Builders

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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Long-term closures planned for East Dallas neighborhoods

Long-term closures planned for East Dallas neighborhoods

The Mill Creek/Peaks Branch/State-Thomas Drainage Relief Tunnel Project, started in March 2018, is making progress. The drainage relief tunnel is a five-mile underground tunnel that will provide storm drainage improvements to the Mill Creek, Peaks Branch, East Peaks Branch and State Thomas area. The project will require street closures. The first closure is scheduled for Monday, June 3 on N. …

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Two economic development projects  slated for southern Dallas

Two economic development projects slated for southern Dallas

The Office of Economic Development announces two major development projects in southern Dallas. The first, a new Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) center for Georgia-based company Chime Solutions. The second, a substantial rehabilitation of the former Urban League of Greater Dallas building on South Lancaster Road for office and retail use. Chime Solutions is a human resources and staffing firm headquartered …

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Register now to participate in Availability and Disparity Study Outreach Meetings

Register now to participate in Availability and Disparity Study Outreach Meetings

The City of Dallas wants to know how well they’re meeting the needs of local minority and women-owned businesses. Register now to participate in the City of Dallas’ Availability and Disparity Study. It’s used to determine if there is a disparity between the availability of firms and the use of those firms in the market area. A series of outreach …

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Innovators

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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Input needed from developers and contractors

Input needed from developers and contractors

Contractors and developers are encouraged to attend input meetings on the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). NOFA are capital funds used to fund permanent supportive housing projects from the 2017 Dallas Bond, which provided twenty million dollars for shelters and housing for the City’s un-sheltered citizens. Representatives from City departments will be present to listen to feedback and answer questions related to …

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New program helps businesses recover from natural disasters

New program helps businesses recover from natural disasters

A natural disaster strikes – not only are the effects devastating to the environment, but if you run a business, a bad storm can wreck you and your company financially. The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is rolling out a new initiative with the Disaster Prepared Resident program and Public-Private Partnership programs to help Dallas communities return to a sense …

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Learn how to conserve water this fall

Learn how to conserve water this fall

City of Dallas Water Conservation is hosting several events this fall, where Dallas residents can learn how to best conserve water. Events will be held throughout October and November, so residents can attend any and all that they are interested in. ULandscapeIT: Water Efficient Landscape Design – Oct. 13 Learn how to have the most beautiful and water efficient lawn …

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Givers

Dallas Public Library kicks off 2018 Winter Backpack Challenge

Dallas Public Library kicks off 2018 Winter Backpack Challenge

The Dallas Public Library is now collecting supplies and backpacks for their 2018 Backpack Challenge and Giveaway.  The annual event raises awareness of the issues facing homelessness in Dallas for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Residents are asked to work with their families, coworkers and friends to fill gender neutral backpacks with the following materials: Gloves Winter hat Rain …

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13,000 jobs available for veterans at upcoming job fair

13,000 jobs available for veterans at upcoming job fair

Texas veterans have the opportunity to connect with local employers at the seventh annual Red, White, and You! Job Fair sponsored by The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the City of Dallas and Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas. This event will be hosted at Gilley’s Dallas (1135 S. Lamar St., Dallas, Texas) on November 8 where more than 150 employers representing over …

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Dallas Animal Services launches $5 foot long special

Dallas Animal Services launches $5 foot long special

During the first week of September, Dallas Animal Services (DAS) is hosting a special adoption event to find homes for pets in need. From September 1 through September 8, all pets that measure 12 inches or longer from nose to tail will have their adoption fee lowered to only $5. This adoption special is designed to help find forever homes …

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Pre-register for the 22nd annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair

Pre-register for the 22nd annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair

It’s time to sign up for the 22nd annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair! Pre-registration events are being held around the City during the month of July. Families can sign up ahead of the event and skip the line. Children and families that qualify will have access to resources free-of-charge, including school supplies, uniform tops, dental health checks, immunizations, haircuts, …

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Inside City Hall

Inside City Hall: Code Compliance Services

Inside City Hall: Code Compliance Services

Code Compliance is one of the largest departments in the City of Dallas, with 15 different divisions that cover a …

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Inside City Hall: Dallas 311

Inside City Hall: Dallas 311

Taking over 930,000 non-emergency calls per year, Dallas 311 connects Dallas residents to the City Departments they need to reach …

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Inside City Hall: Dallas Animal Services

Inside City Hall: Dallas Animal Services

Dallas Animal Services (DAS) is the fourth largest animal intake center in the nation and is home to a team …

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Public hearing to follow April 3 briefing

Public hearing to follow April 3 briefing

City Council will be briefed on proposed changes to the Citizens Police Review Board on April 3, 2019. Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall will …

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City Council Briefing Agenda Revised

City Council Briefing Agenda Revised

The February 6, 2019, Council Briefing’s order of business has been revised to accommodate public speakers for the scheduled hearing …

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Dallas 311: What you need to know

Dallas 311: What you need to know

Dallas 311 is the City of Dallas’ customer service support center designed to help residents resolve non-emergency issues around their …

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