Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dallas Housing Authority

President/CEO Ann Lott of Dallas Housing Authority resign her position July 29,2008.
Ms. Lott has done a great deal for the Authority and the City of Dallas Housing.
Ms. Lott will be missed.

Dallas Housing Board members appointed Troy Broussard Interim President/CEO. A National search will be conducted to find a replacement for Ms. Lott. I wish her well in her next career.

Commissioner John Price stated in the Dallas Morning News that "Ms. Lott had been treated harshly" he did not say by whom and he also said Mayor Leppert should replace the entire Board. It is so strange that he of all people would make that statement , in December when Mayor Leppert was dissatisfied with DHA Leadership it was Commissioner Price who said Ms. Lott would NOT have the support of the community next time. Ms. Lott resign and now he's calling for the DHA Board to be replace. Which Way Is It John? The DHA Board if free work who do you think gives a HAM Sandwich about weather they serve or not. All of us on the Board have other lives so if we get our two days a week back we are OK. We would like to continue our service through the transition but we do not control that.

I am surprised that you have time to speak on DHA or say how Ann Lott is treated when you have not attended one DHA Board meeting and I can pull the Court reporters transcript and see when Ms. Lott was treated harshly.
Dallas County is in all kinds of trouble, $34 million short on budget,cannot pass jail inspection,health department giving away Flu vaccine instead of giving to poor people, taking away mental health bed's in welfare department, JP collection department lost a million dollars instead of collecting them. Allen Clemson the brains down there retiring, Lord help us when Allen leaves. John Price has been on the Court longer then anyone he should know by now how to solve problems. The County has more problems then any local government and the Commissioners make over $10,000.00 per month plus car allowance. Now Price is trying to get the County in the water business in the Southern sector , so he can control who has water and prevent the Allen group from developing their property.the group will not allow him to run their business. Same reason he dislikes me so much. I pray every day for him because hate will eat you up and the look on his face says it all.
John Price Voice is about as powerful as Jesse Jackson 3% of100%

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

DISD Board Arrogance !

The Board of Trustees of the DISD are strong in their hearts thinking that the Bond election was about confidence in them, sad group of people who do not understand Numbers and what they mean. Jack Lowe said it was a vote of confidence what cloud has he been on? The arrogance will get them in the end. The Audit that was just released tells the real story. The Dallas News wanted to hang Ms.Lott at DHA for a Audit report saying she had 3 million that records did not reflect. Not one word about Dr.H he was praised about spending the 3 million for the Audit , not one word calling for his job ! Dr.H has had more thief and mismanagement since he had been at DISD then any other person I know of in recent history. Dallas has its way when it comes to how they treat certain people. Dr.H is giving all the taxpayers money to business Leaders so they dare not have him fired on the other hand Ann Lott has not supported giving DHA major assets to business Leaders so her job is always up for grabs........I am sick of DISD and it's group of fools their day will come and the FBI will be the one to bring it to them. Carla Ranger is the only one down there honest and for the Students and taxpayers. Stay Strong Carla. Mayor Leppert had to bring a program to themm for beautification of their campus when the staff goes there every day and Trustees go to meeting at various campuses and did not do anything. Thanks Mayor for helping the students enter a pleasant atmosphere.

Frank Clark ! What A Guy

I was so happy to read about Frank Clark, I have often wondered about him and what and how he was doing. I also wanted to know about his wonderful Kid;s and lovely wife Sandra Clark. Frank and I worked together back in the day, he was youth coordinator and I was Southern sector War on Poverty group leader. Frank Clark made sure we took 200 kids to six flags over Texas five days a week plus lunch. I went every day and had as much fun as the kids but oh were my feet sore and Al Lipscomb had fun.

Frank Clark did not let the Cowboy fame change him he used it to work in the Community. When he and Pettis Norman moved up off Marseilles in the area between Ledbetter and Laura Land it was a premier neighborhood and still is. Only White people, media and folk who know nothing about the real Southern Sector think Oak Cliff is bad.
Black people could not rent or buy property in White North Dallas at that time, however white people were still living in Oak Cliff with Blacks some were running from the Blacks moving in others stayed. That is strange we had no open housing law but Blacks could buy in Oak Cliff where White people lived but no North Dallas, what a City. The racism is so deep and strong the business community stole North Dallas from Black Farmers so they could have a place to live free of Blacks. The good part of the separation meant Black people lived in the same neighborhood regardless to income or job. Most people of higher income moved in the area where Frank lived and in Singing Hills and finally across I35. I lived on Summit Ridge the North side of Ledbetter.
Frank being a Nanny is no surprise, he always loved kid's and working with kids he would bring his wife and kids to meet the kids in our program. I will always remember Sandra she was very involved in the Dallas Community and raising her beautiful children.
Much Love to Frank and Sandra and the three young adult Clark's. If anyone knows how I can reach Sandra please let me know I would like to see her.