Letters to the Editor – Deep Ellum in Dallas; automated trucking; Richardson ISD, Dave Lieber
Save us the congestion
Re: “Imagine all the traffic lights”, by Steve Blow, Wednesday Letters.
I fully agree with the comments made by Blow regarding the removal of Interstate 345. I lived in Dallas for 44 years, worked downtown for 27 years, and traveled from home. in North Oak Cliff at my old workplace in Mesquite via the Interstate. 30 for another 13 years. Although my career has not consisted of writing many books and articles on architects and architecture, most of my career has been spent in the planning, design and implementation of many projects. of construction financed by public funds.
I have a degree in Landscape Architecture and was previously registered with the State of Texas in this field. My personal observation is that all of the freeways that wrap around downtown Dallas are collectively the most congested roads in the city and they are backed up the vast majority of the time. Now, someone has proposed to remove the busiest section of this loop and divert that volume of traffic to surface streets. I cannot imagine a greater disaster for this city than this.
The professionals of “Take out IH 345” claim that it will save Deep Ellum. However, I would say that Deep Ellum has already been ruined by the developers who built all of the mid-rise apartments and mid-rise office buildings on the Deep Ellum side of I-345.
If I-345 is removed, the only people who will benefit are the developers because suddenly there would be new properties available to build more apartments and office buildings. Deep Ellum, as we all knew, is gone and will never be what it was again, so let’s just spare this town the traffic fiasco and traffic jam this ill-conceived idea will cause.
Steven M. Park, Dallas / North Oak Cliff
Don’t force noise on others
Re: “Sites Won’t Be Silenced – Business Owners Call on City to Clarify Noise Amid Complaints Ordinance,” Tuesday’s Metro & Business article.
Regarding this story about noise issues in Deep Ellum, it seems to me that there are a few things that need to be revisited. The general problem with loud noise, whether it’s a car whose metal vibrates at a traffic light, a backyard party, or “places of entertainment” is not, I think, the different perceptions of individuals on what is too strong, but the fact that it is imposed on others.
There is also a question of why? And some say, “Because I want to. We hear this in a grocery store, the little kid saying, “I want candy.” And the newspaper story introduced, “In Austin, they…”. Well, Austin has nothing to do with the loud noise issues here. It’s still a childish argument and just as irrelevant – “Well, Bobby’s people let him stay up late.”
And finally, there is the framing of “We are trying to find a solution with the city”. There is nothing to “work” on. If you are doing unacceptable things, stop them – don’t assume that others should be willing to impose heinous behavior on them.
James Birdsong, Dallas
Lives and trucking jobs at risk
I am a local delivery truck driver and a proud member of Teamsters Local 745, which guarantees me excellent health care and a fair wage. It has been disappointing to read article after article in this article on how automated trucking startups will “create” jobs. Maybe, but at the cost of how many jobs like mine?
The morning news from Dallas has a responsibility to cover this angle and to consult with truck drivers, one of the most common professions in the world, on how we might feel about losing our jobs. We also need to determine whether it is in the public interest to rely on experimental computational artificial intelligence to navigate 80,000 pounds alongside your car on the freeway. We already know what is best for public safety – human beings who have good working conditions and are not forced by greedy companies to work excessive overtime. Let’s try more instead of putting millions of jobs and who knows how many lives at risk.
Ryan Haney, Dallas / Pleasant Grove
Questions to elected officials
I ask The morning news from Dallas Ask the following Texas elected representatives: the two United States senators, seven regional congressional representatives, seven senators and regional state representatives: “What are the two main issues facing your individual or business constituents and your two main solutions for each of these problems? »I also ask The news to publish their responses. Thank you.
MA Conroy, Grapevine
What is the governor’s goal?
I support the decision of the Richardson School Board to reaffirm the principal’s mask mandate. By its action, all school children will have to wear masks. After all, their goal is to save children’s lives. What is Governor Greg Abbot’s goal?
David S. Shriro, Richardson
Thanks for the science
There is a prayer that the Jews recite at this time of the year that says: “Blessed be the Lord our God, ruler of the universe, for giving us life, for sustaining us and for enabling us to achieve this season. I thought about it at the start of the Great Holy Days and realized that I also had science to thank for allowing us to envision another year with family and friends – data science, masks and vaccines.
Shanah Tovah – Happy New Year!
Perri Brackett, Lewisville
Guard dog the town crier
Re: “Three Government Stooges Swap Blame For High Taxes”, by Dave Lieber, Metro column August 22.
Dave Lieber managed to make me smile in his property tax parody with the Three Stooges (plus one). I missed this column when it was posted, but recently read it. I received my property tax “love note” and was unsure why I received it. Now, thanks to Dave, our town crier, we are alerted again.
Thank you, Dave, for your good humor and dedication to a good education for all residents of Dallas County.
Jan Alexander, Garland
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