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Oak Cliff - This Place Matters
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Written by Michael Amonett
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 08:06
 

As a result of our Preservation Town Hall, OOCCL has started an Oak Cliff - This Place Matters Facegbook page found here.  This Place Matters is a campaign organized by the National Trust for Historic Places.  

From their website found here ""This Place Matters is national campaign that encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities."

Download the materials on the National Historic Trust website and make a photo of a place important to you and post it on our Facebook page.  This will help us identify places important to the community and possible City of Dallas Landmark status.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 08:36
 
Oak Cliff Preservation Town Hall
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Written by Lybo Buchanan
Monday, 19 June 2017 13:09

Reminder:


Tuesday, June 20th, 6:30 pm

Arts Mission Oak Cliff, 410 S. Windomere (at 12th Street)

 

Moderator - Rachel Stone, Oak Cliff Advocate

Panel - The Honorable Scott Griggs, Dallas City Council

Mark Doty, Chief Planner, CIty of Dallas Historic Preservation Dept.

Monte Anderson, Options Real Estate

Bob Meckfessel, DSGN Associates President, FAIA

 

Sponsored by The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, Preservation Dallas and the The Oak Cliff Advocate

 

The residents, neighborhoods and businesses of Oak Cliff are proud of our rich, distinctive history, structures and public spaces, But recently we have been buffeted by tear-downs of historic and loved buildings. As our area continues to experience rapid change and development, we would like to think about how we can act in a positive way to preserve and protect this history. Hear from our expert panelists and take this opportunity to share your ideas about this issue.

 

Admission is FREE

6:30 pm - Meet & Greet with refreshments

7:00 pm - Program 

Last Updated on Monday, 19 June 2017 13:19
 
Oak Cliff Preservation Town Hall
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Written by Michael Amonett
Friday, 02 June 2017 10:53
 
Pollinator Yards
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Written by Lybo Buchanan
Thursday, 18 May 2017 22:38
altThe Old Oak Cliff Conservation League
presented its altthird in the Oak Cliff Live speaker series, Wednesday evening, at the Kiest Park Picnic Pavilion. Surrounded by trees and gardens, it was the perfect setting for discussion of pollinator yards. Roger Sanderson, from the Texas Discovery Gardens, gave a slide presentation on the importance of having pollinator yards and how to attract and keep pollinators in your yard.
 
It’s all about the Birds and the Bees,
the Butterflies and the Hummingbirds,
as well as wasps, flies, beetles, and a altwhole lot of other insects and birds that are instru-mental to pollinating our world and enabling future plant generations.
 
Pollinators are so very important to our planet. Their loss has forced China, to start hand pollinating plants in order to produce much needed food. Without pollinators, much of the food we enjoy today would be gone. This is why it is so important to be in tune with our environment.  Already we are losing much of our prairies, forest, and nature to development, which is why it is increasingly important to create spaces in our own yards for these pollinators. 
 
altTurn your useless Saint Augustine lawn
into a haven for altthe birds, bees, and butterflies, and all the other creatures that help balance and make up the eco-system, by planting native gardens & grasses.
 
Barbara Barbee spoke afterwards on plants in our local area, as well as a description of the work that the Friends of Oak Cliff Parks have been doing. At the close of the discussions, she took anyone who wanted to accompany her across the street to show off the gardens they have been working on.
 
The weather and the turnout was great this evening.  Behind every event is a group of dedicated folks who work hard to bring these things to you. Thanks to: Angie Mobley, Ellie Hajek, Stan Aten, George Baum, and Mary Harrison to name a few. Pink Magnolia provided pimento sandwiches and deviled eggs for the group.
 
The fourth Oak Cliff Live speaker series will be 19 July, on the Hungry and Homeless in Oak Cliff. Please mark your calendar and keep an eye out for upcoming information on time and location.

 
Last Updated on Friday, 19 May 2017 08:12
 
Texas House Bill 3418 Threatens Local Preservation Ordinance
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Written by Michael Amonett
Monday, 10 April 2017 11:27
 
 
 

 

Texas House Bill 3418 Threatens Local 

Preservation Ordinance

 

 

Preservation Dallas Members,

 

A bill has been introduced in this Texas Legislative Session that threatens to undermine local control over historic preservation decisions. Preservation Dallas OPPOSES HB 3418.

 

House Bill 3418 seeks to streamline demolitions of historic places throughout the state, makes it more difficult to designate landmarks, and would strip power from municipalities to enact and govern zoning related to historic buildings and districts. This threatens our ability to preserve and reinvest in our own communities. Please review the language of the bill and Preservation Texas's summary of its implications. Then, TODAY or MONDAY, please call and/or e-mail the members of the Urban Affairs Committee, who will conduct a hearing on HB 3418 on Tuesday, April 11 beginning at 10:30am. Citizen input is crucial to stop this destructive bill that threatens historic buildings and districts throughout the state of Texas. The contact information for the Urban Affairs Committee members is below. You may also choose to copy the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager's Office. 

 

 

 

Nicky DeFreece Emery

Preservation Dallas Board President

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Urban Affairs Committee (click on name for email):

 

Rep. Carol Avarado (Chair), District 145 Houston

512-463-0732

 

Rep. Jeff Leach (Vice-Chair), District 67 Plano

512-463-0544

 

Rep. Diego Bernal, District 123 San Antonio

512-463-0532

 

Rep. Gary Elkins (author of bill), District 135 Houston

512-463-0722

 

Rep. Jason Isaac, District 45 Dripping Springs

512-463-0647

 

Rep. Jarvis Johnson, District 139 Houston

512-463-0554

 

Rep. Bill Zedler, District 96 Arlington

512-463-0374

 

City of Dallas 

 

214-670-3301

 

214-670-3297 

 

Dallas City Council - click on individual links for each councilman

Last Updated on Monday, 10 April 2017 11:29
 
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