Council Connection
November 3, 2017

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

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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 Police Department Santa Cop Toy Program to begin
November 10

This year’s Mesquite Police Department Santa Cop Toy Program will run from November 10 - December 13. The annual program provides assistance to disadvantaged children and families served by the Mesquite Independent School District (MISD) during the Christmas season. Families are selected by MISD counselors and Mesquite patrol officers. Anyone wishing to submit an application for assistance should contact the school counselor at their child’s school. Applications need to be returned to the school counselor by November 10. Visit for more details.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the program can drop off new, unwrapped toys at the Mesquite Police Department lobby located at 777 N. Galloway Avenue, or send a monetary donation by mail to the Mesquite Police Department, c/o Santa Cop, P.O. Box 850137, Mesquite, TX 75185-0137. Donations can also be made online at


Mesquite Veterans Memorial “Picnic in the Park” to be held November 11

Join the Mesquite community as it celebrates Veterans Day 2017 and begins a campaign to build a new Veterans Memorial in Mesquite on November 11 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at City Lake Park. Enjoy a complimentary picnic dinner from the volunteers of the Mesquite Fire Corps while listening to the sounds of the Dallas Heritage Band. Dressed in authentic uniforms, this band plays period music from the Civil War, Indian Wars, WWI and WWII. Visit for more information.

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Mesquite Take. Lock. Hide. online videos offer public safety tips

The Mesquite Police Department has launched the Take. Lock. Hide. campaign to educate 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. It only takes 10 seconds to Take. Lock. Hide., but a criminal only 20 seconds to break into a vehicle. Watch the brief videos “Take the Time,” “Victims of Opportunity,” and “Don’t Become a Number” for more information and safety tips.


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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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