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Arlington Welcomes Push America/Journey of Hope Cyclists

View the flyer A team of cyclists participating in Journey of Hope, presented by KRG Capital, will arrive in Arlington today as a stop on their 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities Thursday, July 3.  This summer marks the 18th consecutive year the City of Arlington will host a team of cyclists from Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. The cyclists will receive a proclamation from Mayor Robert Cluck at 4:30 p.m. at the UTA Maverick Activities Center before they participate in a wheelchair basketball game at 4:30 p.m.  They’ll take on UTA Read more…

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Arlington Named ‘Most Livable’ City

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck has been awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award in the 2014 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 82nd Annual Meeting in Dallas. The award recognized the creative programs offered through Arlington’s Animal Services Department. This is the 35th year in which cities have competed for the award, which is sponsored by the Conference of Mayors and Waste Management, Inc., the nation’s largest environmental solutions provider. The award recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in America’s cities, focusing on the leadership, creativity, and innovation demonstrated by Read more…

Mayor’s Youth Commission Welcomes New Leadership

Thirteen students were recognized as newly elected officers during the Officer Crossover Ceremony held by the Mayor’s Youth Commission on June 5. Seven officers and six junior officers were selected by the Mayor’s Youth Commission, including a new president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. The Mayor’s Youth Commission is a youth-led organization with goals to help and improve the environment for youth in Arlington.  Members of the Mayor’s Youth Commission are Arlington Independent School District junior and high school students. Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck created the commission in the summer of 2006. The youth leadership plans, organizes and leads all Read more…

Citizens’ Bond Committee Recommendations Being Reviewed by City Council

After a series of meetings, numerous tours, exhaustive document reviews, public input and public forums, the Citizens’ Bond Committee (CBC) has ranked $192 million worth of projects as the highest priorities for a potential November 2014 bond election. The 19-member Citizens’ Bond Committee was charged to assess the  short-term capital needs of the City of Arlington, and to provide a recommendation listing of projects and anticipated capital investment necessary to the City Council. Including renovations to city streets ($118 million), parks and recreation centers ($65 million), fire improvements ($8 million) and library ($395,000), the grand total of the committee’s recommendations is Read more…

Read the Latest ‘Support Quality Education’ Newsletter

  Business leaders, city officials and stakeholders continuously work hard to make Arlington a great place to live, go to school, work and play. In the latest edition of the “Support Quality Education” newsletter, read about the Arlington ISD Dropout Prevention Program, the City of Arlington’s internship programs, and an Arlington teen wins a statewide video contest. Click here to read the Support Quality Education newsletter.  

City Council Member to Hold First Walking Town Hall May 31

Grab your sneakers and join District 2 City Council Member Sheri Capehart at S.J. Stovall Park on May 31 as she hosts the City of Arlington’s first walking town hall meeting. Residents, business owners and interested parties will be able to share ideas and conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. The walk is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m.  Just meet Council Member Capehart at S.J. Stovall Park and walk the roughly one-mile loop, then take a 2.1 mile stroll through the neighborhood. Deputy City Manager Dr. Theron Bowman will attend as well. Council Member Capehart decided to take her town hall meeting out Read more…

Read the Latest Edition of the ‘Enhance Regional Mobility’ Newsletter

As you may know, “Enhancing Regional Mobility” is an ongoing priority of the Arlington City Council. Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Arlington’s transportation connections within and beyond our borders is critical because of our central location within the region. Our community is at the crossroads. As the regional and statewide conversation to increase mobility continues, Arlington faces an important decision to determine its place in the future of this system. Read the Q1 FY 2014 Enhance Regional Mobility Quarterly Newsletter  

Open House: Citizens’ Bond Committee Seeks Your Input

Earlier this year, the Arlington City Council formed the Citizens’ Bond Committee (CBC), a group of 19 citizens who are charged with reviewing and recommending projects to city council members for a potential November 2014 bond election. After completing their work over the last two months, the CBC is inviting the public to review the draft recommended project list that will move forward for City Council consideration. The open house is scheduled for May 22 at 6 p.m.in the Council Briefing Room on the third floor of City Hall. The CBC met weekly throughout April and May to learn about Read more…

City Council Priorities: Support Quality Education Newsletters Available

The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Support Quality Education” is a key priority for the work of our city. A successful community requires a variety of support systems and an environment that enables educational opportunities to flourish. Residents, students and families seeking a community to invest in desired choices and a culture of achievement. Arlington strives for quality public, private and higher education for our community. This focus will attract new residents and businesses, and prepare a foundation for our future. The synergy between educational institutions, the municipal corporation, the private sector and the community can help ensure Read more…

Voters Renew Sales Tax for Street Projects, Approve Historic Bond Package

Arlington residents cast their ballots Saturday, and the results are in. With a majority vote, residents approved a $663.1 million school bond package for Arlington ISD. The package includes new facilities such as science labs and fine art spaces. Grand Prairie resident Kecia Mays won a position on the AISD School Board as a result of the election. The election results also brought familiarity to Arlington. Residents re-elected incumbents Robert Shepard of District 6 and Jimmy Bennett of District 7 for their at-large two-year positions on City Council. Councilmembers Charlie Parker and Sheri Capehart were also re-elected from Districts 1 Read more…