Heated Debate Over Leadership Positions During New Dallas Council's First MeetingThe debate didn't center around who they chose for Mayor Pro Tem and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, but how long they should serve in those positions.
'That Changes The Ecosystem': Dallas Plans To Plant 350K Trees In Next DecadeThe City of Dallas is going even greener with its latest project, the Urban Forest Master Plan.
'I Want To Get Back To Basics': Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Begins 2nd Half Of 1st TermMayor Johnson said he wants to improve the 911 call center, where there are 26 vacant positions and where it's taking more than twice as long as this time last year to have a 911 call answered.
During Runoffs, Fort Worth And Arlington Residents Electing New Mayors SaturdayDuring Saturday's runoff elections, residents in the cities of Fort Worth and Arlington will select new mayors, while several Dallas city council seats are up for grabs.
Texas Voters Electing Mayors, City Councilmembers As Runoff Early Voting BeginsElection Day is June 5, but early voting will be from Monday, May 24, until Tuesday, June 1.
Dallas City Council Approves Renaming Part Of Lamar Street To Botham Jean BoulevardThe Dallas City Council unanimously voted to approve the renaming of a stretch of Lamar Street to Botham Jean Boulevard in order to honor the 26-year-old who was killed in his own apartment by an off-duty officer.
Real Estate Developer Sherman Roberts Faces Federal Bribery Charges Involving Dallas City Council MembersThe Dallas City Council members involved are not named in the indictment.
Dallas Police Department To Implement Tracking System Aimed At Identifying Potential Officer Misconduct“The goal is to be able to identify problematic behaviors and correct them before they become an issue,” said Dallas Police Lt. Stephen Williams in an email.
Dallas City Council Expected To Vote On Early Warning System For Police OfficersThe Dallas City Council is expected to vote on a $1 million plan aimed at holding the city’s police officers accountable.
Dallas' Fair Park One Step Closer To Revitalization As Master Plan Update Approved By City CouncilThe approval precedes an upcoming announcement of the park designer for the new Community Park within Fair Park's 277-acre campus, which is one of the Master Plan Update's first priorities.
Dallas Police To Get Approximately $7M More Next Year Despite Cut In OvertimeThe city will spend about $7 million more on police in the next year fiscal year that begins October 1, totaling around $561 million.
City Council Votes To Cut Dallas Police Overtime, While Increasing Overall Department FundingThe Dallas City Council voted 11-4 Wednesday night to cut $7 million from the police overtime budget, while increasing overall funding for the department.
GOP Demonstrates At Dallas City Hall Day Before Council Potentially Cuts Police OT BudgetAbout 40 area Republican party leaders and members held a "defend the police" demonstration in front of Dallas City Hall.
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall Seeks To Reassure Public After Gov. Abbott Ripped City Council For Reducing Overtime BudgetAfter the meeting, a variety of council members held a news conference to defend their vote to cut the department's overtime budget by $7 million, about 25%.
Governor Greg Abbott Blasts Dallas City Council For Defunding Dallas Police DepartmentOn Wednesday, a majority of council members voted to cut $7 million from DPD's overtime budget.