2016 Town Hall Budget Meetings
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Please make every effort to attend one of these budget meetings.  Your voice makes a difference!

Tuesday, August 11

District 5 and 8, Rick Callahan and Erik Wilson
6 pm. Janie C. Turner Recreation Center, 6424 Elam Rd., 75217

District 9 and 10, Mark Clayton and Adam McGough
6 pm, Dallas City Hall (virtual and in person), 1500 Marilla St., 6ES

District 4 Carolyn Arnold
6 pm. Beckley Saner Recreation Center, 114 W. Hobson St., 75216

Thursday, August 14

District 2 Adam Medrano
6:30 pm. Samuell Grand Recreation Center, 6200 E. Grand Ave., 75223

District 5 Rick Callahan
6 pm. Prairie Creek Library, 9609 Lake June Rd., 75217

District 8 Erik Wilson
6 pm. Kleberg Rylie Recreation Center, 1515 Edd Rd., 75253

District 9 Mark Clayton
6:30 pm. Ridewood Recreation Center, 6818 Fisher Rd., 75214

District 4 Carolyn Arnold
6 pm. Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center, 1201 E. 8th St., 75203

District 10 Adam McGough
6 pm. Lake Highlands North Recreation Center, 9940 White rock Trail, 75238

Monday August 17

District 11 Lee Kleinman
6:30 pm, Dallas City Hall (virtual and in person), 1500 Marilla St., 6ES

District 3 Casey Thomas
6 pm. Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center, 5150 Mark Trail Way, 75232

Tuesday August 18
District 5 and 7, Rick Callahan and Tiffinni Young
6 pm. Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center, 8701 Greenmound Ave., 75227

District 6 Monica Alonzo
6:30 pm. Anita Martinez Recreation Center, 3212 Winnetka St., 75212

District 1 and 14, Scott Griggs and Philip Kingston
6:30 pm. Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., 75201

District 8 Erik Wilson
6 pm. Highland Hills Library, 8200 Bonnie View Rd., 75241

District 4 Carolyn King Arnold
6 pm. Mark Twain Elementary, 724 Green Cove Ln., 75232

District 10 Adam McGough
6 pm. Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd., 75243

Wednesday August 19
District 13 Jennifer Staubach Gates
6:30 pm, Dallas City Hall (virtual and in person), 1500 Marilla St., 6ES

Thursday August 20

District 4 Carolyn King Arnold
6 pm. Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, 2008 E. Kiest Blvd., 75216
District 12 Sandy Greyson
7 pm, Dallas City Hall (virtual and in person), 1500 Marilla St., 6ES

District 6 and 13, Monica Alonzo and Jennifer Staubach Gates
6:30 pm. Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Rd., 75229

District 11 Lee Kleinman
6:30 pm. Fretz Recreation Center, 6950 Belt Line Rd., 75254

District 3 and 8, Casey Thomas and Erik Wilson
6 pm. Singing Hills Recreation Center, 1909 Crouch Rd., 75241

District 9 Mark Clayton
6 pm. Harry Stone Recreation Center, 2403 Milmar Dr., 75228
District 1 Scott Griggs
6 pm. Martin Weiss Recreation Center, 1111 Martindell Ave., 75211

District 7 Tiffinni Young
6 pm. White Rock Hills Library - Auditorium, 9150 Ferguson Rd., 75228

Monday August 24
Districts 1 and 3, Scott Griggs and Casey Thomas
6 pm. Hampton-Illinois Library Black Box Theatre, 2951 S. Hampton Rd., 75224

District 8 Erik Wilson
6 pm, Dallas City Hall (virtual and in person), 1500 Marilla St., 6ES

Tuesday, August 25

District 6 Monica Alonzo
6:30 pm. Jaycee Zaragoza Recreation Center, 3114 Clymer St., 75212

District 11 and 12, Lee Kleinman and Jennifer Staubach Gates
6:30 pm. Churchill Recreation Center - Gymnasium, 6906 Churchill Way, 75230

District 12 Sandy Greyson
7 pm. Timberglen Recreation Center, 3810 Timberglen Rd., 75287

District 9 Mark Clayton
6:30 pm. Lake Highlands Baptist Church, 642 Brookhurst Dr., 75218

District 14 Philip Kingston
6:30 pm. Klyde Warren Park (virtual and in person), 2012 Woodall Rogers Fwy., 75201

Thursday, August 27

District 1 Scott Griggs
6 pm. Methodist Dallas Medical Center - Hitt Auditorium, 1441 N. Beckley Ave., 75203

District 2 and 6, Adam Medrano and Monica Alonzo
6:30 pm. Bachman Recreation Centre (virtual and in person), 2750 Bachman Dr., 75220

District 3 Casey Thomas
6 pm. Park in the Woods Recreation Center, 6801 Mountain Creek Pkwy., 75249

District 4 Carolyn King Arnold
6 pm. John W. Carpenter Elementary School, 2120 Tosca Ln., 75224

Monday August 31

District 7 Tiffinni Young
6:30 pm. DCS Technology and Training Center (virtual and in person), 5151 Samuell Blvd., 75228

Tuesday, September 1

District 12 Sandy Greyson
7 pm. Campbell Green Recreation Center, 16600 Parkhill Dr., 75248

District 7 Tiffinni Young
6:30 pm. Women's Museum at Fair Park, 3800 Parry Ave, 75228


 
Meet New District 3 Councilmember Casey Thomas
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On July 14th at Hampton Illinois Library from 6:30 - 8:00.

 
 
Tier II Grants are here
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Tier II Grants are now available for download.

Please go to the 2015 OOCCL Non-Profit Grant Application under the "Neighborhood" drop down menu above for grant information & the application.

Thank you.





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El Tivoli wins Essay Contest
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(To Left: Officer Brian Martinez, Elva Friesenhahn - El Tivoli Place Neighborhood Association President, Chris Ray - Crime Watch Chairperson for El Tivoli Place and neighbors attending a recent meeting.)


Dallas Police Officer Cyrus Zafrani has helped the historical El Tivoli Place community grow into a safe and thriving neighborhood in Oak Cliff.  He recently alerted Crime Watch Chairperson & Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Neighborhood Representative, Chris Ray, about an essay competition sponsored by the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity & Epic Dallas.  Chris' essay was selected as a winner along with a handful of others, and El Tivoli Place N.A. was awarded a $500 check for neighborhood beautification.  
 
Essay by Chris Ray:


 
My wife and I shared the typical experience people have when they come to Dallas; suburbs with the same stores repeated over and over, cookie cutter homes & apartments made of basic cheap materials and neighbors we never met.  That was before Oak Cliff.


 
We found a wonderful looking house available for rent, and at the last second, decided to risk it.  It was located in a historic neighborhood Southwest of downtown Dallas called El Tivoli Place.  You hear stories about this part of town, and while there may be more diversity and points of view, there is also life; real life.  We quickly fell in love with our neighbors, with the chickens being raised next door and the hard working families that have made a home here.


 
At first, Oak Cliff takes some getting used to.  You may go to a small shop to get farm-raised groceries instead of going to a supermarket; you may have to try each small unique restaurant to find what you like instead of trusting in chains and you may hear the occasional gunshot at night.

We weren't sure what to think of the gunshots and the loud bass-booming cars zooming by.  We could either move or not let people like that ruin such a wonderful chance for real community.  We chose to confront it, and thankfully so did the rest of the neighborhood.


 
Within a year of moving here, I became Chairperson for Crime Watch, and my wife and I host meetings in our home every month.  We have coffee and conversations with Officers who actually care about us and know us.  Through face-to-face interaction and technology like Nextdoor, we have seen drastic changes in Crime.
 

Up-to-the-minute information has helped Police stop many crimes while they were being perpetrated, or have allowed them to identify trends in order to address issues.  Utilizing intelligence shared through Nextdoor, email and frequent calls to 911, Dallas Police have responded quickly and appropriately.  Our Nextdoor has now grown to 65 households, and we have a strong presence on every street.

Pride in our neighborhood has increased noticeably, to the point that our chief concerns have turned from crime prevention to code violations.  With such a diverse community on the verge of seeing true revitalization in our immediate area, more effective sharing of information when it comes to codes and laws pertaining to having a safe and more attractive neighborhood would change everything.

We are currently raising funds to purchase land and build a community gathering place at one of the landmarks in the heart of El Tivoli Place.  This will be a symbol of what has been achieved by the city and its people working together to make Dallas a better place.  Effective information and communication platforms have allowed El Tivoli to remain and continue to grow as an oasis from the mundane, and a place where people truly live.
 
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