Builders

Public Meeting Schedule: High-speed Train Proposal

Public Meeting Schedule: High-speed Train Proposal

An approximately 240-mile, high-speed rail line is pending approval by Dallas City Council. The train would take citizens from Dallas to Houston in about 90 minutes. A series of City-hosted community awareness meetings will be held in the next two months to gain input from citizens on the project. Discussions with Texas Central and City Council members will allow citizens …

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DART presents proposed FY 2017 Budget and 20-Year Plan

DART presents proposed FY 2017 Budget and 20-Year Plan

The 20-Year Financial Plan was constructed from detailed data on capital projects, reserves, cashflows, operating expenses, revenues, sales tax and inflation projections and debt service assumptions. The plan is reviewed and updated every year using the prior year’s data. The budget for this upcoming year is the first year of the 20-year financial plan. Operating costs from FY 2016 and …

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Portions of Sam Rayburn Tollway to close this weekend

Portions of Sam Rayburn Tollway to close this weekend

All main lanes of southwest-bound Sam Rayburn Tollway between Interstate 35E and MacArthur Boulevard will be closed continuously from 9 p.m. Friday Sept. 9 through 5 a.m. Monday Sept. 12. The closures are needed for work on TxDOT’s 35Express project. For more information: https://www.ntta.org/roadsprojects/Documents/SRT_35X_Outreach_Flyer_090216.pdf

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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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Innovators

Web-based Open Records system launches

Web-based Open Records system launches

The City of Dallas Public Information Office has launched the first web-based system for submitting and tracking City of Dallas’ open records requests. The service will increase citizen access to public information while allowing the City the ability to meet and exceed all state Open Records compliance rules. “After two years of development and refinement, we have been able to …

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Video: Here’s a look at what’s going on in Your City

Video: Here’s a look at what’s going on in Your City

Among the stories featured on this week’s Your City: Dallas Police Department’s Chief David Brown is retiring after being the longest serving police chief in the City of Dallas since 1960. He also spent 33 years as a Dallas police officer. DART’s streetcar’s new southern extension is now running to the Bishop Arts District extending the line to a total …

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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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Givers

Dallas Fire Rescue raises money for breast cancer treatment

Dallas Fire Rescue raises money for breast cancer treatment

Dallas Fire Rescue is wearing and selling their pink and blue breast cancer t-shirts and hats for the month of October to show families impacted by this disease that they are not alone. Odds are you know someone who has battled breast cancer and Dallas Fire Rescue wants citizens to join them in the “Care Enough to Wear Pink” campaign by raising money …

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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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Inside City Hall

Video: Here’s a look at what’s going on in Your City

Video: Here’s a look at what’s going on in Your City

Among the stories featured on this week’s Your City: A series of City-hosted community awareness meetings will be held in …

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The BIG Picture: 2017 Capital Bond Program

The BIG Picture: 2017 Capital Bond Program

The City of Dallas is seeking citizen feedback on how funds should be allocated for the 2017 Bond Program through …

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City Manager names new Chief Financial Officer

City Manager names new Chief Financial Officer

City Manager A.C. Gonzalez has announced that M. Elizabeth Reich, former Acting Chief Financial Officer of the Social Security Administration …

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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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