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on what's happening in the City of Plano.
Participate in Plano Town Hall on Thursday
Got questions about the City’s budget? Plano Town Hall is Thursday, Aug. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. We will be taking any City budget-related questions online, by phone and in person. Mayor Pro Tem Ron Kelley, City Manager Bruce Glasscock and Director of Budget and Research Karen Rhodes-Whitley are prepared to answer your questions. Town Halls are one way we make it easier to connect with your city.

Participate in the conversation with one of these options:
Adopt a Study Buddy for FREE at Clear the Shelters
Let your next adventure begin at Plano Animal Shelter on Saturday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Come by and find a sidekick at Clear the Shelters . We are waiving pet adoption fees in a regional effort to get shelter pets into loving homes like yours. Last year we placed 112 pets in forever homes during Clear the Shelters. Help us place even more pets this year!

All adopted animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. You’ll receive a free collar and one free month of pet insurance (you must activate). Nearly 230 dogs and cats, along with several guinea pigs, want to be part of your family. 

To help the adoption process go smoothly, bring a valid government-issued photo ID and $10 to register your pet with the City of Plano (if you live here). If you live in an apartment or rental home, you’ll need a copy of your lease agreement or a letter from your landlord giving permission to have a pet and a list of any prohibited breeds.

Our team can't wait to help you find that purrfect match. Feel free to drop by the Plano Animal Shelter, 4028 W. Plano Parkway, a few days early to meet the pets in a less busy atmosphere to narrow down your favorites. We look forward to sharing this day with your family.

Follow us on Plano Animal Shelter Facebook page to see photos of pets with their new families and feel the excitement of Clear the Shelters. #LovePlano #CTSDFW
Go Behind the Scenes to Experience Your City
We are accepting applications for the 2018-19 Plano Citizens Academy. This 12-month program explores the ins and outs of City of Plano operations. Meet residents with a similar passion for learning more about the City as you gather monthly for two hours at various locations. Each class showcases a different area of municipal service such as the Plano Police's bomb squad, Emergency Management and the Plano Animal Shelter. You'll go behind the scenes of City services for an action-packed life experience. To participate, you must be over 18 and must live in Plano. Only 40 people will be selected for this year’s class. Watch a quick video , review the schedule and fill out an application no later than Monday, Sept. 17.
Ask Questions at the Boards & Commissions Information Session
Are you thinking about applying for a City of Plano board or commission? Make plans to attend the annual information session on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road. Each board and commission will have someone available to address your questions so you can best determine where you would like to contribute. Check out the boards and commissions webpage for more details. Hurry, the deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 25.

Did You Know the Rules for Dogs on Restaurant Patios Changed?
Dogs can now be served food on patios in single-use containers at restaurants holding permits for dog-friendly patios . Your pet still has to enter and exit through the outdoor patio entrance. They also must stay off the furniture. You and the restaurant should follow responsible clean-up protocol. Together we can enjoy a safe and satisfying restaurant experience.

Not sure your dog is ready to socialize on a local restaurant patio? Stop by Paws on the Plaza on Friday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m., for Basic Command training at McCall Plaza – it’s FREE!
August Happenings

Thursday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m.
Davis Library, 7501-B Independence Pkwy.
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