Previously, Dallas employees had to use sick days and vacation time to take time off after the birth of a child. If that ran out, they would go unpaid.
The city of Dallas is launching a new pilot program expanding on a current program to curb panhandling across the city. It will use a combination of outreach, environmental deterrents and data.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said he is only experiencing mild symptoms from a confirmed breakthrough case of COVID-19.
The Dallas City Council approved the new $4.3 billion budget for 2022 following a 13-2 vote.
After a heated debate, the Dallas City Council voted 8-7 to transfer $10 million of the police department’s $28 million overtime budget to a reserve fund.
Dallas leaders gave the green light for a massive spending plan to find those without a home a new place to live.
Councilmembers are furious that four months went by without the city manager notifying them about the massive loss of data. In the end, many of them learned of the breach through the news.
There was a lot back and forth over the overtime budget last year, leading to a vocal fight between the mayor and some city council members. Turns out last year's controversial cut to police overtime never became a reality.
The proposal includes money to hire more 911 operators and an additional 250 police officers, as well as increase the police department’s overtime budget.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson wants the city manager to add more police officers to next year's budget and salary increases. He says the current budget would actually cause the police force to shrink by not hiring enough officers to replace those that leave.
A federal judge reduced former Dallas County City Councilman Dwaine Caraway’s prison sentence by five months.
The city of Dallas announced on Tuesday that it will delay residential recycling pickup by one or two days in various parts of the city over the next several weeks. The reason is a shortage of workers.
Prosecutors say Ruel Hamilton shelled out tens of thousands of dollars in bribes to former Dallas council members Carolyn Davis and Dwaine Caraway.
Jesse Moreno discussed the potential return of rental scooters, changes to I-345, high property taxes, Dallas' long development services wait and how he plans to be engaged in his district.
Gay Donnell Willis discussed Preston Center, growing the city’s tax base, her opponent revealing her tax liens and improving city services in an interview with FOX4.
Jaynie Schultz discussed panhandling, the Valley View mall redevelopment, the Esperanza district and the new council’s relationship with Mayor Eric Johnson in an interview with FOX4.
New Dallas councilman Paul Ridley discussed parks, affordable housing, communicating with constituents, the environment and the future of I-345 in an interview with FOX4.
Mayors typically use their address at council inaugurations to pat themselves on the back for all they accomplished. However, Mayor Eric Johnson focused on many of the city's problems that need to be solved, which range from poor trash service to problems getting through to 911.
When the city's director of sustainable development and construction shared the good news with Dallas City Council members on Monday, some took it with cautious optimism after getting an earful from builders for months.
Dallas residents fed up with bulk trash sitting on their sidewalks for weeks are demanding answers from the city, and Dallas City Council members are not satisfied with the explanations they are getting.