Don't Raze Me, Bro Redux: Council Delays Vote on Teardown Ordinance For One Month
In case you missed it, Angela Hunt, in her first day back at council, left a message at the bottom of Jim's item yesterday concerning the ordinance. Wrote Hunt:
The council decided not to vote on this today and deferred the item, in large part because of the swift action of preservationists who deluged the council with emails this morning. Now the item will go back to be briefed to the Council Housing Committee, then return to the full City Council on June 23. Please email or call your councilmember if you're concerned that this proposal erodes our already lax historic preservation program.I also received this e-mail Wednesday evening from Scott Potter, a Preservation Dallas board member who tried, unsuccessfully, to speak to the council's Public Safety Committee last month:
We are pleased that the City recognizes the importance of this issue balancing public safety with protection of our historic neighborhoods. Further, we are pleased that Preservation Dallas along with other stakeholders including AIA Dallas, the Landmark Commission, ZOAC, City Plan Commission, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the neighborhoods will have a voice at the Housing Committee meetings.