Category Archives: Mayor & Council

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

Articles Electricity Rate 02-24-16

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…

2016 Volunteer of the Year: J. Robert “Bob” Hester, Jr.

Articles Bob Hester Volunteer 06-29-16

The City of Arlington is always extremely appreciative of the many volunteers who help keep the American Dream City moving forward. This year, the City recognized one particular volunteer, J. Robert “Bob” Hester, Jr., for his long-standing efforts to do just that. On Tuesday night, the Arlington City Council presented Hester with a…

Put Technology to Work: Driverless Vehicles on the Horizon

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Councilwoman Visits Capitol Hill with Other NLC Members to Urge Infrastructure Investment

Arlington Mayor Pro Tempore Sheri Capehart was among leaders from across the country who attended meetings and briefings on Capitol Hill last week urging Congress to make infrastructure investment a priority. As part of Infrastructure Week 2016, Capehart and other members of the National League of Cities advocated for priority issues…

Farrar-Myers Sworn in as New District 7 Arlington City Councilwoman

Articles Farrar Myers 05-25-16

Victoria Farrar-Myers was sworn in Tuesday as the new at-large District 7 Council Representative during the evening City Council meeting at City Hall. The event was held in front of family, friends and supporters. District 1 Councilman Charlie Parker, District 2 Councilwoman Sheri Capehart and at-large District 6 Councilman Robert Shepard were also…

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

Articles Champion Great Neighborhoods 05-24-16

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…