Congratulations to District 1 and District 3 winners, Delia Jasso and Dave Neumann
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On Saturday  June 13th, Delia Jasso won in a runoff election to replace Dr. Elba Garcia as the Council Member for District 1.  That brings this election cycle to a close.  Ms. Jasso will join Dave Neumann, winner from District 3, in representing North Oak Cliff.  We congratulate both of them on their wins and their committent to Oak Cliff, its people and its neighborhoods.

Oak Cliff was very lucky this election season to have had so many concerned citizens that were willing to put their lives on hold and run for public office.  The area is fortunate to have so many passionate individuals that care.

Oak Cliff is also lucky to have had such a strong advocate as Dr. Elba Garcia.  She has been a leader for all of the people of North Oak Cliff with an open door policy for everyone and her presence at City Hall will be missed.
 
Changes Being Proposed to Dallas' Tree Ordinance
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On Monday, June 15th, a hearing will be held at 11:00 AM at City Hall by the Dallas Urban Forestry Advisory Committee on possible revisions to the city's tree ordinance.  

If you are unable to attend this meeting, you may email your comments to committee leaders Steve Houser  and Bill Seaman.

The current proposed language can be found here. 

An article detailing the hearing can be found on the Unfair Park Blog.

 
Mayor's Southern Dallas Task Force
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In the summer of 2008, Mayor Leppert and Council-member Tennel Atkins organized the "Mayor's Southern Dallas Task Force" to spur development south of the Trinity.  The Task Force divided Southern Dallas into 10 sub geographical areas primarily located south of Interstate 30.  The first meeting of the Task Force was on August 21, 2008.  League member Darryl Baker and OOCCL President Michael Amonett are participating committee members of the Task Force for Area 5.  Committees have been meeting regularly for eight months now.
 
And the winner is....
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At the June 9th general meeting of OOCCL, a cover was chosen for the upcoming reprint of "The Hidden City".

And the winner is.....

A special thank you to League member John Stolly, of John Stolly Design, for the great job he did designing the cover and retouching the old photograph of the shopping center at Davis and Edgefield that is still standing today.

Production will begin shortly and we'll keep you informed on the progress.
 
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