Mayor Eric Johnson announces plans for 2022 State of the City address at Fair Park

Mayor Johnson delivered the State of the City address virtually in 2020 from the Hall of State at Fair Park.
  • The City Council approved the largest single-year tax-rate decrease in four decades.
  • The City Council passed the mayor’s historic ethics reform proposal and funded the new Office of Inspector General.
  • The City Council continued its commitment to hiring more police officers and public safety programs recommended by the Mayor’s Task Force on Safe Communities.
  • Mayor Johnson began a Summer of Safety campaign to further promote successful summer programs that could keep kids safe while they were out of school.
  • The City Council approved the formation of an Economic Development Corporation and continued to implement a new economic development policy.
  • The City Council approved a new convention center master plan and voted to put a measure on the ballot to expand the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and improve certain Fair Park facilities — the Automobile Building; Centennial Building; Band Shell; Music Hall; Cotton Bowl; and the Coliseum — and to increase the hotel occupancy tax by 2% to assist with financing these projects.
  • Mayor Johnson named a new Workforce Development Czar to oversee new efforts to improve the city’s workforce.
  • The City Council approved numerous economic development projects to increase density and development in southern Dallas and downtown Dallas.
  • The City Council voted to ease regulations on food trucks.
  • The City Council began a sunset review process of city departments, programs, and regulations.
  • The City Council voted to restart a micro-mobility (electric scooter) program.
  • The mayor released a legislative program of priority items for the eight standing committees of the Dallas City Council.
  • Dallas won its bid to become a host city for the 2026 World Cup.

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