Category Archives: Government

City Issues Permits for Projects Totaling $1.15 Billion Between Oct.-Dec. 2018

The City of Arlington issued permits for more than $39 million in new residential housing construction and permits for more than $978 million in non-residential new construction during the last three months of 2018, according to the latest Quarterly Growth Profile. The Quarterly Growth Profile provides basic growth statistics and is produced by the…

‘When Can I Water?’ Alexa Adds Arlington Water Utilities Answers

The “Ask City of Arlington” skill for Amazon Alexa devices recently added information to help Arlington Water Utilities customers, whether they’re wondering when to turn on their sprinklers or want to find a payment location. Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do…

More Than 112,500 Trips Taken with City’s Via Rideshare Since Launch

From exploring emerging transportation technology to improving mile after mile of neighborhood streets, Arlington continues to strategically invest in projects designed to improve mobility across The American Dream City. Our latest Enhance Regional Mobility newsletter highlights activities and projects that support the City Council’s goal to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Arlington’s transportation connections…

Bond Tracker: Eden Road/New York Avenue Realignment Now Complete

The City of Arlington has launched a regular Bond Tracker segment for MyArlingtonTV to keep residents informed about the progress of construction on dozens of projects that were included in the City’s bond elections. The Public Works and Transportation Department is proud to announce the completion of major construction for the realignment of…

City to Highlight Downtown Businesses Each Month in 2019

Small business owners, from those who run restaurants and bakeries to those who offer professional services, make our Downtown a vibrant, exciting place to dine, shop, work and play. The City of Arlington would like to help highlight local businesses in the heart of the city through a new Small Business…

Arlington City Council Appoints 2020 Census Complete Count Committee

The Arlington City Council recently appointed a 26-member committee tasked with providing valuable insight to the City’s 2020 Census Complete Count efforts. Leading up to Census Day on April 1, 2020, this diverse committee of residents, business owners, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders will develop and implement an outreach plan to encourage…

Learn About Matthews Court Flood Mitigation Project at Feb. 12 Public Meeting

The Public Works and Transportation Department is nearing the completion of the design of the Matthews Court Flood Mitigation project and invites residents in the affected area to attend a Project Design Update Meeting to learn about the planned improvements. The come-and-go, open house style meeting will be held on Tuesday,…

Arlington Kicks Off 3rd Annual ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown’ Art Contest Feb. 4

The City of Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation Department’s 3rd annual “Turn Around Don’t Drown” art contest starts Monday, Feb. 4th and ends Wednesday, April 17. This annual contest provides an opportunity for our 3rd grade students to illustrate the dangers of driving, riding a bike or walking through flooded roadways. Students…

Alexa Enabled Skill is Arlington’s Latest Innovative Tool for Residents

From improving digital library services to making it easier for residents to learn about street and water construction projects in their neighborhoods, the City of Arlington puts technology to work every day to make The American Dream City a better place to live, learn, work and play. The Arlington City Council…

Lt. David Culhane Memorial Scholarship to Help Future Firefighters Achieve Dreams

A new scholarship fund has been established at Tarrant County College Fire Service Training Center in memory of Lt. David Culhane, the City of Arlington’s longest-tenured firefighter. Lt. Culhane, who lost his battle with cancer last July, retired from the Arlington Fire Department in April 2017 with 38 years of service.…