Category Archives: City Council Priorities

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…

Students Tackle Pet Homelessness In ‘Support Quality Education’ Newsletter

The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Support Quality Education” continues to be a key priority for the work of our city. Public education that produces graduates who are prepared for future success provides the foundation for a strong Arlington community. In the latest Support Quality Education Newsletter, residents can…

Federal Grants Help Improve Housing, Other Opportunities for Low-to-Moderate Income Residents

Thanks to $4.6 million in grants from the U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, more dreams will be realized in Arlington for low-to-moderate income residents. The Arlington City Council voted Tuesday to approve the proposed Program Year 2016 Action Plan. Subject to HUD’s approval, the Program Year 2016 Action Plan describes how the…

Put Technology to Work: Public Library Program Increases Teen Digital Literacy

The Arlington City Council has identified “Put Technology To Work” as a priority. Technology touches all parts of the city life – 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, enhancing regional mobility and championing…

Traffic Update: Johnson Creek Bridge on Abram Street Closed for Reconstruction from May to January

Drivers who regularly travel east Abram Street between Collins Street and Stadium Drive will need to plan alternate routes during reconstruction of the bridge over Johnson Creek. The bridge, located east of Collins Street near Meadowbrook Park, will be closed starting May 15 and isn’t expected to reopen until January 2017.…

City, Mansfield ISD Celebrate Completion of $18 Million Tri-Schools Road Project

On Friday, Arlington and Mansfield city and school leaders celebrated the completion of the $18 million Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project in southwest Arlington. The project, part of the 2008 bond program, consists of street, sidewalk, drainage, water and sanitary sewer improvements to Calender, Ledbetter and Russell roads near Carol Holt Elementary…