District 9

District 9 Updates



Good Morning,


Hope you all are well. As a friendly reminder, Dallas City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 17 in observance of the MLK Holiday. Also attached are two flyers in both English and Spanish of new COVID 19 testing sites that have opened.


In addition, Councilmember Blackmon asked that I share the following updates with you all:


Small Business Center Listening Sessions: The City of Dallas Small Business Center is providing several listening sessions through the end of this month. These sessions are designed to gain insight from small business advocate organizations, startups, and workforce organizations. The Small Business Center is proactively providing resources that offer assistance to small business successes. It will focus on gathering information to address current gaps in city-led programs, expand on the successes of city-led programs, and ideas to design and create new opportunities that can be presented by the Small Business Center.  Participants can sign up through the Eventbrite link: https://dallassbclisteningsession.eventbrite.com


Dallas Sanitation Bulk Pickup Reminder: Dallas Sanitation Customers may set out up to 10 cubic yards of brush and bulky items for collection each month during their neighborhoods scheduled service week.  To learn what materials may be set out, where and when to set them out, and how to claim an annual oversize collection of up to 20 cubic yards, visit DallasCityHall.com/Sanitation.


Redistricting Update: The Redistricting Commission met Monday, January 10 at 3:30 p.m. via videoconference and at Dallas City Hall – Council Briefing Room – 6ES. They received an update on redistricting marketing, map submissions and map overlays. They also agreed to submit a op-ed to local media, encouraging the public to get involved in the redistricting process. The Commission will host their next town hall on Saturday, January 22 at Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center at 3:30 p.m. Individuals who wish to speak during a Redistricting Town Hall should register at bit.ly/2021RDCTH by 10 a.m. the day of the meeting. All speakers who signed up before the deadline will have three minutes to speak about anything related to the redistricting process. Please note these town halls are only offered in person, with the exception of the last town hall on February 10 at 6:30 p.m., which will be held virtually and in person at Dallas City Hall. For a complete list of all Redistricting Commission meetings, including town halls, visit DallasRedistricting.com



Period Poverty Map Provides Hygiene Support in High-Need Neighborhoods: The Office of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence partnered with the Office of Community Care to create The Period Poverty Program Application, a map application that helps women locate places to access free menstrual products. The map application serves two purposes. First, the map application identifies high-need areas so staff can make more equitable decisions about distribution sites.  Staff used the application to identify distribution sites that were located in areas with household income less than 60% of the Area Median Gross Income or with a poverty rate of at least 25%. Last, this map application is built on a web-based platform making it accessible to anyone on any digital platform to search for the nearest menstrual product distribution site within a given location.


DART Bus Route Overhaul: Free Rides Jan 24 – 30
In a complete overhaul of DART's bus system, beginning January 24, 2022, every DART bus route will change to improve service and efficiency. From Jan 24th – 30th, all DART rides are FREE including buses, trains, TRE, GoLink, Streetcar, and Paratransit. DART also offers 50% off all rides from Jan 31 – Feb 14 purchased with any contactless payment option. The new Bus Website is https://dartzoom.org

dartzoom.org - New Bus Network

Ride DART Free Jan. 24-30. DART is offering free rides for one week beginning Jan. 24, 2022, until end of service on Jan. 30, 2022, to celebrate the launch of the New Bus Network.




Upcoming City Council Briefings: The City Council will be briefed on the following items on Wednesday, January 19:


o   2017 Bond Program Status Update

o   On-Street Parking and Curb Lane Management Policy


The meeting can be streamed online at www.dallascityhall.com 

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