OK, I’m being light with my headline here, but state Rep. Jason Villalba tweeted about meeting real estate mogul Ebby Halliday, and I thought it was really sweet:
— Jason Villalba (@JasonVillalba) October 16, 2013
You probably know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so why not help out the cause while you shop? This Saturday, stop by Dooney & Bourke in the Galleria to pick up a “pink ribbon tote” for $58. Five dollars from every purchase will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The bag comes in navy or light pink, with pink piping and leather handles. It’s made of “durable cotton canvas” and features the Dooney & Bourke name with a pink ribbon.
To celebrate, there will also be pink cookies and water for refreshment. The first 25 purchasers will get a gift bag with surprises inside. As far as other merchandise, Dooney will also have a discount of 20 percent going on. So stop by from 2 to 5 p.m.!
The organizers of JFK Day have shown themselves to be very active in the community so far, and today, they’re at the Parish Episcopal School of Dallas. Check it out:
— #JFKDAY (@jfkday2013) October 2, 2013
Think Uber is in trouble with all the recent drama at City Hall? Think again. They’re hiring.
Many of you fashionable and glamorous PH residents are not strangers to Uber, the convenient car service. But today there’s been some hubbub about the City Council proposing regulations on the service. Here’s what the city had to say on its Facebook page:
Uber Fans: The proposed ordinance does not stop Uber from operating in Dallas. It will provide a way for Uber to comply and operate legally.
The proposed ordinance on the August 28 City Council agenda contains minor clarifications to the existing regulations for limousines in Chapter 10A, without impacting the 225 companies that are currently licensed by the City and operating legally. These clarifications strengthen the City’s position that a company that advertises and dispatches limousines for hire must first have operating authority from the City.
The transportation-for-hire industry is changing and Dallas welcomes new entrants and technology, provided that all companies operate legally and on a level playing field that is safe, reliable and fair to consumers.
The proposed ordinance does not stop Uber from operating in Dallas. It will provide a way for Uber to comply and operate legally. It is important for the public to be aware that if the City has no way of regulating this type of transportation service, the public might have no recourse should the vehicle be involved in an accident; should the consumer experience a pay dispute; or any other consumer related or safety issue with the service. This action protects the consumers that enjoy this service.
These clarifications are an initial step towards a coming larger discussion with the City Council on the City’s role in regulating the transportation-for-hire industry. For this reason, a briefing memorandum was sent to City Council on Friday, advising them of the addendum item on the August 28, 2013 agenda.
On the flip side, here’s a Facebook event that’s been created to defend Uber at Wednesday’s meeting. If you have an opinion either way, show up to City Hall at 9 a.m.
You may remember that we covered the official kickoff of JFK Day, a service initiative headed up by Chart Westcott, just two weeks ago. Now the team has launched two videos to promote the day of service. Here’s the first one, called “Run. Serve. Remember.”
And here’s a message from honorary chair and TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie:
State Rep. Jason Villalba tweeted this picture of his fence he painted with his daughters this weekend. If I had a backyard of my own, I’m pretty sure I’d be tempted to follow suit.
The girls and I had a great time painting the fence this weekend. It was hot, but worth it! God bless Texas. pic.twitter.com/xukZCe9nB3
— Jason Villalba (@JasonVillalba) August 5, 2013
The ‘Midtown’ development plans, which consist of an overturn of the Valley View area along LBJ Freeway, go before the City Council on June 12. The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce wants as many people there as possible. Beck Ventures, the owner/developer of Valley View Mall, has arranged for transportation — “lunch and luxury round-trip bus transportation” to be exact — to City Hall.
If this sounds like your type of gig, meet the group in the Valley View parking lot in front of AMC Theatre at 11:45 a.m. that day. They want you to wear your Midtown shirt if you have it, but if not, the shirts will be readily available. The bus will return to Valley View immediately after the vote.
To RSVP, contact Sarah Dodd at 214-755-4732.
North Haven Gardens will be open an extra hour for a Garden Happy Hour this Friday, June 7 from 4-7pm. There will be free wine, beer, soda and appetizers. This is a great time to pull up anything that has gone to the waste side or has taken a toll from the storms and freshen up your home!
One lacrosse player has a great vision of getting all his neighbors to fly the American flag in their yards by the Fourth of July. Help him “make the neighborhood exceptional” by displaying your flag, if you have one. Don’t have a flag? Lucky for you, Ben Kelly is selling a mounting bracket, pole, and flag for $45. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 214-696-0991. He’ll install it for you.
Look for more details on Ben’s story in an upcoming issue of Preston Hollow People. And show your pride!
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