Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway Expands ‘Saggy Pants’ billboard campaign across North Texas

Dallas, TX – Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway announced today the expansion of the public education campaign against ‘Saggy Pants’ to other cities across North Texas. New billboards went up today in Dallas, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Glenn Heights and Coppell. The billboards depict a grandmother telling youngsters to pull up their sagging pants.

“Grandmothers are the most respected and revered figures in our community, and youngsters listen to the advice of their grandmother so we’re hoping the next phase of this campaign resonates with our target audience,” Caraway said. “Beyond protecting the public from acts of indecency, it’s an effort to help young adults improve their self-image.” A new rap song also offers stern advice from granny to “pull ‘em up.”

In addition to the billboards, Caraway’s crusade will reach a national audience later this month when he appears as a guest on the Dr. Phil.

Councilmember Steve Salazar elected to National League of Cities board of directors

Dallas, TX – Councilmember Steve Salazar (District 6) has been elected to the board of directors of the National League of Cities (NLC). The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national

organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States. Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance.

The National League of Cities is governed by a Board of Directors, made up of the president, first vice president, second vice president, all past presidents still in government service, and 40 other members.

Twenty members of the Board of Directors are elected each year during the Annual Business Meeting to serve two-year terms. Councilmember Salazar was endorsed by the Texas Municipal League and was elected to serve at their recent Annual Business Meeting in New Orleans.

Mr. Salazar has represented the City of Dallas on various initiatives within NLC. He has been an active participant on the Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee as well as a Board Member with the Hispanic Elected Local Officials constituency group. Additionally, he has served on NLC’s Immigration Task Force. Councilmember Pauline Medrano (District 2) was elected to the board of the Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) constituency group. HELO was established by the National League of Cities in 1976 to serve as a forum for communication and information exchange among Hispanic local government elected officials and NLC colleagues. In addition to providing training and information services to its members,

HELO also provides guidance to the NLC Board and to its policy committees on major public policy issues affecting the Hispanic and Latino communities. In recent years, HELO’s Board of Directors have provided guidance on the education of Hispanic youth, immigration reform, discussions on the North American Free Trade Agreement, bilingual education, voting rights, and minority business enterprise programs.