May 5, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
City Election - Results Available Online
Garland v oters cast their ballots Saturday and during early voting for Mayor, City Council representatives for Districts 3, 6, 7 and 8, and eight bond propositions.
Voters elected Scott LeMay as Mayor, Dylan Hedrick for District 7 Council and Robert John Smith for District 8 Council. All three ran unopposed.  Go to to see the complete results. 

The Mayor and four Council Members will be sworn in during a special Council meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St. 
County Officials Meet in Garland to Upgrade Voting Process
Dallas County is looking to overhaul its Election Day voting system by changing from precinct-based polling locations to countywide Vote Centers.

You have a chance to learn about the change  - and provide input - right here in Garland. The first of three Vote Center Advisory Committee meetings to develop the plan will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Dallas County Road and Bridge Office, 715 Rowlett Road. 

Suggestions or questions can also be submitted on the  Dallas County website , or by email to .
Jazz in the Square May 16 and 23
Experience a laid-back, relaxing evening in beautiful historic Downtown Garland while soaking in the soothing sounds of jazz!
Join us for Jazz in the Square, presented by Rosalind Coffee, at 7 p.m. May 16 and 23 in the Downtown Garland Square, located at Sixth and Main streets.

Bring your chairs and blankets for this cool jazz series. This free event is sure to be fun for the whole family! Learn more at
Beekeeping for Adults
Adults can learn about beekeeping from an experienced, professional beekeeper at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the South Garland Branch Library, 4845 Broadway Blvd.

Staff from the Collin County Beekeeper Association will give a presentation on honey bees and beekeeping. They will answer questions and provide a contained observation hive of live honey bees. Attendees can also view a bee suit and other protective garments and receive brochures with recipes and beekeeping information. For more information, call  972-205-3933.
GP&L's LED Streetlight Upgrades on Schedule
In its fourth year, GP&L's seven-year project to convert its streetlights to light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is on track.

Currently, 55% of GP&L's 16,000 streetlights have been converted. The project is targeted for completion in 2022.

Garland Youth Council Accepting Applications Through June 9

Interested Garland residents who will be in grades 9-12 during the 2019-20 school year are eligible to apply to serve on the Garland Youth Council. 

Learn more and download an application at

Email with any questions.
Events & Announcements
City Council Meetings
May 6 and 7
Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, May 6; Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. View agendas 
here , and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

Apply Now for Boards and Commissions
Residents who serve on Garland's 11 boards and commissions can make a difference in the City and be directly involved with local government. They serve in an advisory or quasi-judicial capacity, providing information directly to the Garland City Council. From planning and development to multicultural events, boards and commission members advise on a range of City services. The City will accept applications for its boards and commissions from May 31 through July 1. Application forms can be found on the City Secretary's page at G arlandTX.govSubmit applications to Ren é  Dowl, City Secretary, by email to  or by U.S. Postal Service to City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St., Garland 75040.

Graduation Traffic Reminder
Through June 21, Garland ISD's Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd., will host graduations for many area educational institutions.  In general, motorists can expect traffic congestion along Naaman Forest Boulevard and adjacent roadways approximately an hour before and 30 minutes after graduation events. Non-graduation traffic should bypass that area, if possible.  Motorists can stay aware of potential traffic congestion with this  graduation schedule and map .

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