, Merten mentioned that Crow Holdings' Anne Raymond and Mayor Tom Leppert would, finally, have theyselves a showdown concerning the convention center hotel -- and, for those needing a recap, the mayor's fer it, while Raymond's agin it, ahem
. Dave Levinthal was there for the debate this morning
, which was moderated by two fellow Belovians and which airs Sunday on the riveting, scintillating and otherwise wild, wooly and wacky Inside Texas Politics
. This sneak peak, for those who will inevitably forget to spring ahead
on Sunday morning, when the show runs at 9 on WFAA-Channel 8.
To set the scene, Raymond just said the citizens absolutely need a vote if taxpayers are expected to be "on the hook for half a billion dollars of debt." Mr. Mayor, your turn:
Said Leppert, noting that the City Council is elected to make big decisions for Dallas: "This idea that everybody votes for everything -- it sounds great back in New England in the 1700s."