Councilmember Blackmon asked that I share the following updates with you all:
Please note Council will be on recess the month of July.
On Wednesday, June 22, the Dallas City Council moved to direct the city manager to call a special called meeting on Monday, June 27, at 3:30 p.m. to finalize the districting plan, which redraws the City Council district lines from which Councilmembers are elected.
Additionally, the council held the motion to approve the Redistricting Commission's recommended districting plan COD-041-B-FINAL as amended which includes modifications 131227, 132556, 132432, and 132516 to the Monday June 27 meeting.
The City Council has 45 days to adopt, or modify and adopt, a new districting plan from the date the recommended plan was submitted to the mayor by the Redistricting Commission, which was May 16. The 45-dy charter required deadline is June 29.
The new districting plan will be implemented at the next general election of the City Council projected for May 6, 2023.
Individuals who wish to speak on the Commission's recommended districting plan in accordance with speaker guidelines may sign up to speak with the City's Secretary's Office.
Details to Plan No. 132516
The proposed map is amending district lines for District 2, District 5, District 7, District 9, and District 14. The proposed map maintains communities who share similar interest such as Owenwood, Parkdale, Ash Creek Greenbelt, Claremont, Hillridge, Old Buckner Terrace and Lakeland Hills. The redesigned borders will allow for the continuation of collaboration between neighborhoods and community stakeholders for ongoing and future capital improvement projects, corridor studies, and future development of parks and recreation centers in the area. Collaboration and funding for capital improvement projects are in place for the Parkdale and Ferguson corridor study and Lawnview public improvements. The proposed map is designed to keep the neighborhood of Parkdale/Lawnview intact with Parkdale Lake and keep the community in District 7. Over the past few decades, the neighborhood has City of Dallas 2021-22 Redistricting District 2 & 7 Map Modification -1 Analysis – (ID-132516) 2 | Page been advocating and working hard to keep their community together. The map is also designed to keep Deep Ellum Bark Park, Harwood Park, and Lubben park together. Adjusting the lines, will prevent disruption of the progress being done and will maintain communities together.
OHS Street Outreach Update
The Dallas REAL Time Rapid Rehousing (DRTRR) team of homeless service providers, co-led by OHS and MDHA, 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.
Please see the attached schedule for homeless encampment cleaning the week of June 20 through June 24, 2022. Please note that these will be for debris removal and outreach only. All encampment cleaning requests are being resolved as time allows. We appreciate everyone's patience.
Encampment Resolution (Cleaning) Schedule June 20 – June 24, 2022
|Hall and 75|
|Lovers and 75|
|Forest and 75|
|Webb Chapel and 635|
|Josey and 635|
|Royal and 35|
|Regal Row and 35|
|Inwood and 35|
OHS continues to urge people who see an encampment to report it via 311 or 311's OurDallas smartphone app to ensure strategic alignment with comprehensive OHS outreach. The OHS Service Request dashboard can be utilized to track the progress of encampment resolution efforts. Please visit the dashboard for additional details.
TXDOT Update-3G Temporary Driveway Closure
Temporary closure as part of the ongoing SH-78/Gaston Avenue interchange improvement project. Starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 23, the southern access point for the Arboretum Village along Gaston Avenue will close for one week to allow for paving operations to take place. Crews will be setting forms and placing new concrete on Gaston Ave. in this area. The access points further north along Gaston Ave. will remain open during this time. This work is weather dependent, and if this timeline shifts, we will keep you posted.
Dallas Public Library
SMART Summer is back! Children under 18 are encouraged to visit any Dallas Public Library Branch to participate in the reading and learning program for a chance to win prizes! This year's learning program will focus on STEAM topics.
Adults are welcome to participate in the program and earn badges for reading and completing activities.
For more information on the project or to register, visit: dallaslibrary2.org/childrensCenter/summerReadingProgram/
Here's what's happening this weekend at your local Dallas Libraries:
-Friday Game Night | White Rock Hills
-Equest Mini Horses | Lochwood Branch
-Summer Supersnack | Vickery Park
-Discovery Faire| J. Erik Jonsson Central
-Dallas Young Makers | J. Erik Jonsson Central
-Can I Eat That? | Preston Royal Branch
To find more events at your nearest branch, visit: dallaslibrary.org/events
Upcoming Community Public Meetings:
Lovers & 75 Homelessness Community Meeting
June 29, 2022 at 6p-7:30p
VIP Room at the Village Country Club
5670 Village Glen Drive Dallas TX 75206
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