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“Most of us, regardless of our skin color or any other artificial difference, we all want the same things,” Johnson said...
01/21/2021
Dallas mayor and police chief joined panel to examine Capitol riot and violence

“Most of us, regardless of our skin color or any other artificial difference, we all want the same things,” Johnson said. “We want to be treated with respect. We want safety for ourselves and for our families. We want to earn an honest living.”

The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum on Tuesday co-hosted a panel with the mayor to discuss racism, anti-Semitism, policing and violent crime.

“It is important for us to take some time to grieve the terrible toll of COVID-19. In Dallas alone, hundreds of our resi...
01/20/2021
Dallas skyline goes amber to honor COVID-19 victims

“It is important for us to take some time to grieve the terrible toll of COVID-19. In Dallas alone, hundreds of our residents have lost their lives to this insidious virus,” said Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson. “We must do everything we can to overcome this tragedy and move beyond the pandemic."

Across Dallas, there were tributes to remember the more than 1,800 lives lost in the county and tens of thousands more around the state.

City of Dallas - City Hall
01/19/2021
City of Dallas - City Hall

City of Dallas - City Hall

Tonight's skyline will illuminate to honor the lives lost to COVID-19 and mourn with communities across the country. #COVIDMemorial

Eric Johnson
01/15/2021
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

“This is urgent, and I am eager to work with our state partners and with the incoming Biden administration to help pull Dallas and our country out of this horrible pandemic that has claimed too many lives and livelihoods.”

Botham Jean Boulevard will run between Interstate 30 to South Central Expressway. The road includes South Side Flats, th...
01/14/2021
Dallas City Council approves renaming street in memory of Botham Jean

Botham Jean Boulevard will run between Interstate 30 to South Central Expressway. The road includes South Side Flats, the apartment complex where Jean lived.

The unanimous vote came after some debate over whether part of South Lamar Street should be renamed for the 26-year-old who was shot by Amber Guyger.

"The diverse and experienced membership of the Mayor's Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will allow us to de...
01/12/2021
Mayor Eric Johnson announces members of Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

"The diverse and experienced membership of the Mayor's Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will allow us to decide how we can best help our existing startup companies and make our city a hub for innovation."

DALLAS — Mayor Eric Johnson on Tuesday announced the appointment of members of the Mayor’s Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Eric Johnson
01/12/2021
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

“We need anyone, anyone who is still skeptical about taking this vaccine to know that this vaccine is safe,” says Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson. “And it is what we must do, what we must do, to get our lives back to normal.”

01/11/2021
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

We are on track now to vote later this month on my proposal to create a Veterans Affairs Commission. Thanks to the Workforce, Education, and Equity Committee for their work! The Commission will help us understand how we can better serve the nearly 41,000 veterans who live in Dallas.

Mayor Eric Johnson says he hopes to bring more doses of the vaccine to more sites in Dallas County soon, but Fair Park w...
01/11/2021
Fair Park opens as COVID-19 vaccination "hub provider"

Mayor Eric Johnson says he hopes to bring more doses of the vaccine to more sites in Dallas County soon, but Fair Park was chosen to make the vaccine available equally to people who live in areas where a large percentage of people work in fields like hospitality and food service.

"Vaccinations represent the final frontier in the battle against COVID-19," Johnson says. "We're going to overcome COVID-19 by working together."

The city of Dallas and Dallas County will open a mega vaccination site at Fair Park on Monday, where the county health department hopes up to 2,000 people will be vaccinated each day.

Eric Johnson
01/11/2021

Eric Johnson

I am excited to be at Fair Park, TX with Judge Jenkins, Dallas Office of Emergency Management and Dallas County Health and Human Services for the opening of Dallas’ first mega vaccination site.

This site was chosen to help ensure equitable access and get the vaccine to our most vulnerable. This is how we will defeat #COVID19.

Register at DallasCountyCovid.org

01/10/2021
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

I am excited to co-host this event on Jan. 19 with the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

Mary Pat Higgins, the Museum's President and CEO, will moderate the discussion with these distinguished panelists:

- Jesuorobo Enobakhare, Jr. (Chair, Community Police Oversight Board)
- Eddie Garcia (Incoming Police Chief, Dallas Police Department)
- Rev. Dr. Maria Dixon Hall (Chief Diversity Officer & Professor, Southern Methodist University)
- Bishop T.D. Jakes (The Potter’s House Church)
- Rabbi Andrew Paley (Senior Rabbi, Temple Shalom, & Chair, Faith Forward Dallas)

Click here to read more: https://medium.com/dallasmayor/mayor-eric-johnson-dallas-holocaust-and-human-rights-museum-to-co-host-virtual-event-on-racism-97179d266c7a

“There is a known skepticism within certain communities and particularly the African-American community relating to some...
01/08/2021
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Receives COVID-19 Vaccine, Hopes To Convince Skeptics To Get It

“There is a known skepticism within certain communities and particularly the African-American community relating to some experimentation,” said Mayor Johnson. “It was done in this country with terrible diseases on African-Americans and other people generations who still remember that very vividly and that is been passed along as a cultural legacy.”

Mayor Johnson hope’s his inoculation will give others who are worried peace of mind.

“I’m envisioning… drive-thru vaccines,” he said. “We need to Chick-fil-A this thing we’ve got to get this vaccine as quickly to as many people as possible.”

"I’m envisioning... drive-thru vaccines," Mayor Johnson said. "We need to Chick-fil-A this thing we’ve got to get this vaccine as quickly to as many people as possible."

The Dallas City Council is back for its first Wednesday meeting of 2021. Today's full City Council briefing will cover t...
01/06/2021
City Council Video Stream

The Dallas City Council is back for its first Wednesday meeting of 2021. Today's full City Council briefing will cover the redistricting process.

Tune in here:

The cablecast of City Council Meetings and other programming can be viewed on the Dallas City News Network on these television providers:

If you're eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of groups 1a or 1b, Dallas County (the city's contracted publ...
01/05/2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Vaccine

If you're eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of groups 1a or 1b, Dallas County (the city's contracted public health authority) has launched a registration website.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Vaccine

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said Sunday that he and incoming police Chief Eddie Garcia hadn’t been aware of the plan detai...
01/04/2021
Dallas police rescind memo that said some 911 calls should be directed to online reporting system

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said Sunday that he and incoming police Chief Eddie Garcia hadn’t been aware of the plan detailed in the rescinded memo.

“Major changes such as these should be discussed publicly and vetted thoroughly, and any decisions about public safety must put the people of Dallas first,” he said.

A city of Dallas memo indicating that police would not be dispatched to handle some calls about crimes was abruptly rescinded over the weekend as the...

Eric Johnson
01/02/2021
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

I am saddened to hear about George Schrader’s death after his battle with COVID-19. Dallas is better today because of his commitment to serving our city. His family is in my thoughts today.

Great news. Let's keep it up.
12/31/2020
WFAA

Great news. Let's keep it up.

More than 500 employees from Dallas Fire-Rescue, Dallas Police Department, and Dallas City Marshals received the coronavirus vaccine.

Eric Johnson
12/31/2020
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Dallas has major challenges ahead in the next year, but with your help, we can rise to meet them.

Happy New Year's Eve. Celebrate safely, and we will see you in 2021.

Eric Johnson
12/30/2020
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

With the help of supporters like you, Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center was able to save the lives of 21,275 dogs and cats and exceeded a 90% live release rate for the first time in history.

It's an achievement worth celebrating. Watch the video below!

“I will take the reduction personally,” Garcia said about how seriously he would take lowering the city’s rates of murde...
12/29/2020
Dallas' New Police Chief: Reducing Violent Crime Priority No. 1

“I will take the reduction personally,” Garcia said about how seriously he would take lowering the city’s rates of murder and other violent crimes. “It's not just the numbers. It's also the community’s perception of crime. Both the perception and the numbers have to go in a different direction.”

Dallas' new police chief says he will reduce violent crime.

12/23/2020
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Here is my statement on the hiring of a new police chief by the city manager:

"I spoke this afternoon with our new police chief, Eddie Garcia, and congratulated him on his selection by the city manager. I hope the people of Dallas will join me in giving him and his family a warm welcome. He will join us after spending four years as the police chief in the 10th-largest city in the country, and he was highly regarded by my counterpart in San Jose, Mayor Sam Liccardo.

"We should celebrate the fact that Chief Garcia will become our first Hispanic police chief. This truly is an historic moment for Dallas.

"But we both understand that what truly matters now is the work ahead of us: making our communities safer and stronger. I expect that he will immediately begin developing plans to fight the unacceptable violent crime increases we have seen in Dallas. We will need our communities’ help in those efforts. Too many lives have been taken in our city. Too many families have been devastated by violence. And too many people in our neighborhoods feel unsafe.

"Law enforcement alone cannot solve the challenges we face, but the hardworking men and women of the Dallas Police Department are integral to combating violence, which disproportionately affects people of color in our city. As policymakers, we must give Chief Garcia the tools that his officers need to keep people safe and continue to push for solutions — such as the programs recommended by the Mayor’s Task Force on Safe Communities — that can prevent crime without placing additional burdens on the police department. The people of Dallas deserve a city government that puts public safety first.

"I want to thank all the candidates who embraced the challenge of working for the City of Dallas. I look forward to seeing Chief Garcia's new strategies in action in the months ahead. Working together, we will strive to make Dallas the safest major city in the United States."

Eric Johnson
12/23/2020
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

"There is much to grieve. Much to lament. Much that can cause fear, frustration, anger, and anxiety. But there is also much to appreciate in times like these."

12/22/2020
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

I am thrilled that our Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics will begin getting the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as early as tomorrow. Our first responders have risked a lot to keep us safe during this difficult year. Now we can keep them safe.

Eric Johnson
12/22/2020
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

“As city leaders, we must remain focused on public safety and accountability,” Mayor Johnson said. “If the police overtime budget has been abused or mismanaged, especially to the tune of $7 million, the people of Dallas deserve to know, and we will need city management to take steps to correct any problems.

“And if police overtime has not been abused or mismanaged, the people of Dallas deserve to know, and to have the confidence that their government is operating in a fiscally sound manner.”

While losing a person of any age to COVID is tragic, the virus has been disproportionately cutting down Blacks and Latin...
12/21/2020
COVID’s ‘untold story’: Texas Blacks and Latinos are dying in the prime of their lives

While losing a person of any age to COVID is tragic, the virus has been disproportionately cutting down Blacks and Latinos during their most productive years, when they’re working, raising children and saving money for homes, retirement and their children’s college educations.

“That has been the untold story of all the injustices that COVID has highlighted,” said Erin Carlson, director of graduate public health programs at the University of Texas at Arlington. “The pandemic is taking people of color during the prime of their lives.”

Conventional wisdom says COVID-19 threatens only the very old. That’s not true in Texas’ Latino and Black communities, where working-age adults are dying...

Eric Johnson
12/20/2020

Eric Johnson

The Mayor’s #ParkOfTheMonth for December is White Rock Lake Park. Social distancing is critical right now to slow the spread of COVID-19. So go enjoy this beautiful park or any of our other #DallasParks and trails this holiday season!

"I want the next police chief to be successful. And the community and the City Council will need to step up to help him ...
12/18/2020
Police Chief Candidates Say Communities Will Be Key in How They Run Department

"I want the next police chief to be successful. And the community and the City Council will need to step up to help him or her."

Candidates for the next police chief said they would work to build more trust with communities, expand programs like RIGHT Care and fight fore more civilianization in the Dallas Police Department.

We are thankful to bitcare.co for their incredible donation today of 30,000 masks. What an amazing contribution! These m...
12/16/2020

We are thankful to bitcare.co for their incredible donation today of 30,000 masks. What an amazing contribution! These masks came right on time and will help keep the residents of Dallas safe.

Today, the seven Dallas police chief finalists will participate in a live virtual forum from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. You can tu...
12/16/2020
City of Dallas

Today, the seven Dallas police chief finalists will participate in a live virtual forum from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. You can tune in here! https://www.youtube.com/cityofdallascityhall

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