City of Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer and other City staff host programs on KEOM 88.5 FM, the local radio station operated by the Mesquite Independent School District. The programs include a wide range of City of Mesquite topics and issues to help keep the Mesquite community informed.
Wayne Larson, Director of Communications and Marketing, and Cliff Keheley, City Manager, discuss the 2021 Tax Election. The Mesquite City Council unanimously approved the fiscal year 2021-2022 budget, which keeps the City property tax rate the same as last year. The budget adds public safety, streets and cybersecurity resources to the City’s operations and maintenance of the community. State law requires that Mesquite voters approve this year’s tax rate which exceeds the 3.5% voter-approval tax rate. Proposition A will be on the Nov. 2 Ballot for Mesquite voters to vote “FOR” or “AGAINST” the proposition. For more information, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/2021TaxElection.
Director of Communications and Marketing Wayne Larson and Curt Cassidy, Director of Public Works, discuss the changes to the solid waste ordinance and what solid waste customers need to do with placing their trash in bags, placing the bags in trash containers, the times to set out and take in trash containers, and the rules on bulk trash. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/SolidWaste to learn more.
Director of Communications and Marketing Wayne Larson and Chris Sanchez from the City Manager’s Office discuss exciting new opportunities for Mesquite residents to get involved in volunteer positions with City advisory boards and commissions. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Boards to learn more.
Director of Communications and Marketing Wayne Larson and City Manager Cliff Keheley discuss the plans to convert the manual water meters of the City’s 42,000 water utility customers to new electronic smart meters. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/MeterProject to learn more.
20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks.
Mayor Bruce Archer reflects on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Mayor Bruce Archer and Assistant to the City Manager Chris Sanchez discuss the new nuisance disturbance standards that will aid City of Mesquite staff in responding to noise complaints. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Noise to learn more.
Mayor Bruce Archer discusses the new Mesquite Clean City initiative to address litter, beautification projects and other long-term plans to improve the community’s appearance. The plans include programs to educate, enforce and engage various elements of the initiative with the community, business partners and citizens. Details on the initiative and opportunities to get involved are available www.cityofmesquite.com/CleanCity.
Mayor Bruce Archer speaks with Maria Martinez, Director of Neighborhood Services, about the amendments to the parking ordinances in residential areas, with plans to begin enforcement after Jan. 1, 2021. The amendments address commercial and oversized vehicles, parking on public streets and private property as well as recreational vehicles (RV) and parking on unimproved surfaces in residential areas. Details on the amendments are available at www.cityofmesquite.com/ParkingOrdinance..
The City of Mesquite has announced it is offering its residents access to free mental health counseling and referral services through a new partnership with the AZAR Foundation. Residents can call 833-298-9111 to schedule a virtual or in-person session for individuals, couples and groups. Mayor Bruce Archer discusses mental health with AZAR Foundation CEO Charlotte Allen and Mesquite resident and survivor of suicide loss Shirley Weddle.
Mayor Bruce Archer speaks with Raymond Rivas, Assistant City Manager, about City of Mesquite and other community partners facilitating access to a variety of recovery programs for individuals, families and businesses through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. For more information, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/CARES
Mayor Bruce Archer shares that it is illegal to possess or use fireworks in Mesquite and to shoot a gun into the air. The Mayor explains the City’s efforts to educate and enforce these laws as well as reminders about the dangers of DWI – for the Independence Day weekend. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/CelebrateSafely for details.
Mayor Bruce Archer speaks with Jeff Armstrong, Director of Planning And Development Services, about the importance of every Mesquite resident participating in the 2020 Census. For more information on the 2020 Census, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Census2020