Council Connection: April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019
Mesquite City Council standing side by side in front of City Hall

Watch video replay of April 15 City Council Meeting

Mesquite City Council held a Regular Meeting April 15. Watch a video replay of the meeting

MPD 2019 Medal of honor recipients pictured with Mayor Pickett

MPD presents awards to police officers and citizens

Mesquite Police Department (MPD) presented its highest award—the Medal of Honor—to three police officers during the April 15 Council Work Session. The department also honored other employees and citizens through a presentation of awards for outstanding acts of service. Visit for more information on these awards and those honored. Watch the video of the presentation.

Mayor Pickett pictured with Chief Cato and group of Mesquite public safety dispatchers

City Council recognizes public safety dispatchers

Representing the City Council, Mayor Stan Pickett presented a proclamation to Police Chief Charles Cato and representatives of the City’s public safety dispatchers to recognize the week of April 14-20 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Mesquite dispatchers answered 374,497 calls for service in 2018, operated multiple radio channels and monitored numerous camera feeds.

Graphic representation of April 2019 sales tax revenues - percent change from same month in prior year

April sales tax collections

The April sales tax receipts, which represent City sales activity for the month of February, were 4.8 percent above the amount reported for the same period last year. Year-to-date sales tax collections for the City are trending 2 percent above last year’s collections. Sales tax contributes 27 percent of the total revenue used to support the general fund. The City uses the general fund for services including police, fire, parks and recreation, libraries, neighborhood services and public works.


Drug Take-Back Event is Saturday, April 27

MPD hosts free Drug Take Back Event on April 27

MPD invites you to safely dispose of expired or unused medication on Drug Take Back Day, April 27. The disposal event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MPD lobby, 777 N. Galloway Ave. Residents may bring their expired, unwanted or unused medications. Watch MPD’s public service announcement.

Diverse group of people standing closely in a group smiling

2020 Census jobs available

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Apply for a variety of temporary jobs including census taker, recruiting assistant, office staff and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number and be a U.S. citizen. Apply online

Mayor Pickett praying at 2018 National Day of Prayer event

Mayor's Annual Prayer Breakfast is May 2

The 16th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is 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. Register here.  

2019 Special Election Proposition A

Special Election is May 4

City Council has called for a special election to ask voters to consider a proposition to sell City-owned property located in Balch Springs and for the sale proceeds to be used for parks and recreation facilities in Mesquite. Election Day is May 4 and Early Voting is April 22-30. Learn more about the proposition and find answers to commonly asked questions

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