Coalition Goals for ForwardDallas

The goals outlined below are specific policy items from within the Bill of Rights that can be institutionalized through the ForwardDallas Comprehensive Land Use Plan update, which began in August 2021 and is ongoing through Spring 2023.

What is the Environmental Overlay District?

The City of Dallas has the power to create specific zoning overlay districts that address specific needs. An example is the Historic District overlay that many neighborhoods have that seek to protect the historic character of their community. To comprehensively address the issue of industrial adjacency caused by racist zoning, we propose the creation of an EJ overlay district to proactively separate people from polluters permanently.

Check out this interactive map that shows the industrial zoning districts in the City of Dallas and where the major sources of air pollution are:

Why We Need a Community Outreach & Engagement Policy

Share your thoughts by filling out this survey on your experience with the City of Dallas on outreach and engagement:

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