The Streets in the Northwest Dallas area (Westhollow) are in extremely bad shape. A WFAA News 8 story this year stated that the streets in District 13 of Dallas are in worse shape than all other districts. Ann Margolin is the City Council member for District 13.
These issues have been brought to her attention numerous times as well as the Streets department of the City of Dallas. However, no action has been taken other than occasional patching.
Patching the streets is not enough as most streets are crumbling, bumpy, and need to be completely repaved. From our own research, the last time this was done in the neighborhood was over 30 years ago.
In 2006 there was a bond election for improving the streets in Dallas. However, Park Forest has yet to see any improvement as a result of this bond package yet are paying higher taxes as a result of it. Several streets have been completely ignored.
The citizens of the Northwest Dallas (Westhollow) neighborhood (South of LBJ, North of Walnut Hill, East of I35 and West of Midway, demand that our streets be repaved by order of condition (from worst to least needed repair). Neighborhoods in Westhollow demanding repaving of our streets include Park Forest, Northaven Park, Royal Hills, Sparkman Club, Timberbrook, Webster Grove, Coral Hills, Highland Meadows, Glen Cove, Walnut Hills, Chapel Downs, and others.
Westhollow residents are tax paying citizens and are tired of seeing surrounding neighborhoods receive attention to their streets, sidewalks, and other infrastructure, but nothing is done for the crumbling of our own.
This petition is a plea to the City of Dallas, to Ann Margolin, the City of Dallas Streets department, etc. to immediately begin repairing our streets by repaving them completely, not merely patching with asphalt.