This Week in Council Memos: The State o' N. Central, Fire Trucks, Flow Control and More!
Still: Mayor Mike's an undecided, so he says; the solid-wastes folks have pretty much said they'll sue the city over this; and some living, working and studying near the landfill think the idea kinda stinks despite the vague promise of a "Southeast Oak Cliff Investment Fund" worth no more than $1 million annually, per the separate ordinance on Wednesday's agenda. Last night, the council re-received every briefing ever given on the subject, as well as a new "fact book" with a happy ending (and a picture of Tennell Atkins's California field trip) that will surely result in a follow-up email from the National Solid Wastes Management Association that says it's all lies, a waste of taxpayers' money and bad for everyone and everything.
There's also a memo from Interim Fire Chief Louis Bright III to Scott Griggs and Delia Jasso in which he tells the council members that parking one of the city's fire trucks is good for business, since it saves $2 million in staffing, fuel and maintenance. Echoing City Manager Mary Suhm, he says it's all about "improved efficiency."
So, jump already. Lots to see, even in the fine print. Like, for instance, did you know Dallas/Fort Worth Airport has paid Vinson & Elkins around $237,000 to fight off concessionaire Gilbert Aranza's lawsuit? Now you do. The Green Path for Dallas' Trash MemoFriday Memos Sept 23 2001 1