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October 27, 2017
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Mesquite Charter Review Committee to host public meeting on October 30

The Mesquite Charter Review Committee will host a public meeting to gather input on a review of the City Charter. The meeting will be held Monday, October 30, at 7 p.m. at Mesquite City Hall, Council Chambers, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The public is encouraged to attend. The Mesquite City Council created the advisory committee to review, receive public input and provide a report to the City Council on possible changes to the City of Mesquite Charter. For more details or to watch videos of previous committee meetings, visit

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Mesquite Police Department launches Take. Lock. Hide. Campaign

The Mesquite Police Department has launched the Take. Lock. Hide. campaign to inform citizens about three easy steps they can take to reduce the risk of vehicle break-ins or theft: take your keys, lock your car doors and hide your valuables. According to national figures, more than 1.85 million auto thefts and vehicle break-ins occur annually. These crimes have resulted in the theft of more than $1.2 billion in personal property. In Mesquite 20 percent of all our crimes involve theft of or from a vehicle, with 40 percent of those vehicles being left unlocked by the operator.


Mesquite Animal Services offers Halloween-themed adoption special

Mesquite Animal Services, 1650 Gross Road, is offering a Halloween-themed adoption special now through October 31. Adopters can “trick-or-treat” for a discounted or even free adoption from a candy basket. Once unwrapped, the candy wrapper will disclose the adoption discount, which will range anywhere from $10 off to free. The adoption fee (if any) includes sterilization, vaccinations and microchipping. For more information or to view the animals currently available at the shelter, visit


Veterans Day Memorial Service to be held on November 5

A Veterans Day Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 5, at 11 a.m. in Heritage Square, 223 W. Davis Street. The free event will pay tribute to local military and is hosted by AMVETS Post #23, VFW Post #8785, American Legion #507 and American Legion Post #504. The public is invited to attend.

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Mesquite City Council to meet on November 6; Includes Annexation Public Hearing

On Monday, November 6, the Mesquite City Council Pre-Meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B at Mesquite City Hall, located at 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The City Council Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. View the meeting agenda online at or watch the meeting live online at    
The 7 p.m. Regular Meeting will include a public hearing to consider annexation of approximately 5.71 square miles of territory within the City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard concerning the proposed annexation. Visit for more information.

The meeting will also be broadcast via Facebook Live. Councilmembers and City staff will not be able to answer questions during the broadcast. City staff will address questions after the meeting. The City welcomes public engagement and encourages all participants to embrace the City’s social media guidelines


City of Mesquite surveying residents 

The City of Mesquite is conducting a citizen satisfaction survey during the next few weeks to gather feedback on city programs and services. The survey is being administered by ETC Institute. Approximately 6,000 Mesquite households will be chosen at random to participate in the survey to obtain a sufficient sample that represents the views and perceptions of the entire community. The survey is also being offered to the public through November 10. This option is available online at and on the city’s mobile app MesquiteTX. The survey results will be presented to the City Council in December, and then made available to the public.

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Mesquite Recycles Day to be held
on November 11

Keep Mesquite Beautiful (KMB) and the City of Mesquite will offer Mesquite Recycles Day on Saturday, November 11, from 8 a.m. - noon in the front parking lot of Poteet High School, 3300 Poteet Drive.  Vehicles should enter the event through the front entrance of the parking lot on Galloway Avenue. A document destruction truck will also be available onsite. For a complete list of items accepted, visit or call KMB at 972-329-8331.


Third Quarter Development Activity Report available online

The Development Activity Report for the third quarter of 2017 is now available online at The report summarizes development activity from July through September 2017 and includes: projects in discussion and review, building permits issued, certificates of occupancy issued, business retention and economic updates.


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Let us hear from you. If you have a concern or are experiencing an issue, please contact the City of Mesquite at 972-288-7711 or visit the City’s website at for assistance.

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