Builders

Mayor Johnson creates Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Mayor Johnson creates Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Mayor Eric Johnson on Monday announced a new task force that will make recommendations meant to help turn Dallas into a top city for startup businesses and entrepreneurs. To lead the Mayor’s Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Mayor Johnson has named two co-chairs: Trey Bowles, the co-founder and Executive Chairman of the DEC Network (formerly the Dallas Entrepreneur Center), …

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Virtual town hall meetings for FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget

Virtual town hall meetings for FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget

A series of budget town hall meetings are scheduled throughout the month of August as Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax presents the proposed Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget. These meetings are designed for Dallas residents to weigh in on how their tax dollars are spent and provide valuable guidance for the City Manager and City Council. This year, residents will have …

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Uber Technologies expanding to Dallas

Uber Technologies expanding to Dallas

Setting Dallas in motion.  The San Francisco-based transportation company Uber Technologies, Inc. will now call Dallas home. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed the announcement Tuesday afternoon. Dallas City Council approved an economic incentive package, developed by the Office of Economic Development, for an expansion of Uber on August 14. The project will create 3,000 new jobs and more than $75 million in capital …

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Dallas Animal Services showcases achievements at national conference

Dallas Animal Services showcases achievements at national conference

Dallas Animal Services (DAS) launched the Dallas90 Initiative, to maintain a 90% live release rate sustainable over time. This effort comes after DAS achieved a 90% live release rate for the first time in its history in December 2018. To continue that effort, DAS was recently invited to present at the Best Friends Animal Society conference, to share their accomplishments and educate …

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Innovators

City of Dallas installs new air quality monitors in neighborhoods

City of Dallas installs new air quality monitors in neighborhoods

City of Dallas and The Nature Conservancy in Texas, together with Texas A&M Transportation Institute began installing neighborhood air quality monitors in nine different Dallas neighborhoods as part of the Breathe Easy Dallas project this week. “We are so excited to finally get this equipment into the neighborhoods,” said Susan Alvarez, assistant director of Environmental Compliance & Sustainability. “This project …

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Dallas Animal Services exceeds 90% annual live release rate for the first time

Dallas Animal Services exceeds 90% annual live release rate for the first time

Dallas Animal Services (DAS) reached a major milestone by finishing Fiscal Year 2019 – 20 (September 2019 – October 2020) with a live release rate of 90.6% for dogs and cats. This is the first time in DAS’ history that the fiscal year’s live release rate has exceeded the 90% threshold. “This year has presented DAS with challenges no one …

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Data challenge launched for local youth

Data challenge launched for local youth

The Office of Innovation has launched a student data challenge in partnership with Dallas County, PCCI, UTD, DISD and others to help young people assess and analyze COVID-19 data. The COVID-19 Data Challenge is open to students who live in the Dallas – Fort Worth area in grades 6 through 12. Students selected for the challenge will work on a data project using …

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Non-profit agencies invited to apply for funding to aid food deserts

Non-profit agencies invited to apply for funding to aid food deserts

The City of Dallas Office of Community Care (OCC) is seeking non-profit agencies through an open application process to administer Making Food Accessible projects and services to low-income Dallas residents who have been impacted by COVID-19. Low-income is defined as: at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI), and/or having limited food options and/or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or …

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Givers

Small Business Grant Program to give up to $3,000 to eligible small businesses, nonprofits

Small Business Grant Program to give up to $3,000 to eligible small businesses, nonprofits

B.U.I.L.D. (Broaden Urban Investments to Leverage Dallas) has launched the B.U.I.L.D Small Business Grant Program to assist small businesses impacted by the economic downturn caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide businesses in the city of Dallas that have fewer than nine employees, or a 2019 payroll of less than $250,000, with a one-time grant of up to $3,000.  The primary focus of …

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Dallas Animal Services exceeds 90% annual live release rate for the first time

Dallas Animal Services exceeds 90% annual live release rate for the first time

Dallas Animal Services (DAS) reached a major milestone by finishing Fiscal Year 2019 – 20 (September 2019 – October 2020) with a live release rate of 90.6% for dogs and cats. This is the first time in DAS’ history that the fiscal year’s live release rate has exceeded the 90% threshold. “This year has presented DAS with challenges no one …

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City employees provide thousands of free face coverings to Dallas residents

City employees provide thousands of free face coverings to Dallas residents

Governor Abbott’s recent executive order requires Texans to wear masks when inside buildings or wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household. With this requirement, the City of Dallas Office of Resilience has worked hard to establish an initiative to ensure that face coverings are accessible to all …

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Dallas selected in national challenge to reform fines and fees

Dallas selected in national challenge to reform fines and fees

Local government pursuing fine and fee reform. The City of Dallas was selected to join the inaugural class of leaders in the Cities & Counties for Fine and Fee Justice network. Through the Office of Resilience and the Office of Equity, the City will join a network pursuing innovative solutions to reform fines and fees. “Dallas is a city of opportunity,” …

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Inside City Hall

Dallas recommends halt to scooter program citing public safety concerns

Dallas recommends halt to scooter program citing public safety concerns

The City of Dallas Transportation Department recommends the use of scooters be halted within Dallas City Limits beginning Friday, Sept …

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Virtual town hall meetings for FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget

Virtual town hall meetings for FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget

A series of budget town hall meetings are scheduled throughout the month of August as Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax …

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City employees provide thousands of free face coverings to Dallas residents

City employees provide thousands of free face coverings to Dallas residents

Governor Abbott’s recent executive order requires Texans to wear masks when inside buildings or wherever it is not feasible to …

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Fight the Bite: Mosquito prevention in Dallas 2020

Fight the Bite: Mosquito prevention in Dallas 2020

Updated Sept. 28 at 3 p.m Mosquito pools in Dallas have confirmed positive for the West Nile Virus. Weather permitting, the …

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Public input needed for the use of federal funds

Public input needed for the use of federal funds

The City of Dallas will hold a series of public meetings and a Telephone Town Hall meeting to inform residents of …

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