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THUMB AWARD PAST THEIR BEDTIMES?

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THUMB AWARD PAST THEIR BEDTIMES?

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Thumbs Up to City Councilman Dean Vanderbilt for making a recommendation at a recent City Council briefing that some Council meetings be held in the communities of each Council member’s district during the next year. Vanderbilt said that the meetings would be prime opportunities for the city to hold public hearings on issues relevant to the particular areas and that they would give other Council members a chance to see parts of Dallas they rarely visit. Councilwoman Diane Ragsdale supported Vanderbilt, saying that his was a “profound” recommendation. Mayor Starke Taylor warned that logistics would likely be a problem and might cause the already long meetings to run after midnight. City Attorney Analeslie Muncy told the Council that the recommendation would require a change in the City Charter anyway, which means that voters would have the final say. The proposal failed to make the April 6 ballot, but we still think it’s a good idea.