HOME CHEMICAL COLLECTION EVENT

SPRING CLEANING OPPORTUNITY…

HOME CHEMICAL COLLECTION EVENT

Old paint …. pesticides …. cleaning products …. used motor oil …. old computers ….batteries 

Are these and other items cluttering up your home and garage?

Don’t miss this opportunity to get rid of all that stuff that can’t be thrown in the regular trash.

This Saturday, April 27, 2013, Dallas County Household Hazardous Waste will hold a Home Chemical Collection for residents of fifteen area cities.  The event will be hosted by City of Duncanville.

Who can attend?    Where is it?    When is it?    What do they take?

For answers to these questions, Click Here.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins to lead delegation at City of West Memorial Today

[Dallas, TX] – [Please be advised, for your coverage today, that Judge Clay Jenkins will be accompanied to the City of West Memorial Service by Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez and County Administrator Darryl Martin.  Dallas County Fire and Rescue are all on duty in Dallas today to support the Bush Library event.  Judge Jenkins will be available after the Memorial Service for interviews and questions. ]

Judge Clay Jenkins: “I am honored to lead a delegation that includes Sheriff Valdez and our County Administrator Darryl Martin to this Memorial Service.  It is fitting that Chief Robert de los Santos would lead a Dallas County Mutual Aid group comprised of volunteer fire fighters from Cockrell Hill, Combine and Dallas County that will man the West Fire Station tomorrow.  I have been, and will continue, praying for my counterpart in McLennan County as he executes his duties as Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for his county. This is a time for all of us to pray for our first responders and those who lost loved ones in this tragedy.”

Where:                 Ferrell Center, Baylor University Campus

                                1900 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706

When:                  Ceremony begins at 2:00pm; Seating begins at 1:00pm Today

Media Contact:

Maria Arita, Chief PIO Dallas County

214-914-4138

Maria.arita@dallascounty.org

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Given Kudos, Birthday Wishes in a Resolution by County Judge Clay Jenkins and Many of the “Firsts” in Dallas County, as Testament to a 43-yr Legacy …

Judge Clay Jenkins’ Resolution
Re-purposed by: Maria Arita Chief PIO Dallas Count

Today’s Commissioners Court started off with the reading of a few resolutions by Commissioner John Wiley Price honoring the work and retirement of Donna Garner, Karin Petties and Paul Williams. It continued with a Resolution by Judge Clay Jenkins proclaiming Saturday June 15, 2013 as SERVE-A-THON Day in Dallas County, urging citizens on behalf of the Volunteer Center of North Texas, to volunteer at a public school.

But the BIG story came moments later when Judge Jenkins began with:

WHEREAS, John Wiley Price was born by the river in a little tent; the son of a Baptist Minister, the late Holman Coleman Price, and the late Willie Faye Price, on April 24, 1950; and,

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Do we hear a song coming?!…
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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Gives Nod of Approval to NTTA Improvements Today

[Dallas, TX] – [In April 2011, the Dallas County Commissioners Court unanimously passed a resolution calling on the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) to finance and undergo a performance review proposed by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and administered through an oversight committee set up by four area county judges: Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, Collin County Judge Keith Self, Denton County Judge Mary Horn and Tarrant County Judge B. Glen Whitley. NTTA announced its final report last week based on recommended changes produced in the initial review and confirmed that it had successfully acted on ALL 82 recommendations. Judge Jenkins stated, “We are passing a mile marker on a long journey.  This agency is more nimble and innovative as a result of this process.  We still have some challenges in diversity, collections and opportunity for public-public participation…but we’re in a much better place than we were in 2011.”]

 

The committee was proposed by Judge Clay Lewis Jenkins as a local alternative to the state Sunset review process.  Judge Jenkins was quoted as saying, “The best antiseptic is sunlight and we need to promote efficiency and transparency in all aspects of government, including the NTTA.”

 

Since 2011, the four County Judges have provided input, made recommendations, and provided oversight of the financial and performance review of the NTTA on behalf of their respective commissioner’s courts and, through Alvarez & Marsal, identified a total of 82 recommendations for monumental changes within NTTA, including Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise involvement, administrative fees and funding alternative in times of cash-flow shortages, transparency, organizational structure and diversity representation on the NTTA Board of Directors as well as a review of NTTA’s financial analysis and liquidity. The NTTA rendered its report based on the review and confirmed that all 82 recommended changes had been met.

 

Throughout the process Judge Jenkins has fought for transparency, stronger procurement policies and increased diversity, both on the Board and through NTTA contracts.  In 2011, the Dallas County Commissioners Court appointed two new board members who Jenkins says demonstrate the kind of diversity we believe is representative of Dallas County:  George “Tex” Quesada and Matrice Ellis-Kirk.

 

Contact: Judge Clay Jenkins

214.653.7949

Clay.jenkins@dallascounty.org