T.C. Broadnax will stay in his position as city manager, even though several council members and the mayor of Dallas wanted to remove him weeks prior. Mayor Johnson and City Manager Broadnax released a joint statement stating that they have reached an agreement and plan to move forward together.
The mayor's positive test was self-administered through an at-home antigen test kit. He took the test after discovering he was in close contact with someone who tested positive Tuesday morning.
The Dallas City Council took a significant step late Wednesday that could change the landscape of where short-term rentals are allowed in the city.
The city banned dockless vehicles two and a half years ago due to safety concerns and problems with scooters abandoned on sidewalks.
A city council that has been divided about their support of the city manager was unified Wednesday in their support of the Dallas police chief and his leadership style of the department. But the police department is not without its challenges.
Dallas may have a tighter budget next fiscal year due to a huge increase in the living wage as well as higher fuel costs.
The Dallas city manager will get another week before a talk about his future with the city.
Dallas City Council members will consider firing the city manager at a meeting next Wednesday. The mayor said in a statement that he believes it is time for a change, and at least three council members agree with him.
The first radio station in Dallas -- Classical WRR -- is under new management by the respected public broadcasters at KERA.
It's something the city has been talking about and not fixing for more than two years now. This time, the Dallas city manager addressed council members' questions directly.
After a lot of focus on two large events that ended in mass shootings, Dallas council members heard plenty of concern from other event organizers. The city is still working on details of a commercial promoter registration fee that would likely be $250 for two years.
There could be more young people on DART trains and buses if the agency follows through on a free fare pilot program. But not everyone is on board because of a recent spike in crime at stations and on rides.
After two recent mass shootings in Dallas at large events that did not have permits, the city is working to get large gatherings under control. But some are worried about what kind of impact the plan could have on non-profits or churches.
What the city attorney revealed to council members on Wednesday is that if the city rushes to regulate STRs by creating a permit process, they could grandfather in STRs in single-family neighborhoods. So the city attorney recommended that the city consider where it wants STRs before starting to issue permits.
The city's plan would allow developers to build taller apartment complexes with fewer parking spaces. In exchange, the developers would need to either build affordable units or pay into a city fund that would subsidize them throughout the city.
As construction on the silver line ramps up in Far North Dallas, the letter from the city manager to DART's CEO asks the transit agency to "strongly consider" the safety concerns being voiced by Dallas residents for years now.
The Pegasus on top of Dallas' first skyscraper is one of the things that makes the skyline unique. It also serves as a selling point for the historic Magnolia Hotel, which is why some council members argued the hotel should pony up for the repairs. Dallas city staff said the hotel has refused to help pay for repairs totaling more than $650,000.
The police chief told council members that the city needs an ordinance to crack down on promoters and property owners who hold large events, like the one on April 2, without getting permits. Right now, the fine is between $500 and $2,000. For many, it’s a small cost of doing business.
Under the city's current ordinance, operating a food trailer costs a lot more than a food truck, despite the similar business model. To operate a food truck in Dallas, you just need an annual permit. But if you have a less expensive food trailer, the city requires a permit for each event the trailer does business at. Small business owners say that is making the cost of business too high.
"Our community is vibrant. It is welcoming," said Councilman Omar Narvaez. "We need to make sure the folks that are the least of that are being attacked by people like our governor and multiple-indicted attorney general, that those families know we have their back in Dallas."