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Resource ID: #16282
Subject: Housing
Source: Dallas Observer
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Date: June 3-9, 1999

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The Dallas Observer investigated three distinct departments in Dallas city government -- police, code enforcement officials and city prosecutors -- "as they attempted to force one of the city's biggest landlords to improve its properties.... It showed that the busy machinery of ticket-writing and prosecution typically led to no results at all... brought to light inadequacies such as inexperienced prosecutors and untrained code enforcement officers... described how the city over decades ad failed to force improvements at the 500 or so aging rent houses the landlord owns in Dallas..."

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