Shy, quiet District 14 Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston stops by world SAGA pod headquarters to discuss his ongoing opposition to the Trinity toll road — including, but not limited to, bashing the mayor and his “dream team” of architects and urban planners. We also discuss the new PAC co-founded by D Magazine Group chairman and D Magazine publisher Wick Allison, and its efforts to back politicians for city council who support restoration of urban neighborhoods by replacing and rerouting I-345 and I-30*. We then touch on what the city could learn from DISD and its comprehensive plan. And, oh yeah — we talk about Kingston getting kicked out of a breakfast, on camera, by skittish rich folk. You can click the image above or subscribe to the iTunes feed. As always, please listen with your ears.
*I make an announcement of sorts in the pod that I’m helping Wick’s PAC, CND, with messaging and communications. I’ll do so for a few months until the election, in that I’ll answer email questions, advise on broad communication strategy, and meet with the folks running it for lunch once or twice a week to discuss. (I’m senior editor at American Way magazine, so this is just one more nights/weekend gig.) I feel strongly that CND’s effort is important for our city, and I want to help. But, as Tim and I discussed, it means I can’t really address it after today until the May elections, or at least can only address it as an advocate. Just so you know.