Builders

Green Business Certification Program to launch Nov. 15

Green Business Certification Program to launch Nov. 15

The Sanitation Services Department Zero Waste Team will launch the Green Business Certification Program on America Recycles Day, Nov. 15, recognizing businesses that prevent waste and promote sustainability. To participate in the Green Business Certification Program, complete an application and scorecard and submit it to [email protected] A zero waste team member will then review the scorecard and do an on-site …

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Repairs to begin week of Nov. 7 on Dallas North Tollway streets

Repairs to begin week of Nov. 7 on Dallas North Tollway streets

Bridge maintenance repairs will begin the week of Nov. 7 on various streets that cross the Dallas North Tollway (DNT). The work will be on specific streets which cross the Dallas North Tollway between Northaven Road (south of Forest Lane) and Bordeaux Avenue (north of Interstate 35E). The routine maintenance will include replacing and/or installing new bridge joint seals. The …

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Street repair, flood protection and storm drainage are vital elements of City of Dallas 2017 Bond Program

Street repair, flood protection and storm drainage are vital elements of City of Dallas 2017 Bond Program

Improving street conditions, flood protection and storm drainage are top priorities in the City of Dallas 2017 Bond Program. The program calls for $5.5 billion to be spent on streets and transportation projects overall, and identifies an immediate need of $400 million to maintain streets and $500 million to improve current street conditions. Critical needs in flood protection and storm …

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Dallas Fire-Rescue to Open New Replacement Fire Station

Dallas Fire-Rescue to Open New Replacement Fire Station

The Grand Opening Ceremony for Dallas Fire-Rescue Station #6 will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at the new station which is located at 2301 Pennsylvania Avenue. Community leaders, Fire Chief David Coatney and residents are invited to celebrate the opening. The new Fire Station #6 is replacing the old one, located a short distance away, which had …

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Innovators

Dallas Animal Services announces new Open Data Portal

Dallas Animal Services announces new Open Data Portal

Dallas Animal Services (DAS) field data is now available on the City of Dallas open data portal. This data pertains to operations by Animal Services Officers (ASO) who respond to calls in the field throughout the City of Dallas. ASO’s document their work using Chameleon software, an animal shelter software program. The document will be updated on a weekly basis …

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New Dallas 311 “Easy Speak” feature will help users find information faster than ever

New Dallas 311 “Easy Speak” feature will help users find information faster than ever

An updated City of Dallas 311 information phone feature, nicknamed Easy Speak, will give residents easier access to important City resources. The software from Nuance Communications, Inc. allows callers to say what they want in their own words in order to get to the information that they need. “Getting information from 311 will now be as simple as having a …

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L.A.D.D.E.R program helping young girls join fire service

L.A.D.D.E.R program helping young girls join fire service

Although women make up just 3.6 percent of Dallas Fire Rescue’s workforce, they make significant contributions and hold nearly every position within the department. Last year, Dallas Fire-Rescue Assistant Chief Tameji Berry recognized this gender gap in her profession as an opportunity to interest more women in a career in fire service. Her concern sparked development of a unique mentorship …

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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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Givers

George W. Bush saves puppy found by City of Dallas Code Inspector

George W. Bush saves puppy found by City of Dallas Code Inspector

Congratulations to former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, on their adoption of Freddy! Here is an interesting fact about their new family member: Freddy and his siblings were found in a garbage bin by City of Dallas Code Inspector Alex Castillo. Alex took the puppies to our Dallas Animal Services, which works with a lot of great …

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One thousand volunteers needed for MDHA 2017 Homeless Count Jan. 26

One thousand volunteers needed for MDHA 2017 Homeless Count Jan. 26

On Thursday night, January 26, 2017, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m., the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA) will conduct its annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count. The Count, a requirement under federal law, helps communities and the nation as a whole, identify and understand the extent and nature of homelessness, changing trends in this area, and the measure of our success …

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Employee Spotlight: Aviation employee delivers woman’s lost suitcase

Employee Spotlight: Aviation employee delivers woman’s lost suitcase

Driving 20 miles to personally deliver a lost bag is all in a day’s work for Department of Aviation Employee Demontre Allen. After an Arlington woman called the Love Field Airport Communication after realizing that she left her suitcase on an airport AirServe wheelchair shuttle, Allen quickly ran outside and found the bag.  Learning that the woman was new to …

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Dallas Public Library collecting Winter Backpack Challenge donations until Nov. 18

Dallas Public Library collecting Winter Backpack Challenge donations until Nov. 18

You are invited to participate in the Dallas Public Library’s Winter Backpack Challenge by donating backpacks with new or gently used supplies to adults who are experiencing homelessness. Backpacks can be dropped off at any Dallas Public Library by Friday, Nov. 18. The giveaway will be the following week at 11 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 23 on the first floor of …

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Inside City Hall

New Source of Income Protections approved by Dallas City Council

New Source of Income Protections approved by Dallas City Council

The City of Dallas City Council passed new Source of Income protections on Oct. 26, 2016. The Protections prohibit discrimination …

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Residents invited to meet City Manager candidates Dec. 6 at Dallas City Hall

Residents invited to meet City Manager candidates Dec. 6 at Dallas City Hall

The Dallas community will have the opportunity to meet the candidates for Dallas City Manager from 6 to 8 p.m. …

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City departments host young professionals from Southeast Asia

City departments host young professionals from Southeast Asia

The City of Dallas recently hosted two young professionals from Southeast Asia as part of the Department of State’s Professional …

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Consensus reached on terms for new three-year Meet & Confer Agreement

Consensus reached on terms for new three-year Meet & Confer Agreement

After more than eight months of discussions, City Manager A.C. Gonzalez and the Police and Fire Meet & Confer Coalition …

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Moody’s affirms rating but downgrades City’s rating outlook

Moody’s affirms rating but downgrades City’s rating outlook

Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) has affirmed the Aa1 rating of the City of Dallas’ $1.6 billion outstanding Moody’s-rated utility revenue …

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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: The new fiscal year 2016-2017 budget has passed. Highlights from the …

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