Council Connection: May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019
Mesquite City Council members standing side by side in front of City Hall

City Council to meet May 20 at City Hall

Mesquite City Council will meet on May 20 at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The Pre-Meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B. The Work Session begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber followed by the Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. View meeting agendas at The City broadcasts meetings at and via Facebook Live.

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Attend public education meetings on new single member districts 

City of Mesquite will continue to host a series of public education meetings to provide the community an opportunity to learn more about the new single member district structure of the City Council. The next two meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the following dates: Tuesday, May 21 at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave.; and Thursday, May 23 at Florence Recreation Center, 2501 Whitson Way. Get details at

First Lady Cecilia Abbott at podium during downtown celebration

First Lady Cecilia Abbott celebrates Downtown Mesquite with new rendering

On May 16, Mrs. Cecilia Abbott unveiled her Texas Main Street 2019 First Lady’s Design Rendering for Downtown Mesquite. The unveiling was part of a special ceremony to celebrate Mesquite’s designation as a Texas Main Street community. Read the full story. Learn more about Downtown Mesquite at

CVB manager and Mayor Stan Pickett pictured at KEOM studio

Mesquite celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week

The Mesquite Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) highlighted the best of Mesquite tourism during National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5 - 11, with a variety of outreach efforts and new marketing tools. During the week, CVB was featured on KEOM’s Community Focus radio program with Mayor Stan Pickett to discuss the CVB’s efforts to promote Mesquite attractions. Listen to the interview at

Graphic representation of May sales tax compared to previous year

City releases May sales tax report

The May sales tax receipts, which represent sales activity for the month of March, were 1.8 percent below the amount reported for the same period last year. Year-to-date sales tax collections for the City are 1.5 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. Learn more about the City budget at

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The next Marketplace is May 25 in Downtown Mesquite 

Shop local produce, crafts and culinary items from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Marketplace in Downtown Mesquite, 150 W. Main St. The Marketplace takes place every second and fourth Saturday through November. Learn more at

Group of friends covered in mud with one person holding a volleyball

Summer Sizzle features mud volleyball and variety of games

Mesquite’s annual Summer Sizzle features a mud volleyball tournament plus a variety of Texas-sized yard games from 4 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Gather a team of six and register for the mud volleyball tournament. Teams can register online at for $50 by June 5. The tournament is for individuals 12 years and older. All competitors receive a complimentary tournament T-shirt.

Neighborhood Vitality manager shaking hands with residents

Register for the Neighborhood Toolkit Workshop on June 20

Residents are invited to attend a free Neighborhood Toolkit Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at Florence Recreation Center, 2501 Whitson Way. Attendees will learn ways to build stronger neighborhood engagement. Register online. For details, contact Yolanda Wilson, Manager of Neighborhood Vitality, at 972-216-6473 or

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City debuts new online tool for solid waste customers

City of Mesquite solid waste customers now can look up their garbage and recycling schedules online at In addition to that service on the webpage, customers can participate in the free Residential Recycling Program and learn more about free services available at the Compost Facility.

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

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