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Oak Cliff Preservation Town Hall
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Written by Michael Amonett
Friday, 02 June 2017 10:53
 
Pollinator Yards
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Written by Lybo Buchanan
Thursday, 18 May 2017 22:38
altThe Old Oak Cliff Conservation League
presented its altthird in the Oak Cliff Live speaker series, Wednesday evening, at the Kiest Park Picnic Pavilion. Surrounded by trees and gardens, it was the perfect setting for discussion of pollinator yards. Roger Sanderson, from the Texas Discovery Gardens, gave a slide presentation on the importance of having pollinator yards and how to attract and keep pollinators in your yard.
 
It’s all about the Birds and the Bees,
the Butterflies and the Hummingbirds,
as well as wasps, flies, beetles, and a altwhole lot of other insects and birds that are instru-mental to pollinating our world and enabling future plant generations.
 
Pollinators are so very important to our planet. Their loss has forced China, to start hand pollinating plants in order to produce much needed food. Without pollinators, much of the food we enjoy today would be gone. This is why it is so important to be in tune with our environment.  Already we are losing much of our prairies, forest, and nature to development, which is why it is increasingly important to create spaces in our own yards for these pollinators. 
 
altTurn your useless Saint Augustine lawn
into a haven for altthe birds, bees, and butterflies, and all the other creatures that help balance and make up the eco-system, by planting native gardens & grasses.
 
Barbara Barbee spoke afterwards on plants in our local area, as well as a description of the work that the Friends of Oak Cliff Parks have been doing. At the close of the discussions, she took anyone who wanted to accompany her across the street to show off the gardens they have been working on.
 
The weather and the turnout was great this evening.  Behind every event is a group of dedicated folks who work hard to bring these things to you. Thanks to: Angie Mobley, Ellie Hajek, Stan Aten, George Baum, and Mary Harrison to name a few. Pink Magnolia provided pimento sandwiches and deviled eggs for the group.
 
The fourth Oak Cliff Live speaker series will be 19 July, on the Hungry and Homeless in Oak Cliff. Please mark your calendar and keep an eye out for upcoming information on time and location.

 
Last Updated on Friday, 19 May 2017 08:12
 
Texas House Bill 3418 Threatens Local Preservation Ordinance
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Written by Michael Amonett
Monday, 10 April 2017 11:27
 
 
 

 

Texas House Bill 3418 Threatens Local 

Preservation Ordinance

 

 

Preservation Dallas Members,

 

A bill has been introduced in this Texas Legislative Session that threatens to undermine local control over historic preservation decisions. Preservation Dallas OPPOSES HB 3418.

 

House Bill 3418 seeks to streamline demolitions of historic places throughout the state, makes it more difficult to designate landmarks, and would strip power from municipalities to enact and govern zoning related to historic buildings and districts. This threatens our ability to preserve and reinvest in our own communities. Please review the language of the bill and Preservation Texas's summary of its implications. Then, TODAY or MONDAY, please call and/or e-mail the members of the Urban Affairs Committee, who will conduct a hearing on HB 3418 on Tuesday, April 11 beginning at 10:30am. Citizen input is crucial to stop this destructive bill that threatens historic buildings and districts throughout the state of Texas. The contact information for the Urban Affairs Committee members is below. You may also choose to copy the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager's Office. 

 

 

 

Nicky DeFreece Emery

Preservation Dallas Board President

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Urban Affairs Committee (click on name for email):

 

Rep. Carol Avarado (Chair), District 145 Houston

512-463-0732

 

Rep. Jeff Leach (Vice-Chair), District 67 Plano

512-463-0544

 

Rep. Diego Bernal, District 123 San Antonio

512-463-0532

 

Rep. Gary Elkins (author of bill), District 135 Houston

512-463-0722

 

Rep. Jason Isaac, District 45 Dripping Springs

512-463-0647

 

Rep. Jarvis Johnson, District 139 Houston

512-463-0554

 

Rep. Bill Zedler, District 96 Arlington

512-463-0374

 

City of Dallas 

 

214-670-3301

 

214-670-3297 

 

Dallas City Council - click on individual links for each councilman

Last Updated on Monday, 10 April 2017 11:29
 
OOCCL to Host Candidate Forums in April
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Written by Lybo Buchanan
Sunday, 26 March 2017 07:19

Three Candidate Forums will be hosted by OOCCL in April!

 

These are interesting times in Oak Cliff.
Be sure to vote for the candidate who best represents you.

 

Thursday, April 6th 6:30 pm

Tyler Street United Methodist Church, Yeats Hall

Candidate Forum: District 1

***Scott Griggs & Stephen Winn

 

Tuesday, April 11th 6:30 pm

Hampton-Illinois Library, Black Box Theatre 

Candidate Forum: District 3

***Casey Thomas & Joe Tave

 

Wednesday, April 12th 6:30 pm

Paul Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest Library, Auditorium

Candidate Forum: District 4

***Carolyn Arnold & Dwaine Caraway


Last Updated on Sunday, 26 March 2017 07:30
 
Deck Plaza Project public hearing 4/25/17
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Written by Lybo Buchanan
Sunday, 26 March 2017 06:51

The Deck Plaza Project
(over I-35E from Marsalis Avenue to Ewing Avenue)

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) invites you to come to the upcoming public hearing.

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center - Cafeteria

1201 East 8th Street

Dallas, Texas 75203

Open House: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Formal Hearing: 7:00 p.m.

 

The public hearing will begin with an open house format to allow attendees one-on-one opportunities with City of Dallas staff, TxDOT staff and the project team. There will be a formal presentation following the open house. The purpose of the hearing is to present the proposed project and to receive public comments. The environmental documentation, maps showing the project location and design, and other information regarding the project are on file and available for review at the following locations:

 

·        TxDOT Dallas District Office located at 4777 East Highway 80, Mesquite, Texas 75150 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday).

·        At www.keepitmovingdallas.com under Upcoming Public Hearing/Meeting:

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Please see Deck Plaza Project under the the public hearing/meeting notice for more information and location map.

 

Thank you,

 

Ceason Clemens, P.E.

TxDOT Project Manager

4777 East Highway 80

Mesquite, Texas 75150-6643

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 March 2017 07:17
 
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