Builders

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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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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Innovators

Dallas to host social innovation conference

Dallas to host social innovation conference

The City of Dallas through its Office of Resilience will serve as partner and associate producer for the 2019 bigBANG! conference. This year’s theme will explore a critical topic to the future of Dallas: building inclusive economies. The Office of Resilience will share the work the City is doing to improve the systems and institutions that affect every Dallas resident …

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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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Givers

City opens temporary inclement weather shelter

City opens temporary inclement weather shelter

The City of Dallas will open a temporary inclement weather shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for those experiencing homelessness in anticipation of below freezing temperatures. The shelter will operate as an overflow shelter, supplementing the city’s area shelters once they reach capacity. The overflow shelter will open at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 11 and close at …

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Learn how to protect your home at the home fire safety fair

Learn how to protect your home at the home fire safety fair

Dallas Fire-Rescue’s Inspection and Life Safety Education Bureau will be hosting its 2nd Annual Home Fire Safety Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 26 at the Fireside Recreation Center at 8601 Fireside Drive. During the event, Dallas residents will learn about all matters related to fire and life-safety education, as well as the various services at their disposal …

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Dallas Public Library collects backpacks, winter gear for homeless

Dallas Public Library collects backpacks, winter gear for homeless

Dallas Public Library is collecting supplies and backpacks for the 5th annual Backpack Challenge, a donation drive to provide winter needs to adults experiencing homelessness. “Winter is a dangerous time to for our homeless neighbors,” said Dallas Public Library Adult Services Administrator Heather Lowe. “The Backpack Challenge and Giveaway is an opportunity for us to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with …

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Attend a free citizenship application workshop

Attend a free citizenship application workshop

Join the City of Dallas, Office of Welcoming Communities & Immigrant Affairs for a free Citizenship Application Workshop. The workshop will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Erik Jonsson Central Library located at 1515 Young Street. Attendees will have the opportunity to complete their N-400 application for citizenship and have their application reviewed by immigration …

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Inside City Hall

New law means more opportunities for public speaking

New law means more opportunities for public speaking

A new law that affects speaking during public meetings took effect on Sept. 1.  House Bill 2840, passed by the …

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Home Improvement and Preservation Program opens Nov. 4

Home Improvement and Preservation Program opens Nov. 4

Homeowners in Dallas can apply to obtain home repairs through the city’s Home Improvement and Preservation Program (HIPP) beginning on …

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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 …

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National Night Out 2019 promises friendship and fun

National Night Out 2019 promises friendship and fun

Find a National Night Out event in your area here! National Night Out is a nationwide event that encourages neighbors to …

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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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