October 20, 2005

TIF Hearing

Council will finally vote on creating a Tax Increment Financing District (TIF) for Lake Highlands. If Council approves the creation of a TIF, the City would be required to use any taxes resulting from our increased property values to make specific improvements in our community for the life of the TIF. We will have the opportunity to begin to deal with rehabilitation and redevelopment of properties, updating infrastructure, and parkland acquisition and improvements in our neighborhood.
You can show your support by attending the public hearing on October 26. Let’s pack the Chambers to show Council that District 10 residents vehemently support a TIF in Lake Highlands. The public hearing is scheduled Wednesday, October 26, 2005, at 1:00 pm in the Council Chambers (6th floor).
Please pass the word to your neighbors and friends. I look forward to seeing each of you on October 26.
- Bill Blaydes

October 18, 2005

November Election Early Voting

November 8, 2005 will be a Constitutional Amendment Election and a City of Dallas Special Election. L Streets polling place on that day will be Lake Highlands Junior High, 10301 Kingsley Road.

The closest early voting location to our neighborhood is Dallas First Assembly Church at 11000 E. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, 75238 (Click name for map). Early voting times begin next week.

October 24-28, 2005 (Monday through Friday) 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 29, 2005 (Saturday) 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 30, 2005 (Sunday) 1:00am - 7:00pm
October 31-Nov 2, 2005 (Monday through Wednesday) 8:00am - 5:00pm
November 3-4, 2005 (Thursday through Friday) 7:00am - 7:00pm

Wal-Mart Comments

This case was initially scheduled to come before Council on Wednesday, October 26, 2005; however, I have just learned that someone legally filed opposition to delay and the hearing has been postponed to November 9, 2005. The Zoning rules allow the “opposition” to come in and pay a fee to have the case delayed to give them more time to prepare. Those who signed up with the City Secretary’s office to speak on October 26 agenda will now need to sign up to speak on the new agenda date of November 9, 2005. The City’s Secretary’s Office number is (214) 670-3738.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Councilmember Bill Blaydes