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Letter to the Editor — Personal Technology Page, Dallas Homeless, Short-Term Rentals

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Re: “It’s been a lot of fun talking about technology for a long time,” Sunday Business column by Jim Rossman.

Jim Rossman’s Personal Technology Dallas Morning News. His technical tips, advice and product reviews were invaluable. Thank you Jim!

Andy Nelson, Grand Prairie

enjoyed the “good news”

I’ve enjoyed this weekly Personal Technology page for years and it’s the first page I read when I open the Sunday edition. Mr. Rossman, Consumer Thank you for providing useful information about his technology over the years and for sharing your personal trials and errors in getting these gadgets to work.

Personal Technology was one of the few “good news” pages. Dallas Morning News, Without you, the paper would be gone.

Steve Abel, Arlington

more complex than expected

Re: “This is not how we do it here — it is unacceptable for armed activists to interfere with city officials cleaning up homeless camps,” 27 July editorial.

Good news, bad news. Activists used their bodies and cars to stop city officials from “cleaning up” homeless camps. Cheers to activists who are using freedom of speech and assembly to protect homeless people. Boo to the activist who brought the gun. Hooray to the city that found housing for 971 people. That the city has no plans to relocate these residents, or else he boos the 5,000 homeless people in Dallas.

The protest was not against “cleaning” the campsite. As is often the case with bulldozers clearing out people’s meager possessions, many of them don’t understand what’s going on.

Steve McClure, Far North Dallas

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Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz should vote on the Control Inflation Act. The bill will soon be voted on by the Senate and contains important climate mitigation provisions.

With record heatwaves, wildfires and unprecedented flooding, this summer has been plagued by natural disasters that have claimed lives from coast to coast. These events are directly related to the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide from the continued burning of fossil fuels.

We are already years behind where we should be because of climate change denial propaganda. This threat to all life on Earth must be confronted today.

Stephen Upham, Garland

Support KISS option

Re: “Dallas’ Frisco Schools Short-Term Rentals — Big Cities Are Less Competitive Than Their Neighbors Because Leaders Are Hesitant,” Friday’s editorial.

There is nothing progressive about allowing short-term rentals in our single-family residential neighborhoods. They tear apart the social fabric created by their devoted neighbors and disrupt the contributions residents make to the benefit of their neighborhoods. Temporary people don’t care about neighborhoods and don’t contribute anything. dallas morning newswhen do we homeowners matter?

Zoning already exists to prohibit “accommodation use” in residential areas. See Dallas Development Code SEC.51A-4.112. Single-family districts – (f)(B) Use of commercial and business services: Not permitted. (E) Overnight use: None.

“Keep It Simple Solution” is currently being considered by city officials before voting on the city council. It simply requires us to amend our development code to include a definition of short-term rentals as accommodation under the Code. Short-term rentals are still allowed in Dallas, not.

Homeowners matter. Supports KISS option.

Ellen Beadling, North Dallas

Dallas is not far behind

The editorial paints the city of Dallas as an outdated city that is “less competitive than its neighbors” in accepting proposals that kill short-term rentals in single-family residential neighborhoods. Consider quality of life issues. Dallas is not outdated. In my opinion, trying to protect the quality of life in our neighborhood may be ahead of its time.

Arlington’s negative experience has resulted in strong zoning restrictions for short-term rentals. The city and county of Honolulu, one of the world’s premier vacation destinations, has announced a new ordinance limiting short-term rentals (less than 90 days) to designated areas only. continue to limit. Avoid flooding residential areas with short-term rentals.

Dallas’ long-standing zoning effort to keep commercial properties away from residential areas is being challenged by the short-term rental industry and big companies like Airbnb and Vrbo. do you care? If so, please contact your Dallas City Councilman/woman and tell them your thoughts on short-term rentals.

John Morrow, Dallas/Lake Highlandshead

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