money both inside and outside your home.

TREES FOR NORTH TEXAS

TREES FOR NORTH TEXAS WORKSHOP

Saturday, August 27, 2016 ● 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center - Building "E"
17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75252
Click here for directions.

Trees are an important investment to your property. They give you energy savings in your home or business, water savings in your landscape, and value to the resale of your property. Selecting the right tree and planting it properly helps improve the sustainability of your home or business landscape. This program teaches proper watering, pruning, common insect issues and diseases. A tree list will be provided.

Daniel Cunningham, a horticulturalist with the Water University at Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Dallas will be the instructor.

Make a reservation Space is limited, please register online at SaveDallasWater.com or by calling us at (214) 670-3155.

SHADE GARDENING

SHADE GARDENING WORKSHOP

Thursday, September 8, 2016 ● 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center - Building "E"
17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75252
Click here for directions.

Shaded out? Do you have areas in your landscape where nothing grows because there is not enough sunlight? Come learn a new way to landscape for the shade including how to design and implement your shade garden for maximum effect.

Daniel Cunningham, a horticulturalist with the Water University at Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Dallas will be the instructor.

Making a reservation Space is limited, please register online at SaveDallasWater.com or by calling (214) 670-3155.

Workshops sponsored by City of Dallas Water Conservation and the
Water University of Texas A&M AgriLife Research.


Community Outreach


Our department conducts safety presentations throughout the city and wanted to speak with you about perhaps scheduling a presentation at your next meeting. We also have a vendor table with safety information we can bring to your communities events, meetings, and festivals.
 
Our presentations include:

How to be safe from:

                Burglary
                Robbery
                Burglary of Vehicle
                Top 10 Scams/Frauds
                Social Media Safety
                Violence
                Holiday Safety
 
We also present topics such as:

                Personal Safety and Awareness
                Drug Awareness
                
Please feel free to contact me at your earliest.
 
Sincerely,
Diana Claussen
Community Outreach
City of Dallas - Dallas Police Department
Office of Community Affairs and Employee Communications
Office #: 214-671-4114
Cell # 214-601-4965


VALLEY VIEW - GALLERIA AREA PLAN

The OmniPlan site – Valley View – Galleria Area Plan PDF can be viewed by clicking here:

Draft Valley View – Galleria Area Plan
(PowerPoint PDF with 85 slides updated 05-01-2013)

The Beck Venture’s Website addressing disclosed plans for this developer’s concepts on their 106  acres is available at:

http://www.dallasmidtown.com/

The Dallas Plan Commission will be holding a further hearing on this plan on the afternoon of May 16th and  City Council will hold their hearing on May 22nd.


NDNA Membership

If your homeowner's association would like to become an NDNA Member, just click here and find your homeowner's association and then complete the 2016 Membership Application.

If you were a member in 2015 and have not updated your registration by March 30th, 2016, you will not be able to visit the Member's Only web pages without updating your registration and paying the annual dues. Just log into the "Members Only" web and then click on Complete NDNA 2016 Membership Form or if you were the President or the NDNA Designated Representative you can easily update your Membership by clicking on the Update Your HOA Membership Information link. Thank you for your participation!


 
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August 18th, 2016

FBI Offers $5,000 Reward to Recover Stolen Equipment

The Dallas FBI is offering a $5,000 reward to recover stolen equipment, including an FBI vest.

The Dallas Division of the FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the recovery of property and equipment stolen from a government vehicle in Lubbock, Texas. Details


August 8th, 2016

Dallas Armed Carjackers Sentenced to Lengthy Federal Prison Terms

Two Dallas residents who pleaded guilty to federal felony offenses stemming from their armed carjacking of two victims in Dallas in January 2015 have been sentenced to lengthy prison sentences. Details


August 3rd, 2016

Man Who Absconded While Under Indictment in “Swatting” Case, is Arrested, Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced to Serve 84 Months in Federal Prison

Jeffrey Lynn Daniels, 43, was sentenced on Monday to serve a total of 84 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in March 2016 to federal charges filed in 2011 in the Northern District of Texas regarding a “swatting conspiracy” and a federal charge filed in the Northern District of Georgia stemming from his resisting arrest in Conyers, Georgia, in early February 2015.  Details


August 1st, 2016

Sex Offender Gets 70 Years for Retail Theft Scheme

A man who sexually exploited the teenage participants in his multi-state retail theft scheme will be spending the rest of his life behind bars. Details


July 29th, 2016

Dallas FBI Warns of Scams Targeting Senior Citizens in North Texas

The FBI Dallas Division has received reports of a recent wave of scam attempts targeting senior citizens in North Texas, particularly in the Sherman and Denison areas.

Callers with foreign accents identify themselves as FBI agents and typically tell people they have won a lottery and must pay “taxes” in advance via commercial money transfer companies to receive their winnings. These phone calls are fraudulent, and call recipients should hang up immediately. The FBI has no affiliation to any lotteries and does not call members of the public demanding money. Details


June 30th, 2016

Former Chief Investigator at Dallas County District Attorney’s Office Admits Role in Bribery Conspiracy

Anthony L. Robinson, appeared in federal court this morning and pleaded guilty, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul D. Stickney, to an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in June 2016 and unsealed today charging one count of conspiracy to bribe or reward an agent of an organization receiving federal funds. Details


June 24th, 2016

South Dallas DTO Member Sentenced to 24 Years in Federal Prison on Kidnapping Charge

Rodney Wynn, 36, of Pleasant Grove, South Dallas, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 24 years in federal prison following his guilty plea in February 2016 to one count of kidnapping. Details


June 10th, 2016

Lewisville, Texas Systems Administrator Convicted of Federal Violations

Michael Thomas, of Lewisville, Texas, was found guilty by a jury on June 8, 2016, of knowingly transmitting programs, information, codes, or commands that intentionally caused damage to his employer’s computer system, that he did not have authorization to cause the damage, and that those damages incurred losses to the employer in excess of $5,000.  Details


June 6th, 2016

Career Offender Bank Robber Sentenced to 192 Months in Federal Prison

Gregory Wayne Davidson, 53, was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Sam A Lindsay to serve a total of 192 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in October 2015 to two counts of bank robbery. Details


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