Builders

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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Dallas recognized for being a pet friendly city

Dallas recognized for being a pet friendly city

Dallas is one of the first cities in the country to receive an official BETTER CITY FOR PETS™ certification, as part of the Mars Petcare BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program. This certification showcases Dallas’ commitment to creating a pet-friendly community. Dallas is on the forefront of creating a vibrant community where pets are not only welcome but thrive. “This has …

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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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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 Animal Services seeks fosters to get ready to Clear the Shelters

Dallas Animal Services seeks fosters to get ready to Clear the Shelters

Dallas Animal Services (DAS) invites local animal lovers to spend their last few weeks of summer saving a life by becoming a foster for one of the 100 DAS dogs in need during our Summer Blockhead Block Party. Each foster will provide a temporary home for one of our longest-stay medium or large dogs until dropping them off at our …

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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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Inside City Hall

View the conceptual plans for redesigning Columbia Avenue / Main Street

View the conceptual plans for redesigning Columbia Avenue / Main Street

The Department of Public Works held a series of community input meetings to provide residents the opportunity to view and …

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City of Dallas to participate in national #CityHallSelfie Day

City of Dallas to participate in national #CityHallSelfie Day

The City of Dallas will join cities around the country on August 15 by participating in #CityHallSelfie Day. #CityHallSelfie Day …

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FY 2019/20 Proposed Budget – Service First

FY 2019/20 Proposed Budget – Service First

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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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 …

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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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