Why we’ll miss Mayor Park Cities

Or, as Rudy Bush at Dallas’ Only Daily Newspaper now calls him, “Yes I’m still” Mayor Tom Leppert.

What will we miss? Leppert’s ability to turn every piece of bad news into another “Ho hum, why are we worrying about this?” moment. The most recent occurred during Wednesday’s discussion of the potential $96 million deficit in next year’s budget. Said the mayor: “There’s no budget process in the world that doesn’t start with a lot more wants than we have resources. And that’s the situation that we have here.”

All we want in Dallas is to fix the pot holes and keep enough cops on the street to worry the criminals a little. Who knew that was “a lot more wants”?

Unfortunately, I’m on a wine trip next week and won’t be able to keep up with all this hilarity. But Wamre has promised to take notes for me, and I’m sure there will be plenty for me to write about when I return.


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  • Stan

    I did not trust Mayor Leppert from the first time I met him on the campaign trail. He was dishonest from the day he announced that he was running. He is the latest in a long string of mayors who are too busy cutting ribbons for expensive projects to notice the potholes or budget shortfalls.

    The chickens are coming to roost (leeve problems), continuing budget shortfalls and an in-ability to put the interests of Dallas first. He is poor excuse for a mayor who can not even properly promote our city.

    I would love to see Angela run and win but after Laura Miller, I am not sure I can trust anyone who is elected mayor of our city. So many broken promises make me wary.