Feb. 7, 2021
This Week's News
Mayor's Annual State of the City Address Tuesday, Feb. 9
Get on Garland's inside track! Don't miss this chance to hear from Mayor Scott LeMay about our plans to improve streets and alleys, deliver on your $423.7 million bond commitment and all the latest.

Watch the virtual address beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, on CGTV, the City of Garland Facebook page or GarlandTX.gov. CGTV is available via GarlandTX.gov, Channel 16 (Spectrum), Channel 44 (Frontier) and Channel 99 (AT&T U-verse).
Nicholson Memorial Library System Earns 2020 Texas Achievement of Library Excellence Award
For the 19th consecutive year, the Nicholson Memorial Library System has been awarded the Texas Achievement of Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association.

The award is made every year for the previous fiscal year. Of the 568 public library systems in Texas, only 56 received the award. Our library system has received this award every year since it was established. Garland’s library system consistently performs in the top 10% of Texas libraries.
Welcome to Garland Class Thursday, Feb. 11
Whether you are new to Garland, or were born and raised here, this is the virtual class to get better acquainted with what makes Garland a great place to live!

From noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, learn what it means to live in Garland, hear a quick breakdown of how local government works, the different services of City departments, how you can get involved and more! Register now at GarlandNeighborhoods.org.
Applications for May 1 Ballot Due Friday, Feb. 12
The City of Garland will hold a General Election for the Office of the Mayor and Districts 3, 6, 7 and 8 and a Special Election for an unfinished term in District 1 on Saturday, May 1.
 
Friday, Feb. 12, is the last day for filing an application for a place on the ballot. Candidate packets are available on the City Secretary’s webpage under “Elections.”
 
Candidates will be required to make an appointment with the City Secretary before delivering an application for a place on the ballot.
Garland Health Department Creates COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List
The Garland Health Department is registering individuals included in Phase 1A and Phase 1B for COVID-19 vaccinations as vaccine becomes available.

Updates will be posted to GarlandTX.gov/COVIDVaccine and to the City’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

Please note that you only need to register once for our wait list. You may register with multiple providers. If you receive the vaccine through a different entity, please email GPH@GarlandTX.gov so we may move someone else up on our wait list.
COVID-19 Updates
The Garland Health Department has received reports of 2,129 active cases out of 24,909 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as 225 deaths. The City will update its posted case numbers each afternoon.

Events and Announcements
Plan Commission
Feb. 8
The Garland Plan Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

City Council Meetings
Feb. 15 and 16
The Garland City Council Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15. Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. During these meetings Council will discuss the Capital Improvement Program. Council is scheduled to approve this year's Capital Improvement Program at the Feb. 16 Regular Meeting.

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

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 GarlandTX.gov and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.
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