Saturday, September 29, 2007
Gloves are off as Trinity vote looms
If you want a primer, the best place to start is with the Advocate magazines' cover story this month.
Keeping up with the Trinity
The Trinity referendum is likely to dominate the headlines from now until November. If you want to keep up, here's how:
DALLAS The propaganda machines on both sides of the Trinity referendum are in full force with the November elections right around the corner. Mailers and TV ads are already about; sides have been chosen (by the politicos at least) and the dirt is flying. Will we get the zippy tollroad needed to connect South to Central Dallas? And if we do, will it cause Katrina-esque flooding?
Proponents of the existing plan have ostracized TrinityVote leader and City Councilwoman Angela Hunt as a shrill naysayer, making her the focus of much of their rhetoric. Many think that her position on the Trinity led her to be shut out when Mayor Tom Leppert doled out committee leadership positions.
The latest controversy, as originally reported by Sam Merten at Dallas Blog, involves allegations that city staffers are in a little too tight with the toll road advocates.
And speaking of Advocates, if you're confused about the issues involved, you should immediately go check out the Advocate's cover story package on the upcoming referendum. It covers all the issues from both sides and a nice multimedia presentation that puts all of this in perspective.
Look for our exclusive video of the recent League of Women Voters debate next week.
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