District 13

​​​Councilmember Jennifer Staubach Gates

City Council District 13​

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

First, I would like to thank all of those who supported me during the campaign and have given me the opportunity to serve as your  elected Council Member for District 13. I am honored to have this opportunity to represent District 13 on the City Council, and I will continue to learn, research, and explore City Council issues so I can best represent you as your Council Member....

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 News and Updates​

May and June Bulk and Brush Collection Delays: 

Heavy spring set-out volumes and resource issues (equipment availability and staffing) have impacted Sanitation Service's ability to complete the May bulk and brush collection schedule on time.  Sanitation Services is currently delayed in completing the May - Week 4 collection schedule citywide.  Below are the current service updates:  

  • Week 4 collection was scheduled to begin on Monday May 28th, but due to challenges completing the previous week, collection crews did not begin Week 4 until Wednesday, May 30th.   The goal is to complete Week 4 collections, in all areas, by the end of Wednesday, June 6th.   
  • June – Week 1 is scheduled to begin delayed service Thursday, June 7th.

 Sanitation Services crews have been working 6 days a week (10+ hours a day) and outside contractors were brought in last week to assist in collections and to mitigate delays.  As of today, there are 5 contract crews supplementing City resources, with a 6th crew anticipated to arrive tomorrow.  Contract crews and a limited number of Sanitation crews worked this last Sunday as well.   Additionally, Sanitation Services has been receiving assistance from Code Compliance (collection crews) and Public Works (truck drivers) on an overtime basis since early May and this is scheduled to continue.     Sanitation Services has already collected over 17,500 tons for the month of May and estimates crews will collect over 20,000 tons by the time Week 4 is complete (almost 40% above the monthly average).   

Sanitation Services will continue working 6 days a week and utilizing additional contracted resources during June until crews are back on schedule.    


 Atmos Energy Update - Replacement Projects North of Walnut Hill 6.4.18​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


  • Atmos Energy Update 3.27.18
  • Atmos Energy Update 3.6.18
  •  Atmos Energy Update 3.5.18
  • Atmos Energy Update 3.1.18
  • Understanding Pipe Replacement
  • Spring Newsletter 2018
  • The Dallas Water Utilities​ is replacing the pump station at Walnut Hill and Hillcrest. Demolition of the old pump station and reservoir is now complete. The overall project is 55% complete and it is expected that the first half of the pump station will be placed into service in early Summer 2018.  Overall construction activities for this project will last through Fall of 2019.  Dallas Water Utilities will revisit the landscape plan and engage the Ad Hoc Committee beginning in January 2018. The Planned Development (PD) requires the building official to approve the inventory all plants in the final landscape plan and Council will be required to approve the contract prior to implementation of the final landscape plan.  For more information on this project please see the Walcrest Pump Station Fact Sheet here and visit www.walcrest.org       

Helpful Information​​​​

​​​District 13 Zoning Change Applications​​   

  • Z167-287  6631 Larmanda Street @ Skillman Relocate driveway location to accommodated retail use. In review.                
  • Z167-374 7402 Greenville Avenue SUP renewal for sale of alcoholic beverages in conjunction with a restaurant. In review
  • Z178-116   5858 W. NW Highway Request to amend PDD 314 to provide for a financial institution with a drive-through facility. Pending CC 3/28/2018
  • Z178-150  4001 Walnut Hill Lane Thomas Jefferson High School Amend PD 706 for a public school to allow for an additional wing on the south side of the building which will consist of the relocation and expansion of the library and classrooms. In review
  • Z178-157 4900 Walnut Hill Lane Ursuline Academy Automatic renewal of the SUP for the existing illuminated competitive athletic field. In review

          District 13 Board  of Adjustmen​t Applications

  • BDA178-017 5530 Falls Road Special Exception to add 2 ft to the fence height in the front yard and visibility triangle obstruction.
  • BDA178-019  5539 Falls Road Special Exception of 6 ft to allow a fence in a front yard setback greater than four feet.
  • BDA178-023  Preston Road Special Exception of 6 ft for a fence in the required front yard and a special exception to the fence panel 50% open surface area requirement to the front yard.