Council Connection
December 8, 2017

City Manager updates community
on annexation

Watch a video message from City Manager Cliff Keheley providing an update on the City’s efforts to annex property in its extraterritorial jurisdiction located in Dallas and Kaufman counties.

Town Hall

Town Hall Tuesday to be held December 12

The City of Mesquite will host its next Town Hall Tuesday on December 12 from 7 - 8 p.m. at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue.  Learn about current events happening in Mesquite’s historic Heritage Square and future plans for the downtown area. Visit  for more information.

The Gift of Reading

The Gift of Reading event to be held December 20

The City of Mesquite will host The Gift of Reading event featuring special guest readers at the Mesquite Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive, on December 20 from 3 - 5 p.m. The guest readers will include Police Chief Charles Cato, Fire Chief Mark Kerby and others. This free, holiday-themed event will also include complimentary cookies and crafts for kids. 

winter camp

Winter Camp offered during Christmas break

The Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department will offer three Winter Camp sessions for youth during the Christmas break at Dunford Recreation Center, 1015 Green Canyon Drive, and Rutherford Recreation Center, 900 Rutherford Drive. Participants must register the Thursday before each camp or a $10 late fee is applied. Participants will need to bring a water bottle and sack lunch each day. Program hours are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. each day. Session 1 will run from December 21 - 22; Session 2 from December 26 - 29; and Session 3 from January 2 - 3. Visit for more information.

sales tax

Monthly sales tax report

The State Comptroller’s Office reported a 2.1 percent increase in the City’s sales tax collections for the month of December.   December’s report is based on sales reported by local businesses during the month of October.  Last year, the City collected a record high of $32.7 million in sales tax and is projecting to collect less this year at $32.3 million; therefore, the increase is encouraging for this early in the year.  For more detailed information on how the City uses its sales tax revenue, visit

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Mesquite Police Department reminds residents to use Safe Exchange Zone 

The Mesquite Police Department encourages residents to use the Safe Exchange Zone for face-to-face internet sales transactions this holiday season, and avoid any transaction if a buyer or seller refuses to meet there. The Safe Exchange Zone is located in the front parking lot of the Mesquite Police Station, 777 N. Galloway Avenue. The area is monitored by 24-hour video surveillance and located in front of the Police Station lobby where an officer is on duty 24 hours a day. The safe zone consists of two clearly marked, reserved parking spaces for citizens to conduct business in a safe environment.

Wednesday Wish list

Mesquite Convention and
Visitors Bureau offers holiday shopping guides

The Mesquite Convention and Visitors Bureau has curated its "Friday Find" lists to create holiday shopping guides to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Each Wednesday, the bureau will highlight a new Wednesday Wish List of unique gifts on its Facebook page and social media sites, but you can view all the lists now at Combine these gift ideas with the variety of options available at Town East Mall, Market East and the Marketplace at Towne Centre, and Mesquite has you covered.

shop more drive less

Shop more, drive less with
alternative shopping routes

Shop local and use alternative shopping routes this holiday season to spend less time in traffic and more time doing the things you enjoy. Visit to view maps offering alternate travel routes to your favorite shopping, dining and entertainment destinations in Mesquite. The maps can also be accessed through the "Shopping Routes" icon on the City of Mesquite's free mobile app named MesquiteTX, which can be downloaded at


Contact Us

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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