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Special to The Dallas Examiner


Dallas recently announced its Dallas 365, a report of performance metrics which further emphasize our commitment to “Service First” that aims to provide greater accountability to residents.

The six strategic priorities which guide the work of city staff were developed by the Dallas City Council and the City Manager. The report builds upon that work by tracking the daily actions which lead to full implementation of City policies. The city’s priority areas are:

  1. Public Safety

  2. Mobility Solutions, Infrastructure, and Sustainability

  3. Economic and Neighborhood Development

  4. Human and Social Needs

  5. Quality of Life

  6. Government Performance and Financial Management

Those priorities highlight 35 performance measures and their city-designated annual targets. The report, available online or as a downloadable file, uses a red-light system to quickly show whether a measure is on target with green, caution with yellow or needs improvement with red.

The report is a living document which will be updated monthly online, while quarterly updates will be provided to Council.

Visit to review the City’s performance in the first quarter of the fiscal year. The site will continue to undergo refinement.


Law enforcement agencies and courts statewide will once again be conducting the Great Texas Warrant Roundup. Individuals can expect advertisements and contact from courts about efforts, which began Feb. 9.

Beginning Feb. 24, agencies will step up efforts to actively serve warrants. Those who do not resolve their tickets now may be subject to arrest. Anyone with a warrant who is stopped while driving and arrested, their vehicle may be impounded, which would result in additional fees.

The Lancaster Municipal Court will be open Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to noon to accommodate individuals with unresolved warrants. Under Texas law, individuals that appear before a court and make a good faith effort to resolve their outstanding Class C warrants are afforded safe harbor and not subject to arrest. Additionally, if a judgment is rendered against an individual who is unable to pay the judgment, the individual may request a judge to assess their ability to pay and offer alternative means to satisfy the judgment.

People who believe they may have an outstanding warrant are advised to contact the court staff at 972-218-1334 or go to 220 W. Main St. Fines may also be paid online at


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