Builders

City Building Inspection employees honored by Texas building officials

City Building Inspection employees honored by Texas building officials

Two City of Dallas Building Inspection employees have received awards from the Building Officials Association of Texas (BOAT) at the association’s annual conference in Sugar Land. Frances Estes (left) was named Building Official of the Year for her 27 years of service to the construction community, the past two as Assistant Building Official. Her knowledge of codes and common sense …

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Southbound Greenville Avenue lane closures to begin Monday

Southbound Greenville Avenue lane closures to begin Monday

Southbound traffic on parts of Greenville Avenue will be detoured starting Monday as part of the City’s Greenville Avenue Phase II construction project. Southbound traffic on Greenville between Belmont Avenue and Bell Street, and between Alta Avenue and Ross Avenue will detour to Matilda Street. Drivers are encouraged to follow detour signs posted in the area. Northbound and two-way traffic …

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Dallas CityMAP recap session Thursday

Dallas CityMAP recap session Thursday

The public is invited to a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Dallas CityMAP recap from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Bank of America Plaza, 901 Main St., 70th floor. The public recap session will provide an arena to discuss the potential solutions identified in CityMAP concerning mobility, livability and economics in the Dallas urban core The goal of CityMAP …

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Transportation Committee briefed on Dallas to Houston High Speed Rail Project

Transportation Committee briefed on Dallas to Houston High Speed Rail Project

The Transportation and Trinity River Project Committee heard a briefing on the proposed high speed rail that would zip between Dallas and Houston in less than 90 minutes. The trains will travel at nearly 200 miles per hour and will serve stations in Dallas, Brazos Valley and Houston. The trains, with 400 seats each, will leave every 30 minutes during …

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Innovators

Dallas Water Utilities launches new online water bill calculator

Dallas Water Utilities launches new online water bill calculator

Residents can now estimate their monthly water bill based on the amount of water consumed and their meter size, thanks to a new Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) online calculator. “We are excited to provide this interactive tool for residential customers to determine how their water invoice is calculated by rate tier,” DWU Director Jody Puckett said. “It’s intuitive and simple …

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City releases “Dallas Data Points” highlighting success

City releases “Dallas Data Points” highlighting success

The City’s Center for Performance Excellence (CPE) has released an interactive performance dashboard, Dallas Data Points, which highlights measures most important to residents based on Community Survey data and feedback. Assistant Director for CPE Strategic Initiatives LaToya Jackson said more than 2,500 measures were reviewed by CPE staff to determine what measures should be highlighted. The improved dashboard is part …

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Dallas OEM announces Mobile Emergency Alerts

Dallas OEM announces Mobile Emergency Alerts

The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management released the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system to allow Dallas residents the opportunity to receive emergency alerts on their mobile phone. The City has several warning and alert tools to inform residents of dangers. However, residents and visitors have requested multiple avenues to receive information on imminent threats and warnings. “The Wireless …

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Got hard to recycle items? Sanitation Services makes it easy

Got hard to recycle items? Sanitation Services makes it easy

Recycling Roundup in the City of Dallas enables residents to recycle hard to dispose of materials like electronics, clothes, cooking oil, shredded paper and plastic bags. The City’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) cannot process these items for recycling but if the items are taken to the right location, they will be reused or recycled. The City of Dallas Sanitation Services …

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Givers

City of Dallas Security Officer helps homeless vet

City of Dallas Security Officer helps homeless vet

For eight months, Willie King, a homeless and partially blind veteran, slept between the trash bins at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, eating from the trash bin and constantly falling down. Many people offered to help, said Community Courts Manager Dianne Gibson, including nurses from the Hospital, but he usually turned them down. But City of Dallas Security …

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VIDEO: One month ago memorial began at DPD Headquarters

VIDEO: One month ago memorial began at DPD Headquarters

One month ago, a memorial began in front of Dallas Police Department Headquarters to honor the five officers killed in the line of duty on July 7, 2016. Thousands of citizens and law enforcement from all over the world visited to leave behind messages and items in support for law enforcement. We will never forget the sacrifice made by DART …

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Tribute to our fallen officers

Tribute to our fallen officers

Dallas Police Department has released a video tribute to the five officers who lost their lives in the line of duty on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

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Public invited to Dine for Dallas Blue tonight  to support families of fallen heroes

Public invited to Dine for Dallas Blue tonight to support families of fallen heroes

A retired NYPD Officer hopes to raise at least $100,000 for the families of the officers killed and injured in last week’s attack. Retired Officer Joe Palladino, owner of Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse, will host “Dine for Dallas Blue” from 5 p.m. tonight until 2 a.m. Friday at Dos Jefes, 2816 Fairmount St. in Dallas. A silent auction will feature …

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Inside City Hall

City Building Inspection employees honored by Texas building officials

City Building Inspection employees honored by Texas building officials

Two City of Dallas Building Inspection employees have received awards from the Building Officials Association of Texas (BOAT) at the …

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FY 2016-17 Proposed City Budget

FY 2016-17 Proposed City Budget

Each year, the city manager presents the City of Dallas budget and citizens can weigh in on how their tax …

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Council to consider cooperation agreement for High Speed Rail Project Aug. 24

Council to consider cooperation agreement for High Speed Rail Project Aug. 24

On August 24, the Dallas City Council will consider a cooperation agreement between the City and Texas Central Holdings. Texas …

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City names new OEQ Managing Director

City names new OEQ Managing Director

Senior Assistant City Attorney James McGuire is the City’s new Office of Environmental Quality (OEQ) Managing Director. McGuire came to …

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Dallas City Manager to propose more officers, higher pay

Dallas City Manager to propose more officers, higher pay

On July 7, we experienced one of the greatest tragedies in our City’s history with the loss of five officers …

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Dallas’ Integrated Pipeline Wins Envision Award

Dallas’ Integrated Pipeline Wins Envision Award

A cooperative project between the City of Dallas and the Tarrant Regional Water District has received the Institute for Sustainable …

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