Builders

City of Dallas hosts Town Hall/Listening Sessions to get public feedback on Redistricting

City of Dallas hosts Town Hall/Listening Sessions to get public feedback on Redistricting

The City of Dallas invites the public to attend a series of town hall meetings to offer input on the City’s redistricting process, which happens every 10 years after the U.S. Census releases its data. The redistricting process is the redrawing of City Council districts from which Council Members are elected. “Community involvement and participation is critical to the success …

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Virtual Town Hall Meetings for FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget

Virtual Town Hall Meetings for FY 2021-22 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 2021-22 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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City Manager announces new executive for the Department of Sustainable Development and Construction

City Manager announces new executive for the Department of Sustainable Development and Construction

Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax announced the appointment of William G. Mundinger, II to serve as Executive in Residence for the Department of Sustainable Development and Construction (SDC). Mr. Mundinger will support SDC’s reorganization and transformation. Realigning SDC and the City’s building and permitting process is critical to the success of the City of Dallas’ newly adopted Economic Development Policy. …

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Public input needed for Convention Center Master Plan

Public input needed for Convention Center Master Plan

The public is invited to participate in a virtual public open house at 6 p.m. on April 15  to learn more about the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) Master Plan and share input with the project team. The KBHCCD Master Plan aims to transform the convention center district into the top convention center and convention center urban district …

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Innovators

City of Dallas examines current state of racial equity to build an equitable and inclusive bounce back

City of Dallas examines current state of racial equity to build an equitable and inclusive bounce back

Historic and current institutionalized policies and practices have created disparities in social, health and economic outcomes for many communities of color. The interconnectedness of the complex inequities Dallas faces requires a sustained commitment by multiple local, state, and national entities to address the pervasive disparities. The City of Dallas’ Office of Equity & Inclusion-Equity Division in partnership with Communities Foundation …

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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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Givers

The Office of Homeless Solutions activation of temporary inclement weather shelters (TIWS) remains in effect for Saturday night due to frigid temperatures

The Office of Homeless Solutions activation of temporary inclement weather shelters (TIWS) remains in effect for Saturday night due to frigid temperatures

The Office of Homeless Solutions has been monitoring the weather forecast and based on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric forecast, has activated the opening of temporary inclement weather shelters (TIWS) in the City of Dallas for Saturday, and will continue to monitor the weather through Saturday evening, Jan. 22. An additional activation notice will be released no later than 12 …

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Dallas Office of Homeless Solutions encourages responsible giving this holiday season

Dallas Office of Homeless Solutions encourages responsible giving this holiday season

While it’s true the holiday season is about spending time with family and friends, it’s also about giving to others, especially neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. The City’s Office of Homeless Solutions and its partner, the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA) are encouraging the public to forego street charity and instead donate to the shelters that serve the homeless. It …

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Emergency rental assistance program, provides $18 million for Dallas residents, through DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas

Emergency rental assistance program, provides $18 million for Dallas residents, through DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas

Applications for Emergency Rental Assistance are open starting June 1, at DallasRentRelief.com, the program is available through DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas (DHA). There is $18 million in rental assistance being administered by DHA through December 31, 2021, to help eligible Dallas residents who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the loss of their employment income or …

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Local businesses recognized by City for sustainable practices

Local businesses recognized by City for sustainable practices

Good Coworking and Turn Compost are the latest to join a growing list of companies in Dallas awarded Green Business Certifications by the City’s Zero Waste Division for achieving a level of environmental performance and sustainability. The Green Business Certification program is a free service offered to businesses to assist them in lessening their impact on the environment using best …

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Inside City Hall

Virtual Town Hall Meetings for FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget

Virtual Town Hall Meetings for FY 2021-22 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 of Dallas adopts new Economic Development Policy

City of Dallas adopts new Economic Development Policy

The Dallas City Council passed its new Economic Development Policy on Wednesday, May 26. The Policy will begin with a …

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Mayor Johnson calls on businesses to fill out new city survey on mask policies

Mayor Johnson calls on businesses to fill out new city survey on mask policies

Mayor Eric Johnson is asking businesses in the city to fill out a brief online form to publicly state whether …

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Small Business Continuity Fund grant program reopens for applications

Small Business Continuity Fund grant program reopens for applications

The City of Dallas has reopened applications for the Small Business Continuity Fund (SBCF) grant program. The SBCF grant program …

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