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City buildings - Holiday hours.

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Oncor tree trimming northwest & central portion of UP - updated

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Santa Around Town - December 16 to December 20.

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The Arbor - December 2019

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Make this holiday season less jolly for package thieves.  

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Rainbow Trout Stocking in Caruth Park - December 3 & January 22.  

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Thursday, December 12 at 3:30 p.m. - STEAM Station at UP Public Library.

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Thursday, December 12 at 6 p.m. - eBooks & Digital Collections Class @ UPPL.

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Friday, December 13 at 10:45 a.m. - Baby Story Time at UP Public Library.

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Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m. - STEAM Station at UP Public Library.

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Stories and fun time with Mrs. Claus at the Library

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Tuesday, December 17 at 4 p.m. - Elementary Explorers at UP Public Library.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - City Council Meeting

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ElectionCITY COUNCIL COMPOSITION
The next Mayor/Council election will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at a location to be determined by the Dallas County Elections Department.  The City has five elected positions.  By City Charter, the mayor and all four councilmembers serve two year terms.  All five positions are at-large seats with each elected official serving the city as a whole. Visit our City Council page to see a list of the current Mayor and City Council. 
Mayor

The Mayor is elected separately from the Council, so candidates for Mayor do not run against candidates for the council seats. The Mayoral office limits successive terms of service to three terms, the equivalent of six years of continuous service. The person elected Mayor presides over all meetings of the City Council. The Mayor has a vote on all matters coming before the Council unless otherwise disqualified and is the official head of the City government.


Council

Every two years, all four council seats are open for election. No Councilmember may serve for more than three successive terms, the equivalent of six years of continuous service. Councilmembers are expected to attend regular Council Meetings and to serve as liaisons to various advisory committees. Each Councilmember has an equal vote on all action taken by the Council.


Filing Deadlines for May 2, 2020 election

Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 15 - February 14, 2020. The first day to file an Application for Place on Ballot in the May 2, 2020 General Election will be January 15, 2020; the last day to file an Application for Place on Ballot will be February 14, 2020.


The last day to file as a write-in candidate will be February 18, 2020.


Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml (posted in accordance with Tx. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).
 


Qualifications for Candidacy

Home Rule Charter Requirements: (City Charter Chapter 3, Sec. 3.02)
 

  • Candidate must be a qualified (registered) voter of the City
  • Candidate shall not be less than twenty-one (21) years of age
  • Candidate shall have resided in the City not less than twelve (12) months immediately preceding election day
  • Candidate shall meet the requirements of the Texas Election Code
  • Candidate shall not, after notice of any delinquency, be in arrears in the payment of any taxes or any other liabilities due the City
 

Each Councilmember and the Mayor must continually reside within the City during the term of office, and any removal of residence from the City during the term shall constitute a vacation of the office.


View or download a comprehensive list of City Election Results from 1924 to the present
 


Meeting Notices and Minutes
City Council Meetings are usually conducted on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Visit the Council Minutes and Agendas page to view meeting notices and minutes.