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September 29, 2016 League Program

QUE PASA? WHAT'S HAPPENING AT FAIR PARK?
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

League of Women Voters of Dallas' Program

Photo of 1936 State Fair of Texas night sky: Courtesy of State Fair of Texas ArchivesWhat are the changes in administration for Fair Park recommended by the Mayors Task Force? (The City Council will vote on this plan in early September.) What oversight will the City of Dallas have over the proposed Fair Park Texas (FPT) Foundation? What sort of public reporting will be implemented? A physical plan for the park exists. Will the new FPT Foundation follow this plan or seek more community recommendations before proceeding with physical changes? Was there a fair request for proposal (RFP) for the firm to draw the Fair Park design? How closely did the surrounding community members participate in developing the plan? How will the plan improve Fair Park, the neighborhood surrounding it and the city? How do the 16 existing non-profit entities such as the State Fair of Texas, Inc., Dallas Historical Society, African American Cultural Center, etc., fit in the new management structure and the physical plan? Are there efforts to inform the voters through the entire planning process? What is the financial plan to pay for current and future operations and maintenance?

Introduction: LWVDallas VP Susybelle Goslee, LWVDallas President Eileen Rosenbloom, Introduction of Walter Humann


The Plan for Fair Park: Walt Humann, Chair of the Fair Park Planning Committee


(continued) Walt Humann: The Plan for Fair Park
(beginning at 2:54) Introduction of Donald Peyton: History of the Fair Park Neighborhood


(continued) Donald Peyton: History of the Fair Park Neighborhood


David ____: Architecture and history of Fair Park
(beginning at 8:03) Jacqueline Espinal, JNE COnsulting: Public-Private Park Partnerships and Fair Park


(continued) Jacqueline Espinal, JNE Consulting: Public-Private Park Partnerships and Fair Park
(beginning at 8:48) Tammie Johnson, Greater Communities of Fair Park: South Dallas and Fair Park Community Perspectives


(continued) Tammie Johnson, Greater Communities of Fair Park: South Dallas and Fair Park Community Perspectives


Questions and Answers


(continued)Questions and Answers



August 4, 2016 LWVDallas Testimony to Parks and Recreation

On August 4, 2016, Susybelle Gosslee delivered testimony to the Dallas Parks and Recreation Board, regarding proposed management changes and privatization of Fair Park. The testimony lists the League's views concerning the future of Fair Park and also the League's concerns regarding the process of privatizing the Park. The League asks the Board for greater transparency and communication with the public regarding the Park's future.

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