President Bush wants gate near new Dallas home

DALLAS (AP) - President George W. Bush is seeking to have a gate installed along a public street to limit access to his new home in an affluent Dallas neighborhood.

The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm says that the president is seeking to have a gate for security reasons placed somewhere along the entrance to streets leading to his future residence.

He and First Lady Laura Bush are expected to move into the new 8,500-square-foot ranch home after he leaves office in about two weeks.

Federal money would pay for the gate, not the city.

It's unclear how residents would use the gate to get to their homes.

The plan -- which requires approval by the Dallas City Council -- isn't expected to meet with much opposition there, and the Bushes' neighbors seem to be on board,

Bush has the Texas Legislature and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, to thank for the possibility to place a gate across a taxpayer funded street in Texas.

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