Despite today’s aforementioned rah-rah cries of regionalism, it would appear that what’s good for Dallas isn’t necessarily good for Irving, and vice versa.
NBC 5 reports on a “feud” (Side Note: How dumb are NBC 5 viewers?) between Dallas and Irving over which city will provide utility and fire service to the Cypress Waters development that sits in that island territory of the city of Dallas around North Lake, into which the Dallas City Council last week bribed Zale Corp. to move its headquarters:
“Governments need to work together,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said. “We’ve got to be able to break down silos and say what’s good for citizens of Irving and what’s good for citizens of Dallas.”
Rawlings said Irving would be paid a fair rate by Dallas for its services. But Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne says it’s not enough:
“We fully understand being regional and we’re supportive of that,” she said. “We just want to be sure that we have the resources to take care of our own residents.”
Van Duyne swears the fact that Zale will be moving out of Irving when it goes to Cypress Waters has nothing to do with her objections.