City Council
August 23, 2019
budget discussion

Watch the 2019-20 Proposed Budget discussion

City Council and staff discussed the 2019-20 Proposed Budget during the City Council Pre-Meeting on Aug. 19. A public hearing to receive citizen input on the proposed budget was held during the Regular Meeting. Watch the Pre-Meeting budget discussion. Additional budget information  and videos are  available online at

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Mesquite Police Department to get two academic reviews of its operations

The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) will participate in a collaborative study with the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of California, Irvine. The department will work with researchers from both distinguished universities to review the efficiency of how the department deploys personnel and equipment. Visit for more information.

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Mesquite Animal Shelter hosts successful Clear the Shelter event

On Aug. 17, the Mesquite Animal Shelter hosted the 2019 Clear the Shelter event and 89 animals were adopted by new families. This included 52 dogs, 36 cats and 1 guinea pig. The annual event waives all adoption fees for one day. This month is a special time for the shelter as it celebrates 24 consecutive months of a more than 90 percent save rate for all its animals. Last year, the shelter took in more than 6,000 animals regardless of situation or condition. Watch highlights of the event.

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Finance Department presents City’s financial report

Finance Director Debbie Mol presented the City’s financial report during the City Council and Staff Work Session on Aug. 19. The financial statement covers the period of Oct. 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. Watch the presentation.

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Small Business Workshop offered
on Aug. 27

A Small Business Workshop on marketing and sales strategies will be held on Aug. 27 at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. A light dinner and all materials are included for $10 per person. Dinner and networking begins at 4:30 p.m. The class will be held from 5 - 7:30 p.m. Registration is required. Enroll at  or call 972-216-6446 for more information.

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Mesquite to host 9/11 Memorial at Freedom Park 

The City of Mesquite invites the public to attend a 9/11 Memorial at Mesquite Freedom Park, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. The event will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The program will include various speakers, presentations by Mesquite Fire and Police Departments, and musical performances by the Mesquite High School Show Choir. Visit for more information about the park. 

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Courtyard Concert Series featuring Plunk Murray to be held on Sept. 12

On Sept. 12, a free Courtyard Concert Series featuring the contemporary Irish folk music of Plunk Murray will be offered. This family-friendly event will be held from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Mesquite Arts Center's Courtyard. Visit for more information.

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2019 Fall Fun Guide available online

Fall into our latest Fun Guide and browse classes, programs, athletics and events for all ages. The Fall 2019 Fun Guide is available online at Activities are offered Sept. through Dec. Call 972-216-6260 for more information.

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Register to vote at certain City facilities through Oct. 4

The Mesquite City Council passed an ordinance to establish designated voter registration sites at certain City facilities. Through Oct. 4, citizens can register to vote at the following locations: the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1515 N. Galloway Ave.; the Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive; and the North Branch Library, 2600 Oates Drive. Watch a brief video on the Voter Registration Program in English or in Spanish for hours of service and more information. Additional information is also available at or by calling the City Secretary's Office at 972-216-6244.

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