Friday, January 8, 2010
Meet The Mayor
Last night, Dan and I had the chance to meet Dallas mayor Tom Leppert at a small event hosted by the Young Professionals Group of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library. There weren't more than 30 people there, so the evening took on a casual feel—an unstructured Q&A with Leppert ensued. Some highlights:
The Trinity River Corridor Project is still rolling (slowly) along, Omni's mammoth convention center hotel will be up and running in 2012, DART is the largest light rail system in progress in the nation, in 2013 you'll be able to ride it to the airport (a benchmark that is decades too late if you ask me), Leppert wants to make the city more pedestrian- and bike-friendly (WOO-HOO!), oh yes, and the guy really, really likes Dallas.