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Dallas County postpones Oak Cliff Government Center groundbreaking ceremony

Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia (District 4) announced today that the Oak Cliff Government Center groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 is postponed until further notice. In an email to Dallas County community, staff and residents, Garcia said:  “Due to the recent evolving of the COVID-19 virus, we regret to inform you that the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony for the

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County department’s nuisance enforcement and patrol efforts making a difference

The nuisance enforcement and patrol efforts of the Department of Unincorporated Area Services (DUAS) are contributing to cleaner communities and better-informed property owners. For example, a site that was used as a dumping ground for construction materials is now clean. Nuisance Abatement Officer Mary Walton used a credit card receipt located among debris on the site to track down the property owner. On

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Dallas County Fire Marshal department addresses vehicle-salvage business violations

The Dallas County Fire Marshal department partnered with the Dallas Police Department to address outstanding vehicle-salvage business violations. This cooperative effort was in response to a growing need to serve businesses located in jurisdictional gray areas.   The Dallas Police Department enlisted its auto theft, code enforcement and fire-rescue inspection divisions and abatement and community prosecution teams to work alongside its

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The People Behind Dallas County: Lynn Pride Richardson

This story is part of the Dallas County Messenger’s series showcasing the people serving Dallas County. Lynn Pride Richardson is the Chief Public Defender in the Public Defender’s Office. Explain your specific role at the County. As Chief Public Defender, my role as a Dallas County Department Head is to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the largest and

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Dallas County Veteran Services changes lives in an impactful way

Dallas County Veteran Services strives to assist every veteran, surviving spouses and eligible dependents in the Dallas County area. County Veteran Services Officers (CVSOs) assist veterans and their families in understanding what benefits are available, filing necessary claims, representing individuals and presenting claims in VA hearings. Dallas County currently services a population of over 100,000 veterans.  When claimants need assistance

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Dallas County Purchasing Department welcomes new Purchasing Director

Michael Frosch will serve as the new Purchasing Director for Dallas County. He joins the County with over 30 years of experience and has been instrumental in shaping and moving forward municipal procurement departments.  “Michael Frosch will add value to the purchasing team with his keen awareness to efficiency, supply chain management and acquisition planning,” Assistant County Administrator Gordon Hikel

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Changes in the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program create more opportunities

The Dallas County Commissioners Court approved changes to the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program policy that allow a larger amount of certified small businesses to participate in county contract opportunities.  The new policy establishes the certification and re-certification process to follow the U.S. Small Businesses Administration size standards for vendors. It also delegates the certification process to those certification agencies

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