“We are putting public safety first and getting back to basics in Dallas — and to do so, we are leaving no stone unturned,” Mayor Johnson said.


Mayor Johnson delivered the State of the City address virtually in 2020 from the Hall of State at Fair Park.

DALLAS — Mayor Eric Johnson will deliver his annual State of the City address at noon on Thursday, Nov. 4, in council chambers at City Hall.

The mayor will speak from a podium in front of the dais. Dallas City Councilmembers will be invited to sit behind the mayor at…


DALLAS — Mayor Eric Johnson and Police Chief Eddie Garcia on Monday unveiled a new strategic plan for combating domestic violence in the city.

Mayor Johnson has made combating domestic violence a priority in Dallas after years of increases in the crime. Chief Garcia did not include a specific domestic…


DALLAS — Mayor Eric Johnson has officially proclaimed Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, as “Texas-Oklahoma Red River Showdown Day” in the city.

Mayor Johnson’s proclamation is meant to help celebrate the college football rivalry between the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Oklahoma. №21 Texas and №6 Oklahoma…


Mayor Eric Johnson, joined by Jaynie Schultz (left) and Michael Quezada (right), announced his proposal for a new city Commission on Disabilities.

DALLAS — Mayor Eric Johnson on Monday proposed a new ordinance that would establish an official city Commission on Disabilities.

The proposed commission would be responsible for advising and making recommendations to the mayor, the city council, city department directors, and others regarding the full spectrum of needs, rights, and…


DALLAS — In honor of legendary musicians Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, Mayor Eric Johnson proclaimed Sunday as “Vaughan Brothers Day” in the City of Dallas.

Mayor Johnson, Jimmie Vaughan, and others dedicated the new public artwork, We are Music & Music is Us, which commemorates the brothers, during a…


DALLAS — The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), in partnership with Target, on Monday announced Dallas as one of three recipients of Police Reform and Racial Justice Grants.

Dallas was the sole winner of the grant program’s Large City Award, which totals $175,000.

The grant will be used to expand…


“Now is the time to show the people of our city that their best interests are our only interest.”

DALLAS — Mayor Eric Johnson on Monday unveiled a sweeping ethics reform proposal produced by his task force.

The task force’s recommendations would both simplify and strengthen the city’s ethics code while also placing an emphasis on improved training for city officials. The report can be read here.

The reform…


“When you talk about Texas music history, you are talking about Dallas.”

Mayor Eric Johnson speaks at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff.

DALLAS — The Texas Music Office (TMO) has officially designated this city as a “Music Friendly Community,” Gov. Greg Abbott and Mayor Eric Johnson announced Monday.

The Music Friendly Community program seeks to foster music business-related economic development in Texas cities and communities. …


DALLAS — Mayor Eric Johnson is again urging residents and businesses to turn out non-essential lights at night during a critical migratory period for birds in the United States.

Light pollution, prominent in major metropolitan areas, threatens birds migrating throughout the country. …

Tristan Hallman

Chief of Policy and Communications for Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson

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