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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).
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.View Program Details
Join Jenny Kerzman, Assistant Director of Treasury for the City of Dallas, at the Texas Municipal league 111th Annual Conference and Exhibition for a Lesgislative Session on Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 10:45am-11:55am, located at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
KBRA is a global full-service rating agency established in 2010. In this episode of KBRA's ESG Talks, Karen Daly, Senior Managing Director and head of KBRA’s Public Finance Team interviews Kim Bizor Tolbert, Deputy City Manager of Dallas and Liz Cedillo-Pereira, Assistant City Manager. Karen, Kim, and Liz discuss city initiatives aimed at improving equity and inclusion for Dallas’ diverse population.
Follow the link to listen to the City Series: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Dallas episode or visit KBRA's media page to view all of the ESG Talks series.
The City of Dallas received recognition from FEMA Region 6 for its Class 4 Rating in the Community Rating System (CRS) Program. FEMA’s Region 6 Mitigation Division Director, Mr. Gary Zimmerer presented the award to Mr. Steve Parker, the City of Dallas Floodplain Administrator.
The rating recognizes the City’s floodplain management practices.
Dallas is the first community to reach a Level 4 in Texas and is the highest ranked community in Texas. Per the preliminary list of communities published by FEMA in April of 2022, there are only six other communities in the United States with a Class 4 ranking in the CRS program.
The City has participated in the Community Rating System Program since 1991; over 1,500 communities participate nationwide. The CRS program is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management practices that exceed the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
The Class 4 Rating allows Dallas residents residing within the Special Flood Hazard Area (100-year floodplain) to receive a 30% discount on their flood insurance costs, and residents who live outside of the Special Flood Hazard Area (100-year floodplain) to receive a 10% discount on their flood insurance costs.
In CRS communities, the rating and flood insurance premium discounts reflect the reduced flood risk from the community’s efforts that address the three goals of the program:
Dallas residents are encouraged to consider purchasing flood insurance for their properties at a discounted rate. To learn more, visit National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
For questions regarding Dallas Water Utilities’ Floodplain and Drainage Management Program call 214-948-4690 or FloodplainManagement@dallascityhall.com.