City Hall: No, This Is Not Project Wall-E, Where the "E" Does Stand for "Environment"

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Gary Liss
This morning, a Friend of Unfair Park sent me this press release, which, on the surface at least, appears to reveal the mystery behind that real estate deal known only as "Project Wall-E" the council chatted about behind closed doors two months ago. The release is a bit inscrutable but has something to do with an event -- a "Clean Economy Boot Camp," tickets to which cost $75 to $95, and talk about your equity -- planned for January 20 at Faith Memorial Church on South Ewing: "This exciting show will be an introduction to Zero Waste, Project Wall E, and the Clean Economy Emerging in all Industries of practice. It will include the best practices to create thousand of jobs, and generate tax based revenue for the community of South Dallas specifically ..."

Says the release, credited to one Gary Liss of Loomis, California, the event is tied to something that appears to be related to the now-tied-up-in-litigation flow control ordinance:
"We are in the final stages of developing our EDEN resource recovery park plan, a large-scale project which will transform the city's trash into economics. The City of Dallas Office of Economic Development is sponsoring our plan."
So, naturally, I called Karl Zavitkovsky, head of the Office of Economic Development, for further information. At which point he said he's never heard of Gary Liss, for whom messages have been left. And: "This is not Wall-E."

But does Wall-E have anything to do with the trucking of solid waste to the McCommas Bluff Landfill? "Project Wall-E is not part of flow control issues and dynamics," he said. "I don't know what EDEN is."

He's still not saying what Project Wall-E is, only that we'll know what is it "as soon as the deal gets cut" that that it will be a big deal, as in: "It's outstanding." I did get this much out of him, though: The "E" has to do with "environment." Said Zavitkovsky, "That wasn't too much of a stretch. But flow control really isn't part of that dialogue."
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Gary Liss
Gary Liss

I did not issue that Press Release, but I am doing the training this weekend in Dallas.  I hope people will come and learn more about Zero Waste opportunities and what is happening around the world on Zero Waste.

I don't know what Project Wall-E is, but I do know what Zero Waste is.

If you want to learn more about Zero Waste, join us for free at the Zero Waste Rally on Friday night, 1/20/12 or for the full training on 1/21/12 detailed at: http://zerowastebootcamp-esear...

Gary Liss  

adbongo
adbongo

Come to the rally, we will be revealing out LOI from the office of economic development for a real estate play that will benefit the entire city....

NewsDog
NewsDog

Of course the City doesn't know anything about this and this isn't what the City has been alluding to. That is until documents get leaked and then the City will have always known and they never denied knowledge.

Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

Zero Waste has been around for years.Scrap Metal .Scrap Cardboard .Scrap Paper.

75 to 95 bucks to tell you what pile or box to put it in ?

What a rip off 

MRF
MRF

What you are referring to is called "recycling".  That is only a small component of zero waste.  Gary Liss is a brilliant man and his ideas are fantastic.  And asking people to pay less than $100 for an entire weekend workshop about something potentially so important to us all is really quite fair...I think that your comment is really short-sighted and I ask you to check your conscience and consider the situation that our world is in before you haul off and flame what is a very noble and valuable effort.

ModernDrift
ModernDrift

I'm guessing Wall E is the project behind city hall, urban revision thing, entangled bank. It starts with an E, has a giant wall and is environmentally friendly.

Winner winner chicken dinner.

orangemike
orangemike

Forwarding Dallas won the re:vision thing. Entangled Bank was an also-ran.

News Hound
News Hound

Liss appears to have been doing that zero waste thing around the country.

He has been identified as associated with the Austin TX program.

Austin's program includes:

Redeveloping land at the closed City landfill for an Eco-Industrial Park, where major remanufacturing facilities are co-located with processors of recycled materials.

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