Council Connection
January 24, 2020
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Special City Council Meeting on Jan. 28 on Convenience Store Moratorium


Mesquite City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28. It will include a discussion on proposed strategies by the Mesquite Police Department for addressing crime in Mesquite. There will also be a public hearing and first reading for an ordinance imposing a temporary moratorium on applications and plans for new convenience stores within the corporate City limits of Mesquite. The Meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber, at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. View meeting agendas online. The City broadcasts meetings via Facebook Live and at cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings. Watch the discussion from the Jan. 21 City Council Meeting and read City Manager, Cliff Keheley’s statement on the issue.

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City launches new myMesquite customer service platform

The City of Mesquite has announced a new customer service platform called myMesquite to report street repair, code violations, public safety concerns and other types of issues. This is the latest effort by the city to improve customer service and its public transparency. The myMesquite platform is free and requests can be sent anonymously. Residents can easily access the platform from a computer or download the myMesquite app on their phone or other smart device. Learn more at www.cityofmesquite.com/myMesquite.

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Help our neighborhoods as a Mesquite Code Ambassador


A quality neighborhood begins with engaged neighbors. If you live in Mesquite, you can advocate for quality neighborhoods by volunteering as a Mesquite Code Ambassador. The program enlists the help of resident volunteers to identify specific code violations throughout Mesquite. The next Code Ambassadors orientation takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Mesquite Arts Center. Learn more.

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Register for the Feb. 1 Polar Plunge


Are you brave enough? The Mesquite Police Department and Special Olympics Texas invite you to take part in the Annual Polar Plunge. Support local Special Olympics athletes by plunging into icy cold water on Feb. 1 at City Lake Aquatic Center, 200 Parkview Street. The plunge begins at 10 a.m. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Learn more and register at www.sotx.org/polarplunge.

2020 Neighborhood Summit

Sign up for the Feb. 22 Neighborhood Summit– “Rollin’ Out The Resources”


The City of Mesquite’s Office of Neighborhood Vitality hosts the Third Annual Neighborhood Summit on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at MISD Professional Development Center, 3819 Towne Crossing Boulevard. It is free and open to the public. This year’s theme is “Rollin’ Out The Resources” and all Mesquite residents will have the opportunity to network with their neighbors and city staff, and learn more about the community. The event is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn more and register www.cityofmesquite.com/neighbhorhoodsummit

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Help deter crime in your neighborhood with 20-4-7


The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) depends on residents to help identify suspicious activity in neighborhoods. Recently, a resident in the Indian Trails neighborhood noticed suspicious activity on their street and alerted MPD. After an investigation, officers were able to shut down a drug operation, arrest five people and recover several guns and drugs. If you see something, say something. MPD encourages residents to spend twenty minutes outside their home, four out of seven days each week. Read the full story.

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2020 Daddy Daughter Dance


Enjoy a special night at the 2020 Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, Feb. 8. Tickets are $15 per person, per session. The first session is from 4 to 6 p.m. The second session is 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door. The dance will be held at the Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.cityofmesquite.com/PARD

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Need a job? - Earn some extra cash and help your community with the 2020 Census


The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to work on the 2020 Census. Earn extra income while helping the community. Interested individuals can apply for a 2020 Census job by visiting 2020census.gov/jobs and completing an online application.

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Mesquite hosts MLK, Jr. Celebration


The City of Mesquite and the Mesquite NAACP hosted the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade and community celebration on Sat., Jan. 18. A highlight of the celebration was the Candle Lighting Ceremony and Benediction by Pastor Reginald Jefferson, Mayor Bruce Archer and Henry L. Brown. The Keynote Speaker was Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown. 

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Join the team at City of Mesquite


Are you searching for a new career? City of Mesquite is hiring in various departments from building inspectors to firefighters. Browse our employment page and submit your application today. 

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Contact Us

Use the free myMesquite platform to submit service requests to the City of Mesquite. Send requests for street repair, crime concerns, park issues and more from your computer or mobile device. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/myMesquite for details.

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