District 4

City Council District 4

 Council Member Carolyn King Arnold

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Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold was re-elected to the Dallas City Council in June 2019 to represent District 4.  She served as Deputy Mayor Pro Tem (DMPT) from June 2023 through June 2024. Before that appointment, she became the first African-American woman to serve as Mayor Pro Tem in June 2022. Presently, she serves as chairperson of the Workforce, Education and Equity Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors of the North Texas Commission. During her tenure, Councilwoman Arnold has served on several committees, including the Public Safety Housing, Economic Development, Quality of Life, Arts and Culture, Government Performance, and the Financial Management committees, as well as, the Veterans Task Force.

Councilwoman Arnold is a strong proponent of the Citywide Racial Equity Plan. This policy seeks to streamline the allocation of resources and funding through all departments to address the historic systemic practice of disinvestment in communities of color. Her advocacy has yielded Council support for equity funding for projects such as the Historic 10th Street, The Bottom District, Southern Gateway Park, Roland G. Parrish Park, and the Cadillac Heights Community. A couple of her major priority areas for addressing economic empowerment is the Cedar Crest Corridor and the Cedar Crest Golf Course, which she considers "one of the jewels in the city that has the potential to be an economic driver for the Southern sector specifically;" and the Lancaster-Kiest Corridor, where the area near the Veteran's Administration Hospital, is also noted for its potential as an economic driver. 

Upcoming/Past Events:

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Power Restoration Update - (Located in today's Dallas Morning News - Wed. 5-24-24)
Oncor personnel are continuing to work around the clock to restore power to customers impacted by Tuesday morning’s severe storms. In less than 24 hours, we have restored power for more than 340,000 customers. Nearly 5,000 additional personnel and mutual assistance have been deployed to support these efforts from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina and Virginia.
We greatly appreciate the patience and understanding of our customers and remain focused on doing all we can to restore the remaining outages as quickly and safely as possible. We estimate that restoration will be substantially complete by Friday evening, weather permitting. Harder hit areas are expected to be restored Saturday.
While Oncor repair efforts continue, individuals without power are encouraged to examine their home electrical equipment, including the meter base and/or weatherhead, to ensure they have not been damaged or pulled off. If so, an electrician will need to make repairs and a city inspection may be required before power can be safely restored. After the repairs and inspection are complete, customers can contact Oncor at 888.313.6862 to request a reconnect.
Safety for employees and the public remains Oncor’s number one priority. If you see a downed power line, please stay away, keep pets and others away and call 911 immediately. In addition to the downed line potentially being energized, anything touching the power line, such as a fence or tree branch, could also be energized. Remember to check on neighbors and elderly or vulnerable residents. Anyone without power should seek alternative accommodations.
To report an outage, use the MyOncor app, text OUT to 66267, call 888-313-4747, or select “Report an Outage” located above the map.

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Council update:

Finances for City Programs/Services Vote 

The Dallas City Council approved a spending total of $66,796,095.35 for programs/services throughout the city during the council meeting Tuesday, May 22.

Join us tonight! (Monday, May 6, 2024)


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Tomorrow is the Total Eclipse Day!!!

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We are on a countdown to a D4 Solar-bration!

Join us @ Kiest Park

9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2024

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The Builders Roundtable - Tuesday, March 19 - Register Online

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We are ready to celebrate!

We have no more room for in-person attendees.

No worries! We are livestreaming the event at the link below:

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Virtual Black History Event

7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15!

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Join us tonight for the

District 4 Virtual Charter Review Town Hall! 

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Welcome to 2024 in District 4!

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Q2 22-23 Council District 4 SR Performance Report.pdf


  Dallas Housing Resource Catalog, 3.21.23

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Texas Rent Relief Applications Reopen This 

 Week. Here's How to Apply

The 2-week application window opens Tuesday, March 14 at 8 a.m.

By NBCDFW Staff • Published March 13, 2023

Applications were scheduled to open Tuesday for eligible Texans who could use help with paying rent or utility bills, however, access to the portal has been delayed.

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs released a statement Tuesday morning that reads:

"We understand some people are unable to access or start a new application or are experiencing delayed load times. Our team is working to address the issue as quickly as possible. If you are not able to access the application system at this time, we encourage you to check back throughout the day and try again using the ‘Apply Now’ button below. The Customer Service Line is experiencing extremely high call volume. We ask for your patience and encourage you to review our Frequently Asked Questions and Tenant Checklist, which may help answer questions about applying. For those who are able to access the application, please make sure to ‘Save’ your progress often, and use the Tenant Checklist to ensure you submit a complete application with all required documentation."

TDHCA says nearly $100 million is available as part of the rent relief program for tenants and landlords.

First-time relief applicants may be eligible for up to 18 months of rent and utility bill assistance, either with past due payments or a combination of past due, and up to three months of current and future payments made on their behalf.

Returning applicants who have not received the maximum allowed 18 months of assistance for rent and/or utility bills can submit a request for additional funding through their existing online user account. Texasrentrelief.com.

Applications will be processed in the order received, prioritizing those facing evictions.


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URGENT!  Please share this with your neighbors, friends and family.  D4 has one of the highest non-payment of water bills since COVID-19.  DWU has not turned off anyone's water, due to COVID-19.  However, starting September 2022, they will be turning off the residents water for non-payment.  Please, if you know someone that is in a hardship, ask them to call and make arrangements, so that their water won’t be turned off.  Please see the information below.

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Please come out to one our Budget Town Hall Meetings and give your input on the FY 2022-2023 City of Dallas Budget!

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2021 Mayor and City Council Inaguration Ceremony, Monday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at the Meyerson Sysmpony Center.  The event is not open to the public due to COVID-related guidelines. 

Virtual invitations - The ceremony: 



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Talk Tuesday - June 15

Carolyn King Arnold, Council Member, District 4

Join the Conversation: https://bit.ly/3gfPm6u

Audio: 408-418-9388 Access Code: 146 905 5177, please type in your name if you are dialing in for identification purposes. Thank you.

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East Oak Cliff/Cedar Crest/Lancaster Corridor

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Planning Area

Council Member Carolyn King Arnold and the Planning & Urban Design department has initiated a planning process in District 4 to establish a detailed land use and development vision to guide growth and investment in the identified planning area. The plan will articulate a vision and priorities to influence City policies and leverage resources for the area.

There are many existing area plans in District 4 including the Bottom Urban Structure Guidelines Plan (2015), the Dallas TOD Lancaster Corridor Station Area Plan (2013), Trinity Corridor Comprehensive Land Use Plan (2005) and the Dallas Zoo Land Use Study (2001). Considering the development pressures and transformation that is happening in certain parts of the district (Southern Gateway), these plans need to be integrated into one area plan that defines a unified land development vision for the area.  

The City will use the planning process to effectively engage residents in addressing issues and concerns that resonate across the district. The planning area will encompass several neighborhoods including Adelaide, Beckley Club Estates, Brentwood, Brentwood, The Bottom, Cedar Crest, Cedar Crest Village Neighborhood & Civic Club, Horizon Estates, Liberty Heights, Tenth Street Historic District, Zoo Creek Park and more. 

Planning area boundaries have been proposed based on several criteria including:

  • major catalytic development projects that are expected to trigger land use changes
  • concentration of authorized hearings for rezoning
  • major public initiatives/investments expected to trigger development activity or land use changes and
  • targeted area prioritized in the citywide comprehensive plan based on citywide analysis.

Other impetus includes Transit Oriented Development (TOD) opportunities, Housing NOFA clusters, and neighborhood organization boundaries.

The planning process started in March 2021 and will continue through the year with the adoption of the plan by City Council in 2022. The planning process will occur concurrently with the Citywide Comprehensive Land Use Plan update and will provide a coordinated implementation program to advance the development vision for the area. Residents and stakeholders are essential to the planning process to provide input on goals and priorities. Information about the area and planning process can be found on this page.


STATE OF DISTRICT ADDRESS  - You are invited to watch the annual State of District 4 Address on Facebook Live at bit.lyD4DALLAS on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 6:30 PM



The Golden S.E.E.D.S Foundation, Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas County Health and Human Services, City of Dallas, and District 4.

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The FEMA Community Vaccination Center (CVC) will begin operations on Wednesday, February 24 at Fair Park to serve Dallas residents in the following ZIP Codes: 

75042, 75061, 75150, 75210, 75211, 75212, 75215, 75216, 75217, 75220, 75224, 75227 75228, 

75231, 75237, 75241, 75243.

DISTRICT 4 ZIP CODES:  75216, 75224, and 75241



Need Help with the Registration for the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Effective Thursday, February 4

Call 1-855-IMMUNE9 (1-855-466-8639)

Monday through Friday

7 AM to 7 PM

Visit Online at DallasCountyCovid.org

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Testing Site

Good Street Baptist

3110 Bonnie View Road

Dallas, Texas 75216

Monday to Saturday 

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Pre-test registration: texas.curativeinc.com (encouraged but not required)

No residency or ID requirements, open to all. 

Test type: Oral mouth swab test

Inquiries related to test results, please contact: covid@davacoinc.com or call 1-833-213-0643. 

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Dear City of Dallas Residents,


These are extraordinary times. Please know the City of Dallas is deeply concerned about the impacts to residents, businesses and their employees. We are with you.

Mayor Johnson’s disaster declaration is meant to protect life and property and preserve critical resources while a state of disaster is in effect.

In this letter, you will find a list of resources available as of today regarding finances and COVID-19 topics such as unemployment, paying rent and mortgages, student loans, utilities, food assistance, resources for business and more. This will remain a living document. Grocery stores, pharmacies, daycare centers, banks, and hardware stores will remain open. Restaurants may still operate takeout and delivery services.

Please feel free to share them with your friends, family, coworkers, community, or anyone else who could use it. If you have additional information you wish to share with your neighbors and community, please do not hesitate to contact our office at District4@dallascityhall.com.

Additionally, VisitDallas has compiled a list to feature Dallas restaurants who are still operating and offering home delivery.

We continue to provide information at the City’s dedicated website here. Dallas County also has valuable information here.

Unemployment and Workers’ Comp

  • Anyone who has lost their job due to coronavirus or has had to take time off to self-quarantine or care for a sick relative (and does not get paid sick time from work) may apply for UNEMPLOYMENT insurance. Info on that here.
  • Anyone whose job has brought them into direct contact with someone with coronavirus (for instance, a first responder or a health care worker) and has become ill or are required to quarantine can file for WORKERS’ COMP. File for that here.
  • If you or a friend or family member are out of work, the Texas Workforce Commission provides support services as well.

Financial Assistance

The U.S. Department of Treasury has a list of financial resources for consumers.

Trouble Paying Rent or Mortgage

If you don’t have enough money to pay, contact your lender or landlord immediately. Help includes:

  • If you are a Dallas Housing Authority client, please immediately report any loss of income in order to reduce your portion of rent and inspections will be restricted to health and safety only.
  • Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Foreclosure Prevention 1-888-995-HOPE (4673)
  • Texas Attorney General Consumer Protection or call 800-621-0508
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission has resources available. There may be vouchers to assist those in need with paying their rent. Also get government assistance with other needs, including lease application fees, information on low income housing and security deposits. Dial 1-877-541-7905 to find additional ways to get rent help.
  • Texas offers programs that can help you with paying your mortgage and also avoid foreclosure. Local resources, including government and non-profit assistance, can help qualified homeowners
  • Homeowners have other resources too. Also click here for a listing of Texas HUD counseling agencies that provide free foreclosure counseling.

Paying Utilities

  • If you need help paying your utility bills, contact your service provider immediately. Atmos, TXU and Dallas Water Utilities has suspended disconnections at this time.
  • Spectrum is offering free WiFi hot spots, unlimited data, and no disconnects or late fees.

Food Assistance and Donation

  • Here is also a list of open food pantries inclusive of hours.

Insurance Issues

The Texas Department of Insurance has resources and information available for consumers who have insurance related questions.

For Businesses

  • The City of Dallas Office of Economic Development has created a web page with information for small business.
  • A loan program has been established by the Small Business Administration, specifically for those impacted by the coronavirus.
  • There is also $1 billion in additional federal SBA loans for small businesses and nonprofits, provided under Section 7(b) of the Small Business Act (15 USC 636(b)). (Section 7(b) is on pages 762-768 of the attached document.) The House Appropriations Committee posted this summary: https://appropriations.house.gov/…/Coronavirus%20Supp%20Sum…
  • Residents can check on a state disaster Declaration status here: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Declarations/Index.
    The State of Texas has not been declared yet for disaster declaration. When/if there is a declaration announced it will be listed on the website. The business can then apply.
    To apply:
    1. Go to
    2. Call 1-800-659-2955 or TTY: 1-800-877-8339
    3. E-mail:
  • The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing low-interest loans of up to $2 million to help with operating expenses.
  • Facebook also has a $100 million Small Grants Program accessible here.
  • The Texas Comptroller’s Office has resources available.

Mental Health Resources

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services has extensive resources available for mental health support, including those facing a mental health crisis.

Domestic Violence Survivor Resources

Student Loans Deferment

If you need help with your student loans, you may be able to temporarily suspend your payments by applying for a deferment or forbearance from the US Department of Education.

Other Resources

Protect Yourself Financially from the Coronavirus

Information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Job Interrupted —A To-Do List for Tough Times

Information from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Financial Peace of Mind in the Age of Coronavirus

Information from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Avoiding Coronavirus Scams

Information from the Federal Trade Commission