District 13

​​​Council Member Jennifer Staubach Gates
​​City Council District 13​

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

First, I would like to thank all of those who supported me during the campaign and have given me the opportunity to serve as your  elected Council Member for District 13. I am honored to have this opportunity to represent District 13 on the City Council, and I will continue to learn, research, and explore City Council issues so I can best represent you as your Council Member....

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 News and Updates 

August 28, 2020 


September 3rd at 6 pm. Please see invitation below:

DAL AEA Promotion Flier EN 2020.07.24.pdf

DAL AEA Promotion Flier ES 2020.07.24.pdf

August 17, 2020

District 13 Budget Town Halls Reminder
District 13 is hosting two of our three town hall meetings this week; the first one tomorrow. Please see the dates and more information on how to access each meeting below. 

Option 1: Tuesday, August 18th at 6pm
  • To participate, go to https://dallascityhall.webex.com/dallascityhall or call 408-418-9388 
  • Enter the 9-digit event code number: 146 014 8074
  • Enter the password: 8m85kFiypJY
  • Closed captions are not available 
  • Please note that if you choose to call in, you will not be able to ask questions 
  • For step-by-step instructions to access WebEx online and participate in the Q&A, click here  
Option 2: Tele Town Hall - Thursday, August 20th at 6pm - This meeting is also available in Spanish
  • To register, go to http://tthm.us/dallasbudget  
  • All registered participants will receive a telephone call prior to the start of the meeting from 214-671-8005. 
  • If preferred, call the Toll-Free Line, 888-400-1932  
  • For Spanish, please call Toll-Free 888-400-9342  
Option 3: Tuesday, August 25th at 6pm
  • To participate, go to https://dallascityhall.webex.com/dallascityhall or call 408-418-9388 
  • Enter the 9-digit event code number: 146 454 6480
  • Enter the password: V6Wpe5W5EQ7
  • Closed captions are not available 
  • Please note that if you choose to call in, you will not be able to ask questions 
  • For step-by-step instructions to access WebEx online and participate in the Q&A, click  here  

August 12, 2020

New text message alerts launch for Dallas residents

DALLAS —The City of Dallas Office of Communications, Outreach and Marketing has launched a new text message alert system that allows the community to receive news updates directly to their mobile phones.

The text alert system, which is being administered through GovDelivery, will be a way for the City to provide important information for a variety of situations including City facility closures, event cancellations and important updates regarding the City's response to COVID-19.

To subscribe, residents can text DALLAS NEWSENG (or DALLAS NOTICIAS for Spanish speaking subscribers) to 468311. The service is free, but standard text messaging and data rates may apply.

This new system was created to make City of Dallas news more accessible to the community.  "By providing residents updates via text, the City of Dallas is helping to close the digital divide and more equitably serving as a trusted primary source of timely information in English and Spanish," said Catherine Cuellar, City of Dallas Director of Communications.

The new text message alerts will be used for non-emergency purposes.  For emergency notifications, residents should opt into Dallas Alerts to receive notifications such as severe flooding, chemical emergencies and other potential public safety risks.



August 11, 2020 

August 11, 2020 Newsletter.pdf

Vickery Meadow Community Meeting on 8 13, 2020

Community Mtg_Agenda _VickeryMeadow_08-13-2020.pdf

Community Meeting Notice_Final.pdf

Community Meeting Notice_Spanish.pdf

COVID Testing Site Change

A new COVID-19 testing site opens this morning Monday, Aug. 3 at Eastfield College in Mesquite. This site is being transitioned from the University of Dallas in Irving, which concluded testing Friday. City of Dallas and Dallas County residents are eligible for a free COVID-19 test from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Saturday, in the La Prada Drive parking lot entrance. Screenings are free and residents must show a utility bill, library card, or other proof of Dallas residency for address verification. 

For a full list of testing locations, please visit https://dallascityhall.com/Pages/Coronavirus-Testing-Sites.aspx or call 214-670-INFO.  COVID-19 Drive Thru  Ellis-Eastfield Testing Carousel ENG.jpgCOVID-19 Drive Thru Testing Ellis-Eastfield Carousel SPN.jpg

July 23, 2020 

Mosquito spray notice for the following areas in our district:

Control Area: The area to be sprayed is within an area generally bounded by: 6400 block of Prestonshire Lane 75225: Aberdeen Avenue on the north, Preston Road on the west, Hillcrest Road on the east, and Del Norte Lane on the south. 

Please see notice here:

Spray Areas 7.23.20.pdf

July 21, 2020 

Dallas Love Field (DAL) Alternate Entry Virtual Public Meetings
Attend and gain insight on the shortlisted alternatives and give feedback. You can also contribute your input through our online DAL Alternate Entry Public Input Survey, both English and Spanish links below.
Attached is the English and the Spanish flyer for the three remaining meetings and survey to share.

July 14, 2020

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June 26, 2020

COVID-19 Updates June 26.pdf

June 11, 2020

Preston Center zoning case Z190-238 Application:


6/11/20 Virtual Community Meeting Presentation:


June 8, 2020

Dallas Public Library launches curbside service June 9

(DALLAS) – As part of the Library to Go initiative, Dallas Public Library will launch "Curbside Pickup" in 16 library locations around Dallas on Tuesday, June 9. Readers will be able to check out materials through the new Library To Go service, Tuesday through Saturday between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Customers can request books, DVDs, CDs and hotspots through the library website or by phone. Once customers receive notification that their items are ready for pickup, they can call the designated location to schedule an appointment. Library staff will deliver items to their cars without any close contact.

Library To Go will be available Tuesday through Saturday between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at select locations. Book return bins are open at the Library To Go locations only. Returned items will sit in quarantine for at least four days before they are checked in by staff.

Libraries have been closed since the county's shelter-at-home order in March. These plans were devised with a goal of resuming library service for the community in a way that protects library staff as well as the public. As COVID-19 orders improve, services will increase incrementally.

For more information about the Library To Go service and participating locations, please visit www.dallaslibrary2.org or call (214)-670-7809.

June 5, 2020

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June 4, 2020

Tonight - Virtual Community Meeting Regarding the Murder of Leslie Baker

This evening Councilmember Kleinman, representatives from DPD and myself will be holding a community meeting to discuss the murder of Leslie Baker. I know this has shaken D13 as much as it has Mr. Kleinman's district. For those of you who lost a friend - I am deeply sorry for this senseless loss. I am hopeful that this meeting will bring some healing, some answers, and restore a sense of security in our community. Please join us if you are able.  

Date: Thursday, June 4th 

Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Call-In Information:

 Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 469-217-7604   United States, Dallas (Toll)

Conference ID: 264 075 215# 

City Updates - June 4th.pdf

June 2nd, 2020

City Updates - June 2nd.pdf

May 31, 2020

Curfew Update - May 31st.pdf


City Manager implements new orders following local protests

Dallas, Texas – Following Texas Governor Greg Abbott's and Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson's declarations of a State of Disaster on Sunday, May 31, City Manager T.C. Broadnax signed orders instituting a curfew in central Dallas from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Section 14B of the Dallas City Code allows the curfew to protect life and property and preserve critical resources while a state of disaster is in effect.

The emergency regulations set by City Manager Broadnax establish a nighttime curfew limiting travel and gathering in central Dallas' public places from Oak Lawn to the north, Riverfront to the west, Corinth to the south, and Peak to the east including the downtown, Deep Ellum, Farmers Market, Cedars, Uptown, and Victory Park neighborhoods. Individuals traveling to and from work, seeking medical attention or engaging in exempt activities, fleeing dangerous situations, or experiencing homelessness are exempt from the curfew. Residents or employees who live or work in the curfew area should be prepared to show proof of residency or work credentials if they need to travel in or out of the area while curfew is in effect.

"We are a resilient city and will make a full recovery, but first the health and safety of Dallas' residents, business patrons, employees, and owners, and our first responders are our highest priority in instituting this temporary curfew," said City Manager T.C. Broadnax. "While many are understandably still shocked, grieving, and peacefully protesting the tragic loss of Mr. Floyd, it is no excuse for violence, looting, or vandalism. We must also remember we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and Dallas residents are safest at home. The City of Dallas and DPD continue to respect and protect the rights of peaceful protestors but urges those gathering to exercise personal responsibility and practice social distancing."

DPD will protect peaceful protestors, residents, and business' owners, patrons, and employees; manage traffic; and vigilantly remove or control bricks or anything which may be used to harm people, vandalize or destroy property, or aid in other criminal mischief.

Governor Abbott's disaster declaration for the entire state of Texas has also activated the National Guard, and between 120 and 150 National Guard officers in Grand Prairie are available if needed.

All Dallas residents are strongly urged not to take matters into their own hands and to call 9-1-1 if they continue to see violence, destruction of personal property, vandalism, or other criminal mischief.

These regulations are effective immediately and continue until they are either rescinded or until they expire.

The Emergency Regulations are available here, https://dallascityhall.com/departments/public-affairs-outreach/Pages/CentralDallasCurfew.aspx.

Mayor Eric Johnson issues Proclamation Declaring A Local State of Disaster

DALLAS — Mayor Eric Johnson on Sunday issued a Proclamation Declaring A Local State of Disaster for civil disorder and threats of rioting.

The proclamation allows the city manager, under Section 14B of the Dallas City Code, to issue emergency regulations, including a curfew. The details of those emergency regulations will be announced shortly by the city manager's office.

The disaster declaration is set to expire in seven days. The City of Dallas also remains under a Local State of Disaster for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Johnson has been in communication with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox, the White House, and faith leaders regarding the City's response efforts.

After signing the declaration, Mayor Johnson issued the following statement:

"I am supportive of peaceful demonstrations, and police should protect the protesters and their right to express themselves in a lawful manner. And I understand and share their pain over the tragic, brutal, and senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

"But what we have seen from small groups this weekend was not a protest. They dishonored and exploited peaceful protesters and their message and engaged in selfish lawlessness that has nothing to do with human rights or Mr. Floyd's death.

"We cannot allow anyone to loot or vandalize or threaten the lives and livelihoods of people in Dallas. Enough is enough. We need to put a stop to the criminal destruction of our city. Accordingly, at the request of our City's law enforcement chain of command, I am issuing this disaster declaration to allow them to use extraordinary law enforcement tools such as a curfew to maintain order.

"Dallas has experienced unprecedented challenges and heartache over the last few months. For many communities of color, the public health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic also compounded longstanding frustrations with systemic issues in our country. We must listen to one another, and we must learn to love each other.

"I love this city, and I love its kind, resilient people. We are strong, and we will get through this together."

Click here to read the proclamation.

May 30, 2020

Protests Update - May 30.pdf

May 21, 2020

 Economic Development Year in Review - Council District 13

May 18, 2020



May 15, 2020

COVID-19 Updates May 15.pdf

May 13, 2020

Tree Recovery After a Storm: 
What You Need to Know

Register for an Educational Webinar hosted by the Texas Tree Foundation:
May 21st at 5:30 p.m.

Please see information below:

Tree Recovery Flyer.pdf

May 12, 2020

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, the City Plan Commission will hear the zoning matter for the property that includes the Thomas Jefferson and Cary schools. DISD proposes to combine both properties and construct a new PK-8 school on the Cary site while remodeling and expanding Thomas Jefferson High School.  Attached is the staff report for that zoning matter: Z190-208, the DISD presentation and the CPC agenda for that day. 


Dallas ISD TJ PK8 Zoning Community Meeting 200511 (2).pdf

05-14-2020_CPC_Docket - Thomas JeffersonCaryWalnut Hill.pdf

May 8, 2020

Emergency Regulations FAQs - 5.8.2020.pdf

Regulaciones de Emergencia - Preguntas Frecuentes - 5.08.2020.pdf

May 7, 2020

WalMart Opens Additional COVID-19 Testing Location in Dallas County

5.7.2020 Press Release - Walmart Opens Additional COVID-19 Testing Location in Dallas County.pdf

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May 6, 2020

Kroger Announces COVID-19 Testing Site in Dallas

PressRelease.Kroger Announces Testing Sites_DFW_Final 5.6.20.pdf

Spanish Version-PressRelease.Kroger Announces Testing Sites_DFW_FINAL.pdf

May 4, 2020

Rental or Mortgate Assistance Program:


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Small Bussiness Continuity Grant Fund Program:



May 1st, 2020

COVID-19 Updates May 1st.pdf



Rental Mortgage Assistance Program

(This program will be available on Monday, May 4, 2020)


The Dallas City Council took swift action to provide COVID-19 relief to city of Dallas residents on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Council voted on items providing up to $18.4 million which resulted from the two new Ad Hoc COVID-19 Committees. In addition to providing rental assistance and small business relief, a majority of council members also supported measures preventing eviction.


Mortgage/Rental Assistance

The Mortgage and Rental Assistance program passed by Council will offer $6.1 million in rental and mortgage aid. Combined with services and programs that already exist within the city, $13.7 million is available. Assistance will provide up to $1,500 for a maximum of three months per eligible household. To qualify for the pre-screening process, applicants must be City of Dallas residents who lost their jobs or were furloughed due to COVID-19. The Mortgage and Rental Assistance program is a collaboration between the Office of Community Care and the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization.  

The pre-screening process will begin on May 4, 2020. City of Dallas residents are invited to participate online at www.dallascityhall.com. The application is available on a smart phone, tablet, or desktop computer. For those residents without access to the internet, call center agents are available at 469-749-6500 from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Eligible applications will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. 

Small Business Continuity Fund

(This program will be available on Monday, May 4, 2020) 

The Office of Economic Development is launching a $5 million Small Business Continuity Fund. The fund will provide up to $10,000 in grants and up to $50,000 in low-cost loans to small businesses affected by COVID-19. The Small Business Continuity fund application will be available on Monday, May 4 at www.dallascityhall.com. The selection process is a lottery. All completed, eligible applications will be reviewed for consideration. Both loans and grants are available citywide. Small business owners should complete the application online first. If you have questions about the application, please email SBCF@DallasCityhall.com or call 469-749-6500 from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note, call agents will not be able to fill out the application on behalf of the small business owner. Please see the information below. 


Spanish Translation:

Programa de Asistencia Hipotecaria o de Alquiler

(Este programa estará disponible a partir del 4 de Mayo, 2020) 

El día miércoles 22 de Abril el Concejo de Dallas tomó medidas rápidas para aliviar a las personas que residen en Dallas afectadas por el COVID-19. El Concejo aprobó $18.4 millones de fondos, lo que resultó en dos comités especiales sobre el COVID-19. Además de proveer asistencia para los alquileres y ayuda a las pequeñas empresas, la mayoría de concejales también apoyó medidas para prevenir el desalojo. 

Asistencia Hipotecaria o del Alquiler

El programa de asistencia hipotecaria o del alquiler aprobado por el Concejo ofrecerá una ayuda de $6.1 millones para las hipotecas o los alquileres. Combinado con servicios y programas ya existentes en la Ciudad de Dallas dispone de un total de $13.7 millones. La ayuda asciende hasta $1500 con un máximo de tres meses por hogar calificado. Para calificar al proceso de preevaluación los participantes tienen que vivir en Dallas y haber perdido su trabajo de manera permanente o temporal por el COVID-19. El programa de asistencia hipotecaria o del alquiler es una colaboración entre la Oficina del Cuidado Comunitario y la Oficina de la Vivienda y Saneamiento de la Vecindad.

El proceso de preevaluación comenzará el 4 de Mayo, 2020. Invitamos a toda persona que viva en Dallas a participar en línea en el enlace www.dallascityhall.com. La solicitud será disponible en los teléfonos inteligentes, tabletas, o computadora de mesa.

Para aquellos sin acceso a internet, el centro de llamadas número 469-749-6500 está disponible de lunes a viernes, de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m. Solicitudes elegibles serán procesadas por orden de registración. Encuentre más información abajo. 

Fondo de Continuidad para Pequeños Negocios

(Este programa estará disponible a partir del 4 de Mayo)

La Oficina de Desarrollo Económico está lanzando un Fondo de Continuidad para Pequeños Negocios de 5 millones. El fondo proveerá hasta $10 000 en subvenciones y hasta $50 000 en préstamos a bajo interés a pequeños negocios afectados por el COVID-19. El proceso de selección es una lotería. Todas las solicitudes completas y elegibles serán procesadas para su consideración. Las subvenciones y también los préstamos son disponibles en toda la ciudad. Propietarios de pequeños negocios deben registrarse primero en línea. Si tiene preguntas sobre la solicitud, envíele un correo electrónico a SBCF@DallasCityhall.com o llame al 469-749-6500 de lunes a viernes, de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m. Para su información, los agentes del centro de llamadas no podrán llenar la  solicitud en nombre del propietario del pequeño negocio.

April 24,2020

City of Dallas COVID-19 Update - April 24th.pdf

April 23,2020

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April 20,2020

City creates alphabetical guidelines to ease congestion on Katy Trail: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXDALLAS/bulletins/286b320

COVID-19 Community Based Testing Sites open criteria

Dallas, Texas – Both Community Based Testing Sites (CBTS) will open the criteria to include testing for no symptoms required for first responders, DART drivers, healthcare workers, grocery store and essential retail store workers beginning April 20.

The sites operate daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are located at:
• American Airlines Center, Parking Lot E, 2500 Victory Plaza
• Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 S Polk St.

Criteria for testing sites are as follows:
• Must have temperature of 99.6 or higher and shortness of breath or cough; OR
• Anyone 65-years-old or older; OR
• Anyone with chronic health issues (diabetes, asthma, heart issues, etc.); OR
• Any first responders, DART drivers, healthcare workers, grocery store and essential retail store workers

For more information on the CBTS and City resources, visit dallascityhall.com/covid19.

April 18, 2020

COVID-19 Updates April 18.pdf

If you go to this interactive map on the County website, you can click on the zip code and see the number of cases in each zip code: 


April 16, 2020

Tonight at 7:00 PM s

COVID-19 Community Based Testing Sites Now Provide Self-Testing Kits, Opens Criteria

Dallas, Texas – Both Community Based Testing Sites (CBTS) will open the criteria to include testing for anyone 65-years-old or older and anyone with chronic health issues (diabetes, asthma, heart problems, etc.) beginning April 16.
Both CBTS locations have transitioned to using the self-swab testing kits, from nasopharyngeal swabs.
The federal government has notified local CBTS they are increasing the federal testing limit to 500 tests per day, per site. The previous limit was 250 tests, per day, per site.
The sites operate daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are located at:
• American Airlines Center, Parking Lot E, 2500 Victory Plaza
• Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 S Polk St.
Criteria for testing sites areas follows:
• Must have temperature of 99.6 or higher and shortness of breath or cough; OR
• Anyone 65-years-old or older; OR
• Anyone with chronic health issues (diabetes, asthma, heart issues, etc.)
For more information on the CBTS and City resources, visit dallascityhall.com/covid19.

City of Dallas to close parks for Easter weekend

All 397 public parks in Dallas will be closed over Easter weekend to prevent large gatherings. Trails will be open for use as long as residents continue to social distance appropriately. This will be enforced by DPD, Code Compliance, Park Rangers and many other City and County officials. Please, for the safety and well-being of your families and others, stay home. The parks will shut down at 9 p.m. Friday, April 10, and will reopen to the public at 7 a.m. Monday, April 13.You can find the press release.  here

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