Wednesday, September 27, 2023

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Fellow Cliff Dwellers,

Here are a few key updates from the City of Dallas, and particularly for District 1 Residents:

2024 Bond ProcessAfter months of work, the five subcommittees of the 2024 Bond Task Force have wrapped up their recommendations and pushed the recommendations forward to the main Bond Task Force body. Next, the Bond Task Force (the main body representing all 14 districts, which will assemble the final bond package for Council approval) will continue vying over district and citywide projects. I was pleased to see that several D1 projects, including renovations to Martin Weiss Recreation Center, Annie Stevens Park, Stevens Park Golf Course Clubhouse, and others made it into the Parks proposal, and that infrastructure funding for Jefferson Blvd and Davis Street was also included in the recommendations. I was very unhappy to see that District 1 priorities for downtown Elmwood infrastructure upgrades and Sylvan-Colorado intersection reconstruction were among the 95% of infrastructure needs not included in the sub-committee’s recommendations. I encourage neighbors to show up and speak at the upcoming Task Force meetings and advocate for all of the projects, including those which made it into the recommendations and those which did not. Advocacy is so important, and we need your voice. 

  • The project map, including projects that were recommended by the subcommittee, can be seen by clicking HERE
  • The meeting schedule can be seen by clicking HERE.
  • Note that there are 6 remaining Task Force meetings scheduled between early October and early November.  

National Hispanic Heritage MonthLast week, I was honored to help kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month with my colleague, friend and fellow combat Army veteran, Councilmember Jaime Resendez. Each year we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. For a list of ways you can celebrate, see the website below, or simply visit any number of amazing Hispanic-owned businesses in North Oak Cliff.  

  • You can see a list of event by clicking HERE

La Comida Grand Opening. Congrats to my friends, Mario and Ivan, on the official grand opening of La Comida! This outstanding restaurant, at the Zang-Beckley intersection, has hit our neighborhood with a splash, and the owners have really stepped up to support local organizations and our seniors who meet weekly at Martin Weiss Recreation Center.  

Don't hesitate to reach out to Ever Amaya if you need anything:

Ever Amaya - [email protected]

Thank you for continuing to be engaged!


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