Jan. 5, 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 exhibit will be on display at Audubon Park, 342 W. Oates Road, and will be open 24 hours a day, free to the public. The City of Garland and Visit Garland are leading the effort that will bring the exhibit to the metroplex. 

The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the 58,276 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.  Learn more .
We Need Your Input!
Do your New Year's resolutions include getting outside for more exercise? Also resolve to improving our trails and bikeways!

We want to know your priorities for cycling, walking and using trails in Garland to help us establish goals and objectives for the Trails and Bikeways Master Plan. 
Complete the online survey to share your opinions.
Call 972-205-2750 for more information.

Resolve to Recycle in 2020!
Check out the City of Garland's 2020 recycling schedule and learn about what you can and cannot put in your blue cart.
Learn more about recycling, residential garbage and brush and bulky pickup, commercial services, schedule a tour or request a speaker, and more at GarlandEWS.com
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration: Saturday, Jan. 18
The NAACP-Garland will host its 31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, followed by a special MLK Commemorative Program at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.

The weekend celebration will continue Sunday, Jan. 19, with the 2019 Garland MLK Youth Extravaganza at 4 p.m.
All activities are free and open to the public. For more details, visit GarlandTXNAACP.org or call 972-381-5044 (voice box #5).
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day: Thursday, Jan. 9
Residents in Garland and throughout the nation are encouraged to make a special effort to show their support for local police Thursday, Jan. 9. 
You can show your support in a number of ways:
  • Wear blue clothing
  • Send a card of support
  • Share a positive story on social media
Learn more.
City Begins Issuing Warnings for Neighborhood Parking Violations
Neighborhood parking problems are the most frequent source of resident complaints to the City. 

The City Marshal's Office will begin issuing tickets sometime in January. 

IMPORTANT - No ticket payments were required during the initial warning period. The City is NOT emailing notices of violation.

Examples of violations and other FAQs are available at GarlandTX.gov/parking.
Events & Announcements
City Council Meetings
Jan. 6 and 7
Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6; Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7View agendas at GarlandTX.gov and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted. 

City Council Candidate Packets Available
Jan. 10
Candidate packets will be available beginning Friday, Jan. 10. Filing an application for a place on the ballot can be done Wednesday, Jan. 15, through Friday, Feb. 14. Learn more at GarlandTX.gov/Elections.

Federal Disaster Loans for Storm-Affected Residents
Deadline Jan. 13
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Texas businesses and residents affected by the storms that occurred Oct. 20-21. Representatives are available at the Dallas County Disaster Loan Outreach Center, located at the Bachman Lake Branch Library, 9480 Webb Chapel Road in Dallas. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline to apply for property damage is Jan. 13, 2020. The deadline to apply for economic injury is Aug. 14, 2020. For more details, read the full announcement from the SBA (PDF).

State of the City
Jan. 28
Hear about our plans to deliver on your $423.7 million bond commitment, get all the latest from Mayor Scott LeMay and speak directly with representatives of City departments Tuesday, Jan. 28, at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. Open house begins at 5:30 p.m. and Mayor's address starts at 6:30 p.m.
Lawn Care Assistance Available
The City of Garland Code Compliance Department is taking applications for the Lawn Care Assistance Program. This program will provide summer mowing for seniors (60 years of age and older) and disabled Garland homeowners who are physically and/or financially unable to maintain their yards to comply with City codes and have no other assistance available. For more information, visit GarlandTX.gov or call 972-485-6400.

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