District 4

City Council District 4

Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Carolyn King Arnold

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Carolyn King Arnold was elected once again to the Dallas City Council in June 2019 to represent District 4 during a municipal run off.  She returned to the horseshoe after being reelected in the special runoff election in December 2018. She won her first election in May 2015 with 51% of the vote over seven (7) candidates. She was named Deputy Mayor Pro Tem (DMPT) in June 2023. Before that appointment, she became the first African-American woman in Dallas to serve as Mayor Pro Tem in June 2022. Presently, she serves as vice-chair of the Workforce, Education and Equity Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors of the North Texas Commission. During her tenure, DMPT 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.

One 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." DMPT Arnold continues to push for funding that enhances the programming, as well as partnerships at Cedar Crest.

Additional high priority initiatives for DMPT Arnold includes the housing preservation efforts of Historic 10th St. district and further housing developments in the Bottom Community. DMPT Arnold's District 4 highlights and accomplishments include: EJ Smith Communities/Workforce Solutions/Lancaster Corridor ($750 discretionary project funding); The Bottom District Investment ($3.5 M infrastructure and $2M pluse housing develoment); Arthello Beck Art Project - Twin Falls  Park; Council Moratorium Support/Historic 10th St. Council Support ($250K programming funds) designed to promote ownership to benefit funding for renovation in underserved communities; Blue Ribbon Task Force; and area development plans for the Cadillac Heights Corridor.

Upcoming/Past Events:

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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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with the City of Dallas! From September 15 to October 15, we honor the rich history and ongoing contributions of this community during #HispanicHeritageMonth. #CulturalPride. For upcoming events: bit.ly/45IsrrT 

¡Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con la Ciudad de Dallas! Del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, celebraremos con orgullo la rica historia y las contribuciones constantes de esta comunidad durante el #MesdelaHerenciaHispana. #OrgulloCultural. Para próximos eventos: bit.ly/45IsrrT 

For Good or Bad, artworks by Romulo Martinez 
Through October 7, 2023, Dive into the vibrant world of artist Romulo Martinez at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center! Embrace the mixed media artwork in the upcoming exhibition: "For Good or Bad." #Dallasculture #Dallasart Learn more: bit.ly/3Lgwwvf 

For Good or Bad, obra de Romulo Martínez 
Hasta el 7 de octubre de 2023, ¡Sumérgete en el vibrante mundo del artista Rómulo Martínez en el Oak Cliff Cultural Center! Disfruta de la obra de arte de medios mixtos en la próxima exposición: "For Good or Bad". #CulturaDallas #ArteDallas Más información: bit.ly/3Lgwwvf 

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Summer is Here - Keep Your Alley Clear
Sanitation is reminding residents that have alleyway garbage and recycle collection service to trim brush and other vegetation overgrownth in the alleyways behind their property.  Alleys are frequently narrow, and do not provide an abundance of clearance for Sanitation trucks and crews to work.  Overgrown vegetation in alleys makes working difficult or even unpassable, resulting in potential injury, private property damage, and damage to City equipment.  Vegetation must be trimmed back at least 2 feet from the alley surface, and a 14-foot clearance is required.


Office of Homeless Solutions Updates
The Dallas Real Time Rapid Rehousing (D.R.T.R.R.) team of homeless service providers, co-led by the Office of Homeless Solutions (OHS) and Housing Forward, is currently targeting several encampments, which will result in closure through the housing of those unsheltered individuals throughout the year. The team will outreach to these sites and meet with various persons experiencing homelessness to assess their needs in preparation for site closure via housing. During this time, the OHS Street Outreach Team will continue to engage with unsheltered residents through normal street outreach, connecting people with the needed resources, such as: getting IDs, working with Community Courts on expunging eligible tickets and offenses from their records, identifying medical needs, and getting them access to the Coordinated Access System (CAS). The DRTRR Community Dashboard is live and may be found here.


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


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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

For more information go to: 



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. 

National Night Out - Glen Oaks Neighborhood Association Drive Thru - Tuesday, October 10th




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