The year 2016 is here, with all of the infinite promise that January brings. There'll be street repairs, Delta flights, and a DA who keeps her job. Here's what happened in Dallas city news this week:
The Dallas City Council is considering a pilot program that would change what happens when people are caught with marijuana. Under the "cite and release" policy, anyone caught with four ounces or less of marijuana would not be arrested, but would instead get a ticket, which they'd have to plead in court.
According to DFW-CBS, there are 100 to 120 marijuana arrests a month. The council will vote on the pilot program at an upcoming meeting.
Delta Airlines gets to stay at Dallas Love Field for now. A judge ruled that Delta can continue its five daily flights to Atlanta while a lawsuit over its presence at the airport is resolved.
Dallas County district attorney Susan Hawk gets to stay in office. A judge ruled against a lawsuit filed by former Dallas County prosecutor Cindy Stormer to get Hawk removed. The lawsuit contended that Hawk was not performing her duties because of her erratic behavior.
The Street Services department will invest $40.3 million on street repairs in 2016. That'll cover 619 lane miles, up from 532 lane miles repaired in 2015.
Council members Philip Kingston and Scott Griggs are asking for a database with all the roads receiving maintenance to be posted on the department's website; Kingston has already posted a spreadsheet of his district with streets to be repaired, plus estimated start and completion dates.