Builders

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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New City Ordinance designed to increase park land

New City Ordinance designed to increase park land

A new city ordinance promises to increase park land for future Dallas residents without costing current residents money. Called the Park Land Ordinance, it places a fee on certain types of new construction consisting of houses, apartments or condos. The development of the ordinance took nearly two years of careful research and study. The construction types affected by the new ordinance …

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Innovators

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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Text-to-9-1-1 now available in Dallas

Text-to-9-1-1 now available in Dallas

In an emergency, calling 9-1-1 is the first step to contacting first responders. Now, Dallas residents can also send a text message to 9-1-1 – this service can be life-saving for those unable to speak to due to a physical impairment, or someone in a situation where talking could put them in danger. Here are some simple do’s and don’t’s: …

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Givers

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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Provisions for feeding those experiencing homelessness

Provisions for feeding those experiencing homelessness

If you find it in your heart to give a meal to someone experiencing homelessness this holiday season, make safe food handling a top priority. Proper food handling prevents dangerous foodborne illnesses from spreading, such as salmonella and staphylococcus (staph). The City of Dallas Code Compliance Services has put together a guide of provisions when feeding those experiencing homelessness. Be …

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Inside City Hall

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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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 …

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National Night Out 2019 promises friendship and fun

National Night Out 2019 promises friendship and fun

Find a National Night Out event in your area here! National Night Out is a nationwide event that encourages neighbors to …

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View the conceptual plans for redesigning Columbia Avenue / Main Street

View the conceptual plans for redesigning Columbia Avenue / Main Street

The Department of Public Works held a series of community input meetings to provide residents the opportunity to view and …

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