Dallas County Commissioner’s Court opens South Dallas Government Center

 

By DIANE XAVIER

The Dallas Examiner

 

Progress in Dallas County has historically been slower in the South than the North, according to Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price of District 3. The Southern Sector is often known for its food deserts, lack of updated broadband and lack of businesses moving to the area.

“We recently completed – under the Affordable Care Act – the Community Needs Assessment, which talks about the needs in this community in ZIP codes in this area,” Price said. “One thing that came out of that report is that if you live North of I-30 vs. South, you live 23 years longer because you live North of I-30.”

In order to tackle these issues and help residents in Southern Dallas County with improved services, the Dallas County Commissioner’s Court unveiled its newest public facility, the South Dallas Government Center. Price led the effort to


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