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Philip Kingston Meet & Greet Report – 9/18/2013

Great attendance from the neighborhood. We had Judy Sullivan, Cleo & Shey Petricek, Meg Moschetto, Dee Grant, Piya & Ryan Kruger, and Cathy Birkelback attend. Here are some of the highlights from the meeting:

1) Complete Streets – The full Knox/Henderson Complete Streets is not going to happen. There is bond money for the Henderson side though. The focus will be on making it more pedestrian friendly. They will be redoing the sidewalks on the henderson side, better lighting, and resurfacing of Henderson. He recommended that people with corner lots on Henderson should not redo their sidewalks if they are planning to in the near future, as it will be redone by the city. We asked how we can get status on the progress, and he admitted that this was an issue, and even he often doesn’t know the status.

2) We asked him about his major initiatives, and he listed the following: museum tower, comprehensive arts budget (no one person knows what the arts budget for Dallas is), Library improvements.

3) Philip knows about our neighborhood quite well and recognizes that we are very active. He did make a point to say that we are the only neighborhood that doesn’t “bug” him directly with our concerns. For thinks like road repairs (where the drains dug up the road), etc., take a picture and send it to his office. Thanks to Dee and Cleo, we have his email address: . Recommend emailing him and writing to his facebook page

4) Philip keeps his facebook page pretty up to date, so if you want to know what he’s up to, go there.