Builders

City of Dallas to host Emergency Preparedness Extravaganza Sept. 12 at Klyde Warren Park

City of Dallas to host Emergency Preparedness Extravaganza Sept. 12 at Klyde Warren Park

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is recognizing National Preparedness Month in September with the 2015 Dallas Emergency Preparedness Extravaganza. OEM and public safety partners will educate citizens to “KnoWhat2Do” if emergency and disaster events occur. The Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 12 at Klyde Warren Park. The goal of National Preparedness Month …

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Dallas Police Department community relations program seeks college student participation

Dallas Police Department community relations program seeks college student participation

Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown will host another episode of Let’s Talk, a conversation with Dallas Police Department recruits and college students about the relationship between police and communities. Chief Brown is seeking college student virtual participation by sending in videos to be played during the program. Each video should answer one of the following questions: How do you …

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Park and Recreation receives $1 million grant for Bachman Lake Park Trail renovations

Park and Recreation receives $1 million grant for Bachman Lake Park Trail renovations

Dallas Park and Recreation has received a $1 million Texas Parks and Wildlife Urban Outdoor Grant to renovate the Bachman Lake Park Trail. The grant will be matched by 2012 bond funds for a total project cost of nearly $3 million. Planned renovations include removal of the deteriorating eight-foot asphalt trail on the south side of the lake and replacing …

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Dallas Housing Finance Corporation supports affordable and accessible housing options

Dallas Housing Finance Corporation supports affordable and accessible housing options

Since 1996, the City of Dallas Housing Finance Corporation (DHFC) has provided tax-exempt mortgage revenue bond financing for the acquisition and rehabilitation of existing and new multifamily units. These financing and tax incentives provide affordable housing for working families that are 60 percent and below the area median family income level. DHFC has financed 15 multifamily projects and the Texas …

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Innovators

Mayor Rawlings’ to Host Twitter Budget Meeting

Mayor Rawlings’ to Host Twitter Budget Meeting

  VIEW THE PERISCOPE BROADCAST! Download the Periscope App, create a login, make sure you’re following @Mike_Rawlings, and you can see the broadcast live!   City of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will host the City’s first Twitter budget town hall meeting via virtual technology, including Twitter and Periscope, on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 beginning at 6 p.m. Residents are invited to …

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The “SWAT Kit” That’s Saving Lives in Dallas

The “SWAT Kit” That’s Saving Lives in Dallas

The difference between life and death often relies on split-second decisions. Officers C. Maddox and J. Tovar of the Dallas Police Department (DPD) know this all too well after their recent, life-saving response to a wounded 4-year-old girl. In this situation, the ability to access their hemorrhage control kit within seconds helped prevent the child from bleeding to death before Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) …

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Dallas at a Glance: Public Information Office

Dallas at a Glance: Public Information Office

The Public Information Office (PIO) acts as the centralized communications center for the City of Dallas. From open records, social media, broadcast to public relations, a lot goes on within the department. The PIO is broken up into three teams: Open Records, Public Information Officers, and Broadcast. The goal of the office is proactively grow as a resource to the …

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City information systems enable key messaging during crises

City information systems enable key messaging during crises

When disasters strike, the City of Dallas must be prepared to assemble and provide the support needed to keep its citizens safe. Seemingly every citizen owns a mobile phone and can be reached 24/7. This accessibility has given cities, municipalities and other public and private-sector organizations expanded options for notifying its citizens and employees of critical real-time information during floods, …

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Givers

Love Field art exhibits showcases historical origins

Love Field art exhibits showcases historical origins

Dallas Love Field Airport Terminal is a gateway to the City of Dallas, the perfect setting for a collection of public art, representing its history, legacy and purpose. The artwork represents the outstanding contributions of Dallas artists and artists from around the United States and beyond, enriching visitors’ experience at the airport while showcasing the city’s art and culture. Current …

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Dallas Fire-Rescue stories of bravery and sacrifice: Lt. Todd W. Krodle

Dallas Fire-Rescue stories of bravery and sacrifice: Lt. Todd W. Krodle

“He was the epitome of character and integrity. He taught us that doing the right thing may take longer, make you sweat more, and may not win you many friends. You could never out work Todd, all you could hope for is to work beside him. There were several instances where we stayed on scene at a structure fire much …

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Update on Dallas Police Department security enhancements

Update on Dallas Police Department security enhancements

Dallas Chief of Police David O. Brown released a memorandum on Aug. 31 highlighting the status of various security enhancements enacted after the June 2015 attack on the Jack Evans Police Headquarters. Within 24 hours of the shooting, critical work began on ways to enhance safety. “Currently, we are working in a security study to develop a conceptual plan to …

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DALLAS 911 MEMORIAL STAIR CLIMB WILL BE HELD SATURDAY AT RENAISSANCE TOWER

DALLAS 911 MEMORIAL STAIR CLIMB WILL BE HELD SATURDAY AT RENAISSANCE TOWER

The public is invited to join firefighters, law enforcement and EMS personnel from the north Texas region and beyond for the annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm St. More than 400 City of Dallas public safety officers are expected to participate in a day of extreme physical challenge and intense …

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Inside City Hall

Mayor Rawlings’ to Host Twitter Budget Meeting

Mayor Rawlings’ to Host Twitter Budget Meeting

  VIEW THE PERISCOPE BROADCAST! Download the Periscope App, create a login, make sure you’re following @Mike_Rawlings, and you can …

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Meet the City Staff: John H. Slate, City of Dallas Archivist

Meet the City Staff: John H. Slate, City of Dallas Archivist

What do Bonnie and Clyde, architectural plans, maps from the turn of the century and John F. Kennedy police records …

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Infographic: FY 15-16 Budget Overview

Infographic: FY 15-16 Budget Overview

The City of Dallas has proposed the FY 15-16 City Budget. This proposal coincides with 40 public meetings which provides …

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Street Services hosts wellness expo

Street Services hosts wellness expo

The Department of Street Services (STS) recently hosted the Southeast Service Center Health & Wellness Expo for City of Dallas …

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City releases audit of Streets paving, maintenance and Capital Program

City releases audit of Streets paving, maintenance and Capital Program

The Department of Street Services (STS) recently participated in an audit conducted under the authority of the City Charter and …

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City of Dallas files lawsuit seeking guidance regarding Love Field gates

City of Dallas files lawsuit seeking guidance regarding Love Field gates

Today the City of Dallas filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking a declaratory judgment to determine which gate slots …

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