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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Homeless Shelters at Recreation Centers

Thank you for your call or email about homeless facilities.
 
At its Homeless Solutions briefing on August 1st, the City Council strongly pushed back against the idea of using recreation centers as temporary homeless facilities.
 
I had opposed this idea when I first heard about it, as had the city’s Citizen Homelessness Commission and several other council members. City staff, however, insisted on bringing the proposal forward. After the Council’s discussion, that idea will not move forward and staff has been instructed to look for different solutions.
 
Sandy

Sandy Greyson

Council Member Sandy Greyson
City Council District 12
https://dallascityhall.com/government/citycouncil/district12/



Park Department Plans for Hillcrest Village

The City of Dallas Park Department shared the following information in order to dispel some of the misinformation currently circulating about the 1.5-acre park proposed on the Northwest side of Hillcrest at Arapaho:

The park will have:

  • No soccer fields
  • No dog park

Park Department Plans for Hillcrest Village park:

  • Will be nothing like Campbell Green.
  • Will not include the former Sun Fresh Store.
  • Will be a passive park and will be between the Hot Dog Shop and the Subway.

This is a new kind of project and the first of its kind, hopefully there will be many more like it. The City gets a new park in an area where land values make acquiring land for new parks very difficult if not impossible under normal circumstances.

The Consultant will be TBG Partners, and there WILL be public meetings throughout the process when the project kicks off. Discussions are commencing shortly with developers and will be expanded to include community input once a process is in place.

The North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance (NDNA) will put out notification of date/time/place when these meetings are scheduled. Additionally, NDNA plans to hold a general meeting this fall when  redevelopment plans for the total shopping area will be available. 

Please pass this information on to your neighborhood.


Planning and Urban Design gave us the following two useful URLs.

The first one lists upcoming street repaving.  

http://dallascityhall.com/departments/public-works/Pages/pavement-management.aspx   

The next one is a bit harder to use/follow, but it covers the proposed alley work.

http://dallascityhall.com/departments/public-works/dallasbondprogram/Pages/proposition-detail.aspx?proposition=A  

The alleys were the ones identified in the 2017 bond package.


Corridor Progress Report

The Corridor Progress Reports include details about each of the major projects that NTTA currently is undertaking. You can subscribe to receive any of the project e-newsletters or Corridor Progress Reports automatically each quarter.


VALLEY VIEW - GALLERIA AREA PLAN

The OmniPlan site – Valley View – Galleria Area Plan PDF can be viewed by clicking here:

Draft Valley View – Galleria Area Plan
(PowerPoint PDF with 85 slides updated 05-01-2013)

The Beck Venture’s Website addressing disclosed plans for this developer’s concepts on their 106  acres is available at:

http://www.dallasmidtown.com/

The Dallas Plan Commission will be holding a further hearing on this plan on the afternoon of May 16th and  City Council will hold their hearing on May 22nd.


NDNA Membership

If your homeowner's association would like to become an NDNA Member, just click here and find your homeowner's association and then complete the 2018 Membership Application.

If you were a member in 2017 and have not updated your registration by March 30th, 2018, you will not be able to visit the Member's Only web pages without updating your registration and paying the annual dues. Just log into the "Members Only" web and then click on Complete NDNA 2018 Membership Form or if you were the President or the NDNA Designated Representative you can easily update your Membership by clicking on the Update Your HOA Membership Information link.

Please save the date - upcoming NDNA Meetings:

  • Jun 5
  • Apr 19 or 12 (date yet to be finalized, to be a joint meeting with RANDCO, Northwood Hills and Valley View HOAs, to be held at Sunnyland Furniture store, the NW corner of Coit and Spring Valley)
  • Sep 19 (tentatively scheduled as a breakfast meeting, location yet TBD)

Unless otherwise noted NDNA meetings are held in the community room at the North Central Dallas Police station (Hillcrest and McCallum).

The programs for NDNA’s upcoming meeting are still being developed. If you have an idea for a meeting program please share it with us at: President@ndna-tx.org

Thank you for your participation!


 
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July 12th, 2018

Twenty-Five Individuals Charged in a Wichita Falls and Vernon Texas Drug Conspiracy

In a collaborative effort by the Safe Streets Task Force, to include agents and officers from the FBI and Wichita Falls Police Department, Twenty-two  individuals are in federal custody on a federal Complaint for a drug trafficking conspiracy. Details


July 12th, 2018

Business E-Mail Compromise: The $12 Billion Scam

Business E-mail Compromise (BEC)/E-mail Account Compromise (EAC) is a sophisticated scam targeting both businesses and individuals performing wire transfer payments.

The scam is frequently carried out when a subject compromises legitimate business e-mail accounts through social engineering or computer intrusion techniques to conduct unauthorized transfers of funds.

The scam may not always be associated with a request for transfer of funds. A variation of the scam involves compromising legitimate business e-mail accounts and requesting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or Wage and Tax Statement (W-2) forms for employees. Details


June 29th, 2018

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Dallas Man for Securities Fraud

An indictment returned by a federal grand jury yesterday in Dallas charges Patrick O. Howard, 36, of Dallas, Texas, with offenses related to his role in a scheme to defraud investors and to obtain money by materially false and fraudulent pretenses. Details


June 22nd, 2018

Previously Convicted Black Hat Search Engine Optimizer Sentenced for Retaliating Against His Former Victim

William Laurence Stanley, 54, of Dallas, Texas, a self-proclaimed black hat search engine optimizer and reputation manager was sentenced June 12, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to serve 97 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $5,605,226 in restitution, following a five-day trial in April 2017. Details


June 21st, 2018

Dallas Man Arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on $62.6 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

Christopher A. Faulkner, 41, from Dallas, Texas, was arrested Monday, June 18, 2018, at the Los Angeles International Airport by special agents with the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Division (IRS-CI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with assistance from Customs and Border Patrol.  Faulkner was arrested on a federal complaint, charging him with securities fraud, mail fraud and money laundering, in connection with a scheme to defraud investors of millions of dollars. Details


June 14th, 2018

Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 235 Months in Federal Prison

Javier Contreras Vargas, aka “Cuñado,” a citizen of Mexico and in the United States illegally, was sentenced Monday, June 11, 2018, for his role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.  Details


May 25th, 2018

Foreign Cyber Actors Target Home and Office Routers and Networked Devices Worldwide

The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices. Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide. The actors used VPN Filter malware to target small office and home office routers. The malware is able to perform multiple functions, including possible information collection, device exploitation, and blocking network traffic. Details


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