Video: Here’s a look at what’s going on in Your City
Among the stories featured on this week’s Your City:
- The City Council’s Economic Development Committee has endorsed a workforce placement and retention program. The program would serve the formerly incarcerated, out-of-school young adults, single parents and high poverty individuals. The goal is to have 75 percent of participants employed and making a living wage by the end of the program.
- The City of Dallas received a Local Foods, Local Places grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The non-monetary grant will provide technical assistance from a team of experts to expand community gardens and urban farming efforts. Residents can sign up for the Local Foods, Local Places Workshop now. The workshop will help plan next steps toward developing sustainable food systems in Dallas.
- Dallas City Council voted unanimously to support a resolution asking the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to re-evaluate the steps to reduce impacts to air quality. City of Dallas Office of Environmental Quality is also working to get air quality flags placed at locations around the city to keep citizens aware.