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Dallas’ Helmet Ordinance A Road Block For Bike-Share Plans

The Dallas bicycle helmet ordinance is creating some headaches for those who want to expand bike-sharing programs.

04/17/2014

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Dallas Looks At Bringing Bike Share Program To Fair Park

Dallas may soon join other Texas cities in starting a bicycle sharing program, but the city’s initial proposed investment, some say, is hardly a confident endorsement of the idea.

03/24/2014

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New Student Program Educates & Grooms Future Entrepreneurs

Where will the next generation of millionaire entrepreneurs come from? A new program coming to Dallas is encouraging the creation of aspiring young business professionals. It’s kind of a “Lemonade Learning,” if you will.

CBS 11–03/20/2014

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City Of Dallas Passes LGBT Equality Resolution

The city of Dallas has passed a resolution, enforcing equality for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender employees, residents, and visitors.

03/05/2014

Dallas City Manager A.C. Gonzalez. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Council Votes To Give New City Manager $400K Salary

The new Dallas City Manager is receiving a pay hike, compared to his predecessors. City council members approved a contract for A.C. Gonzalez that includes a base salary of $400,000 a year.

CBS 11–02/05/2014

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Residents Want Love Field Runway Shut Down At Night Because Of Noise

During construction at the airport last spring, residents complained planes big and small were using the runway near Lemmon Avenue on the airport’s east side and flying over their homes while they sleep.

01/15/2014

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Dog Park Improvement $$ Sparks City Hall Debate

Discussion went to the dogs Wednesday at Dallas City Hall — literally. An ordinance approving $946,000 for improvements at a city dog park set off a debate on whether that kind of investment is appropriate in tough time.

CBS 11–01/08/2014

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Dallas Council Passes Gas Drilling Ordinance With Restrictions

The long and winding road of gas drilling in Dallas has reached its end. The city council voted on a new ordinance on gas drilling Wednesday.

CBS 11–12/11/2013

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Citizens Argue For, Against Dallas Fracking Ordinance

The proposed Dallas ordinance is relatively restrictive and went through months of arguments with the Plan Commission. The biggest unresolved issues are the setbacks between wells or between wells and homes.

12/04/2013

Dallas City Hall at night (CBSDFW photo by Jay Gormley)

City Of Dallas Mulls Same-Sex Marriage Questions

City staff clearly thinks same-sex marriage is coming in spite of a state constitutional amendment prohibiting it. Still, it was discussed as if it is the wave of the future before the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee..

12/02/2013

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City Council Considering $200 Million Stoplight Solution

Dallas’ stoplight signal system is on life support. Drivers may feel like they hit four of every five lights red; but the truth is four of every five traffic lights in Dallas are past their useful life.

CBS 11–11/20/2013

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House Wrongly Demolished After City Auction Purchase

Dallas City Hall has been targeting vacant, boarded up homes. It’s all in effort to clean up south Dallas. Some homes have been demolished, and others sold. But CBS 11 News found one case where the city accidentally did both.

CBSDFW.COM–11/13/2013

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