Mesquite City Council
April 5, 2019
City Council

City Council Goal Setting Workshop is April 8

The Mesquite City Council will conduct a Goal Setting Workshop on April 8. The workshop begins at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. in Training Rooms A and B. The City will broadcast the workshop on and via Facebook Live.

2020 census briefing

City Council receives a briefing on 2020 Census

During the April 1 Pre-Meeting, the Mesquite City Council received a briefing on the 2020 Census. The presentation included details on how the Census results affect federal funds for local communities, the creation of a Complete Count Committee and the job opportunities that are available during the census. Watch the entire presentation.

library award

The Mesquite Library ranks in the top 10 percent of libraries in Texas

At the April 1 Regular Meeting, the Mesquite Library was presented their Texas Municipal Library Directors Association’s 2018 Texas Achievement in Library Excellence Award. The Mesquite Library System was one of only 51 libraries out of 548 Texas public library systems to earn the prestigious honor.


Genghis Grill donates $1,155 to Spread the Love food drive

At the April 1 Regular Meeting, Genghis Grill representatives presented a $1,155 donation to the City for the Spread the Love food drive. The campaign helps Sharing Life Community Outreach and Mesquite Social Services feed children who live in food insecure homes. Visit for details on ways to donate peanut butter and jelly or to make a financial contribution.

fire engine

Mesquite Fire Department celebrates new fire engine

On April 2, the Mesquite Fire Department hosted a ceremonious “push-in” event to celebrate the new fire engine for Fire Station 7. Mayor Stan Pickett and Councilmember Tandy Boroughs represented the City Council to participate in one of the longest running traditions in fire service.

Valley View

Street repairs begin in Valley View Heights neighborhood

The Public Works Department has started street repairs in the Valley View Heights neighborhood as a part of the street bond program. The City Council has accelerated the street repair program, approved by voters in 2015, from 10 years to eight years. To learn more about the street repairs, watch the most recent Road Warrior video.


City is hiring for open lifeguard positions

The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting job applications for open lifeguard positions for the 2019 summer season. The City’s pools open May 25 and the starting pay is $9.25 per hour for a first-year lifeguard. For details on this job opportunity, visit to watch the new recruitment video.

Prayer breakfast

Mayor's Annual Prayer Breakfast is May 2

The 16th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is on May 2. The program and breakfast begin at 7 a.m. at Family Cathedral, 790 Windbell Circle. The free event provides a unique opportunity for community leaders and residents to come together in fellowship on the National Day of Prayer. To register, visit

Proposition A

Special Election is May 4

The City will hold a special election on May 4. Early voting is scheduled for April 22 - 30. The election is to determine the future use of 171 acres of undeveloped property owned by the City, which is located entirely within the city limits of Balch Springs. Visit for more information on the proposition.

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We want to hear from you. If you have a concern or you are experiencing and issue, please call City of Mesquite at 972-288-7711 or visit for assistance.

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