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Dallas Organization May Force City Subsidy Votes

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    Dallas Organization May Force City Subsidy Votes
    Samuel Hoffman
    You may be seeing more items to vote on during May 9th's elections. (AP Photo, The Journal Gazette/Samuel Hoffman)

    Call it democracy in action; Dallas' Right to Vote organization collected enough votes to require Dallas City Council to hold votes on city subsidy projects, according to the Dallas Morning News.

    The organization's goal is pretty simple -- force the Dallas City Council to hold public votes on projects like the Convention Center Hotel which are subsidized by more than $1 million of the city's funds.

    Lead organizer for Dallas Right to Vote, Jay Mehta, explained to the DMN, “what this does finally is tell the city we are not going to take this anymore. We are not going to let them shove their public subsidies down our throats.”

    Collecting the 32,000 signatures still need to be verified by the Dallas City Secretary before March 9 so the first vote can be held during the May 9 elections in Dallas.