Friday, June 23, 2006

City Plan Commission

We had visitors from the Bent Tree area of Dallas in opposition to a case on the Agenda. It is amazing how people of wealth view other people. Even down to the food they eat, who uses drive in restaurant windows, what behavior people who
eat at low cost restaurants vs. Who eats at Ruth's Chris vs. Cantina Laredo.
When I tried to tell one speaker how what she said was casting negative images of
people she did not get it. I think what is sad about the way they think is they have children and that kind of prejudice will live forever.

All people living in this City ,should come out of their closed world and experience People and things so we all will understand each other. I lived in North Dallas all my life until I moved to the Southern Sector 20 years ago, so I know the attitude. What a wonderful surprise I got and I remain in one of the best kept secret neighborhood in Dallas.

Other case of interest: $150,000 Townhomes for south's Cliff taken under advisement Marshall commissioner for that district is working with residents to resolve issues. Ms. Marshall reports they have had four meeting with residents so far. Case put off until July.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Pain, Pain, Go Away

Some people in our Community are in so much pain. The Family that was found murder/suicide in Roulette. The Family that lost a Son to a car jacking. The Family that lost a Father to blood clot. The Wife who lost a husband to war. The Husband who lost a wife to another man in an affair. The Mother and Father that cannot find their run away child. The mother who cannot find the father of her child for support. The loved one that lost a mate to an affair.

The Pain never stops. We must find a Being to help us ease this pain. God is the answer for some, therapy works for some, change of life helps others. We need to call upon what ever Higher Power we have to get through the Pain. Remember the Pain is temporary and it will go away. Each time the negative enters your mind replace it with a positive picture. A good memory, a beautiful flower, a bible verse anything to keep from reliving the painful situation over and over again. Do not allow anyone or thing to enter your space that will cause you to relive the situation that caused the Pain.

Pain, Pain, Please Go Away. Help me God!

City Plan commission

As Chair of the City Plan Commission it pains me that more people of color do not attend Planning meetings. I see week after week cases that can impact the Black Community on our Agenda and no one is there to speak. I and other members of the Commission speak and identify cases that are harmful to the Community and many are denied. The professional staff recommends cases for approval or denial based on land use ,area land use plans and other issues. If Communities do not speak out when a case comes forth to the CPC and staff recommends approval there is no valid reason to deny it unless the Community objects. We need more participation from the Black Community. The staff sends out notice to residents in a 200 mile radius or 500 mile depending on the case.
In many cases non of the notices are return from the Southern sector. I have suggested having meeting in the evening maybe more people could attend. If you have any idea on how we can get more people involved please
let me know.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Young people so willing to kill!

The past few days in Dallas there have been reports of people being shot and some killed. Random shootings at different events across the City. From downtown, North Dallas, West Oak Cliff and East Dallas. Why are young people going out to fight, shot and cause trouble? What can police do about it? What can Parents do about it? What can we public do about it? There has to be an answer some place. Do you have it? Write and let's discuss what we the Community do about this crime in our Community.