Sept. 27, 2020
This Week's News
Garland Emergency Residential Assistance Program: In-Person Assistance Now Available
The City of Garland has partnered with Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc. to provide emergency mortgage and rental assistance to City of Garland residents impacted by COVID-19.

Catholic Charities is now offering in-person application assistance. Call 214-613-3164 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Garland's Central Library. No walk-ins, please. Bring documents listed at GarlandTX.gov to your appointment.

Catholic Charities Inc. is processing applications on a first-come, first-served basis. While we are committed to processing as many applications as we have funding for, we do anticipate a high demand. Learn more.

Election Day Is Tuesday, Nov. 3
Tuesday, Nov. 3, voters will go to the polls for City elections, as well as federal, state, county and school district elections.
 
Monday, Oct. 5, is the last day to register to vote.
 
Early voting will begin Tuesday, Oct. 13, and run through Friday, Oct. 30.
 
Visit GarlandTX.gov to learn more about what's on the ballot. If you have questions regarding early voting, contact Dallas County Early Voting at 214-819-6359. If you have other election issues, contact the City Secretary at 972-205-2404 or Dallas County at 214-819-6300 or DallasCountyVotes.org.
Fair Fare on the Square Ends Wednesday, Sept. 30
Don't miss your last chance for to get your fix of “fair fare” all in one convenient, walkable location – Downtown Garland’s historic Square!

Enjoy fare "fit to be fried" from 13 eateries situated near the Square. There’s no admission fee, food items are reasonably priced, and everything can be enjoyed outdoors. When placing an order, simply request a free “Square Meal” kit that includes a red-checkered table cloth, plates, utensils and napkins, and then head to one of the Square’s socially distanced, umbrella-shaded café tables.

Check out participating restaurants and get full details at VisitGarlandTX.com.
Get Your Flu Shot Today!
Now is the time to get your vaccine for this year's flu season!

Contact your primary physician or local pharmacy for flu shot availability, or visit the Garland Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver St.
 
Flu shots are available at the Public Health Clinic from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays for adults, children and seniors who are insured. Low-cost flu vaccines for uninsured children and adults are also available.
 
Call 972-205-3370 for pricing and to learn what insurance plans are accepted.
Garland Among Leaders in Self-Response as Census 2020 Enters Final Week
As of Sept. 24, 69.1% of Garland’s residents have completed the task of self-responding. That’s better than the state rate of 62.0%, the Dallas County rate of 63.0% and better than the county’s other large cities, Dallas, Grand Prairie and Irving.

With just days left until the Sept. 30 deadline, members of the City's Complete Count Committee continue to ask residents to participate.

There’s a $675 billion prize for being counted. That’s how much federal money is distributed each year based on the census, a count of residents that is required in the Constitution. Garland’s representation in state and federal government is also based on its census count.

If you haven’t yet participated, you have until Sept. 30. Visit 2020census.gov. It’s easy to participate. There are only nine questions. 
COVID-19 Updates
The Garland Health Department has received reports of 532 active cases out of 7,124 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as 63 deaths. The City will update its posted case numbers each afternoon.

Events and Announcements
Plan Commission
Sept. 28
The Garland Plan Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Virtual District 2 Town Hall
Oct. 5
Join District 2 Council Member Deborah Morris at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, for a one-hour, virtual State of the District review. Visit GarlandTX.gov for agenda items and login instructions. Email Council Member Morris at DMorris@GarlandTX.gov to ask questions or to suggest additional topics.

City Council Meetings
Oct. 12 and 13
Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12. Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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.
Made Fresh & Local Virtual Concerts
We were not able to host our traditional outdoor Sounds of Summer Concert Series at the Square this year, so we are bringing a true Garland Fresh & Local concert experience straight into your living room! Get a front-row seat to our Made Fresh & Local virtual concert series every other Friday night featuring some of the area's best musicians and artists. Friday, Oct. 9, join high-energy variety band Tin Man Band! Get more details about the lineup and schedules at GarlandParks.com.
Make an Appointment to Adopt a Pet
Garland Animal Services is still open to the public. Please call 972-205-3570 to make an appointment before entering the shelter. Due to high call volumes, we ask that you leave a voicemail with your name, phone number and the ID of the animal you are interested in. We will get back to you as soon as possible. For more information, contact AnimalServices@GarlandTX.gov.
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