Builders

Virtual town hall meetings for FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget

Virtual town hall meetings for FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget

A series of budget town hall meetings are scheduled throughout the month of August as Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax presents the proposed Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget. These meetings are designed for Dallas residents to weigh in on how their tax dollars are spent and provide valuable guidance for the City Manager and City Council. This year, residents will have …

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Uber Technologies expanding to Dallas

Uber Technologies expanding to Dallas

Setting Dallas in motion.  The San Francisco-based transportation company Uber Technologies, Inc. will now call Dallas home. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed the announcement Tuesday afternoon. Dallas City Council approved an economic incentive package, developed by the Office of Economic Development, for an expansion of Uber on August 14. The project will create 3,000 new jobs and more than $75 million in capital …

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Dallas Animal Services showcases achievements at national conference

Dallas Animal Services showcases achievements at national conference

Dallas Animal Services (DAS) launched the Dallas90 Initiative, to maintain a 90% live release rate sustainable over time. This effort comes after DAS achieved a 90% live release rate for the first time in its history in December 2018. To continue that effort, DAS was recently invited to present at the Best Friends Animal Society conference, to share their accomplishments and educate …

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Dallas recognized for being a pet friendly city

Dallas recognized for being a pet friendly city

Dallas is one of the first cities in the country to receive an official BETTER CITY FOR PETS™ certification, as part of the Mars Petcare BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program. This certification showcases Dallas’ commitment to creating a pet-friendly community. Dallas is on the forefront of creating a vibrant community where pets are not only welcome but thrive. “This has …

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Innovators

Dallas Love Field to host pilot project for Southwest Airlines’ Thermal Screening Initiative

Dallas Love Field to host pilot project for Southwest Airlines’ Thermal Screening Initiative

In an ongoing effort to examine additional safety measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dallas Love Field (DAL) will host a Southwest Airlines pilot project that explores the use of thermal screening cameras to assess body temperatures of outbound airline passengers. Beginning by early August, thermal cameras will be positioned at various locations prior to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) …

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Dallas responds to COVID-19 with innovative, data-driven initiatives

Dallas responds to COVID-19 with innovative, data-driven initiatives

The City of Dallas Office of Innovation is leading several data-driven initiatives to aid in the City’s efforts in responding to COVID-19. Through data, design and process improvement, the Office of Innovation is making it easier for Dallas residents to easily digest complex information and provide feedback to impact decision making.  Here is a brief look into some of the unique projects Dallas’ Office of Innovation has implemented.  DFW Regional COVID-19 dashboard The Office of Innovation launched the COVID-19 DFW …

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Register now for Connect Dallas Mobility Fair & Symposium

Register now for Connect Dallas Mobility Fair & Symposium

The Connect Dallas Winter Symposium is scheduled on February 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center at Fair Park. The theme is “Year of Mobility: Why 2020 marks a turning point for Dallas.” Attendees will learn about the City’s first-ever five-year Strategic Mobility Plan, complete interactive activities to provide input on the City’s future …

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Dallas to host social innovation conference

Dallas to host social innovation conference

The City of Dallas through its Office of Resilience will serve as partner and associate producer for the 2019 bigBANG! conference. This year’s theme will explore a critical topic to the future of Dallas: building inclusive economies. The Office of Resilience will share the work the City is doing to improve the systems and institutions that affect every Dallas resident …

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Givers

City employees provide thousands of free face coverings to Dallas residents

City employees provide thousands of free face coverings to Dallas residents

Governor Abbott’s recent executive order requires Texans to wear masks when inside buildings or wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household. With this requirement, the City of Dallas Office of Resilience has worked hard to establish an initiative to ensure that face coverings are accessible to all …

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Dallas selected in national challenge to reform fines and fees

Dallas selected in national challenge to reform fines and fees

Local government pursuing fine and fee reform. The City of Dallas was selected to join the inaugural class of leaders in the Cities & Counties for Fine and Fee Justice network. Through the Office of Resilience and the Office of Equity, the City will join a network pursuing innovative solutions to reform fines and fees. “Dallas is a city of opportunity,” …

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New WIC location brings community services to District 8

New WIC location brings community services to District 8

An area in great need of WIC services now has them available at an arm’s reach. A new WIC Clinic has opened in the Highland Hills community, located at 3624 Simpson Stuart Rd., inside of District 8 Councilman Tennell Atkins’ office. The WIC program is a supplement nutrition program that strives to improve the health of low-income women, infants and …

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City opens temporary inclement weather shelter

City opens temporary inclement weather shelter

The City of Dallas will open a temporary inclement weather shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for those experiencing homelessness in anticipation of below freezing temperatures. The shelter will operate as an overflow shelter, supplementing the city’s area shelters once they reach capacity. The temporary shelter will open at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10 and closes at …

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Inside City Hall

Virtual town hall meetings for FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget

Virtual town hall meetings for FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget

A series of budget town hall meetings are scheduled throughout the month of August as Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax …

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City employees provide thousands of free face coverings to Dallas residents

City employees provide thousands of free face coverings to Dallas residents

Governor Abbott’s recent executive order requires Texans to wear masks when inside buildings or wherever it is not feasible to …

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Fight the Bite: Mosquito prevention in Dallas 2020

Fight the Bite: Mosquito prevention in Dallas 2020

Updated Aug. 12, 2020 at 3:40 p.m. A mosquito pool in Dallas has confirmed positive for the West Nile Virus. …

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Public input needed for the use of federal funds

Public input needed for the use of federal funds

The City of Dallas will hold a series of public meetings and a Telephone Town Hall meeting to inform residents of …

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New law means more opportunities for public speaking

New law means more opportunities for public speaking

A new law that affects speaking during public meetings took effect on Sept. 1.  House Bill 2840, passed by the …

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Home Improvement and Preservation Program opens Nov. 4

Home Improvement and Preservation Program opens Nov. 4

Homeowners in Dallas can apply to obtain home repairs through the city’s Home Improvement and Preservation Program (HIPP) beginning on …

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