Jaime Resendez was elected to the Dallas City Council in May 2019. He was born and raised in the Pleasant Grove area of Southeast Dallas. Like many others, he grew up in an economically disadvantaged household. His parents worked hard to make a living, but still struggled to make ends meet.
Every school that Jaime attended is in Southeast Dallas: R.C. Buckner, Julius Dorsey, E.B. Comstock and Skyline High School. With no money for college, he enlisted in the U.S. Army before graduating from high school and served for eight years as an engineer, including a year-long tour of duty in Baghdad, Iraq. The realities of war made him really appreciate our country and the opportunities it affords. Read more.
Information and Updates
YBR: Young Black Reader's Newsletter - May/June 2019
City Council Off-site Meetings in the Remainder of 2019
Council passed a resolution in June 2018, which allows four offsite City Council Agenda meetings to be held quarterly throughout the City of Dallas. The City Manager recommended the dates and sites selected, and all were approved with the adoption of the city calendar this fall. Below you'll find dates, times and addresses for these offsite meetings, as well as information on how to register to speak and where to find Agendas posted online.
August 14, 2019 at 2pm
The third offsite meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 2 pm at Bachman Lake Branch Library, 9480 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas 75220.
November 13, 2019 at 2pm
The fourth offsite meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 2 pm at Campbell Green Recreation Center, 16600 Park Hill Dr., Dallas 75248.
In addition, the resolution states that the second Wednesday City Council Agenda meeting will start at 2 pm instead of 9 am, with public hearings to begin not earlier than 6 pm at Dallas City Hall.
How to Register to Speak at a City Council Meeting
A person wishing to address the city council must first register with the city secretary and provide the following information: Name, residence address, daytime telephone number, the subject matter to be presented, and whether the subject is on the current city council meeting agenda. A person may register in person, by electronic mail (CitySecretary@dallascityhall.com), or by telephone (214-670-3738). The earliest a person may register for an upcoming city council meeting is 8:15 a.m. of the next regular business day following the previous city council meeting. The deadline for registering to address the council at a city council meeting is 5:00 p.m. of the last regular business day preceding the meeting. No person may register to speak during an open microphone period more than once within any 30-day period. This is anticipated to be the process, however, rules may be suspended to accommodate neighborhood speakers.
How to View Upcoming Agendas
Upcoming Agendas with Agenda Item Details, once posted, may be found at this website: dallascityhall.com/government/Pages/Council-Agenda.aspx
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