Good news for those Dallas residents who believe the city is headed the right direction, that our political leaders couldn’t be more committed to our welfare, and that there’s nothing that can’t be accomplished with enough taxpayer dollars … Mayor Tom Leppert has created a political fundraising committee, ostensibly to prepare to run for mayor again in May 2011.

"We’re making good progress," Leppert told the DMN. "We’re moving in the right direction, and we’re generally feeling good."

Leppert said he hasn’t decided to run for mayor again, but he says he hasn’t decided not to run, either. So far, no announced opponents are on the horizon, but it’s likely that could change if Leppert continues stumbling around on the Ross-Industrial-Chavez name change or winds up losing the convention center hotel referendum (if that comes to pass).