October 16, 2006

LHAIA Newsletter Excerpt

Economic Development

City of Dallas 2006 Bond Proposal
In November the residents of Dallas will be asked to vote on the largest bond package proposed in the history of the city. The proposal has been broken into twelve propositions. Whether you intend to vote for one, two, all, or none, the LHAIA would like to make sure you are aware of two items that would have a positive impact on very important economic development programs for Lake Highlands.

Propositions 6 and 8 contain $8M of land acquisition along Skillman at Walnut Hill and Skillman north of LBJ. This provides a critical first-step needed to further transit-oriented development and neighborhood revitalization in these two locations. These projects are aligned with and directly support the long-range plans for District 10, Forward Dallas!, Dallas Parks and Recreation, and Dallas Public Library, TXDOT, and DART.

The details of the 2006 Bond Proposal can be obtained by clicking on the Proposed 2006 Capital Bond Program link on www.dallascityhall.com. If you view by CD (council district) you can page down to District 10 and see the items proposed for Lake Highlands under each proposition. CW is the district category for citywide elements that affect all districts. For instance, $38M in Proposition 5 is for a City Performance Hall in the Arts District that will be accessible to smaller arts groups citywide, including those in Lake Highlands.

Find out how you can help, contact:
Susan Morgan
LHAIA, Economic Development