Friday, October 28, 2022

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Here are a few key updates: 

Sprouts Zoning Matter. Please join us for a community information session along with neighborhood leaders and the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group on 11/1/2022 at Kidd Springs Recreation Center to discuss the development at the NE corner of Fort Worth Avenue and N. Hampton Road. If you are unable to attend, I expect the developer to host two additional community meetings before this matter is set for a hearing at City Council (it is currently NOT set for a hearing date). Spanish translation will be provided on 11/1/2022. See flier below.  

West Oak Cliff Area Plan (“WOCAP”). On 10/26/2022, City Council unanimously passed WOCAP, the most comprehensive area plan ever presented for Oak Cliff. Thank you to the dozens of neighbors who advocated for various parts of this plan, to the hardworking task force and city staff, and to the thousands of neighbors who provided feedback throughout the process. See news articles here:  

District 1 Town Hall! Please join us on November 8th at 6:00PM at Tyler Street Church for the District 1 Fall Town Hall to discuss parks, public safety, economic development, preservation, housing, code enforcement, and all other city departments. I will be there, along with most departments in the City of Dallas, for conversation and questions. Thank you to co-hosts, Heritage Oak Cliff, Go Oak Cliff, Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, and the North Oak Cliff United Police Patrol (NOCUPP).  

Thank you, as always, for your engagement, and the District 1 Office can ever be of service, do not hesitate to reach out.

Have a safe and fun weekend!

Chad West

We were saddened to hear of the devastating loss of two nurses, Jacqueline Pokuaa and Annette Flowers, who were killed at Methodist Dallas Medical Center on October 22nd. Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones as they navigate these unimaginable losses. 

DART is providing FREE transportation to polling locations on the day of the general election, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Voters can ride at no charge on all DART buses, trains, the Dallas Streetcar, GoLink, Paratransit Services and the TRE between EBJ Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station. No proof of voter registration is required to ride free on Nov. 8. GoLink riders: Use promo code VOTE08 at checkout for a complimentary Adult Local Day Pass in the GoPass app on Nov. 8.

DART ofrece transporte GRATIS a los centros de votación el día de la elección general, martes 8 de noviembre de 2022. Los votantes pueden viajar sin cargo en todos los trenes y autobuses de DART, el servicio Dallas Streetcar, GoLink y Paratransit, y en el Trinity Railway Express (TRE) entre la Estación EBJ Union y la Estación CentrePort/DFW Airport. No se requiere comprobante de registro del votante para viajar gratis el 8 de noviembre. Pasajeros de GoLink: Utilice el código de promoción VOTE08 al momento del pago para obtener un pase local de un día gratuito para adultos en la aplicación GoPass el 8 de noviembre.

The Good Space Dash for the Beads is already one of the largest social gatherings in Oak Cliff and now we’re getting even bigger! The 15th annual Good Space Dash for the Beads will join forces with the Go Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade, when both events will be held back-to-back on Sunday, February 19, 2023.


Dash for the Beads is an annual chip-timed 5k run, 1-mile walk and family festival that coincides with Mardi Gras. All net proceeds support various Oak Cliff organizations that promote physical fitness, healthy eating and arts programs.


After the run, join us for one of the best Mardi Gras parties in North Texas. In addition to our fantastic Kid Zone, we also have music, food trucks and adult beverages, including fresh Mimosas and craft beer. This years raffle is a 50/50. One winner receives 50% of the raffle proceeds. After a little partying, our prime location on Davis Street guarantees you the best view of the parade.

Our 5K course is beautiful and challenging. The race begins on Davis near the Dash for the Beads festival and winds through Kessler Park before heading back to the festival grounds on Davis. The top three male and female runners in nine different age groups will be awarded medals. Our 1-mile walk is perfect for the little ones to get in on the action. It is held prior to the 5K so parents can participate in both events.

Click here for more information and to register! 

The City of Dallas Youth Commission will be opening its first Community Closet at L.G. Pinkston High School on November 1st at 8 a.m. In partnership with the City’s Period Access Dallas initiative and led by District 6 Youth Commissioner Margarita Hernandez, this initiative aims to provide personal hygiene products to high school students who need them throughout the school year. You can learn more about the Dallas Youth Commission’s initiative here as well as get updates on additional initiatives planned this year.

Dallas Animal Services (DAS) saved a total of 16,909 lives this past fiscal year. That total includes 9,114 adoptions, 2,096 animals transferred to rescue partners, 3,181 reunited with their owners, and 2,518 pets cared for in foster homes. During this past year DAS also treated 320 dogs for heartworms, provided 8,904 lbs. of pet food to owners in need of assistance, and performed 9, 567 spay/neuter surgeries. Our Field Services team received 55,130 external service requests and our volunteers logged a grand total of 13,629 hours. DAS is incredibly proud of these numbers and is looking forward to surpassing them for FY 2022 – 2023. 

Tuesday, November 1 @ 6:00PM - 7:30PM

ForwardDallas & Bike Plan joint workshop

Tuesday, November 1 @ 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Community Meeting Regrading the Proposed Sprouts in North Oak Cliff

(Flyer above)

Wednesday, November 2 @ 7:30AM - 8:30AM 

2022 Bike to City Hall

 Wednesday, November 2 @ 5:30PM - 7:00PM

ForwardDallas & Bike Plan joint workshop

For the complete list of all upcoming City events, including committee meetings and council meetings, click here.

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The State of Texas offers the Texas Utility Help Program for financial assistance to qualified Texas homeowners and renters with low income. Texas Utility Help is administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) with funding from the federal Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). Applicants for the program can apply at or by calling (855)566-2057 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. Customers can also apply for the LIHWAP through Dallas County by calling 214-819-1848.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household. 

The Development Services department has launched a monthly newsletter to provide department news and updates to the interested public. Monthly permit activity, department initiatives, new hires and process updates are included. Residents and stakeholders can text ‘DEVSERVICES’ to 22828 to sign up for the newsletter and other department emails. 

The City of Dallas Sanitation Department is now live on social media. Follow them at @dtxsanitation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for recycle and garbage service updates, communications, outreach programs, education initiatives, and more. Don’t forget to like, retweet, and share! #dtxsanitation

The City of Dallas Office of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence in partnership with the Dallas Police Department (DPD) launched a new interactive Crime Analytics Dashboard giving the public a closer look at DPD crime-related data. In addition to listing the date, time and the frequency of a given crime, users can also see information on victim demographics, dispatched calls for service and response time. Data from the past two years is provided by city level, council district, ZIP code, division, sector, beat, and reporting area and will refresh daily. This important tool increases transparency and enables the public and city leaders to explore crime data they are personally interested in across the City of Dallas.


To help users, DBI has published a complementary story page on this dashboard that provides information on navigating the dashboard and using its interactive features.


As a reminder, Dallas residents can file an online police report here.


The Dallas Fire-Rescue dashboard is available here.

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