District 12

Council Member Cara Mendelsohn

City Council District 12​​​​

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Welcome to the District 12 home page! If you would like to receive City of Dallas and district updates, be sure to sign up for our E-News by sending an email to cara.mendelsohn@dallascityhall.com. 

​News & Ev​​ents​

July 20, 2020

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July 1, 2020


Virtual Budget Town Hall Flyer.pdf


May 7, 2020


Brush and bulk trash collections are delayed in many areas of Dallas due to higher than usual set out volumes.  Sanitation asks for the public's patience as we work to keep up with the current increase in volumes.  Residents should continue to follow the normal set out schedule for their areas at this time. 

  • Collections are delayed for April Week 4 areas and is scheduled to be completed by Saturday, May 9.
  • Collections are also delayed for May Week 1 areas. 
  • To find your schedule, click here.
  • Code Compliance will suspend the issuance of bulk trash violations during this time in the affected areas.

April 16, 2020


April 15, 2020

Mayor Eric Johnson calls for citywide  ovation for front-line workers on Thursday. View here:


April 9, 2020

City of Dallas to close parks for Easter weekend.  View here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXDALLAS/bulletins/28596be 

April 6, 2020 


March 25, 2020

View Mayor Johnson's recent statement on the amended emergency regulations here: 

Mayor Johnson’s Statement on COVID-19, March 24, 2020


March 2, 2020 

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February 6, 2020

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January 28, 2020

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January 23, 2020

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January 17, 2020

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December 19, 2019


December 11, 2019

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November 19, 2019

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November 1, 2019 

Free Adoption!

Dallas Animal Services is offering a free adoption special through Sunday on all pets at the main location at 1818 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas, TX 75212 or the PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center at 16821 N. Coit Rd., Dallas, Texas 75248. Potential adopters can visit www.dallasanimalservices.org to see photos of available pets. A valid government ID is required to adopt a pet. Free adoption includes spay/neuter surgery, current vaccinations, microchipping, and more.

For more information contact the DAS main location and adoption center at dasadopt@dallascityhall.com or 214-670-6800.

October 24, 2019

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October 17, 2019

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October 16, 2019

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October 8, 2019

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September 17, 2019

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September 4, 2019

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August 27, 2019

Branch Out Dallas is an opportunity for City of Dallas homeowners to get a free 5 gallon tree for their front, back, or side yards.

  • Registration begins September 1st (website will not be live till then)
  • Registration ends September 30th
  • 5 trees to choose from (see attached)  Availability may be a factor, so you will choose a 1st and 2nd choice
  • 6 pick up locations to choose from  (see attached)

On November 2nd, from 9 am – 12 pm, you will pick up your tree!

If you have any questions, please Email: BranchOutDallas@DallasCityHall.com

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August 16, 2019

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August 14, 2019

Please stop by either of our shelter locations this Saturday, August 17 between 9:30am and 5:00pm during the largest adoption day of the year: Clear the Shelters.

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July 22, 2019

If you live in the city of Dallas, even if you are not in DISD, you are eligible for this program if you meet low-income guidelines. Now is the time to pre-register (required).

The big event is Friday, Aug. 2, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fair Park. School supplies, free haircuts, health, dental & vision screenings, community services & more!

Register by calling 311 or go to mayorsbacktoschoolfair.com. 

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July 1, 2019

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June 25, 2019 

View all available positions and their descriptions for District 12 Boards and Commissions by clicking the link below:  


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June 13, 2019 


Sanitation crews are working diligently to remove the debris from the storm on June 9. Bulk and brush pickup will continue for June, but residents are being asked to help with storm debris collection by limiting bulk set-outs in June. Also, residents are asked to separate tree debris from other trash and plastic bags. Only storm debris will be collected in July.  Normal bulk and brush pick up will resume in August.

Until further notice, Code Compliance will suspend citations for early or late set out of storm related brush/debris only.

 Please go to www.dallaszerowaste.com for sanitation transfer station locations and to 311 to report storm debris or downed limbs in roadways.

September 24, 2018 
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Dallas 311 is undergoing a MAJOR transition. Find out how you may be impacted.



​Please review these two documents from Dallas County Health and Human Services about the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.

Zika Virus One Page Summary

Mosquito Viruses Information


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