Builders

Public forums to begin on Trinity Parkway Design Charrette Report

Public forums to begin on Trinity Parkway Design Charrette Report

A series of public forums will be held in Dallas over the next month to gather feedback on the Trinity Parkway Design Charrette Report. The forums will be hosted by the City of Dallas, Chambers of Commerce and other organizations throughout the city. Assistant City Manager Mark McDaniel and city staff will be at the meetings to gather feedback and …

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Keep Dallas Clean Initiative removes seven tons of scrap tires

Keep Dallas Clean Initiative removes seven tons of scrap tires

Code Compliance Services and Groundwork Dallas’ April 24 Earth Day Tire Removal event was a resounding success, with seven tons of scrap tires removed from high dump areas around the Trinity River. “More than 40 Southwest Airlines employees volunteered to pick up scrap tires,” said Code Compliance Director Kris Sweckard. “Even the rain could not keep them from helping to …

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Dallas Public Library to host community event forum

Dallas Public Library to host community event forum

Nearly a half century ago, Dallas Libraries were focal points and meeting places for growing neighborhoods. This history continues today as these libraries are known as diverse community centers and safe places for people to exchange ideas and perspectives. The Dallas Public Library is continuing its Homeless Engagement Initiative and encouraging community understanding through a new Community Forum event. The …

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Task Force identifies opportunities that support student achievement

An Education Task Force made up of three Dallas City Council members and Dallas Independent School District (DISD) Trustees is exploring long-term strategies to promote student achievement, economically strong communities and healthy neighborhoods. The Task Force started meetings in June 2014 to understand and grow collaboration of existing DISD and City of Dallas partnership programs. These current partnerships include programs …

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Innovators

City converts grease to energy

City converts grease to energy

A Dallas Water Utilities program is creating energy from used grease and cooking oils through a citywide recycling effort. Cease the Grease started as part of Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) initiative agreement with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to reduce grease related sanitary sewer overflows. The program began in April 2005 on a limited basis and expanded in …

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Employee groups help City foster diversity and ethical standards

Ethics refers to standards of right and wrong that prescribe what people ought to do, usually in terms of duties, principles, specific virtues, or benefits to society. The Office of Ethics and Diversity’s exists to ensure the public trust by promoting a culture of ethics and sensitivity within the City of Dallas. The Office works alongside all departments within the …

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Saving water one leak at a time

Water is a valuable commodity. Across the United States, water and wastewater infrastructure is aging and it is becoming increasingly difficult for utilities to manage its water loss due to potential pipeline leaks and failures. Leaks that escalate in to failures can be costly to correct and have an impact on communities. The American Water Works Association reports that over …

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Task Force identifies opportunities that support student achievement

An Education Task Force made up of three Dallas City Council members and Dallas Independent School District (DISD) Trustees is exploring long-term strategies to promote student achievement, economically strong communities and healthy neighborhoods. The Task Force started meetings in June 2014 to understand and grow collaboration of existing DISD and City of Dallas partnership programs. These current partnerships include programs …

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Givers

CITY OF DALLAS JOINS NTTA – RED THUMB MOVEMENT TO HELP END TEXTING AND DRIVING

CITY OF DALLAS JOINS NTTA – RED THUMB MOVEMENT TO HELP END TEXTING AND DRIVING

The City of Dallas and the North Texas Tollway Authority are joining the Red Thumb movement – a safety campaign aimed at ending texting and driving by encouraging drivers to make some part of their thumbs red to remind them to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road at all times. According to the U.S. Department …

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City of Dallas Senior Affairs Commission & Senior Services Program to present Mayfair 2015 Senior Expo, luncheon and dance Friday

In celebration of Older American’s Month, Dallas seniors are invited to enjoy a day of dancing, good food, door prizes, entertainment, education and Information. The Mayfair 2015 Senior Expo, luncheon and dance will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Reunion Blvd. General admission cost is $10 per person and $40 reserved …

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Paying it forward: local company’s donation aids firefighter training need

Seven years ago, Dallas Fire-Rescue Captain Robert Maturey was part of a crew from North Dallas’ Station 56 that responded to a house fire on Meandering Way in Dallas. As fires go, it was pretty routine, but the dedicated crew kept the blaze from spreading to surrounding homes built on zero-lot lines. One of those homes belonged to Dallas resident …

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Registration starts for citywide cleanup: Operation Beautification

Registration starts for citywide cleanup: Operation Beautification

Is your neighborhood in need of some TLC? The City of Dallas is encouraging neighborhood, religious, community, school and business groups to participate in a citywide Spring cleanup on Saturday, May 16. Registration for Operation Beautification begins today and ends May 11. It’s all in an effort to keep our neighborhoods free of trash/brush, maintain healthy and sustainable neighborhoods and …

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Inside City Hall

Employee groups help City foster diversity and ethical standards

Ethics refers to standards of right and wrong that prescribe what people ought to do, usually in terms of duties, …

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City wellness initiatives thrive with employees

Daily lifestyle choices are increasingly imperative to the health and future of many Americans. To get employees to learn about …

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Employee groups help City foster diversity and ethical standards

Ethics refers to standards of right and wrong that prescribe what people ought to do, usually in terms of duties, …

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Jill Beam Retires from the City of Dallas

Jill Beam Retires from the City of Dallas

Over the years, Jill Beam has had many titles at the City of Dallas, from Mrs. Park and Recreation to …

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Happy 3-1-1 Day!

Happy 3-1-1 Day!

The City of Dallas is celebrating a very special day and wants you to join in the celebration by wishing …

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City reminds residents that carryout bag ordinance takes effect Jan. 1

City reminds residents that carryout bag ordinance takes effect Jan. 1

Councilmember Dwaine R. Caraway, District 4, Director of Code Compliance Kris Sweckard and Senior Environmental Coordinator Kevin Lefebvre will host …

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