Aug. 23, 2020
This Week's News                                                        
Election Day Is Tuesday, Nov. 3
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City postponed its general election to Nov. 3 as allowed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. That's the same election in which federal, state, county and school district items will be considered.

Also on the ballot is a proposal to utilize park land adjacent to Hollabaugh Recreation Center, 3925 W. Walnut St., as the site for relocation of the Walnut Creek Branch Library.

Early voting will begin Tuesday, Oct. 13, and run through Friday, Oct. 30. Monday, Oct. 5 is the last day to register to vote.

Visit to learn more. If you have questions regarding early voting, contact Dallas County Early Voting at 214-819-6359. If you have other election issues, contact the City Secretary at 972-205-2404 or Dallas County at 214-819-6300 or
Check Out Garland's New Water Story Map
Did you know Garland's first deep well was dug by hand in 1922? We've come a long way!

Check out just how far we've come with this new, cool "story map" that gives you an inside look at our water and wastewater utilities, then and now.

As always, more information about our water is available at
Made Fresh & Local Virtual Concerts
We are not able to host our traditional outdoor Sounds of Summer Concert Series at the Square this year, so we are bringing a true Garland Fresh & Local concert experience straight into your living room!  
Get a front-row seat to our Made Fresh & Local virtual concert series every other Friday night featuring some of the area's best musicians and artists.
This Friday, Aug. 28, join high-energy variety band Tin Man Band! Get more details about the lineup and schedules at
Garland Neighborhood Awards
Great neighborhoods take work! The City of Garland's Office of Neighborhood Vitality is looking to recognize those who make extraordinary efforts to enhance, revitalize, or invest in their neighborhoods. The awards include:
  • Garland Neighborhood of the Year
  • Neighborhood Publication of the Year
Garland Neighbors are also asked to nominate:
  • Who's Who in Garland Neighborhoods
  • Public Servant Award
Applications and nominations are due Friday, Oct. 30. Winners will be announced at the Neighborhood Summit Pre-Conference Mixer Thursday, Nov. 5. Visit to learn more about the awards and to put your neighborhood in the running.
Garland Emergency Residential Assistance Program
The City of Garland has partnered with Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc. to provide emergency mortgage and rental assistance to City of Garland residents impacted by COVID-19. 

Catholic Charities Inc. is processing applications on a first-come, first-served basis. While we are committed to processing as many applications as we have funding for, we do anticipate a high demand. Learn more.

COVID-19 Updates
The Garland Health Department has received reports of 1,009 active cases out of 5,932 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as 49 deaths. The City will update its posted case numbers each afternoon.
Events & Announcements
Plan Commission
Aug. 24
The Garland Plan Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

City Council Special Work Session
Aug. 25
The Garland City Council will hold a special Work Session on the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year beginning at 6 p.m.

Boards & Commissions Meetings
All upcoming Boards & Commissions meetings can be found on the Public Meetings calendar at

Due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions, the meetings will be virtual. You can watch the meetings online. The virtual meeting link will be included in the individual meeting agenda. You may participate by telephone. Dial-in numbers will be posted with the virtual meeting information. 

View agendas at and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.
Beware of COVID-19 Scams
Scams and rumors are common during emergency and crisis situations. Most recently, Garland police say a scammer convinced a resident their water may be contaminated with COVID-19 in order to gain access to their home. Visit for more information on how to spot scams and protect yourself.
Make an Appointment to Adopt a Pet
Garland Animal Services is still open to the public. Please call 972-205-3570 to make an appointment before entering the shelter. Due to high call volumes, we ask that you leave a voicemail with your name, phone number and the ID of the animal you are interested in. We will get back to you as soon as possible. For more information, contact

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