Right now the Dallas City Council is being briefed by Walt Humann, the former Hunt Oil executive who also played key roles in the development of DART and today’s Central Expressway, about a proposal to create a nonprofit Fair Park Texas Foundation to manage Fair Park on behalf of the city.
You can see the poorly copy-edited briefing documents for yourself. In addition to the signing over management to the foundation, the city would asked for $125 million-$175 million in the next several bond programs for improvements.
The argument for a foundation is that there’s right now no “unified management structure” for this civic asset. With the nonprofit in charge the organization charge would be simplified to this:
Councilman Philip Kingston describes it on Twitter thusly:
OMG the org chart is a dogs breakfast. #fairparking
— Philip Kingston (@PhilipTKingston) November 18, 2015
The action-packed live video stream is here.