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G.O. Bonds Outstanding
$2.2 billion

About Dallas, TX

The City of Dallas (the “City”) is a political subdivision and municipal corporation operating as a home-rule city under the laws of the Ste of Texas. The City was incorporated in 1856 and first adopted its Home Rule Charter in 1907.

The City operates under the council-manager form of government where the Mayor is elected at-large for a four-year term and fourteen single-district City Council members are each elected for two-year terms. The City Council formulates the operating policy for the City while the City Manager is the chief administrative officer.  

The City provides a full range of municipal services established by statute or charter, including police and fire, infrastructure, culture and recreation, libraries, planning and zoning, and general administration. Additionally, Dallas Water Utilities, Dallas Love Field Airport, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Sanitation Services, and several other enterprise and internal service fund activities are part of the City’s legal entity.

Dallas is the ninth-largest city in the nation and the largest local economy in the nation’s fourth-largest metropolitan statistical area. At approximately 385 square miles, Dallas sprawls across five counties (Dallas, Collin, Denton, Rockwall and Kaufman).

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Learn about our environmental, social, and governance factors, and how we bring those values and City Council policies to life with bonds, sustainable projects, and impactful programs.

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The Team

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