City Council Debates Approach on Tackling Homelessness. On Tuesday, Mayor Rawlings and County Judge Clay Jenkins introduced a cross-jurisdictional partnership that would observe how social services and nonprofits are dealing with homelessness. However, some council members said yesterday that they would prefer to leave the county out of it and keep this as a city issue. City Manager T.C. Broadnax said city staff should already be employing the measures that the partnership would espouse. The council will likely decide on the issue in March.
Police and Fire Pension Settles Lawsuit with Former Real Estate Advisers. The pension and CDK Realty Advisors have agreed to drop all claims because they “have now resolved their differences.” Except that, according to pension system attorneys, CDK is partly responsible for the awful state that the pension is currently in. But, yeah, everything’s good.
Dallas Pimp Convicted by Jury. 33-year-old Martavious Detrel Banks Keys was convicted by a federal jury yesterday on multiple sex trafficking counts, including child sex trafficking. His sentencing is set for June, and he faces 15 years to life in prison. In 2015, he had forced two girls, 14 and 15, to work as prostitutes, and used violence and drugs to keep them in his control. Heinous. The two girls escaped separately, within a month of each other.
Interim CFO for Dallas County Schools Resigns. Alan King, who was hired to help fix the bus agency’s financial issues, resigned yesterday. King did not provide a reason for resigning.