Council Connection: November 28, 2019
November 28, 2019
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City holiday closures Nov. 28-29

Most City offices and facilities are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29. Mesquite Animal Services and City recreation centers are open Nov. 29. There is no trash or recycling collection Nov. 28; however, trash collection will occur Nov. 29. View a complete list of closures.

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Shop local on Small Business Saturday Nov. 30

Join your friends and hometown businesses in Downtown Mesquite and throughout the city for the 10th anniversary of Small Business Saturday. Enjoy shopping, festive surroundings and more while you support local businesses. According to a 2018 Small Business Economic Impact Study, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stay in the local community. Shop small from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.

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Experience a Hometown Holiday in Mesquite

It’s the season to make Christmas memories in Mesquite. Enjoy a steaming mug of cocoa, snack on fresh-baked cookies and lose yourself in the twinkling downtown Christmas lights. Participate in a sing-along with the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra one week, and roast marshmallows in Westlake Park the next. View holiday events at

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City Council meets Monday, Dec. 7

Mesquite City Council meets Dec. 7 at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The Pre-Meeting begins at 5 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B, followed by the Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber. View meeting agendas online. The City broadcasts meetings via Facebook Live and at

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Election Day is Dec. 14 for City Council District 1

Election Day is Saturday, Dec. 14, for Mesquite City Council District 1. Early voting is available Nov. 27 through Dec. 10; however, there is no voting Nov. 28-29 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. View polling locations and more information.

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Shopping in Mesquite has a positive impact on the City budget

Shopping and eating in Mesquite not only is enjoyable and provides thousands of jobs, but it also positively affects the City’s budget. Sales tax revenue makes up a large portion of the City’s budget that provides for services and programs. Learn more.

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Learn more about your Mesquite property tax bill

Approximately 26% of each Mesquite property tax bill goes to the City to pay for services such as police, fire, public works, and parks and recreation. An additional 51% of the bill goes to Mesquite Independent School District. The City created an infographic and educational video for Mesquite property owners to learn more about their tax bill, how the bill is developed and where the money goes. View the graphic. Watch the video.

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Christmas on the Square and Tree Lighting Dec. 3

Ring in the holidays at Christmas on the Square, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Heritage Square, 150 W. Main St. Enjoy live music and dance performances, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, food trucks, and the annual lighting of the tree.

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Christmas in the Park Dec. 7-8

Mesquite continues its holiday kick off during Christmas in the Park from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8. The event takes place at Westlake Park, 601 Gross Road. Activities include free carnival games and make-and-take crafts, marshmallow roasting, pictures with Santa, and free cookies and hot chocolate. Admission and parking are free. Learn more.

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Access ReferenceUSA with your Mesquite library card

If you have a Mesquite Library card, you have access to ReferenceUSA, the premier online research and reference tool for area business professionals, job seekers, marketing and more. Get fast and easy access to historical market trends, skill-specific jobs, resources for business planning, sales leads and much more. Get started at

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