The Public Agenda is a tool that maps the voting agenda of the Dallas City Council by neighborhoods.
Under a council-manager form of a government for cities, the elected governing body (our City Council) is responsible for the legislative function of the municipality such as establishing policy, passing local ordinances, voting appropriations, and developing an overall vision (International City/County Management Association). In Dallas, the Council convenes twice each month to consider action on the voting agenda; this agenda is made publicly available prior to each meeting. The Public Agenda organizes this information by neighborhoods to illustrate the geography of the decisions that come before the City Council.
Healthy and vibrant neighborhoods are the foundation of a successful city, and every citizen should be empowered as a neighborhood and city advocate.
The Public Agenda is an independent project of the bcWORKSHOP and is not affiliated with the City of Dallas.
For a tutorial on the information contained within the site, watch a short instructional video:
The map shares Dallas City Council agenda items based on neighborhood. Items are shown in red: dots for items that have a specific address (i.e., a zoning case) and lines for items that correlate to a path (i.e., street paving or water main replacments). Hovering over an item triggers a pop-up box containing a summary of that particular agenda item. If you would like to learn more, follow the link to published agenda (it will open in a new page), and if you have a comment or a concern, follow the link to e-mail your Councilmember. Items with no geographic focus (i.e., purchasing firefighters' uniforms or settling a lawsuit) are listed below the map.
The Dallas City Council meets to discuss the voting agenda on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month beginning at 9am; meetings are open to the public on the 6th floor of Dallas City Hall.
The Council agenda is published prior to each meeting. Items are divided into three categories:
Consent Agenda: For routine matters; passed with a single motion and vote
Individual Consideration: Includes a staff presentation and discussion
Public Hearings: An organized forum to seek input on a particular subject
The City of Dallas website has extensive resources, some of which are linked to below:
|Dallas City Government|
|2013 Dallas City Calendar|
|City Boards and Commissions|
|City Council Responsibilities|
|City Council FAQs|
|City Council Briefings|
|City Council Agendas|
|Council Meetings Outcomes|
|Council District Maps|
|Posted Public Meetings|
|Speak at a Council Meeting|
|Council Meeting Livestream|
The buildingcommunityWORKSHOP is a Dallas based nonprofit community design center seeking to improve the livability and viability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design and making.
The Public Agenda is part of bcWORKSHOP’s POP [People Organizing Place] initiative strengthening the social, economic and physical health of Dallas’s neighborhoods.
We welcome any complaints, suggestions, or other thoughts regarding The Public Agenda. Neighborhoods have been identified through research and community engagement by bcWORKSHOP; if your neighborhood is missing or misrepresented, please contact us.
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