Re-elect

Rick Callahan

For Dallas City Council

District 5

Great things are happening in Southeast Dallas.

Now, more than ever before, we need to stay the course

and keep the momentum moving forward!

ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017 (SABADO, 6 DE MAYO)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

Rick Callahan didn’t wait until he was elected as our representative to the

Dallas City Council in 2013 to begin working for our community,

that’s been his passion and mission for more than 30 years!

 

WHEN RICK FIRST RAN FOR CITY COUNCIL IN 2013,

HE PROMISED TO BE OUR VOICE AT CITY HALL,

and the City is finally listening to Southeast Dallas!

FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

Rick is on a mission to improve the quality of life in our district:

 

  • He stepped up the fight against abandoned, dilapidated houses and buildings that invite crime and drug activity, resulting in the demolition of approximately 15 problem properties to date.

 

  • More than 150 vacant lots that had become the property of the city because of delinquent taxes have been transferred to community housing development organizations and qualified builders through the Urban Land Bank program. New owners are required to maintain the property, pay current taxes, and build new homes within 2 years of acquisition.

 

  • He has sponsored 3 “Code Crawls” with Code Enforcement staff and volunteers in a door-to-door effort to educate neighbors on code requirements and violations.

 

  • Rick introduced and hosted a new 311 training program for neighborhood representatives throughout the district, providing training on how to download the 311 app to computers and smart phones, and report code violations directly to the city.

 

Rick is working to address the problem of loose animals in our community:

 

  • He fought to be sure that the City of Dallas Animal Services Department was fully funded in the last budget to continue to control, reduce, and spay/neuter loose animals. The Department’s goal is to pick up 1000 animals per month and is currently exceeding that goal by 20%.

 

  • Additionally, he supported adoption of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) list of recommendations to revamp, reorganize and strengthen Dallas Animal Services.

 

  • In neighborhoods with the biggest loose animal problem, city staff has gone door-to-door to educate pet owners about their responsibilities and available resources.

 

  • The Spay Neuter Network's Community Pet Care clinic, offering free and low cost spay/neuter and vaccinations, opened in February of 2017. They will also provide a free pet pick-up service to the facility with 12 pick-up locations in South Dallas.

 

Rick is committed to enhancing our community and recreational facilities:

 

  • The Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center remodel was completed in 2014.

 

  • A new parking lot was created at Janie C. Turner Community Center at Pemberton Hill Park and the athletic field will be reconfigured.

 

  • The old National Guard Armory at Guard St. and Lake June is being torn down to make way for the new 5 acre Trinity Forest Park.

 

  • A new Regional Aquatic Center is underway at Crawford Park. Construction will begin in July of this year and should be open for business by May of 2018.

 

  • Crawford Park will be included in the bond program that will be presented to voters on the November ballot. 2017 Bond funds will be used to build a dam and the lakebed, and to remove the maintenance center. The proposed 2022 bond program will include filling the lake, and adding streets and lights. The final stage of the project, building a recreation center, will be included in the 2027 bond program.

 

  • Plans are underway to acquire the land across from Crawford Park to house a Pee Wee Football complex.

CAMPAIGN OFFICE ADDRESS:

1618 S. Buckner Blvd

Dallas, TX 75217

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Callahan For City Council Campaign

P.O.Box 271405

Dallas, TX 75227

 

EMAIL ADDRESS:

info@callahanforcouncil.com

 

PHONE:

(469) 251-0055

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