Category Archives: City Council Priorities

Levitt Fall Concert Series Featured in Latest Champion Great Neighborhoods Newsletter

The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Champion Great Neighborhoods” continues to be a key priority for the work of our City. Great neighborhoods contribute to a higher quality of life and greater investment in our economy. Every part of our corporation contributes to our overall success and vitality…

Enhance Regional Mobility Newsletter: Focus 287 Strategic Plan Sets Vision for Future Growth

It’s time to keep your eyes on the road and focus in on this edition of the Enhance Regional Mobility newsletter where the closing of Johnson Creek Bridge on Abram Street, the adoption of the FOCUS 287 Corridor Strategy and the completion of the Tri-Schools Road Project are discussed. Though Johnson Creek…

Design Work to Begin on Bond Funded East Arlington Recreation Center/Branch Library Project

An indoor swimming pool and robotics center for teenagers. Exercise rooms for yoga and zumba and an expanded section for children’s books. These are among the features of the City’s innovative new venture: a combined state-of-the-art library branch and recreation center that will serve thousands of residents in East Arlington. The $26…

Arlington City Manager Unveils $471.8 Million Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 17

The Arlington City Council took its first look Tuesday at the proposed $471.8 million Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget, which could include a possible property tax rate reduction for the first time in 17 years. Proposals for next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, include significant investments in public safety and…

New Electricity Supply Contract to Save City Estimated $23.5 Million Over 9 Years

The Arlington City Council has approved a nine-year retail electricity supply contract that will save the City an estimated $2.5 million a year. In April, Arlington hired Priority Power Management, LLC to solicit bids from various electricity firms and help negotiate a contract for the City, which consumes more than 72.6…

Put Technology to Work: Driverless Vehicles on the Horizon

The Arlington City Council has identified “Put Technology To Work” as a priority. Technology is an essential aspect of daily life and has quite the impact on our organization, residents and businesses. It is also integral in achieving the City’s other four priorities including investing in our economy, supporting quality education,…

Floating Robot Helps Arlington Examine Underground Sewer Pipes, Identify Potential Problems

A new robot exploring miles of Arlington’s underground sanitary sewer lines is outfitted with high-tech sensors designed to detect structural flaws and obstructions before they create expensive problems for the City. Fortunately, the nearly $500,000 device doesn’t also have a sense of smell. On Monday, Arlington Water Utilities engineers and UTA Civil…

Arlington Launches Website to Explore Apartment Complexes, Extended Stay Properties

The City of Arlington recently launched a new website aimed at providing tenants and property owners with inspection scores, how to report or address common code violations and other useful information related to apartment complexes and extended stay properties within the American Dream City. The Rapid Reference Guide, which took about…

Rangers Public-Private Partnership & More in ‘Invest in Our Economy’ Newsletter

Last month, the Arlington City Council unanimously approved a master agreement outlining a public-private partnership with the Texas Rangers for possible construction of a new retractable-roof ballpark. The new stadium, if approved by Arlington voters this November, could bring an annual economic impact of $77.5 million for Arlington and $137.6 million for…

‘Star of Texas’ Art Project, Block Party Trailer Featured in Champion Great Neighborhoods Newsletter

The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Champion Great Neighborhoods” continues to be a key priority for the work of our City. Great neighborhoods contribute to a higher quality of life and greater investment in our economy. Every part of our corporation contributes to our overall success and vitality…