Leading Off (7/31/09)

1. The City Council kicked off its retreat at Garrett Creek Ranch in Paradise, where members will try to figure out how to solve the city’s budget deficit, set priorities for the new year, and see if Tripper can lead them to a victory over the rich jerks from Camp Mohawk.

2. The Dallas Zoo could get new ownership, as the City Council seems open to a plan to have it run by the Dallas Zoological Society. Dallas would still have to contribute annual lump-sum payments–which sound suspiciously to me like elephant loans.

3. And, high-end condo sales in Dallas are still suffering. This news brought to you by the years 2008 to 2011.

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