And a look at the numbers in September.

So far, the plan is working: crime is trending downward in Dallas.

In fact, as The Dallas Morning News reported a few days ago, “Unlike some other big cities, such as Chicago and Houston, murders are lower in Dallas this year.”

The early successes of the Dallas Police Department’s violent…


New parks, trails, and libraries are on the way, and the city continues to work to help those affected by the explosion in Highland Hills.

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There is much going on in Dallas right now, but first, it’s important to address last week’s explosion on Highland Hills Drive.

It was awful to see the damage in person, and the whole situation…


New recommendations would give much-needed teeth to the ethics code while also making the city’s rules clearer, more comprehensive, and more comprehendible.

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It’s no secret that these are times of growing distrust.

Too many people have lost or are losing their faith in institutions, their faith in government, and their faith in each other.

At Dallas City Hall over…


This budget makes an important statement: The city is ready to get Back to Basics and to Build for the Future.

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Putting the fun stuff first today: It’s officially Iron Skillet Week in Dallas!

SMU will square off with TCU in their annual game on Saturday in Fort Worth, and the…


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You should be able to feel safe when you’re in Dallas.

You have likely seen many troubling crime numbers in this city over the last few years. Here is one particularly alarming statistic: since 2017, hate crimes…


I delivered the following remarks while announcing the creation of the Mayor’s Anti-Hate Advisory Council.

Dallas is a welcoming city, one that embraces its diversity and works to overcome the racial and economic divisions sowed by generations that have long past.

Over my lifetime, I’ve seen the incredible progress we…


A city audit has found no evidence of waste, fraud, or abuse of police overtime.

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Wanted to give you an update on where things stand in terms of public safety in Dallas. And, heads-up, your help will be needed. More on that in a moment.

First, the crime numbers: So far this…


Back to Basics is more than a slogan.

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Got some good news and bad news for you ahead of your Labor Day weekend.

First, the good: city budget talks are progressing.

During a marathon 15-hour meeting Wednesday at City Hall, the city…


Now, it is up to city staff and the partners in this effort to ensure that this plan is properly implemented and executed.

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Candor is critical in government.

Your elected leaders must be honest with you about the problems the city is facing and about how those problems can be addressed. …


The loss of digital evidence in pending criminal cases remains a serious matter that will require continued attention.

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Hope you’ve had a good weekend.

Budget season is in full swing, and the discussions about how best to spend the city’s $1.5 billion general fund and $355 million in American Rescue Plan Act…

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