Council Connection: September 7, 2018
September 7, 2018
City earns 5-star transparency award

Texas Comptroller recognizes City of Mesquite for transparency efforts

The City of Mesquite has earned all five transparency stars attainable through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Transparency Stars program. Mesquite became the sixth city in Texas and the fifth municipality in the Dallas-Fort Worth region to earn all five transparency stars for public accessibility. Read more about the award. View the City’s transparency portal at

Raymond Rivas delivers neighborhood services update

Neighborhood Services update presented to City Council

Neighborhood Services Director Raymond Rivas presented an update on neighborhood services programming to the City Council on September 4. The presentation included news that code enforcement violations are down and code compliance by residents is up. There also has been success with creating new neighborhood groups and growth in programs such as H.O.M.E. (Helping Others in Mesquite Everyday). Watch the full presentation.

9/11 ceremony at Freedom Park

9/11 Ceremony at Freedom Park

The public is invited to attend Mesquite’s annual 9/11 Ceremony at Freedom Park, 1527 N. Galloway Ave., 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 11. The program will include various presentations and musical performances, including the Mesquite High School Show Choir singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Learn more about Freedom Park by visiting

Chief Cato accepts Irving Police Department's mentorship challenge

Chief Cato accepts Irving Police Department's Battle of the Badges mentorship challenge 

This week, Police Chief Charlie Cato accepted a challenge from Irving Police Chief Jeff Spivey to mentor Mesquite youth within Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Dallas. The challenge encourages local police and fire personnel to take on the need to place Mesquite youth with mentors, or “Bigs,” in an effort to provide those youth with safe, strong and long-lasting mentoring relationships. Watch Chief Cato’s acceptance videoLearn how you can get involved at

Movies in the park: Cars 3

Movies in the Park will feature Cars 3 on September 14

Join us for Movies in the Park on Friday, September 14, at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Bring your blankets and snacks for a free screening of Cars 3 beginning at sundown. Pre-show activities begin at 7 p.m. including “Touch a Truck,” where various City trucks will be on-site for children to climb and explore. For more information, visit

free medicare workshop

Attend a free Medicare Workshop on September 20

The Mesquite Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive, will host a free Medicare Workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20. The program focuses on the four parts of Medicare (A, B, C and D), Medicare eligibility, the three enrollment periods, and differences between Medicare Supplement Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. All ages are welcome and no registration is required. Learn more by calling 972-216-6220.

national night out 2018

Register your National Night Out event with the Mesquite Police Department

The Mesquite Police and Fire departments will attend neighborhood activities throughout the city on National Night Out, October 2. Each year, neighborhood groups in Mesquite actively participate in events such as block parties and cookouts. Requests for attendance at an event by Mesquite police officers or firefighters are met on a first-come, first-served basis. Register your event and request attendance by emailing

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We want to 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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