KimFeilGood Guitar Performance Classes

June 20, 2019

I teach incorporating strumming rhythms to simulate drum percussion, & to simulate bass during guitar playing so as to not fall into the trap of boring strumming. I teach stage attitude presence/confidence and dance movement to and from mic. I also teach transposing music to find where to be singing in your natural voice as well as how to arrange your set list and tunings to vary your sound between songs to not create burn out for the listeners. Teaching songwriting can also be covered in a 2 hr/week session for $70 for the first session, then $60 for the next, then $50, then $40, then $30 for the last four of our eight week session with no commitment or advance payments required. If a school student cannot devote 2 hrs, we can do 1 hour sessions by halving the above fees and going for a longer term 16 week goal in learning what I have to offer over my 50 years as a female in a male dominated music world. My edge in syncopating the rhythms began in being a tamborine percussionist first. After learning guitar chords, I was bored with the traditionally taught basic 1ah, 2ah, 3ah, 4 strumming patterns. I teach how to NOT be a boring guitarist, basically. I coordinate the open mic at Truth Vinyl records and hope to have my students be utilizing the stage to refine their skills. Happy learning and have fun performing! Call or text me 817 564-2577.

How to NOT be a boring guitarist….nuff said!
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Everything I know about FixN cats in Arlington

May 31, 2019

UPDATE 6/19/19

Thanks for TNR donation Tree Hugger Tree Service in Arlington TX

Father’s Day Storm of 2019! This is the cat I fixed weeks ago who unknowingly was pregnant and cost extra to be able to continue to use the Hurst TCAP services cuz Arlington has such a failed one. Thank you Christie Elliott of Tree Hugger Tree Service for your donation to this worthy cause to keep our neighborhood from exploding with kittens.

Arlington’s TNR program 9 times inferior to Hurst TCAP which ave 720 cats fixed over 3 month period vs our 80 cat fixes

—– Forwarded Message —–From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>To: Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Helen Moise <helen.moise@arlingtontx.gov>; Chrishandra.Huff@arlingtontx.gov <Chrishandra.Huff@arlingtontx.gov>; Gilbert.Perales@arlingtontx.gov <Gilbert.Perales@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey.Yelverton@arlingtontx.gov <Trey.Yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>Cc: katelynmcguire.tcap@gmail.com <katelynmcguire.tcap@gmail.com>Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 9:52:40 AM CDTSubject: Arlington’s TNR program 9 times inferior to Hurst TCAP which ave 720 cats fixed over 3 mnth period vs our 80 cat fixes
Multiply 12 cat limit a day – five days a week at the Hurst TCAP TNR ($5 each) = 60 cats a week clinic times 4 weeks in a month is 240 cats/mth over a three month period yields 720 cats fixed verses Arlington’s failed Select Sunday program program accepting 12-20 plus cats per event over a three month period (June 9, June 30th, July 28th and August 25th) ranges only 48-80 plus cats fixed over a three month period. Arlington’s Select Sunday program fixes 9 times LESS cats than the Hurst TCAP program…what do you have to say about that?
Why can’t you support the needs of Arlington residents to have a convenient program open 5 days a week?Use some of your fracking money when its paid back from the loan for Texas live will ya?

The City other experts agree that returning a FIXED cat to its original territory keeps other unfixed cats from taking over their terrority. https://www.alleycat.org/resources/the-vacuum-effect-why-catch-and-kill-doesnt-work/

I have spoken live to two City of Arlington representatives with the Animal Shelter. They said they receive 10K pets a yr and have a staff of less than 30 people). They take in 25-75 animals a day that people bring in or they can go out and set traps as requested and when staff is available. Once at the shelter If they show signs of an owner being able to be contacted, they get to live past day 3-7. Some can be TNR and released back out, some go up for adoption, ferals maybe not so lucky-they use a vaccine to “humanely?” euthanize them.

The only no kill shelter is in Carrollton. Someone told me you have to a resident there though.

HERE IS THE CURRENT PROGRAM THE CITY OF ARLINGTON IS ADMINISTERING, (there is a vet who likes to work on a SUNDAY)….follow their Facebook page to learn about more future spay/neuter clinics, https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonPets/ Here is the link to the flyer for this info below, https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonPets/photos/a.383921248322065/2129070500473789/?type=3&theater

Who: All Arlington Zip codes residents only

What: FREE feral fix clinics on select Sundays (thanks to Maddie Grant)

When: June 9, June 30th, July 28th,& August 25th 2019

Where: Arlington Animal Services Center, 1000 SE Green Oaks Blvd., 76018. Cat drop-off 8-9 a.m., Return for pickup 4 p.m.

How: The FIRST 20 CATS to arrive between 8 – 9 a.m. Only the first 20 Arlington feral/community cats will be accepted. Kittens must be at least three (3) months old. **Ferals must be in a trap. For more information, please call 817-459-6190.

Why: Your neighborhood needs managing I was told there will be no additional back end charge regardless of their pregnancy, or in heat, condition if any. BUT you have to set the traps out the night before and be successful in the hunt, be sure not to feed them breakfast…if you can’t catch the feral, you have to wait til the next free Sunday clinic.

ABOUT THE CAGES, there is NO CHARGE for the cage rental and they are available IF you specify the purpose for the trap is for a feral cat. Otherwise for other live animals-possums etc., there is a $50 rental deposit and a waiting list. This is bewildering to have conditional availability for cages based on the animal and purpose. ???

I wish there was a consistent program, as the City of Arlington has neuter/spay programs that change over time/funding. How about use the fracking gas drilling money Arlington Tomorrow Foundation blood money on a consistent,TNR program instead of spending ATF funds on stuff like that $100K for signage on cemeteries!

Aside from the Arlington Animal Shelter…… There is TCAP (who comes to Arlington three times a month at $25 a cat), they accept the first dozen feral cats in line in a trap. The Hurst TCAP also accepts first dozen in a trap Mon-Fri for only $5. BUT BEWARE if pregnant TCAP will charge you between $20-$40 additionally. If you refuse payment, they ban you from their services until your bill is paid.

There is also the Spay Neuter Network, the SPCA, and the Humane Society. Drive over to Ft Worth to pick up the free vouchers from the Humane Society for indoor pets if you cannot afford to spay them.

UPDATE 6/14/19

—– Forwarded Message —–

From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>

To: Chrishandra Huff <Chrishandra.Huff@arlingtontx.gov>

Cc: Trey Yelverton <Trey.Yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Mike Bass <Mike.Bass@arlingtontx.gov>; Gilbert Perales <Gilbert.Perales@arlingtontx.gov>

Sent: Friday, June 14, 2019, 1:24:36 PM CDT

Subject: Re: TNR Hurst support needed because of gap in Arlington’s program
Your staff member on May 31st told me over the phone that you average 12 cats on those select Sundays.

Aside from your Maddie select Sunday program I also understand that TCAP comes three times a month for $25 a cat at your Arlington Animal Shelter and they only accept the first dozen feral cats in a trap. 
Here is more info I share with Nextdoor and FB groups that seems to be info worthy, but if you find any errors let me know…for now I am keeping the 12 average on your select Sunday info cause that is what your employee told me.https://kimfeilgood.wordpress.com/2019/05/31/everything-you-need-to-know-about-fixn-cats-in-arlington/

On Friday, June 14, 2019, 1:10:56 PM CDT, Chrishandra Huff <Chrishandra.Huff@arlingtontx.gov> wrote:

Hello Ms. Feil,

The information you sent out this morning is not correct and we wanted to take the time to address your concerns.  Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) is the recipient of a grant allowing individuals and/or shelters to receive TNR services by bringing feral cats to any TCAP location.  The 12 spots (and sometimes more, depending on TCAP staffing) allows feral cats to be taken to Hurst, Fort Worth, Burleson, Allen, or Weatherford, Texas for sterilization services.  

Arlington Animal Services continues to provide “free TNR” services made possible by grant funding from Maddie’s Fund for Arlington residents.  We currently have Feral Cat Sunday TNR services scheduled for June 30, July 28, and August 25.  The Feral Cat Sundays have been extremely successful, allowing Arlington residents to bring cats to these events for sterilization.   In most cases, these clinics have accepted over our 20 cat limit (depending on staffing) in an effort to assist those residents who have put forth their time to trap and bring the cats in to be sterilized, ear-tipped, and rabies vaccinated. 

Please contact me directly with any additional questions or concerns. 

Chris Huff
Animal Services Manager | 817.459.6269

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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>To: Helen Moise <helen.moise@arlingtontx.gov>Cc: Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Marvin Sutton <marvin.sutton@arlingtontx.gov>Sent: Friday, June 14, 2019, 7:28:05 AM CDTSubject: TNR Hurst support needed because of gap in Arlington’s program
Recent evictions on Elm and East street have left animals stranded.
I took a cat on Monday that I wanted to catch for your free “Select” Sunday program that was on, June 9th, but when you keep catching possums, that ties up your trap (I am borrowing my neighbors trap. I bought my own once, but it was a piece of junk and a waste of $40.
So I arrived on Monday to find the first 12 allowed for $5 a piece was filled up. I returned to TCAP Hurst the next day to find other people people being turned away after those 12 spots were filled.
Arlington is putting a strain on the Hurst TCAP services for its residents and Arlington needs to match their program or at least send help finance the Arlington citizens….see suggestion below.
I will try again to take advantage of your next Select Sunday program for free TNR (including unknown pregnancy termination), but if I trap a cat on say a Friday, then it has to stay caged and cared for before and after the surgery and refilling the cat dishes is a risk to getting bit not to mention an unnecessary strain on the feral.

I tried starting Friday trapping a cat so I can make your free select Sunday TNR program but you can’t be so lucky to time it just right.I understand you guys are not getting anywhere near the 20 limit.
The city should set up an account that takes the difference between the cats received than the 20 allowed and and let that unused a lot of cash sit in an account at the Hurst location. I have taken my TNRs there over the years at $5 a pop unless they are pregnant. When they are unknowingly pregnant, it’s $20 to $40 extra. When Arlington residents have the convenience of the Hurst location and find a pregnancy termination bill sitting in their lap. This kitty abortion is costly and a deterrent to trap ARLINGTON cats.
Since Sheri has yet to respond, I thought I’d also send this to Helen, thank you Helen for any response you can give on how we can improve Arlingtons TNR program, thanks.

Kim
https://youtu.be/Z9SvxQ1gUYM

PS, yes I am that cat fixn lady that serenades the pets in the morning, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ESCiYWcT1I&feature=share2h ago · 

Katelyn McGuire <katelynmcguire.tcap@gmail.com>

To:kim feil

May 31 at 11:27 AM

Hi, Kim. I appreciate your email.
Unfortunately, we are unable to remove the $20 that is owed from your account.  You had a $20 credit on your account prior to visiting us yesterday. All that is due is $20 at this time. This amount will need to be paid before we are able to service additional pets for you.
I’m unsure if you are aware, but TCAP’s free feral program is not underwritten by a grant of any kind. That program is funded wholly by our general operating account and by donations from generous people who value the service we provide. However, these services have a cost to us to provide. A basic cat spay at TCAP costs us, on average, $72. This is a service we provide for free. We promo out all in heat cats-of which there are many and these cats cost us more to service due to surgeon and staff time and additional suture required. We simply charge additional fees for pregnant and crypt orchid animals. There is no deviation from this.
We are very upfront about any additional fees that may be owed after the surgery itself is provided for free to you. The details of our feral program are indicated here: https://www.texasforthem.org/feral-cats/feral-fix-program/
We appreciate your partnership and your hard work for your community through fixing ferals.
Katelyn McGuire
Director of Clinic Operations
(940)566-5551 ext. 1107
Texas Coalition for Animal Protection
www.texasforthem.org
Be sure to like us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/TCforAP
(940)566-5551 

Allen Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program
717 S. Greenville Ave, Suite 133
Allen, TX 75002

Burleson Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program 
344 SW Wilshire Blvd, Suite E
Burleson, TX 76028

Denton Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program 
713 Sunset Street
Denton, TX 76201

Fort Worth Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program 
2400 Westport Parkway, Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76177

Garland Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program1235 Northwest HighwayGarland, TX 75041

Hurst Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program 
1856 Precinct Line Rd, Suite 108
Hurst, TX 76054

Weatherford Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program 
1302 S. Main St, Suite 114
Weatherford, TX 76086

Rick McNeely’s Alley Rally Segment on Fishbowl Radio Network w/guests KimFeilGood on behalf of Truth Vinyl Records & Ashley Sanderson for Hells Half Acre Vodka

May 9, 2019

Following my placing second place in the Cokers BBQ Singer Songwriter contest, here are the radio segments when the first and second place winners were invited guests on Fishbowl Radio Network internet show,
https://fbrn.us/. The Cokers BBQ contest host, DJ Rick McNeeley, has his Alley Rally segment that happens live every Wednesday from 1-3 pm central standard time on the red stream,
https://fbrn.us/facebook-live-stream/?vstream=red

May 8 2019 interview with Fishbowl Radio Network: In the meat of my interview segment, https://youtu.be/r9z8fhbIf50, I spoke about how I hope the song I wrote called “Your Broken Kind” helps get the attention it needs to the subject matter of mental illness and depression, https://bit.ly/309vkAJ.

Here was the segment for the first place contest winner, Sean Anthony Hayward,
https://www.facebook.com/sean.a.hayward …..

And here is my guest segment as second place winner…..

Here are the pics and videos from my guest experience vantage point on the Alley Rally show on 5/8/19 at the Arlington Downs building in suite 427 on the fourth floor at 2225 East Randol Mill Rd in Arlington Texas…..

First let me introduce you to Noodles, the fish-head mascot, sporting the Truth Vinyl logo on his t shirt…..the link is here, https://youtu.be/BQc1HQb_glo

The above pictures were featured on https://www.facebook.com/groups/1165805406772848/permalink/2336177186402325/ on Arlington Texas Talk UNcensored.

Here is youtube video footage for the fantastic and lively intro to the Alley Rally show with the fabulously talented host, DJ Rick McNeely, https://youtu.be/6fXukboZCRc.

To view my videos of the segment (not in order-sorry) go to youtube and type in search words, “Alley Rally Fishbowl Radio Network Arlington TX 5/8/19 show”. There is almost 30 short clips that one day I’ll narrate a summary and add to the description.

Notice the omonimous Arlington skyview as when we entered the building there was a unusual wind gust event following a storm that just passed us.
Since my husband was rained out of work that day, Ken Feil, was able to join us!
This is when Noodles tried to interject, but forgot what he was going to say…
Rick MCNeely
Ashley Sanderson representing for Hells Half Acre Vodka
Reading the National “Selfie Day” item on the list…FYI Rick started this National Selfie Day BTW!!!
Almost done with fun segment and Ashley was a joy!
When you are on the show, afterwards, you stand here and take a photo memory, however Noodles was ancey and kinda hard to handle being so Noodle-ley and all!!
These are pictures inside of Fishbowl Radio Network
Here is the walking out video, https://youtu.be/kUFdlIgURKo. And lastly, here are a couple of the pictures downstairs in the Arlington Downs building. If you want to create a memory of a fun-filled radio internet session forever in your personal blog spot, you should schedule a session!

Thanks for viewing and please consider Fishbowl Radio Network for your advertising or event awareness campaigns.

Resume Submitted to Kirk Franklin Camp

May 7, 2019

From: kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>

To: nina@franklinimaginegroup.com

Sent: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:16:43 AM PDT

Subject: I would like to assist with summer camp


Nina, it was nice chatting with you over the phone. Again, my name is Kim Triolo Feil, aka KimFeilGood, once I heard about the camp, I envisioned camping out on the steps to figure out how to show my interest in being one of the teachers in the camp wherever I am needed, and once the City posted the application, I found your contact info! Here is a list of how I may be helpful or be a back up as I can:


1) teach guitar and have played for almost a half a century!


2) teach transposing to different keys, here is a before & after clip of my work to help a singer out, 

https://kimfeilgood.wordpress.com/2018/02/08/why-shower-singing-doesnt-make-u-sux-you-set-the-key-not-the-radio-feilgoodproducts-2-the-rescue/.


3) teach songwriting, I recently won second place in a singer songwriter Cokers BBQ contest, https://www.facebook.com/groups/2068784443420698/


4) Can do a seminar on safety & compliance in busking/street impromptu performances. I am one of the founding members of Arlington NightS and am the busking/street musician lead and contribute to a FB group called Arlington Buskers, and keep blogging City related notes on the subject relevant to Arlington, 

https://kimfeilgood.wordpress.com/2018/01/06/busking-rule-notes/

I also currently represent the Busking community through Pulse Dallas (performed yesterday and will perform each Monday this month) where we are paid to have a live music presence downtown during lunches, here is my debut Christian video from last September where I have about 1,200 views! https://kimfeilgood.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/kimfeilgood-solo-performance-clips/.


5) or I can teach stomp for those who need to move around a bit to get the energy out, I have written a couple of Christian hip hop tunes that I incorporate stomp steps to.


I have been in Christian bands over my 56 years of being (young & vibrant) starting in 3rd grade that cover Catholics, Lutherans, and Baptists.
I live close to the Downtown area and am active in my community as I ran for City Council about 7 years ago, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3915287803575&set=a.1512633618722&type=3&theater. I also manage the Arlington Texas Talk UNcensored FB page with over 1,400 members engaging in the betterment of Arlington through real, but respectful, discussions not so sugarcoated, 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1165805406772848/.


Currently I coordinate the open mic on Thurs from 5-8 pm at Truth Vinyl records store downtown at 300 E Abrams. Here is the FB group I manage, https://www.facebook.com/groups/2024479107785641/. I have contacts with some very gifted musicians who may also want to assist with your camp if needed.


As for my reference, I was Mark Joeckel’s assistant and managed the Local Color Coffee shop from 2003-2006. Joeckel manages the Arlington Music Hall currently. His son, Christian and my son, Graham Feil, are buddies. You can also meet & greet the owners at the record store, Ric Delzell and Carol Anderson too.


In closing, here is an extensive list of performance related endeavors where overkill is king, ha ha, 

https://kimfeilgood.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/kimfeilgoods-entertaining-work/.


Hope to meet soon for a follow up interview post digesting all of these links, I can be contacted at 817 564-2577.


Thanks for your time and however I can assist, I am so glad to be up for your consideration, and will be adding this to my list of accomplishments if selected!!!


Kim Feil

aka KimFeilGood

How to Repurpose Schools to Fund Themselves=Property Tax Relief

April 11, 2019

HB2 is indeed stirring the pot in Texas. Bill language reads that we have and “over reliance on local property taxes to fund public schools.”

SCHOOL REFORM IS NEEDED DUE TO Property tax increases that are beginning to equate to pricing us out of our dwellings in paying taxes to educate the masses. The internet effectively handles the masses. We have an internet and e-learning is superior in most cases in:

1) being self paced

2) NO PROBLEM STUDENT DISTRACTIONS

3) best lesson plans to choose from

4) ability to vet/organize neighborhood small group learning/designated houses where the children are too young to be self supervised and both parents work.

Our governance could selectively and effectively finance laptop and internet connections for students IN THEIR HOMES. We should only have to finance the staff support needed for laptop repairs. We could lose the traditional classrooms in schools and repurpose them to make them affordable dorm-like apartments where the cafeteria is self sustaining for healthy food choices for the residents and some on-campus students. We could even give first preference to support staff to rent these repurposed classrooms to those that are single, or just out of college and single, that want to live on campus where they work.

It could be a win/win because we could still use the quarantined off areas for the fine arts, sports and special needs students, as Christian Kelly pointed out that “There are many Teachers that work with non Traditional Students such as ESL Students and even more Teachers that work under the IDEA umbrella in providing Special Education Services. Public Schools will always be there to meet compliance with Federal law regarding FAPE”.

Some teachers will get impacted and will have to reinvent their usefulness as online or in person tutors funded by the parents or grants. In being a substitute teacher, I saw first hand how our teaching jobs are really just glorified babysitting ones. I don’t want to lose my home paying taxes to babysit someone elses kids. Do I sound too Republican?
https://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2019/04/council-strongly-opposes-property-tax-bills/

Bye Bye Go Daddy MyToeSpacePillow website….must (edit) or make small to read

March 8, 2019

This is a cut & Paste of what seems like an endless scroll down describing in one page my invention. The web address was http://www.mytoespacepillow.com/  

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Use up to three 9×18 bolsters (to form a triangle), w/head pillow at the base.

Enjoy how the round shape fits the curve of the neck .

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For post foot surgery or large feet ….
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You’ll need a foot board on your bed and nine inches to spare.  Lay on your back and slide down in the bed so that feet are in a 90 degree, flexed position against the pillow.

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Tarrant Chronicle info on Kim Triolo Feil as Fractivist

February 18, 2019

The Tarrant Chronicle posted my top ten urban drilling wish list to fix loopholes in public safety, http://www.tarrantchronicle.com/top-ten-urban-drilling-needs/

Future publications:

  • My name is Kim Triolo Feil, better known in Arlington Texas as an anti urban gas drilling activist. It is worth noting that my environmental activism did not start even after three major chemical exposure events while living in Louisiana near refinery row better known as cancer alley.
     
    I worked for eight years between the Shell Oil & Shell Chemical plants as a bank teller in Norco Louisiana in my early twenties. On two occasions I was in a lockdown situation at the American Bank on Apple street. Both times we breached the lock down to let helpless people find refuge in the bank lobby from the white chemical clouds enveloped the area. In 1988, I was trapped in my car less than hundred feet away from the ground rumbling, burning storage tanks releasing 159 million pounds of volatile chemical waste into the air in the infamous Shell Oil explosion event. The glass on my car window was too hot to the touch. My boyfriend and I was trying to evacuate an elderly person we knew lived across the street from ground zero. I received $200 for the paint peeling off my car and signed a non-disclosure agreement. I now wonder in retrospect how many decades it might take for my refinery exposure events to translate into some type of latent cancer.
     
    I spent my childhood in Independence Louisiana, fifty miles north of Norco in a small, Sicilian immigrant town of strawberry farmers. It was only in the last ten years of research into fracking that I was able to note the importance of how my best friend, Julie’s, dad stored the nasty smelling strawberry insecticide near their back door. I also recall how my grandparents did not let me play in their shed as they were strawberry farmers too. I remember them telling me never to go in there as that is where they stored their chemicals for the farm. Julie died of leukemia later when we were in high school. Last month forty years later, Julie’s only other sibling sister, likewise died of cancer. As a fractivist, I now suspiciously ask, what are the odds that both of the children raised near those farming chemicals never survived to see their golden years?
     
    When I moved to Arlington in my late twenties, I worked in eye shot of the GM plant for a hospital supply company on Great Southwest Parkway. Seeing the massive GM plant in Arlington as the lone industrial presence on the backdrop of Six Flags was a relief to my senses in comparison to the offensive odors of the refinery towns in Louisiana.
     
    As President of our Old Town Neighborhood Association in Arlington, I attended a neighborhood summit where then Mayor Cluck had an exuberant announcement of how Arlington was sitting on the sweet spot. He spoke of how we were in for a windfall of cash in extracting natural gas under the land we owned. After believing the snake oil land man explaining how the new horizontal drilling means they will not be close to us, and how low profile the well head was in being similar to a fire hydrant, I began rallying my neighbors. We had a mineral lease signing party. We were so relieved that we signed when we did as the signing price dropped in later years for subsequent signing party hold outs.
     
    Life came to a halt as I knew it soon after I became alarmed at how intrusive urban drilling is once I saw the flaring and smelled the familiar noxious odor when I drove by the GM plant who had also leased to Chesapeake Energy to drill for natural gas. I felt like the refinery town in Norco followed me to Arlington. As a cautious parent, I began following closely the blog of Texas Sharon. 
     
    In disbelief that I moved to yet another industrialized town, I started doing my own research and sent letters to the Arlington City Council cautioning them and sharing my findings of what I call “loopholes in public protections”. My blog, https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/, is mostly a cut and paste of these letters. I do post any rare responses over the years from our mostly silent mayor and council and invite you to search the website to learn how our drinking water has changed since urban drilling.
     
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    Shockingly, in July of 2010, we had a drilling operator work-over” spill in Lake Arlington, our drinking water source, due to human error in not closing a valve all the way. We also have about one hundred drilling laterals under our lake that are at migration risk for seismic events and or cement failures. The future is bleak as the wells are starting to age and the operators are starting to change hands. For example Carrizo sold to Enervest who sold to Saddle Operating company, and Chesapeake has sold to Total.

     
    Over the years I get emails and calls from people sickened or alarmed about sounds, odors, and alleged cancer clusters in Arlington. In 2011, a fractivist friend, Jane, of mine had a nearby gas well spewing after a storm and raw gas entered her home which sickened her and her dog. It was one of two rouge gas wells spewing simultaneously across town when the electric compressor station lost power and backed up pressure into two different pad sites.
     
    In 2012, I unsuccessfully even ran for City Council. In 2013, I joined Jane in the ranks of having her home invaded as my mother-in-law and I endured a corrosive odor in my home while the Truman Cowboy Stadium Chesapeake pad site released noxious odors during their work over/drilling-out-the-plug stages. I interviewed and documented people sickened in the area. I noted how the media never covered the story even though five fire trucks and one ambulance was dispatched. I attempted to sue Chesapeake in small claims court representing myself against three high powered Kelly Hart & Hallman attorneys. During the discovery phase of the trial, I was able to obtain emails of documents proving Chesapeake lied to city and state officials about the source and location of the odor. The outcome was to have a retired judge (Judge Curnutt recused herself) throw out the case because I did not have a doctor nor an engineer’s report saying this happened proving the nuisance.
    Less than a decade later amid the frenzy of urban drilling here in the north Texas Barnett Shale, the citizens of Denton by referendum banned fracking. In response at the next legislative session, a statewide Texas “HB40 ban-against-fracking-bans” was passed on 4/17/2015. This was just days after a horrible gas well spill event happened near Lake Arlington in a densely crowded neighborhood.
     
    We have had over a dozen gas release emission events that the general public knows about. On September 10th 2018, Arlington Fire Department’s Sergeant Crowsen said at a Frown Hall meeting (due to a fracking accident) that they respond to about 10-15 gas well complaints a year. Per our 2019 budget on page 120, it will cost us almost $500,000 in 2019 for gas well emergency response readiness.
     
    I am glad that at our last midterm election that we were able to pass term limits. It is my hope that one day we will have a full council and mayoral seat of fractivists like myself trying to protect the citizen’s health in NOT rubber stamping expansions to our existing sixty or so pad sites in Arlington GASLAND TX.
     
    I only update my blog, https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/, on topics that I have already reported on, but I am still actively speaking against every agenda item related to drilling in Arlington.
     
    Thwarting my efforts in fixing the loopholes is that our local and state government does not enforce these two laws that are on already on the books….
    TEX LG. CODE ANN. A§ 253.005 : Texas Statutes – Section 253.005:
    LEASE OF OIL, GAS, OR MINERAL LAND“
    (c) A well may not be drilled in the thickly settled part of the municipality…”
     
    Texas Administrative Code, Title 30, Part 1, Chapter 101, Subchapter A,Rule 101.4,
    Environmental Quality, Nuisance
    No person shall discharge from any source whatsoever one or more air contaminants or combinations thereof, in such concentration and of such duration as are or may tend to be injurious to or to adversely affect human health or welfare, animal life, vegetation, or property, or as to interfere with the normal use and enjoyment of animal life, vegetation, or property”.
     
    And now with HB40 in place, council will hide behind this bill that essentially does not want any City ordinance changes to cost the drillers money as they have this “commercially reasonable” language that needs to be challenged in the courts. Since our mayor and council have defended themselves twice in the term limits fight, they should place a safer setback distance of 1,000 feet, go to court, and use as their main argument c) A well may not be drilled in the thickly settled part of the municipality…”. At the very least, they should not allow exceptions to develop existing pad sites that intrude on the 600 ft set back already existing in our ordinance. Currently, Arlington officials are only entertaining having to have a supermajority vote to be closer than 600 feet. The next time we can speak on the agenda item to tighten our gas drilling ordinance is quickly approaching. It may be a couple more years before they revisit our ordinance, or until the next highly publicized emission event.

 

STR’s R better maintained due to feedback on the Airbnb websites

October 16, 2018
Jan 21 2018 UPDATE:

I realize we need long term rentals as not everybody can afford to own their own home, but repeat offender landlords should be MADE to ONLY be able to have STRs so they take better care of the property…what do you think about this idea?

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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Helen Moise <helen.moise@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Roxanne Thalman <roxanne.thalman@arlingtontx.gov>;
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019, 10:33:49 AM CST
Subject: Pictures of why STR is better than LTR in Oldtown Neighborhood next to my home

I am copying this landlord to appeal to him to turn part of this duplex into a Short Term Rental to have less wear and tear on the property (and get higher rents in most cases) which will also keep it looking nice….so long as the STR process isn’t expensive and too onerous to have.

While you are drafting STR rules, please keep this example in mind, thanks.

P.S. The sound of Hispanic music is uplifting and didn’t bother me when they had it blaring yesterday.

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To:
Cc:
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019, 10:21:29 AM CST
Subject: Five cars and auto salvage issue at 411 N Elm

Yesterday they worked on that white car that’s leaking oil and left it running for a good portion of the day. The sound comes in our living room as well as the fumes.

The hood & door of another junked car can be seen in the enlarged picture.

Also there has been a lot of cars there overnight… yesterday there was five cars…in the morning they must go to work. There’s two cars there right now and it is mid morning here on a Monday… I thought you may want to know that they may be subletting?

Saturday the garbage man did not pick up the trash that they put in the recycle bin…. They don’t know how to use the recycle bin and sometimes it stays at the street all week.

Thank you for addressing these issues.

Kim

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Be sure to read my other letter below this post to council about the lame excuse that they are concerned with affordable housing risked by STR’s and catch the New Orleans piece that validates my call how it is the hotel corporate greed at play.
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From: Trey Yelverton <Trey.Yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>
To: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Cc: Roxanne Thalman <Roxanne.Thalman@arlingtontx.gov>; Victoria Farrar-Myers <Victoria.Farrar-Myers@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <Robert.Shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <Kathryn.Wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <Lana.Wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <Michael.Glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Jeff Williams <Jeff.Williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <Sheri.Capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Helen Moise <Helen.Moise@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 2:31 PM
Subject: RE: Will the 2% TPID hotel fee apply to the Lowes hotels while we forgo those funds?

Ms. Feil,

Yes, the new Live by Loews Hotel will be in the Tourism Public Improvement District.  Funds from the TPID are utilized for marketing to grow tourism and hotel overnight stays.  The agreement to facilitate the development of the new hotel provided performance-based incentives (only provided to developer if earned – we do not forgo any current revenue, rather we share future earned revenue generated from only the project under this agreement) to achieve several objectives including:  1)  to secure $150M investment in new convention class hotel rooms (approximately 30 years since similar quality convention class rooms have been constructed) and 2) to finance the construction of the city owned convention annex immediately adjacent to the hotel and Texas Live.

STRs will not generate TPID revenue because the assessment only applies to hotels with greater than 75 rooms.  STR’s are not addressed in the hotel agreement as they were not a concern to the hotelier.  The city’s interests in STRs are connected to Championing Great Neighborhoods and not in influencing in the competitive market of hotels.  As the SUP process for STRs moves forward, I would expect discussion to be focused on how owners demonstrate that they can  operate in a manner to ensure such activities are inconsequential to non- STR property owners in neighborhoods.

Take care,

Trey

From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 6:28 AM
To: Trey Yelverton <Trey.Yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: Roxanne Thalman <Roxanne.Thalman@arlingtontx.gov>; Victoria Farrar-Myers <Victoria.Farrar-Myers@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <Robert.Shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <Kathryn.Wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <Lana.Wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <Michael.Glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Jeff Williams <Jeff.Williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <Sheri.Capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Helen Moise <Helen.Moise@arlingtontx.gov>
Subject: Will the 2% TPID hotel fee apply to the Lowes hotels while we forgo those funds?

Will the 2% being charged include Texas LIVE related Lowes hotel(s)? It should NOT because we have foregone those HOT revenues for a few decades.

 

“For example, in Dallas, Fort Worth, and in Arlington, TX, the districts are funded by a two percent Tourism Public Improvement District fee on each room night sale that is subject to local hotel tax.” https://www.todayshotelier.com/2018/08/03/tourism-public-improvement-districts-the-next-frontier/

STR’s generating TPID’s can pick up the slack where we get no HOT revenue from Lowes related hotel stays.

No where in the TexasLIVE agreement did the City promise to curtail competition from STR’s to those hotels.

Kim Feil 

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Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 9:05 AM
Subject: STR’s R better maintained due to feedback on the AIRbNb websites
We house our mother-in-law when she rents out her home on VRBO. Three of our neighbors on Elm St that I am aware of have STR’s. We have never had OVER occupancy, parking, noise, or litter issues.
Your 2014 Housing Needs Analysis confirmed that Arlington is largely affordable relative to other nearby peer cities, AND that we have a moderate amount of rental properties in need of upkeep. executive summary of the BBC Research & Consulting Firm in the 2014 Housings needs AnalysisI believe that absentee landlords better maintain STR’s rather than long term rentals because of the visitor feedback allowed on the websites.
In the work session presentation, a concern was the availability of long-term affordable housing yet I recall Trey Yelverton, saying our rents can come up in Arlington due to supply/demand and increasing valuations. What is even more contradicting is that “many STR’s are never or seldom rented”.
Your Feb. 2015 Champion Great Neighborhoods newsletter http://www.arlington-tx.gov/budget/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/02/Newsletter-Champion-Great-Neighborhoods-Vol-1-2.pdf shows we commute an hour a day round trip working OUTSIDE of Arlington for liveable wages…people live in Arlington cause it is affordable. I just wished we had better non-service entertainment career opportunities HERE.
“Your day session presentation showed that 34% of the 373 active rentals (127 rentals) are being occupied for 90 plus nights a year. That is at least 11,430 STR enterprise opportunities and at $85 a night, thats almost one million dollars a year that the CITY will get 9% or about $90K in occupancy taxes some even collected by these STR agencies”.
The state senators office shows that hotels are doing better now than ever economically. This is nothing but greed for your special interest groups and preventing the different areas in Arlington from STR visitors supporting THOSE local businesses. How low will you go to ensure you represent their interests and not ours?
You have already budgeted for collecting $113k in 2019 inspecting STR’s. So why give that up too especially, when you will NOT be collecting Lowes hotel occupancy taxes for a few DECADES* and the hotels aren’t even built yet. Your Texas LIVE incentive deal did not include banning STR’s. 
10% &17% of the STR’s having 5 & 4 bedrooms respectively, which must be those pesky party houses that get the most attention. But the City cares NOT for complainers as we have complained about co-existing with gaswells in our industrialized neighborhoods for almost a decade now.
Your ordinance reads of a fine up to $2,000.00 for each STR violation;” contrast that to your fracking billionaire buddies that only get a non-culpable $500 fine.
You CARE about fracking up our neighborhoods for the money and have given 50 million of that BLOOD money to Texas Live and  N O W want to give away our STR rights so the Lowes Hotels and restaurants get ALL the customers. Just admit that your billionaire buddies do not want ANY visitors spending money south of Division street.
In 2015 in Bexar County, all nine Texas supreme court justices agreed, “So long as the occupants to whom Mr. Tarr rents his single family residence use the home for a residential purpose no matter how short lived…”
In 2016 Ken Paxton gave support to fight Austin’s Home Rule laws to ban STR’s .
Don’t invite tax payers to foot your attorney bills in bad decisions….banning STR’s is unconstitutional.
*“As part of a public-private partnership approved with the Texas Rangers last December, the City of Arlington plans to contribute $50 million in natural gas revenue toward the Texas Live! project. If project milestones are met, the City is also prepared to provide performance-based incentives that include allowing the team to retain income from the following sources: hotel occupancy tax, property tax, sales tax and mixed beverage tax for 30 years from the City and hotel occupancy tax and sales tax from the state for 10 years.” http://www.arlington-tx.gov/news/2016/09/20/250-million-first-phase-of-texas-live-set-to-break-ground-in-november/


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To: Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Roxanne Thalman <roxanne.thalman@arlingtontx.gov>; Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Helen Moise <helen.moise@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2018 11:25 AM
Subject: UNaffordable housing excuse rebutted in New Orleans piece on STR’s as corporate greed…Hah
I was RIGHT by this editorial piece just out that it is the hotel’s greed at play and NOT that STR’s causing/risking an affordable housing crisis…http://www.theneworleanstribune.com/main/profits-not-people-are-at-the-center-of-str-debate/?fbclid=IwAR1ZWakx1sbKiF1yn5ri59SFbDJ9vlLXdUwB9zd-T_ru9nplTpJFfBoGvtw

 


From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Roxanne Thalman <roxanne.thalman@arlingtontx.gov>; Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Helen Moise <helen.moise@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2018 10:14 AM
Subject: Why your STR’s reasons for banning don’t hold water

 

Dear Mayor and Council please oppose the agenda item for the first reading to ban all Short Term Rentals in Arlington. The ordinance will be updated to be CLEAR  that NO STR’s are allowed…period! Such that “providing for a fine of up to $2,000.00 for each violation;”   verses the Gas Drilling Ordinance offenders get a $500 fine…“If the definition of an offense under this Chapter does not prescribe a culpable mental state, then a culpable mental state is not required. Such offense shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars and No Cents ($500.00)”.
There are 487 active listings …
str internet active listings
Page 10 shows a chart of 10% of the STR’s having 5 bedrooms and 17% have 4 bedrooms which in my mind can be at risk for those pesky party houses that get the most attention.
But the City cares not for complainers as we have complained about co-existing with gaswells in our now industrialized neighborhoods…so what does the City care about?
The City issues claimed in the staff report“These include, but are not limited
to: over-occupancy, on street parking, noise, littering, and a general lack of accountability
due to the occupants’ transient nature. The effects of short-term rentals run counter to the City Council’s established priority to “Champion Great Neighborhoods”. Those great neighborhoods near all the fracking sites right?
Your 2015 Champion Great Neighborhoods newsletter http://www.arlington-tx.gov/budget/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/02/Newsletter-Champion-Great-Neighborhoods-Vol-1-2.pdf shows that we commute an hour a day round trip working OUTSIDE of Arlington ….
ave arlington resident info
YOUR failings to not attract businesses IN ARLINGTON that pay liveable wages have manifested in taking the low road/short cuts of allowing fracking in our neighborhoods, giving away the store in our Entertainment District to special interest group millionaires who support non-liveable wage type jobs. TheseTexas Live giveaways include giving away our right to rent our homes short term to ensure that the Lowes Hotels being planned have customers.
In the work session presentation, the executive summary reads YOU care about the availability of long-term affordable housing units. Homes that you admit in the executive summary of the BBC Research & Consulting Firm in the 2014 Housings needs Analysis, that “Data showed that the City of Arlington is largely affordable to its residents relative to other (peer cities in the metropolitan) areas. The report also states that Arlington has a moderate amount of rental properties in need of upkeep. It would stand to reason that entities who bought these ugly homes and intend to make STR’s out of them might have kept them better maintained as a STR than to rent long term and be the ugly home in our neighborhood…but at least they are not strangers! I would take strangers over ugly, affordable, long term, rent homes thank you.
I recall sometime after the ATT Stadium was built our City Manager, Trey Yelverton, saying our rents can come up in Arlington due to supply/demand and increasing valuations….so why the about face in worrying about unaffordable rent? str executive summary
What is even more contradicting is the statement that “many STR’s are never or seldom rented”….
summary 2 str
So if 34% of the 373 active rentals is about 127 rentals being occupied for 90 plus nights a year, then if you had 127 couples displaced from a real hotel for 90 nights a year, then that is at least 11,430 less booked hotel rooms per couple per year visiting the Entertainment District.
Why do we care when we are not collecting hotel occupancy taxes for Texas Live for the next 3 decades? Some of these internet service companies actually COLLECT THE TAXES FOR OUR CITY and you want to do away with that? WOW!
Why do we care more about the special interest millionaires than the local residents trying to capitalize on their homesteads that they pay property taxes on?
We originally bought our homes as a residence in a residential area and the City came in and let us make money frack-mining near our homes….the City now wants to say we can NOT make money renting out our homes and how that interferes with the quality of life of nearby residents.
No its not about affordable rents or quality of life, its about lining the pockets of special interest buddy millionaires and doing away with the entities collecting STR taxes and doing away with the proposed 2019 $113K  revenues to be generated for the service charges for the STR inspections.
Like the City Council Term Limit litigation, you love to invite tax payers to foot your attorney bills in bad decisions….banning STR’s is unconstitutional. Why a single individual in 2015 in Bexar County, Mr Tarr, was successful in having the Texas Supreme Court UNANIMOUSLY overturn an earlier ruling banning his short term rental. Justice Jeff Brown wrote on behalf of all nine supreme court justices, “So long as the occupants to whom Tarr rents his single family residence use the home for a residential purpose no matter how short lived…”
In 2016 Ken Paxton gave support to fight Austin’s Home Rule laws to ban STR’s and it is currently in the state court of appeals. So the momentum is there to challenge these all out STR bans.
So at least table this vote til my ORR for the Arlington resident 1,055 surveys become public. I want to analyze what the majority of residents want…not what you think your billionaire buddies need.
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To: Helen Moise <helen.moise@arlingtontx.gov>; Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; Roxanne Thalman <roxanne.thalman@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2018 6:32 AM
Subject: Should B CIVIL MATTER ….STR SUP w/$1,000 permit fee + $50/acre is actually a defacto ban =unconstitutional & discriminatory
Careful on drafting onerous parameters preventing STR’s.
LTR’s could be considered as having preferential treatments in not needing the same vetting as STR’s.
Both at times intrude on the right to peacefully enjoy our property…but like the gaswells almost impossible to enforce as nuisance.
We should allow the small claims courts to decide on a case by case basis…not P&Z not City Council. This should be a CIVIL matter….treating it like you do with unkept tree’s that become a nuisance.
If the tree is NOT on a City easement, then as your city workers have explained to me is a “CIVIL MATTER”.
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To: Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: Roxanne Thalman <roxanne.thalman@arlingtontx.gov>; Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Helen Moise <helen.moise@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 6:28 AM
Subject: Will the 2% TPID hotel fee apply to the Lowes hotels while we forgo those funds?
Will the 2% being charged include Texas LIVE related Lowes hotel(s)? It should NOT because we have foregone those HOT revenues for a few decades.
 
“For example, in Dallas, Fort Worth, and in Arlington, TX, the districts are funded by a two percent Tourism Public Improvement District fee on each room night sale that is subject to local hotel tax.” https://www.todayshotelier.com/2018/08/03/tourism-public-improvement-districts-the-next-frontier/
STR’s generating TPID’s can pick up the slack where we get no HOT revenue from Lowes related hotel stays.
No where in the TexasLIVE agreement did the City promise to curtail competition from STR’s to those hotels.
Kim Feil

Tax Payers footing $10 million giveaway to re-purpose Arlington Convention Center into an E sports Complex

October 14, 2018
rendering e sports

Rendering of Arlington’s Esports Stadium interior. [Photo: Nicholas Sakelaris}

Yet another love letter to our council……
The ten year lease agreement will benefit E Sports Venues LLC and by that time their lease is up the technology will be obsolete…..make THEM pay for it!!
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To: Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Roxanne Thalman <roxanne.thalman@arlingtontx.gov>; Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Helen Moise <helen.moise@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2018 5:36 PM
Subject: Deny 8.9 Consent Agenda item Esports Venues LLC should pay for its own wireless set up
This Tues night city council meeting…please STOP GIVING AWAY THE STORE and deny 8.9 Consent Agenda item because I feel Esports Venues LLC should pay for its own wireless set up!
“8.9. Purchase of Wireless Networking Equipment for the Arlington Convention Center,
Bid Project 19-0034 Authorize the City Manager or his designee to approve the purchase of wireless networking equipment for the Arlington Convention Center from the Fulcrum Group of Fort Worth, Texas, through the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), which is part of the State of Texas Cooperative Purchasing Program in the estimated amount of $107,444.57, and execute any and all documents necessary to carry out such purchase. Funding is budgeted in Convention & Event Services Account No. 970107-63102.
Staff Report – Purchase of Wireless Networking Equipment for the Arlington Convention

In reading about the City of Arlington getting into re-purposing the Arlington Convention Center to an E-gaming complex, I posted on the FB site called Arlington Texas Talk Uncensored “New tax revenue stream?..oh wait….this is a city building…no taxes collected, but it could be a revenue stream…or a bad investment…how long would it take to pay back $10 million re-purposing that antiquated building? By then gaming as they set it up would be obsolete… risky risky.. Did this go before council? Did this decision go before tax payers?

https://dallasinnovates.com/getting-in-the-game-arlington-repurposing-convention-center-into-esports-stadium/

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