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DR. ELBA GARCIA

COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT 4

 

Administrative Office

411 Elm Street, 2nd Floor

Dallas, Texas 75202

(214) 653-6670 Office

(214) 653-7994 Fax

 

District Office

4403 W. Illinois Ave

Dallas, Texas 75211

(214) 339-8381 Office

(214) 337-9558 Fax

 


Grand Prairie

Dental Clinic Grand Opening

GP Dental Clinic Grand Opening

Monday, April 28, 2014

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

801 Conover Drive

Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Click Here for Flyer

Click Here for Press Release


April 22, 2014

National Infant Immnuization Week

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)

On Tuesday, April 22nd in Dallas County Commissioners Court, Dr. Elba Garcia sponsored a resolution recognizing Dallas County Health & Human Services' (DCHHS) efforts during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). NIIW lasts from April 26, 2014 to May 3, 2014 and focuses attention on the importance of timely immunizations for infants & toddlers 2 years and younger. NIIW calls upon parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers to participate in activities that increase the awareness of immunizing children. DCHHS has demonstrated that awareness and persistent efforts to increase access to immunizations can make a difference, as confirmed by increased immunization rates county-wide. For more information on immunization please click the links below.  

Dallas County NIIW Resolution

DCHHS Vaccination Newsletter (ENG/ESP)

Pertussis Fact-Sheet (ENG/ESP)

DCHHS Immunization Clinics

 


NTTA/TxDOT

Trinity Parkway Open House & Public Hearing

TxDOT/NTTA - Trinity Parkway Public Hearing -  April 24, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Open House

7:00 PM  Public Hearing

Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center

650 Griffin St.

Dallas, TX 75202

The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA), in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), will conduct a formal Public Hearing to discuss the proposed Trinity Parkway Project in Dallas. The project extends from the Interstate 35E/State Highway 183 interchange to the US Highway 175/SH 310 interchange to the south for a distance of approximately 9 miles. The Project corridor includes a portion of the Dallas floodway of the Trinity River, located on the west side of downtown Dallas. An Open House will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. prior to the Public Hearing at the same location to allow for questions and review of project exhibits. NTTA and TxDOT staff will be present to answer questions regarding the Project. The formal public hearing presentation will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. followed by a formal public comment period. Please Click Here For More Information (PDF).


April 21, 2014

Road Closure

Renovation of Colorado Blvd. at NB I-35E

Colorado Blvd Closures

Construction to renovate the Colorado Boulevard on-ramp and off-ramp at northbound I-35E will result in the closure of the current ramps and the lanes of Colorado Boulevard under I-35E on Monday, April 21 at 9 p.m. This closure will remain in place until approximately fall of this year. Click Here for More Information. There are other closures as a result of the Horseshoe Project. Please Click Here for the full list of Closures.


April 11, 2014

Sylvan Avenue Bridge Partially Re-Opened

Sylvan Bridge Partially Re-Opened to Traffic

 

The New and Improved Sylvan Avenue Bridge is Now Open

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 the new and improved Sylvan Avenue Bridge across the Trinity River opened to traffic crossing from West Dallas and Oak Cliff. The 3,500 foot bridge was a $42 million project between the City of Dallas and the state. For now only 2 lanes are open, one in each direction. The other four lanes and connections are scheduled to open in August 2014. Please select link for the full story.  


April 1, 2014

1.28.2014 - Influenza Update

Click Here for PDF of Presentation

2013 West Nile Virus Season Profile Available

 


April 1, 2014

Dallas Companion Animal Project - DCAP      Dallas Animal Services 

Big Fix for Big D

Free Pet Spay & Neuter Event

 

Residents in 8 Dallas area zip codes can have their dogs and cats (owned and free-roaming)spayed and neutered for FREE. This service is free, but please consider making a donation so we can help others. Call (972) 498-8800 or email SpayDallas2@yahoo.com for more information.

Dallas Residents living in the following zip codes may take advantage low-cost spay/neuter through the Dallas Companion Animal Project as well. Call (972) 498-8800 or email SpayDallas2@Yahoo.com for an appointment.


75201, 75202, 75203, 75204, 75207, 75208, 75209, 75210, 75211, 75212, 75214, 75215, 75218, 75219, 75220, 75223, 75224, 75227, 75228, 75231, 75232, 75233, 75235, 75236, 75237, 75238, 75241, 75243, 75244, 75246, 75247, 75249 and 75253.

 

2014 Pet Vaccination Clinic

April 12th       May 17th       June 21st

July 19th       August 16th      September 20

October 18th        November 15th

Dallas Animal Services

1818 N. Westmoreland Rd. Dallas, TX 75212

Click here for SPCA List of DFW Area Shelters & Rescue Groups

 


March 24, 2014

Red Oak Creek Trail In Cedar Hill

Commissioners Price, Garcia, & Daniel at the Dedication of Red Oak Creek Trail in Cedar Hill

 

The three-mile Red Oak Creek Trail connects several schools, neighborhoods and city parks and recreational facilities. RoeschCo Construction built the trail at a cost of $2.4 million. The trail features several entry points, one of which is on East Parkerville near U.S. Highway 67. It also includes a 125-foot steel bridge, stone retaining walls and five rest areas with stone seating.

There is another Dallas County trail in the works for Oak Cliff. Dallas County Commissioners last week OK’d $3.7 million to help build the Chalk Hill Trail, approving an agreement with the city of Dallas to develop the four-mile corridor in west Oak Cliff. The trail, long a focus for County Commissioner Elba Garcia, would follow an abandoned railroad line north from DART’s Westmoreland Station to around the intersection of West Davis Street and Chalk Hill Road. Click Here for more information about Chalk Hill Trail.

 


March 21, 2014

Jefferson Blvd. Repairs in Cockrell Hill

Dallas County Road & Bridge 4 crews have completed milling and overlay (resurfacing) work on Jefferson Boulevard in Cockrell Hill. The project is on Jefferson Blvd from the intersection at Cockrell Hill Road to the western city limits and on the east end of Jefferson Blvd. from just east of the intersection at Gilpin to the intersection at Burns.  This work, along with the new curbs and gutters near Gilpin, are a dramatic improvement to this stretch of Jefferson Blvd. in Cockrell Hill. Total project was about 2260 linear feet. Click Picture below to enlarge.

Dallas County Road & Bridge 4 Crews Resurface Jefferson Blvd. In Cockrell Hill

 


March 4, 2014

Horseshoe Project - Newsletter Vol. 3

 

Please check out the most recent Horseshoe Project Newsletter

Commissioner Garcia allocated $2 million dollars for pedestrian and bike access to the IH 30 Margaret McDermott Bridge. The pedestrian and bike lanes will increase connectivity between Oak Cliff & Downtown, promote more urban livability and economic development, and allow open access to the Margaret McDermott Bridge as a future Dallas landmark.

 

ENGLISH    ESPAÑOL

 


February 21, 2014

Replacement Housing Program

Another Replacement Home

In Cockrell Hill

CDBG Replacement Home In Cockrell Hill

The federally-funded Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) allocated to Dallas County support the County's Replacement Housing Program. The Replacement Housing Program demolishes substandard low/moderate income owner-occupied housing that is too dilapidated to be economically repaired and replaces it with a new 1,000-square-foot home.

This week, Commissioner Elba Garcia was happy to welcome the home owners to their new home. Thanks to this program, another family in Cockrell Hill is benefiting. This program is only operated in a few of the County's smaller cities (under 50K Population). For more information about this program, please call (214) 653-6884.

CDBG Home Replacement Program

Program Qualifications:

  • You Must live in a city under 50,000 population (Some municipalities that meet this requirement have opted out)
  • Low to Moderate Income Criteria
  • You must Own the Home, be Up-To-Date with Taxes & no Liens
  • House Too Dilapidated to be Economically Repaired
  • Have to have lived in the home for the last 5 years

 


Adelfa Botello Callejo

1923 - 2014

Adelfa Callejo 1924 - 2014

Dr. Elba Garcia & Dallas County Commissioner Court

Honor the Life and Legacy of Civil Rights Leader

On Tuesday, January 28th Dr. Elba Garcia and Dallas County Commissioners Court passed a resolution honoring the life and legacy of the legendary Dallas civil rights leader and lawyer Adelfa Botello Callejo. Flags at Dallas County facitities will be flown at half staff on Thursday, January 29, 2013. To see a PDF version of the Resolution Click Here

 


January 24, 2013

Commissioner Garcia Visits

Love Field West Neighborhood

Love Field West Neighborhood Association

Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia visited the Love Field West Neighborhood Association meeting to give a presentation about Dallas County, deliver toys to the children, and congratulate the neighborhood association on their one year anniversary.

If you are interested in having Commissioner Garcia come to give your neighborhood association a presentation about Dallas County government and services please call (214) 653-6670.

 


FREE/GRATIS

GED & ESL Classes

Classes are held Monday through Thursday

9-11:30 AM, 12-2:30 PM, and 6-8:30 PM

Las clases son de lunes a jueves

9-11:30 AM, 12-2:30 PM, y 6-8:30 PM

 

Arcadia Park Annex

911 Morocco Ave., Dallas, TX 75211

(972) 794-4500

Community Learning Center

1820 Pearl St. Bldg. C, Carrollton, TX 75006

(972) 968-6520

James Fannin School

4800 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75204

(972) 794-7800

Edward Titche Annex

9610 Bruton Rd., Dallas, TX 75217

(972) 794-1823

 

Call For More Information or Click here for Fyler - ENGLISH

Llame para más información o haga clic aquí - ESPAÑOL

www.DallasISD.org/abe

 


December 5, 2013

Commissioner Garcia Tours the

New Parkland Hospital Construction Site with the Henry Holmes Breakfast Forum

New Parkland Visit with Commissioner Elba Garcia and the Henry Holmes Breakfast Forum

 

Commisisoner Elba Garcia visited the constrcution site for the new Parkland Hospital on Thursday, December 4, 2013 and was joined the the Irving based Henry Holmes Breakfast Forum.


November 19, 2013

Horseshoe Project Presentation - 11.19.2013

 

Today, Dallas County Commissioners Court was briefed on the Horseshoe Project and the approximately $12 million dollars for various Dallas County construction and transportation improvements surrounding the Horseshoe Project. The Horseshoe Project is being constructed under the guidance of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) project and is in conjunction with many partners, including Dallas County. The Horseshoe Project will replace the IH-30 and IH-35E bridges over the Trinity River and update various on/off ramps and interchanges.

At the request of Commissioner Elba Garcia, approximately $12 million will come directly from Dallas County District 4 Major Capital Improvement Project (MCIP) funds, including $2 million dollars allocated for pedestrian and bike access to the IH 30 Margaret McDermott Bridge. The pedestrian and bike lanes will increase connectivity between Oak Cliff & Downtown, promote more urban livability and economic development, and allow open access to the Margaret McDermott Bridge as a future Dallas landmark. The Horseshoe Project is located within Districts 3 and 4.  

Click Here For Power Point Presentation


 

Dallas County  Tarrant County

Dallas County & Tarrant County

Joint DWI Press Conference 2013

DWI Press Conference 11-13-2013

 

On Wednesday, November 13th Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia, Tarrant County Commissioner Andy Nguyen, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney Richard Alpert, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and representatives from local police departments and community organizations from across the DFW Metroplex gathered to outline efforts to increase awareness and reduce DWI during the holiday season and demonstrate the financial, legal and personal costs of DWI.  Families and others who have been victims of DWI, as well a DWI offender discussed the impact that DWI has had on their lives. This press conference was hosted by Grand Prairie Police Chief Steven Dye and took place at Grand Prairie Police Headquarters.

 

For more information about the DWI Task Force and its activities please go to www.dwitaskforce.org

 


Hunter Ferrell Road Completion

Celebration & Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting for Hunter Ferrell Road

On Wednesday, November 8th Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia was joined by local officials from Grand Prairie and Irving to celebrate the Completion of the Hunter Ferrell Road Project. The project included new roadway and bridge construction.

Click Here for News Story


DR. ELBA GARCIAS

3rd Annual Contribution Ceremony

Dr. Garcia Annual Donations Ceremony

DR. ELBA GARCIA MADE DONATIONS TO SEVERAL NONPROFIT, COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR SERVICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF DALLAS COUNTY AND IN FULFILLMENT OF A PROMISE MADE BY THE COMMISSIONER BEFORE SHE TOOK OFFICE.

 

Click Here for Link to Story


District 4 Newsletter

Fall 2013

District 4 Newsletter - October 2013

Click here for PDF Version in ENGLISH or ESPAÑOL

 


 

Dallas County

Free Flu Vaccines Available

Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering the seasonal flu vaccines for children and adults. The adult flu vaccine is free for all uninsured and low income Dallas County adult residents and individuals covered by Medicare. The vaccine is also free for children who are eligible for Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC). Click Here For PRESS RELEASE.

 

Dallas County

Department of Health & Human Services

2377 North Stemmonms Fwy.

Dallas, TX 75207

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

No Appointment Necessary

Childrens Vaccinations are available at at all DCHHS Clinics

(214) 819-2163

 

Flu Prevention Information

Flyer:   ENGLISH      ESPAÑOL

Childrens Flyer:  ENGLISH      ESPAÑOL

 


August 20, 2013

West Nile Virus Season 2013

Click Here for PDF Update Presentation

Click Here for MapVision showing Spraying Locations

West Nile Virus Season 2013 Prevention Campaign Materials

 

UPDATE: Gov. Rick Perry Signs SB 186 into Law

SB 186 - Mosquito Abatement in Stagnant Water Located on Certain Uninhabited Residential Properties

Click here for PDF copy of SB 186 and Bill Analysis As Introduced

 


August 15, 2013

Parkland Health & Hospital System

Parkland Responds To Questions

Commissioenr Court asked Parkland officials key questions over the last few weeks. Parkland has since responeded the the inquiries. Please see the response in the link.

Parkland Response


August 6, 2013

Denton Drive & Harry Hines

Major Capital Improvements Update

On August 6, 2013 the Dallas County Commissioners Court approved an agreement with the City of Dallas for improvements to Harry Hines Boulevard and Denton Drive. The total project cost for the improvements to Harry Hines Boulevard is projected to be $6 million, of which Dallas County has agreed to to funding $500,000 Thousand Dollars. Improvements to Denton Drive are projected to cost a total of $36 million dollars, which will be equally shared by Dallas County and the City of Dallas.

Please see attached memoramdum for more information. CLICK HERE

 


August 6, 2013

Riverfront Boulevard

Major Capital Improvements Update

On August 6, 2013 the Dallas County Comisisoners Court approved a work order  for engineering services for Riverfront Boulevard. These professional services will provide the neccesary improvements for the completion of the larger Horseshoe Project, which will included bridge construction for I-30, connecting street improvement, and bicycle and pedestrian access.

Please see attached Work Order for more information. CLICK HERE

 


August 5, 2013

FY 2014 Budget Briefing

Preliminary Briefing

FY 2014 Budget

On Tuesday August 6, 2013 Dallas County Commissioners recieve a briefing on the preliminary FY 2014 Dallas County Budget. Please click here for a PDF version of the presentation.

 


June 26, 2013

Dallas County

Commissioners Court Update

Dallas County Commissioners Court

Dallas County Tax Abatement Policy Revisions

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Abatements

Oak Cliff Gateway

Dallas Design District

Dallas Farmers Market

NTTA Business Diversity Report


April 26, 2013

Dallas County

Grand Prairie Government Center

Dedication Ceremony

Dallas County Government Center Dedication in Grand Prairie

On Friday, April 26th Dr. Elba Garcia was joined by the Grand Prarie community and offcials at the dedication of the new Dallas County Government Center in Grand Prairie. The building will house a branch of the Tax Collectors Office, Justice of the Peace Judge Norris Rideaux's Courtroom, Contstable Williams office and Truancy Court. The Dallas County Government Center in Grand Prairie is the first newly built Dallas County building in 40 years.

 

Click Gallery Below to View Pictures

 

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April 30, 2013

NTTA State of The Authority

Report

NTTA State of the Authority

The North Texas Tollway Authority gave an update to the Commissioners Court presenting the NTTA State of the Authority. Click picture to see the attached presentation shown in Commissioners Court.

 


March 26, 2013

Pedestrian & Sidewalks Infrastructure

on Harry Hines Boulevard

Loop 354 - Harry Hines Sidewalk Construction

 

On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 the Dallas County Commissioners Court voted to execute a Local Project Funding Agreement with TxDOT to provide a total of $6,471,917 for pedestrian structures and sidewalks along Loop 354 (Harry Hines Blvd. from Manana Dr. to north Royal Lane). This project is designated as MCIP 10217-A and Dallas County participation is estimated to be $984,793.

 

Please select link to Court Order 46 for more information.

 


March 19, 2013

$2 Million for Pedestrian and Bike Lanes

IH-30 Margaret McDermott Bridge Rendering

 

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 the Dallas County Commissioners Court approved $2 million for bicycle and pedestrian lanes on the planned IH-30/Margaret McDermott Bridge connection between Riverfront Boulevard and Beckley Avenue. The dollars for this project were specifically allocated by District 4 Commissioner Elba Garcia. Commissioner Garcia stated, “I chose to place a portion of my District 4 construction dollars towards these bicycle and pedestrian lanes because they will increase connectivity between downtown and Oak Cliff, create more urban livability and sustainable economic development, and allow pedestrian and bicyclist access to this future Dallas landmark.”

 

Click here to see the Court Order approving the re-allocation of the funds.

 


Dallas County Participation in

MCIP/TAPP Infrastructure Projects

In District 4

 

Dall County Infrastructure Project Map

 

Click links for maps in:

OAK CLIFF/WEST DALLAS

 

NW/MEDICAL DISTRICT

 

IRVING

 

GRAND PRAIRIE

 

MOUNTAIN CREEK LAKE

 

 


March 7, 2013

Prostitution Diversion Initiative

Press Conference

Prostitution Diversion Initiative Press Conference - 3.06.2013

Dallas County - Prostitution Diversion Initiative

On Wednesday, March 6th Dr. Elba Garcia  and other local officials gathered to highlight the Prostitution Diversion Initiative in Dallas County. The Prostitution Diversion Initiative seeks to provide law enforcement and health & human services to victims of prostitution and divert them towards a better life. For more information please visit the Prostitution Diversion Initiative website.

 


March 5, 2013

Safer Dallas Presents $200,000 to Court for Animal Cruelty Unit

Safer Dallas Better Dallas Presents Check for Animal Cruelty Unit

 

In Commissioners Court on Tuesday March 5th, Safer Dallas Better Dallas presented a $200,000 check to the Commissioners Court to fund the first year of the Animal Cruelty Unit in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. Commissioner Garcia thanked Safer Dallas Better Dallas for their leadership and recognized several key donors to the effort, including the Meadows Foundation, the Rees Jones Foundation, the Dallas Foundation, the Alinda Hill Wikert Foundation, Maurine and Roland Dickey, Skip Trimble, and many animal advocates.

 

The new Animal Cruelty Unit is still under implementation, but will be up and running soon. The Distrcit Attorney's Office will be working closely with local government and community stakeholders to educate the public about the coming changes in animal cruelty investigation and enforcement. We ask the public to continue to report any cases of animal neglect or abuse.

 

Please see attached Press Release and Court Order authorizing the funding of the new Animal Cruelty Unit.

 


February 15, 2013

 Dallas County - Prostitution Diversion Initiative

The Prostitution Diversion Initiative

Could Become a State Model

 

Texas Senator John Whitmire of Houston filed a bill in the Texas State Legislature that would make prostitution diversion programs, like Dallas' Prostitution Diversion Initiative, mandatory for urban counties above 200,000 in population. The proposed program would include a special prostitution court. The Prostitution Diversion Initiative is a collaboration between the Commissioners Court (now Dr. Elba Garcia, previously Commissioner Maurine Dickey), District Attorney's Office, Dallas City Attorney's Office, dallas Coutny and City of Dallas Courts, Sheriff's Office, Dallas County Health & Human Services, Parkland Hospital and over 60 social service and faith based organizations. For more information about the Prostitution Diversion Initiative please visit the website at www.pdinewlife.org.

 


February 12, 2013

West Nile Watch

West Nile Season 2013

Dallas County Health and Human Services officials, in conjunction with local, regional, state and federal officials, have begun preparing for the 2013 West Nile Virus Season. In Dallas County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, February 12th, officials briefed Commissioners on a new system of managing risk and response and the contingencies for ground-based mosquito controls. Last week, the CDC (Center For Disease Control) released their final report on 2012 West Nile Virus Season efforts in Texas. Please click links above to see PDF versions.

 

Dallas County West Nile Virus Brochure - ENGLISH

Departamento De Salud y Servicios Humanos Boletín - ESPAÑOL

 


January 17, 2013

Dallas Streetcar

Regional Transportation Council Approves Additional $31 Million to Extend Streetcar Line to Bishop Arts District, Oak Cliff

 

On December 10th the Regional Transportation Council (RTC), made up of elected and transportation officials from the DFW region voted to reallocate $30.87 million dollars towards a streetcar line that will link downtown Dallas to the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff. Under the original plans the line began downtown at Union Station and ended at the intersection of Beckley and Colorado near Methodist Hospital. The new funds will extend the line by .7 miles south on Zang Blvd. to Davis St. The extra funds will also pay for an additional streetcar on the line that will travel between the Dallas Convention Center and Davis as well as preliminary work on an extension from Union Station to the Convention center.

Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia, who is an alternate on the RTC Board, voted enthusiastically to support the extension. After the vote she commented, “This is a fantastic and exciting project for Dallas. This streetcar line linking Downtown Dallas and the Bishop Arts District will provide for economic development and also help to fulfill our transportation needs for sustainable growth.”

 

In the same meeting the RTC also voted in support of road improvements on TX 183, TX 114, TX 161 and Loop 12 North in Irving as part of a $560 million dollar partnership with TxDOT.  


 

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