Council Connection January 17, 2020 - City hall at dusk

January 17, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mesquite celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 18


Mesquite honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of celebration on Saturday, Jan. 18. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a parade through downtown, and continues at 2 p.m. with a community celebration at Mesquite Arts Center. View event details and parade route.

City hall at dusk

City Council meets Tuesday, Jan. 21


Mesquite City Council meets Tuesday, Jan. 21, at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The Pre-Meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B, followed by the Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber. View meeting agendas online. The City broadcasts meetings via Facebook Live and at cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings.

Sprouts Farmers market logo

Sprouts Farmers Market hosts hiring fair for Mesquite store

On Jan. 22 and 23, Sprouts Famers Market will host a hiring fair in anticipation of its new store opening in March. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 22 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 23, applicants are encouraged to bring a copy of their resume to the Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall, 1700 Rodeo Drive. Applicants will have the opportunity to speak directly with the Sprouts hiring team about available positions. To learn more visit sprouts.com/careers.

Kid dressed up in a Captain America takes the polar plunge

Take the Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics Texas


On Saturday, Feb. 1, Special Olympics Texas hosts its annual Polar Plunge at City Lake Aquatic Center, 200 Parkview Street. All money raised for the Polar Plunge provides year-round sports and competition training to local Special Olympics athletes and helps provide health and inclusion programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities in our community. It is $30 for plungers under 18-years-old and $60 for plungers 18 and older. Learn more and register at www.sotx.org/polarplunge.

City Council annual policy workshop

City Council Policy Retreat


On Jan. 10 and 11, the City Council held their annual Policy Workshop. You can watch the complete video recap of Day 1 here: https://mesquitetx.swagit.com/play/01102020-549. And you can watch the complete video recap of Day 2 here: https://mesquitetx.swagit.com/play/01102020-667

Groundbreaking ceremony for Urban District 30

Mesquite breaks ground on new Urban District 30 business park


On Jan. 13, Urban Logistics Realty broke ground on Urban District 30, a nearly one million square foot industrial park. The project is expected to generate more than 500 jobs in Mesquite. To learn more about the groundbreaking and Urban District 30 project visit www.urbanlogisticsrealty.com/urban-district-30/

Monthly sales tax revenues for January 2020

Monthly sales tax report


City of Mesquite’s January sales tax receipts, which represent sales activity for the month of November, were .33% above the amount reported for the same period last year. Total fiscal year sales tax collections for the City are 4.7% above last year’s collections. Sales tax contributes 25% of the total revenue used to support the City’s General Fund, which supports services such as police, fire, parks and recreation, libraries, neighborhood services and public works. For more information on how the City uses its sales tax revenue, visit cityofmesquite.com/Transparency.

City offices closed Monday, Jan. 20 for MLK Day

City holiday closures Jan. 20

Most City offices and facilities are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 20. There is no trash or recycling collection on Jan. 20. View a complete list of closures.

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