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06/25/06   Barking Dogs

In an ideal world, the City of Dallas would be responsive to its citizens and there would be no need of a "Barking Dog".
I can look around my neighborhood and still see zoning violations I complained about when I moved here... and that is 26 years ago this month. 
The City is either unwilling or unable to enforce its own codes.  Either leaves neighborhoods to hope they have a barking dog to keep the pressure on.  In neighborhoods such as mine, without constant vigilance, we have the potential to fall victim to the drug dealers and prostitutes (our current scourge) 
The City needs to rethink its priorities to help its citizens be safe where they live.
Instead of spending hundreds of millions on a string bridge -- spend it on our neighborhoods.  And, they keep saying it will make a statement --

My question is what kind of statement?  During the summer, 90% of the river flow is upstream treated effluent -- so with apologies to the movies, I call it

"The Bridge on the River Krap".
Instead, let's make a statement for safe, legal neighborhoods.
Lorlee Bartos





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