Builders

Public survey: City seeks citizen feedback on annual operating budget

Public survey: City seeks citizen feedback on annual operating budget

The City of Dallas is asking citizens to voice their opinions about several important budget issues, from infrastructure improvements to animal services by completing a quick survey. This survey is six questions and should only take a few minutes to complete. To take the survey visit: http://bit.ly/budget18 “This is a way for citizens to have a voice in the City’s …

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Kiest Park receives Lone Star Legacy designation

Kiest Park receives Lone Star Legacy designation

Kiest Park is among five Texas parks honored with designation as a Lone Star Legacy Park by the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) in a ceremony at the association’s annual institute in Irving. “This is a great recognition for Dallas and our park system,” said Park and Recreation Assistant Director Oscar Carmona. “Kiest is one of Dallas’ oldest and …

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Organizations invited to submit proposals for South Dallas/Fair Park Trust Fund grants

Organizations invited to submit proposals for South Dallas/Fair Park Trust Fund grants

Community organizations that qualify for funding from the South Dallas/Fair Park Trust Fund (SDFPTF) are invited to submit proposals for funding through April 14, 2017 at 4 p.m. The SDFPTF was created to facilitate economic and community development programs and initiatives in the South Dallas/Fair Park community.  Applicants can apply for grants in these categories: 1) Community-Based Non-Profit: For agencies …

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Parts of Dallas North Tollway to be closed overnight Friday

Parts of Dallas North Tollway to be closed overnight Friday

Dallas North Tollway (DNT) crews will close the Tollway between the DNT/President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT) interchange and Parker Road from 11 p.m. Friday Feb. 3 until 6 a.m. Saturday Feb. 4. The closure will allow multiple crews to work on the Tollway, where they will remove overhead signs; install fencing; shift concrete barriers on the southbound main lanes; work …

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Innovators

Dallas Good Neighbor Guide helps newcomers and natives get acquainted with Dallas

Dallas Good Neighbor Guide helps newcomers and natives get acquainted with Dallas

Newcomers and natives now have an easy use guide to City of Dallas regulations, important contacts, home upkeep, fire and security alarms, vehicle and parking regulations, how to get involved in your neighborhood, and much more. It’s all included in the Good Neighbor Guide, filled with tips, do’s and don’ts, home upkeep, uniquely zoned areas for home repair, garbage collection …

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Dallas Park and Recreation recognized for restoration initiatives

Dallas Park and Recreation recognized for restoration initiatives

Dallas Park and Recreation Department received the Preservation Achievement Award by Preservation Dallas for its restoration on the Hamilton Park Pavilion and the Lee Park Roque Courts. “Dallas Park and Recreation has received more than a dozen Preservation Achievement Awards since the ceremony began in 1999,” Donovan Westover, Preservation Dallas Events and Development Coordinator stated. Dallas Park and Recreation recognized …

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People Helping People Program recognized for innovations in public concerns

People Helping People Program recognized for innovations in public concerns

The City of Dallas’ People Helping People Program has received an Innovations in American Government Award for advancing efforts to address the nation’s most pressing public concerns. “People Helping People volunteers and staff assist qualified older and disabled homeowners with minor exterior home repairs,” said People Helping People Coordinator Shelly Nixon. The program is supervised by the City’s Housing/Community Services …

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Innovative hub for entrepreneurs to open this spring in South Dallas/Fair Park

Innovative hub for entrepreneurs to open this spring in South Dallas/Fair Park

A new center to help local entrepreneurs start, build, and grow companies is set to open this spring in Fair Park. Mayor Mike Rawlings and Councilmember Tiffinni Young announced plans to open the Fair Park Entrepreneur Center: The District, at the corner of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. “The District is a project that is significant to …

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Givers

City of Dallas to hold citywide cleanup event May 20

City of Dallas to hold citywide cleanup event May 20

The City of Dallas Panning and Neighborhood Vitality is inviting the community to participate in Operation: Beautification on Saturday May 20. The citywide cleanup effort involves community and faith based groups, businesses, schools and civic groups, working together to make neighborhoods more viable, vibrant and sustainable. “In the past, partnering with the City on this event has given us an …

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Dallas firefighters cover shifts in Houston during funeral of Capt. William Dowling

Dallas firefighters cover shifts in Houston during funeral of Capt. William Dowling

The Dallas Firefighters’ Association sent a team of eight firefighters from Dallas Fire-Rescue to Houston to cover some of Houston Fire Department’s shifts while they attend the funeral of Houston’s Capt. William “Iron Bill” Dowling. “These Dallas firefighters traveled overnight and spent the day serving the citizens of Houston voluntarily. We can’t thank them enough for their generosity,” Dallas Fire …

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Year Up program will help young adults out of poverty and into careers

Year Up program will help young adults out of poverty and into careers

A new program will guide low-income young adults into professional careers by connecting them to companies looking for talent. Mayor Mike Rawlings was on hand at El Centro College to help launch the program, called Year Up. The one-year intensive training program is geared toward low-income adults between 18-24, providing hands-on professional skills development that can also be used toward …

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Dallas Park and Recreation Department making the outdoors fun

Dallas Park and Recreation Department making the outdoors fun

Dallas Parks Foundation, in partnership with Dallas Park and Recreation, will enrich the outdoor knowledge of more than 360 participants with a new program: [email protected] The program is made possible by a Community Outdoor Outreach Program grant which provides funding to local governments and non-profit organizations.  The funds are used to introduce under-served populations to environmental and conservation programs as …

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Inside City Hall

Dallas Good Neighbor Guide helps newcomers and natives get acquainted with Dallas

Dallas Good Neighbor Guide helps newcomers and natives get acquainted with Dallas

Newcomers and natives now have an easy use guide to City of Dallas regulations, important contacts, home upkeep, fire and …

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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: You’ve seen them at the corner of a busy intersection, nailed …

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Public survey: City seeks citizen feedback on annual operating budget

Public survey: City seeks citizen feedback on annual operating budget

The City of Dallas is asking citizens to voice their opinions about several important budget issues, from infrastructure improvements to …

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Mayor announces City-County partnership to end and prevent homelessness

Mayor announces City-County partnership to end and prevent homelessness

Mayor Mike Rawlings has announced that the City of Dallas and Dallas County will partner to create a new organization …

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Economic Development Committee briefed on challenges of shared prosperity

Economic Development Committee briefed on challenges of shared prosperity

The Dallas City Council’s Economic Development Committee was briefed on progress made and challenges faced on the issue of shared …

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Housing Committee to hear briefing on Emergency Solutions Grant

Housing Committee to hear briefing on Emergency Solutions Grant

The City’s Housing Committee will hear details on Feb. 6 about the Housing and Urban Development Emergency Solutions grant that …

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