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 

May 21, 2020

 Economic Development Year in Review - Council District 13

May 18, 2020

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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. 

http://citysecretary2.dallascityhall.com/pdf/meetings/051420_CPC.pdf

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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Rental_or_Mortgage_Assistance_FAQ__ENGSPA.pdf

Small Bussiness Continuity Grant Fund Program:

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Small_Business_Continuity_Fund_FAQs_-_ENGSPN.pdf

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: 

https://covid-analytics-pccinnovation.hub.arcgis.com/

April 16, 2020

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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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