Sept. 15, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
City Council Approves Award of Bond Projects
The Garland City Council approved the award of two 2019 Bond Program projects Sept. 3:
  • The architectural design and construction administration for the $12 million Animal Shelter
  • The construction and installation of LED lighting for the soccer fields at Winters Park awarded for $2 million; the work would start in November once the fall soccer season ends with plans for completion in February, in time for the spring season
Both projects were approved by Garland residents as part of the 2019 Bond Program in May.  Learn more.
After-Hours Code Compliance
Code Compliance has extended its operating hours to concentrate on parking issues in neighborhoods. 

Code Compliance is focusing on items such as parking on unimproved surfaces, parking vehicles across sidewalks, oversized and commercial vehicles, trailers on residential streets and illegal home businesses.
For more information on this initiative and how you can help alleviate parking congestion in our Garland neighborhoods, visit the Code Compliance page  on
It's National Preparedness Month!
September is National Preparedness Month, and the City of Garland Office of Emergency Management is joining other national, state and local organizations, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in educating the public on how to prepare for disasters.
Visit the Office of Emergency Management page at to learn how you and your family can be prepared in the event of a disaster. 
Garland Guzzler Saturday, Sept. 28
Did you miss out on the inaugural Garland Guzzler 0.5K Race last year? Well, we are proud to announce the fun-filled and award-winning event is coming back Saturday, Sept. 28, and will be better than ever! In fact, the event is featured in the current issue of D Magazine as one of the best small-town festivals!

Join your fellow racers for an evening of Oktoberfest-themed racing, games, food and live music. We hope to see everyone on their best or "wurst" behavior. 

Get all the details and register at Use code "Guzzler19" for a discount on your registration.
Flu Shots Available at Garland Public Health Clinic
The Garland Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver St., has received its first shipment of vaccine for the 2019-20 flu season. 

Flu shots are available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays for adults, children and seniors who are insured. Call 972-205-3370 for pricing and to learn what insurance plans are accepted.  The low-cost  flu vaccine for uninsured children 18 years and younger is not here yet, and will arrive in October.

The best time to get prepared for the flu season is now! Learn more.
GP&L Provides Reliable Electric Service
Garland Power & Light customers can count on reliable electric service. 

Beating national averages, GP&L reports an average of .3 interruptions annua lly per customer and an average outage duration of only 16 minutes. Nationally, these scores average .9  interruptions per customer and 63 minutes for length of outage.

Events & Announcements
City Council Meetings
Sept. 16 and 17
Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16; Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.  View agendas  at and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

Literacy for Life
Sept. 21
The Community Multicultural Commission will co-host the free Literacy for Life event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.  The event at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd., will feature free food, prizes and giveaways for all ages. Learn more

Mayor's Evening In
Sept. 24
Mayor Scott LeMay will host an Evening In event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Mayor's Office, 200 N. Fifth St.  The Mayor's Evening In is your chance to get a one-on-one opportunity to visit with Mayor LeMay to discuss what's important to you. To schedule an appointment, call 972-205-2400 or contact .
Public Art Walking Tour
Explore the city of Garland's public art collection, which currently features 12 installations. Download the handout to read about each art piece as you walk the approximately 30-minute self-guided tour. Learn more.

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