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:

• Illegal dumping is a frequent problem in the City of Dallas and City leaders are fighting back with a new campaign called “Real Trash Talk.” Citizens of Dallas will begin to see billboards, social media pushes, wanted individuals, arrests and hopefully a decrease in illegal dumping. Consequences for illegally dumping in Dallas can range from 180 days in jail to two years in a state jail facility plus fines.

• Mayor Mike Rawlings announced the creation of a new commission to focus on long-term strategies to address homelessness in the City of Dallas. The commission will develop strategies by comparing the city’s current procedures to similar communities. They will also look for ways to increase the availability of affordable and supportive housing.

• The City Council will vote on a recommendation to establish an Urban Forestry Department. Currently, no urban foresters oversee or manage the 14.7 million trees in Dallas medians and parkways and one urban forester oversees the Great Trinity Forest watershed. The department would maintain the current urban forest and plant replacement trees.

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