Council Connection: October 18, 2019
October 18, 2019
City Council members standing side by side in front of Mesquite City Hall

City Council meets Monday, Oct. 21

Mesquite City Council meets on Oct. 21 at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The Pre-Meeting begins at 5 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B, followed by the Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. View meeting agendas online. The City broadcasts meetings via Facebook Live and at cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings.


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Early voting begins Oct. 21

Early voting in the 2019 General Election is Oct. 21 through Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 5. You can find election information such as voting locations for Mesquite and Kaufman County at cityofmesquite.com/2019CityElections. For more information, call the City Secretary’s Office at 972-216-6244.


Map of Kaufman County precincts in relation to Texas state map

Kaufman County bond proposal for Nov. 5 election


On Nov. 5, Kaufman County voters will decide on a bond issue to fund transportation projects and new county facilities. Transportation improvements include county road improvements, reducing congestion on State highways, and local intersection safety improvements. Facility improvements include a new Justice Center, renovations to the courthouse, and a new Emergency Services Center in the rapidly growing northern part of the county. Learn more about the proposed projects at kaufmancountybond.com.


Young volunteer removing tree limbs from front yard of a home

Volunteers assist community members on 15th Annual Addressing Mesquite Day


On Oct. 12, more than 1,000 Addressing Mesquite Day (AMD) volunteers gathered throughout the city to assist 102 homeowners with projects such as painting and landscaping. AMD volunteers represent local high schools, churches, civic clubs, nonprofit groups, the corporate community and City organization. Since its creation in 2005, AMD has grown to include more volunteers, sponsors and community support. Read more.


Baskets of strawberries and oranges at The Marketplace

Shop local at The Marketplace in Downtown Mesquite Oct. 26


Shop local produce, crafts and culinary items at The Marketplace from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at 150 W. Main St. The Marketplace takes place every second and fourth Saturday through Nov. 23.



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Day of the Dead Festival and activities Oct. 26


Join Mesquite Arts Center (MAC) on Oct. 26 for an all-day celebration. Beginning at 4 p.m., MAC will celebrate Day of the Dead and the cultural traditions of the holiday. Attractions include face painting, vendors, live music and artist exhibitions. Following the festival, move into the Black Box Theatre to experience a Haunted Hospital Tour at 7:30 p.m. Then, end the evening at Mesquite Symphony Orchestra’s Day of the Dead-themed concert, “Sounds in the Night,” at the MAC Rehearsal Hall. View a Day of the Dead agenda. For more event information, call MAC at 972-216-8132.


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Join Mesquite's public safety dispatch team


Mesquite Police Department seeks committed, service-oriented individuals to join our public safety dispatch team. Salary is $19.40 per hour and includes great benefits. Apply online, or learn more about the job by calling Recruiter Kim Little at 972-216-6384.


Mesquite Entrepreneurs Day: Envision Your Future as an Entrepreneur

Mesquite Entrepreneurs Day is Nov. 12


Network with local entrepreneurs at Mesquite Entrepreneurs Day from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 12 at Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. Activities include mini workshops, resource tables, collaboration sessions and business networking. Tickets are $20 per person and are available at MesquiteEntrepreneursDay.com. Registration includes bilingual presentation materials and dinner. For more information, call Kim Buttram at 972-216-6446 or email kbuttram@cityofmesquite.com.


Mesquite Comprehensive Plan: Connecting the Community

City Council adopts new Comprehensive Plan for Mesquite


Following a public hearing on Oct. 7, the City Council adopted Mesquite’s new Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a long-term vision used by Council and City leadership to inform decisions on growth, development and revitalization of the City. Learn more about the Comprehensive Plan process and view the draft approved this week.


Graph representing percent change of monthly sales tax revenues from October 2018

Monthly sales tax report


City of Mesquite’s October sales tax receipts, which represent sales activity for the month of August, were 3.4 percent above the amount reported for the same period last year. Year-to-date sales tax collections for the City are trending 1.6 percent above last year’s collections. Sales tax contributes 27 percent 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.


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