Trinity River Bridge now closer to budget?
Dear Honorable Mayor and Council
In this week's Dallas Morning News, I noted
that the first Calatrava bridge has been redesigned to
come very close to being
Hopefully, this does not compromise the
structural integrity of the bridge, so that
later we find it has the big flaws
like Boston's "Big Dig" that was in the news this summer.
There has been an absence of any comments by
council members about the
proposal by Councilman Rasansky to let the
voters have a final say on these bridges. Perhaps
with a better majority like the 65 percent required
for a neighborhood to effect limits on building that is in the
existing neighborhood overlay ordinance (unlike
the last slim majority that approved it).
Of course, if the council
expects that Dallas voters would not
approve the bridges, it would be understandable
to not put it on the November ballot and hope that the
idea dies a quiet death. However, even that would be
an admission that the City Hall
realizes that the bridges are not supported by the
citizens of Dallas.
David W. Tuthill