You Have A CHOICE !!

  1. Public Safety
    As the 3rd largest city in Texas and 9th largest in the country, we have to keep citizens safe. First responder retention and growth are key challenges that must be addressed by a proactive city council.
  2. Roads/Streets/Alleys
    According to a 2014 city briefing, infrastructure repair in District 6 and neighboring District 13 are among the five worst in the city. Will an equally distributed bond address this disparity?
  3. Economic Development
    New and increased business activity in District 6 and other areas are needed to increase sales tax revenue in the city and prevent companies from choosing suburbs for their business operations.
On May 6, 2017, you have an important decision to make:

Will District 6 move into active leadership or will it remain in the same hands?

The choice is yours.


Dallas is facing major challenges managing public safety, in particular with the mismanagement of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension fund. As a result, both the Fitch and Moody's agencies have downgraded Dallas's credit rating due to uncertainty surrounding the fund and the potential this crisis may impact the city's ability to pay back debt incurred by Dallas Water Utilities, the convention center, and the new Omni Hotel. 

This situation could have a significant financial impact on the proposed bond package that will be used to fix and repair our crumbling streets, roads, and alleys, a high priority in terms of attracting business to Dallas and not losing it to our suburban neighbors, resulting in a loss of millions of dollars in crucial sales tax revenue we depend on to pay for necessary city services and amenities.

In District 6, our ‘creatively’ drawn council district consisting of three very distinct constituencies requiring EQUAL  CITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATION (not just from West Dallas as has been incorrectly described by the media - read HERE), we face our own collective challenges, including but not limited to:

1. Crime, including speeding in some areas that results in light poles being demolished and needing to be replaced, as well as some fatalities. In addition, residents in the Bachman Lake area of the district have to endure gunshots going off nearly every night. One bullet went up and came down, going through my neighbor's car as pointed out by her 16-year old son. An elderly couple who has lived in our subdivision for over 30 years recently had three stray bullets removed from their roof, with the casing from two additional bullets falling on their deck.

2. Slower police response times due to competing priority calls;

3. Uneven economic development with the Northwest Dallas/Bachman Lake area experiencing some growth and other areas like West Dallas remaining stagnant;

4. Challenges maintaining our beautiful natural resource in Bachman Lake , which must be dregged again due to citizen pollution, as well as the park itself which finds itself heavily littered with debris and broken glass in the parking lots, creating an unsafe environment for families, their children, and their pets.

We no longer have to accept this as a fact of life in District 6. On Saturday, May 6, 2017, and during early voting and mail-in balloting, YOU can take District 6 on a new and more productive path.

I am asking you for your vote to represent YOU as your advocate at City Hall. Together, we can make a change in how our district is managed.

Thank you for your consideration and God bless you, and God bless the citizens of Dallas.
Bachman Lake: Our District's Fresh Water Resource
West Dallas: Destined for Economic Success
We have to work *together* to keep our lake and park clean. This should include revisiting hours of occupancy, more trash receptables, new pet waste stations, and a city ordinance banning glass containers. Visible onsite park and recreation staff should also be considered.  White Rock Lake may be larger but our lake has more  character and its own distinct style.
The economic vitality of the Asian Trade District which is in District 6 can be duplicated in West Dallas with a
*committed* council representative making it happen. Active participation in the Mayor's "GrowSouth" initiative is a MUST. West Dallas is targeted in this plan and we have to take full advantage of this resource.
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