District 5

Council Member Rickey D. Callahan​

City Council District 5

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​Information and Updates

Upcoming Events

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Concert flyer (PDF)


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City Council Off-site Meetings in the Remainder of 2019

Council passed a resolution in June 2018, which allows four offsite City Council Agenda meetings to be held quarterly throughout the City of Dallas. The City Manager recommended the dates and sites selected, and all were approved with the adoption of the city calendar this fall. Below you'll find dates, times and addresses for these offsite meetings, as well as information on how to register to speak and where to find Agendas posted online.

August 14, 2019 at 2pm

The third offsite meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 2 pm at Bachman Lake Branch Library, 9480 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas 75220.

November 13, 2019 at 2pm

The fourth offsite meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 2 pm at Campbell Green Recreation Center, 16600 Park Hill Dr., Dallas 75248.

In addition, the resolution states that the second Wednesday City Council Agenda meeting will start at 2 pm instead of 9 am, with public hearings to begin not earlier than 6 pm at Dallas City Hall.

How to Register to Speak at a City Council Meeting

A person wishing to address the city council must first register with the city secretary and provide the following information: Name, residence address, daytime telephone number, the subject matter to be presented, and whether the subject is on the current city council meeting agenda. A person may register in person, by electronic mail (CitySecretary@dallascityhall.com), or by telephone (214-670-3738). The earliest a person may register for an upcoming city council meeting is 8:15 a.m. of the next regular business day following the previous city council meeting. The deadline for registering to address the council at a city council meeting is 5:00 p.m. of the last regular business day preceding the meeting. No person may register to speak during an open microphone period more than once within any 30-day period.  This is anticipated to be the process, however, rules may be suspended to accommodate neighborhood speakers.

How to View Upcoming Agendas

Upcoming Agendas with Agenda Item Details, once posted, may be found at this website: www.dallascityhall.com/government/Pages/Council-Agenda.aspx


New 3-1-1 Mobile App: OurDallas

Visit the new 3-1-1 web site or install the app on your phone to try it.

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Dallas Public Library Highlights for District 5

Past Events:

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gives Free Concert to Honor 9/11 Victims and First Responders

On Tuesday evening the Dallas Parks and Recreation department joined forces with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to present a free concert in recognition of the 17th anniversary of the tragedy that befell America on September 11, 2001.

Honoring those who lost their lives on 9/11 and the courageous acts of numerous first responders and American citizens, this concert was initially scheduled to be held in Crawford Memorial Park however due to rainy weather it was moved into the auditorium at A+ Secondary School located on Masters Road.

Colors were first presented and then Dallas Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andres' Franco opened the concert by introducing District 5 Dallas City Council Member Rick Callahan.

Council Member Rick Callahan was bestowed the honor of conducting the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as they played "Washington Post March" composed by John Philip Sousa.

Speaking about the Dallas Symphony Orchestra before the conducting the piece, Council Member Callahan stated "I've had the honor to go down and kind of practice with them, I say that loosely because I'm the one that needs the practice, I think. It's a joy. These folks are really nationally if not world renowned. And every summer they play in Val Colorado. They have a kind of vacation home there in the summer. They're very accomplished."

Council Member Callahan said "If you haven't had the opportunity to go to the Morton Meyerson to see them, what a great facility number one. This is really and truly a Dallas treasure that we have. And we're so blessed that District 5 in southern Dallas gets to have that."



Having recently completed his debut season with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Andres' Franco next stepped up to led a program full of beautifully performed, powerfully delivered American music.

Conductor Franco is a native of Columbia who is dedicated to preserving and performing the music of the Americas. As Principal Conductor of Caminos del Inka, Franco has led many performances of works by Latin American composers including Jimmy Lopez, Diego Luzuriaga and Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla.

Speaking about his love for American music, Conductor Franco said "Music helps us express ourselves but it also helps communities heal and it helps community grieve. Its helps communities come together. And of course as we perform this concert that is filled with fun music, I know that we are still thinking that today is 9/11. Today is a very significant day and that is why the music helps come together in remembrance of the horrific act that happened."

Conductor Franco said "One of the first things that happened in congress on that day, is that everyone got together and started singing patriotic songs. It was one of the ways the country started coming together and moving forward to try and make sense of what had happened. So I always find that patriotic music, especially the songs that we all know, is very powerful. So the next piece we are going to play is "America the Beautiful", which is one of my favorite pieces of American music."

Written by: Denise Bell


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Park and Recreation 

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