Dallas City Council elections are the ghosts that keep on haunting; new Pleasant Grove candidacy

January 28, 2017 § Leave a comment

Yesterday I ran into a familiar sighting: Tennel Atkins campaign ads next to Gail Terrell campaign ads.

Depending on how you view the situation, we are blessed or cursed with the repeat of candidates and former councilpersons from the previous cycle. This includes former council persons Dwaine Caraway, Sandy Greyson, Gail Terrell, and candidates Tennell Atkins, Joe Tave, and Kevin Felder, to name a few. That is not to say that any of these candidates are bad or good. But that is to say, I am tired of functionary candidates diluting the vote and, more importantly, don’t want former councilpersons returning.

It will be on an agenda (somewhere) but I want to say to that in my head, I am challenging the current council to sign an resolution  promising not to return after two terms or pass an ordinance to prohibit such a thing. Since we can’t pass an ordinance, that is, since we can entrust the council with the burden to pass an ordinance restricting their own powers and abilities, council persons can accept or deny the challenge themselves.

More to come on that.


Also, attorney Dominique Torres announced her candidacy in District 5 against Councilman Callahan of Pleasant Grove area. She is a member of NGAN and Director of Latino Affairs.16179644_1278697098852465_4049085802450828384_o

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