Dallas City Council District 9

Dallas City Council District 9 Dallas City Council District 9 is one of 14 council districts in the City of Dallas. It is located in East Dallas and includes White Rock Lake.

This page serves as a resource to D9 residents. This page will be updated by District 9 staff and CM Blackmon.

Operating as usual

02/11/2021

Due to inclement weather, the COVID19 Vaccine Registration Site at Harry Stone Recreation Center will not be open today. If you need registration assistance in English or Spanish, please contact D9 staff member Consuelo Avila at 214-671-8916 and she will be happy to assist you.

Debido a las inclemencias del tiempo, el sitio de registro de vacunas COVID19 en el Centro de recreación Harry Stone no estará abierto hoy. Si necesita ayuda para registrarse en inglés o español, comuníquese con Consuelo Avila, miembro de la oficina D9, al 214-671-8916 y ella estará encantada de ayudarle.

02/11/2021

CLOSED -- After conferring with the National Weather Service and due to deteriorating weather conditions that will keep roads icy into the afternoon, Dallas County offices (all non-essential employees) and the Fair Park Vaccine Hub will be CLOSED today.

Dallas County Health and Human Services
02/11/2021

Dallas County Health and Human Services

Dallas County FAQ for the Fair Park COVID Vaccination drive-thru operation and for second doses.

Street racing and speeding remains an issue in East Dallas. This week, Adam McGough, Dallas City Council, District 10 an...
02/10/2021
Dallas council members talk street design, enforcement as racing plagues neighborhoods

Street racing and speeding remains an issue in East Dallas. This week, Adam McGough, Dallas City Council, District 10 and I hosted a community meeting to listen to residents about their concerns along the Skillman and Abrams corridors. These acts are dangerous and disruptive to our neighborhoods - we must act to keep our neighborhoods safe. I continue to look towards DPD enforcement and street solutions to create an environment where these races and speeding are not allowable in our communities. Please reach out to [email protected] with any street speeding and racing concerns.

https://www.fox4news.com/news/dallas-council-members-talk-street-design-enforcement-as-racing-plagues-neighborhoods

Northeast Dallas council members discussed the street racing problem and potential fixes with their constituents in a virtual town hall Tuesday afternoon.

If you or anyone you know needs assistance registering for their COVID-19 vaccine,please come by and we will help add yo...
02/10/2021

If you or anyone you know needs assistance registering for their COVID-19 vaccine,
please come by and we will help add you to the waitlist.

We currently don’t have a line at Harry Stone Recreation Center

Se habla Español!

02/10/2021

Today is a Council Day and two great District 9 Items just passed unanimously:

#5 The City of Dallas was awarded a grant from the 2018 Highway Safety Improvement Program administered by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), to reconstruct and install several traffic signals at high-accident intersections in the City of Dallas. This item will authorize payment to the Texas Department of Transportation for cost overruns related to the intersection and traffic signal improvements at five on-system locations including Buckner Road and Northwest Highway. This is a project that will touch both D9 and D10.

#7 This proposed action will authorize a contract to complete the remaining street improvements to implement the East Dallas Quiet Zone. For the quiet zone in east Dallas, the supplemental safety measures including railroad signal controls and street improvements are required at the following nine crossings: Lakeland Drive, Santa Anna Avenue, Barnes Bridge Road, Centerville Road, Gus Thomasson Road, Peavy Road, Mariposa Drive, Saint Francis Avenue, and Highland Drive. Construction will begin in March 2021 and will conclude in August of 2021.

02/10/2021
Dallas County Health and Human Services

Dallas County Health and Human Services

‼‼Important Update on the Fair Park Vaccination Location‼‼

Due to colder than expected temperatures today, the need to keep the vaccine at a stable temperature, and the delay in receiving required generators, our transition to a full drive-thru operation at Fair Park will be delayed.

We will continue operations at Fair Park as we’ve done the past several weeks in an indoor setting today. Whether arriving for your 1st dose or 2nd dose, please go to Gate 2.

Tomorrow, February 10, we will resume our drive-thru operations starting at NOON. All individuals should go to Gate 2.

Vaccinations for 1st doses are still by appointment only for those 65+ w/ underlying health conditions. 1st dose appointments will need to show their QR code or provide your name & DOB to verify appt. The QR code is specific to you & contains your registration information.

Vaccinations for 2nd doses don't need an appt. at this time. You received a vaccination card when you got your 1st dose that included the date to come back for your 2nd dose. Please return on the date written on your card, around the same time you received your 1st dose.

You may also receive a reminder text for your second dose (if you provided a phone number) with instructions to fill out a form. Please fill out this form prior to arriving at Fair Park. You will receive a QR code, which will help speed up the vaccination process.

If you don’t have your vaccination card with you, staff on-site will be able to look you up by your name and information to confirm you received your 1st dose at Fair Park. You can only receive your 2nd dose at Fair Park if you received your 1st dose at Fair Park.

📣 Tomorrow is the deadline 📣 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: The second round of the small business continuity fund will beg...
02/09/2021

📣 Tomorrow is the deadline 📣

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: The second round of the small business continuity fund will begin accepting applications this Wednesday February 3rd at 9am through Wednesday February 10th at 12pm. The application link can be found here:
HTTPS://WWW.DALLASECODEV.ORG/565/SMALL-BUSINESS-CONTINUITY-FUND
Any questions regarding the small business continuity fund can be sent to [email protected].

Dallas Park and Recreation Department is teaming up with the Dallas Police Department to create a new “Volunteers in Pat...
02/09/2021

Dallas Park and Recreation Department is teaming up with the Dallas Police Department to create a new “Volunteers in Patrol” (VIP) program for our Parks and Trails. You can still get involved in your neighborhood VIP program but now were asking all Park and Trail lovers, to get involved and become a VIP for our Parks and Trails.

02/08/2021

Please see the below update our office just received regarding #COVID19 vaccinations from the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management

Honorable Mayor and Member of the Council,



Several of you have called and inquired about long lines at the Fair Park Vaccination Hub and also at the Eastfield site. The Fair Park site, operated by DCHHS started their second dose shots today. They are also giving first doses from this week’s allocation that they received from the State. The large number of people returning for their second dose and the scheduled first dose patients is adding to long wait lines outside Fair Park. DCHHS is working on opening the Drive thru option shortly which should ease the wait time.



On the Eastfield site, operated by Parkland Hospital, there was an operational glitch this morning that delayed the site opening for several hours. This has been corrected now. However, people are choosing to stay in line vs rescheduling as offered by Parkland. Once the back log is cleared the wait times will decrease.



The KBHCC site will be operational tomorrow and Wednesday to vaccinate 3000 residents from this weeks allocation. Methodist will vaccinate an additional 2000 residents on Wed/Thu and Friday.

We just sent out our District 9 update. Feel free to DM us with your email address if you would like to receive this in ...
02/05/2021

We just sent out our District 9 update. Feel free to DM us with your email address if you would like to receive this in your inbox.

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Councilmember Blackmon asked that I share the following updates with you all:

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration and Registration Sites: COVID-19 vaccine registration continues to be a priority for both the City of Dallas and Dallas County. Dallas County has set up a new vaccine registration hotline to enroll residents. Residents can call 1-855- IMMUNE9 seven days a week from 7am- 7pm for assistance. Hotline flyers are attached. In addition, the District 9 Office has worked with the Park and Recreation Department to setup Harry Stone Recreation Center as a COVID-19 vaccine registration site. Residents can come and get in-person assistance with registration in both English and Spanish. Hours for Harry Stone and all of the other registration sites can be found at https://dallascityhall.com/Pages/Coronavirus-Vaccine-Information.aspx. Social distancing, PPE and temperature checks are required for in-person assistance at Harry Stone. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email [email protected]

White Rock Lake Dam Update: Updates regarding the White Rock Lake Dam project can be found at http://www.dallasparks.org/235/White-Rock-Lake. The WRL Dam Maintenance Project is part of on-going maintenance that includes dam and spillway concrete repairs, slope stabilization improvements, and vegetation management within the footprint of the dam. As safety is a top priority, there will be no public access allowed in construction areas including the old fish hatchery. White Rock Lake patrons are advised not to enter the construction zone and follow all signage. A photo of the project is attached. If you have any questions please contact Estela Ornelas, Sr. Public Affairs Officer at 214-671-9554 or [email protected].

Small Business Continuity Fund Grant Program: The City of Dallas has reopened applications for the Small Business Continuity Fund (SBCF) grant program. The SBCF grant program was designed to assist small businesses with revenue under $1.5 million that create or retain one or more full-time low-to-moderate income jobs. Eligible businesses must be located within the city of Dallas, demonstrate a 25% loss due to the Covid-19 pandemic since March 2020 and were operating prior to September 1, 2019. The maximum grant size is $15,000 and is sized on three months of business revenue or expenses. Eligibility applications will be accepted at https://www.dallasecodev.org/565/Small-Business-Continuity-Fund and will be accepted from February 3 through February 10, 2021. All eligible applications will then be entered into a lottery to generate a ranked list of businesses that will be invited to submit a complete application. If you have questions about any of the required documents or need assistance, please reach out to [email protected].

Welcome Chief Garcia: This week, the City of Dallas welcomed Chief Eddie Garcia as its new Chief of Police at the Dallas Police Department. The District 9 Office looks forward to working with and supporting the new Chief to assist in making East Dallas safer. If you have any public safety concerns, please email [email protected]

Skillman Street Racing: Neighbors in Merriman Park reached out to the District 9 office to discuss the ongoing problems they are having with street racing along Skillman and Abrams. In an effort to address the issue, the D9 and D10 office (DMPT McGough) are hosting a virtual meeting for neighbors to talk with the Dallas Police Department and Transportation Department. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the street racing specifically along Skillman, Abrams, and the Merriman Park neighborhood. However, if you have additional street racing concerns please email [email protected] so our office can assist you. Our office is aware that this is a citywide issue and we are committing to ending it.

Zoom details are included below:

Paula C. Blackmon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Skillman Street Racing Meeting w/ Neighbors
Time: Feb 9, 2021 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Thank you!

Had a great time touring the new and improved Harry Stone Aquatic Center. Can’t wait for everyone to be able to enjoy th...
02/05/2021

Had a great time touring the new and improved Harry Stone Aquatic Center. Can’t wait for everyone to be able to enjoy this refreshed space this summer (COVID permitting)

From UT Southwestern:UT Southwestern has launched an online portal for the public to sign up to receive their COVID-19 v...
02/05/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Registration | Responding to COVID-19 | UT Southwestern Medical Center

From UT Southwestern:

UT Southwestern has launched an online portal for the public to sign up to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. This includes non-UT Southwestern patients who meet the Texas Phase 1B eligibility criteria.

Below is detailed information that includes our public vaccination sites, how to register, eligibility, and web links available in English and Spanish.

Pease note the portal may pause from time to time. Check the link as it will resume registration when appointments become available.

https://utswmed.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-registration/?fbclid=IwAR3fJx4iTMSK7RLwEvYiakmetr5RT54Bv4kkxZ98tJ1srPqcVSd4iacy20w

Register now for a COVID-19 vaccine at UT Southwestern if you meet the necessary eligibility requirements. Learn more by visiting our website.

Dallas County has hired a professional call center to assist the community with registering for the COVID-19 vaccine ove...
02/04/2021

Dallas County has hired a professional call center to assist the community with registering for the COVID-19 vaccine over the phone.
☎️Number: 1-855-IMMUNE9 (855-466-8639)
🗓️Hours: 7am -7pm, 7 days a week.
✅You can register in English and Spanish.

El Condado Dallas cuenta con un nuevo centro de llamadas para ayudar a la comunidad a registrarse para la vacuna contra el COVID-19.
☎️1-855-IMMUNE9 (855-466-8639)
🗓️Horario: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., los 7 días de la semana.
✅Servicio disponible en inglés y en español.

‼‼Dallas County has hired a professional call center to assist the community with registering for the COVID-19 vaccine over the phone.

☎️Number: 1-855-IMMUNE9 (855-466-8639)
🗓️Hours: 7am -7pm, 7 days a week.
✅You can register in English and Spanish.

‼‼El Condado Dallas cuenta con un nuevo centro de llamadas para ayudar a la comunidad a registrarse para la vacuna contra el COVID-19.

☎️1-855-IMMUNE9 (855-466-8639)
🗓️Horario: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., los 7 días de la semana.
✅Servicio disponible en inglés y en español.

Vaccination Registration SiteSe habla EspañolHarry Stone Recreation Center2403 Millmar DriveDallas TX 75228Thursday, Feb...
02/03/2021
COVID Vaccine Registration Site at Harry Stone Recreation Center (City of Dallas) — Nextdoor

Vaccination Registration Site
Se habla Español

Harry Stone Recreation Center
2403 Millmar Drive
Dallas TX 75228
Thursday, February 4 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 9 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, February 10 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, February 11 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 16 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, February 17 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, February 18 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 23 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, February 25 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Vaccination Registration Site Se habla Español Harry Stone Recreation Center 2403 Millmar Drive Dallas TX 75228 Thursday, February 4 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 9 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 10 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, February 11 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 16 | 3...

Registration site is in full effect at Harry Stone Recreation CenterIf you or sometime you know need help registering co...
02/03/2021

Registration site is in full effect at Harry Stone Recreation Center

If you or sometime you know need help registering come by tomorrow 10a-2p

Se habla Español!

The second round of the small business continuity fund will begin accepting applications this Wednesday February 3rd at ...
02/02/2021

The second round of the small business continuity fund will begin accepting applications this Wednesday February 3rd at 9am through Wednesday February 10th at 12pm. The application link will be posted on the Eco Dev website (beginning February 3rd). For your convenience, the link to the website is here:
HTTPS://WWW.DALLASECODEV.ORG/565/SMALL-BUSINESS-CONTINUITY-FUND

Any questions regarding the small business continuity fund can be sent to [email protected].

Please join us in celebrating Connie Sanchez's retirement on Tuesday, February 2 at 11am! She has served the City of Dal...
02/01/2021

Please join us in celebrating Connie Sanchez's retirement on Tuesday, February 2 at 11am! She has served the City of Dallas for 35 years and so many of our East Dallas neighbors in D14. Call in details are below.

On Saturday, January 30th from 10:00am to 12N we will be at the Dallas Police Department - Northeast Division 9915 E. No...
01/29/2021

On Saturday, January 30th from 10:00am to 12N we will be at the Dallas Police Department - Northeast Division 9915 E. Northwest Hwy accepting items for our valuable nurses who treat Covid Patients.

On Saturday, January 30th from 10:00am to 12N we will be at Northeast Division 9915 E. Northwest Hwy accepting items for our valuable nurses who treat Covid Patients. We hope you can join us.

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Hi, I wrote a post earlier today about a young man damaging the trees at Cotillion Park, not sure what happened to my post, maybe I messed up posting it. This evening we went to walk our dogs at Cotillion Park and noticed this fresh damage to one of the trees which prob could not have happened from wind last night. I saw him this morning, trying to break the branches of a different tree whose limbs are closer to the ground. What should we do about this?
Hi Paula, hopefully you can help with this, maybe get the Dallas Parks to do something. I have seen this before, but this time I had to go out and ask WHY? There's a young man (black hair in nice long spiral curls) who violently shakes the tree and bends the low branches near the tennis court door that faces Barnes Bridge. I could never tell who was doing this or why. So today I went out there to ask him about this. He said that he is working out and didn't want to go to the gym yet. I said what are you working on? He said "his arms". I told him that a few of the trees at this park are dying and that they prob wouldn't be replaced. He said, "he knows that and that he likes the trees too". He then noticed that I was looking around and noticed branches on the ground, he then said, only the dead limbs come off. Not sure what to make of this. I don't want our trees or park damaged. Any suggestions? After I went inside I looked back and notice that he had left. This is a recurring practice for this person. I would never do this to my trees. Maybe the Dallas Parks should trim these lower branches? I think this tree is beautiful and don't want to see it damaged by humans. It's bad enough that a few of the trees here are dying for other reasons (maybe disease, bad weather?).
How did Oncor end up clearcutting the fish hatchery? What an absolute tragedy.
Governor Greg Abbott blasted the Dallas council members Thursday, accusing them of defunding Dallas PD. “The last thing they should do is defund law enforcement, and yet, that is exactly what the City of Austin has done, and that’s what Dallas City Council voted to do in announcing its own defunding scheme last night.” DO NOT DEFUND OUR POLICE!!
This is unacceptable! I want to know your stance on this.
Paula Blackmon-re: 6925 Merrilee Lane, Lakewood, Dallas A building permit application has been languishing in the bowels of The City of Dallas permitting department since June 9 and has never progressed one step. A substantial amount of money sits in a local bank account waiting to be paid to construction workers who could then spread that money into the Dallas economy. Does anyone in the city government care about boosting the economy or has the city just given up???? Most aggravating is the total lack of response and DEATHLY SILENCE from my council member, Paula Blackmon! I find it sad that instead of addressing current issues she is posting statements about the dredging of White Rock Lake.
Can you help with extracting a building permit from the City of Dallas? My permit request has languished in "pre-screening" at the permit office since June 9th and has still not been assigned to a reviewer. I am amply aware of all the difficulties faced by everyone during this Covid epidemic. However, I have a substantial fund sitting in an account waiting to be paid to construction workers who will then spread those funds into the Dallas economy where they are sorely needed! No economic benefit to the city can take place until the permit is granted! Can you help???
Paula, public advisory for Trinity River hike/bike bridge crossing. Structural issues shown in many photos taken by Ben Sandifer this week. Initially reported to City of Dallas in previously. Please step up and take action. Citizens and city staff at risk for crossing this bridge near TRAC - Audubon Center.
Thank you Paula and all the people who worked so hard to overturn the concrete/asphalt plant near us in Far East Dallas. I guess my question is, why didn't our planning representative stop this earlier? Have a relaxing weekend, you deserve it!
THANK YOU Paula Blackmon for defending all of Dallas in regards to the cement plant. Much appreciated!!!
Please consider closing the parks for the fourth of July. We have got to slow down the new case trend and the parks will be full of people for this holiday.