The Dallas Morning News Recommends Chad West for Dallas City Council, District 1

We recommend attorney Chad West in a four-way contest of first-time office seekers for the Dallas City Council District 1 formerly held by termed out council member Scott Griggs, who is running for mayor.This is a tough call. Most of the candidates recognize the need for city government to work better for the entire district, to improve streets and sidewalks, and to create and maintain affordable housing in an Oak Cliff district that has significant pockets of affluence and poverty. West, however, has a more practical approach to these challenges and a broader understanding of citywide issues than his opponents. West, 42, brings experience with the levers of government, having served as Griggs’ appointee to the Dallas City Plan Commission and as the district’s representative to the city’s Bond Task Force. West impressed us with his thoughtfulness and commitment to balance the rights of commercial property holders with the quality of life concerns of the district’s residents.  Continue reading...

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