Feb. 9, 2020
This Week's News                                                        
The Wall That Heals Is Coming to Garland Feb. 27 - March 1
The Wall That Heals , a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Garland Thursday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 1. 

The Wall That Heals honors the more than 3 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the 58,276 American men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. The exhibit will be on display at Audubon Park, 342 W. Oates Road, and will be open 24 hours a day, free to the public.

More than 100 volunteers will be needed to set up and take down the replica wall, staff the exhibit and guide visitors 24 hours a day. To learn more about how you can help the effort, email  Albert Montero  or sign up online .
City Begins Issuing Tickets for Neighborhood Parking Violations
Neighborhood parking problems are the most frequent source of resident complaints to the City. 
 
While no ticket payments were required during the initial warning period, the City Marshal's Office has begun issuing tickets. 

The City will NOT email notices of violation.
 
Examples of violations and other FAQs are available at GarlandTX.gov/parking.

Garland City Council Calls May 2 Election
The Garland City Council has called for a general election on May 2. Voters in Council Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 will elect representatives to two-year terms. Voters citywide will decide whether a portion of Hollabaugh Park can be used for a new library.

In January, both the Park Board and Library Board unanimously approved the plan to use land adjacent to Hollabaugh Recreation Center, 3925 W. Walnut St., as the site for relocation of the Walnut Creek Branch Library. By law, voters must approve any plan to use park land for purposes other than a park.

Learn more about the upcoming election at GarlandTX.gov.
SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training: Saturday, Feb. 15
The 2020 severe weather season is around the corner. Are you prepared to recognize clues that suggest large hail, flash flooding or a possible tornado?
 
The National Weather Service will host its free SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. This training is free and open to the public. 


Welcome to Garland Class: Saturday, Feb. 22
Whether you are new to Garland, or were born and raised here, this is the class to get better acquainted with what makes Garland a great place to live!

Learn about the different services of City departments, how your taxpayer dollars are being used and how you can get involved. 

The free class begins at  8:30 a.m. with coffee with Garland Mayor Scott LeMay at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.
 
Register now!
Garland Board & Volunteer Fair: Tuesday, Feb. 25
Enjoy an evening of networking and conversation with Garland's nonprofit, civic and community organizations from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.
 
These organizations are seeking volunteers and/or open board vacancies, and you'll have the opportunity to learn more about helping to serve the Garland community.
 
This event is free to attend. Visit GarlandKiwanis.portalbuzz.com to register as an attendee, organization or sponsor.
2020 Census Is Right Around the Corner - We Need You!
The census is an official count of the U.S. population and households. Garland's allotment of money for federal programs and its government representation are dependent on the count of its residents.

There are several ways to complete the one-page form: online, mail or by phone. It is provided in numerous languages, and your data is confidential. 

In mid-March, you will receive an invitation to respond online. A paper questionnaire will be mailed in April, followed by an in-person follow-up.

Visit GarlandTX.gov to learn how the census impacts you and your community, as well as upcoming important dates.
Events & Announcements
Plan Commission
Feb. 10
The Garland Plan Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.  View agendas  at GarlandTX.gov and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted. 

City Council Candidate Filing Deadline
Feb. 14
Candidate packets for Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 are now available  at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St. The deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot is Friday, Feb. 14. Learn more at GarlandTX.gov/Elections.

McCree Road Closure
Through February
McCree Road west of the intersection of Shiloh Road closed on Feb. 5 and will reopen in approximately four weeks, whether permitting. View a map of the detour.

District 3 Town Hall
March 12
Join District 3 Council Member Jerry Nickerson for a Town Hall meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Dallas County Road and Bridge Office, 715 Rowlett Road. Topics will include the new parking enforcement program, fireworks and gunfire regulations, and an update on the bond program. Email Council3@GarlandTX.gov or call 713-702-3545 for more information.
Submit Service Requests with eAssist
Need to report a pothole, broken streetlight or tall grass? There's an app for that! Garland eAssist provides an online platform accessible from the City's website and from a downloadable app via Google Play and iTunes. 








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