During the Summer of 2019, following increased gun violence and tragedies that took the lives of children, Mayor Eric Johnson announced the creation of the Mayor’s Task Force on Safe Communities. The Task Force received the mandate to provide recommendations to
the Mayor on non-law enforcement solutions to crime and violence in Dallas.

On January 9th, Mayor Johnson released the Task Force’s report, with the first recommendation to “Remediate blighted buildings and abandoned lots in high-violence locations”.

To view the Mayor’s Press Release and the report in its entirety, please click here.

To view a media article on the report from NBCDFW,  please click here.

The report references a 2015 report from the Center for Community Progress. This report can be accessed by clicking here.