It was a pleasure to serve with Bill for over two years. Bill was a funny, practical, and reasonable guy who thoughtfully prepared for every case and agonized over many tough zoning decisions.
He also supported the businesses that came in for rezoning. He would always take a moment of Commissioners' privilege at the Horseshoe and say, "now that we've given them a permit let's go and support the place." Even during his illness, Bill beat me to every new food spot in Deep Ellum and East Dallas.
I always appreciated Bill asking for my input when a case was in the area in which I lived, and that he allowed me to assist him on a case or two during his illness.
We shared many a laugh and I will always remember him sneaking out of the cancer rehab center just to attend my farewell at City Plan Commission.
I am fortunate to have known and served with him. Best wishes to his wife, P Jay, and the rest of his family and friends. May he rest in peace.