Dallas City Councilwoman Vonciel Jones Hill

thank-you

for your Support of

Proven Leadership for a New District 3

 “I have represented  your interests by being directly involved in controlling the city budget, keeping taxes stable, maintaining and creating jobs, assisting law enforcement, improving infrastructure and code compliance and adding amenities in southern Dallas and beyond.  I  ask for your support so we can maintain the momentum.”      - Councilwoman Vonciel Jones  Hill

District 3 for me is not a series of neighborhoods drawn together to meet a redistricting requirement. Rather it is my neighborhood where I have lived and worked for many years as a public servant, community leader, attorney, educator and pastor.  It’s a District that includes “The Woods,” “The Cliff” and “The Creek”; I know where we’ve been and I believe in our future.  I have worked hard and long with you to ensure that our future is better than ever.  I have the experience and perspective to lead District 3 forward.  I have been a facilitator of practical and visionary goals that have improved District 5′s citizens and added fresh energy to the rhythm of our community’s daily life. I look forward to bringing that same commitment to District 3.

Click on the links below to see important information pertinent to our district.

I will focus on District 3′s top Priorities

Economic Development – Crime Reduction

Educational Enhancement – Improved City Services

Together We ARE making a Difference! Let’s MAINTAIN the MOMENTUM!!!

ACCOMPLISHMENTS  2011– 2013

 I.  LEADERSHIP

  • Chair, Trinity River Corridor Project Committee

  • Chair, Legislative Committee

  • Member, Executive Board of North Texas Council of Governments

  • Member, Regional Transportation Council

  • Member, City Council Transportation Committee

  • Member, City Council Arts, Culture & Library Committee

II.  FISCAL

A.   Supported Current City of Dallas Budget  

               -no tax increase

               -increased funding for libraries

               -restored furlough days for employees

B.  Supported Bond Package which provides

               -flood control

               -southern Dallas economic development

               -infrastructure improvements

 III.  LEGISLATIVE

               -helped to securing federal funding for downtown/north Oak Cliff streetcar line

               -testified at State legislature for Dallas homeless funding

               -helped secure State funding for three bridge improvements  

 IV.  PUBLIC SAFETY

               -supported funding for technological improvements for Dallas Police Department

               -supported “meet and confer”

               -supported funding for more Code enforcement personnel

V.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

               -advocated to adoption Texas Horse Park

               -supported Trinity Forest Golf Course

               -supported development of Pinnacle Park

               -supported “Grow South” Initiative

               -advocated to adoption transit-oriented development along Lancaster Corridor

VI. NATURAL RESOURCES

- supported Dallas’ long-range water development, through conservation and education

-supported solar lighting for City buildings

-supported stricter air quality standards with Dallas’ anti-idling ordinance

A Quick Glance 2007-2011

Councilwoman Hill served in the following capacities:

Chair -  City Council Legislative Committee

Chair – Arts, Culture & Libraries Committee

Member – Ad Hoc Legislative Committee for Judicial Appointments

Member – Transportation & Environment Committee

Member – Trinity River Corridor Project Committee

  • Established “Trash Attack” (to rid District 5 of litter and graffiti)

  • Supported budgetary funding for 200 additional police officers

  • “Pride In Your Neighborhood” beautification program – Singing Hills

  • Maintained funding for the Pleasant Grove segment DART Green Line

  • Maintained funding in current budget for neighborhood pools, libraries, and senior programs

  • Enabled purchase of property on Westmoreland Road (that would otherwise have become a sexually oriented   business and a blight on the neighborhood)

  • Secured Pleasant Grove Community Prosecutor Position

  • Established “GroveFest” (attended by approximately 2,500 people)

  • Supported the establishment of  “Cops on the Beat Program”

  • Supported completion of the Pleasant Grove campus of Eastfield College

  • Secured funding for revitalized La Vista Shopping Center (that will include a full-service grocery store)

  • Led trade mission to South Africa (to bring business to District 5 and establish friendly relations with the people of South Africa) October 2008

  • Initiated on-going truancy intervention (to help reduce crime in District 5)

  • Continuing discussions about the Sack -n – Save Site

  • Audubon Center opened October 2008

Attendance at:

225 of 229 City Council Agenda/Briefings/Committee meetings

Eight (8) National Night Out Programs in 2008

Six (6) National Night Out Programs in 2007

Five (5) budget town hall meetings in 2008

Five (5) budget town hall meetings in 2007

Numerous Neighborhood & Crime Watch meetings

River of Trade Corridor Coalition

Back-to-school Fair –  Rapturea Better Way Christian Ministry

South Central Dallas Police Department  Station opening

Texas Horsepark – Groundbreaking (will open May 2010)

Involvement with:

Pleasant Grove Weed & Seed Program

Urban League of Greater Dallas

Graffiti Wipeout –  2008

Supported (partial listing)

Inland Port

SafeLight – Dallas Stops on Red Program

Dallas Center for the Performing Arts

Dallas Arts Learning Initiative (Thriving Minds)

Standford Financial Excellence in the Arts

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Sammons Center for the Arts

Nasher Sculpture Garden

Dallas Black Dance Theater

Establishment of Housing Trust Fund

Foreclosure education & prevention program

Housing Trust Fund establishment

Homeless assistance

Please continue to partner with me as we work for the betterment of our District. I continue to believe that “together we are making a difference.”

Grace and peace . . .

Vonciel Jones Hill
Councilmember
District 3

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