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State of the City Overview 2013-2014
Posted Date: 3/24/2014

Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen presented his 2014 State of the City address on March 20, 2014, including the following overview of the city's top accomplishments and goals.

View: 2013-2014 Annual Report (PDF)

Annual Report Cover 2013-2014Top 10 Accomplishments of 2013

  1. Opened all SH 161 access and frontage roads from I-30 to I-20
  2. Opened new Dallas County Sub-Courthouse
  3. Voters approved the ¼ cent sales tax for street improvements
  4. Voters approved the ¼ cent sales tax for crime control
  5. Broke ground on a new Fire Station #1
  6. Launched the Waggin’ Wagon mobile pet adoption trailer
  7. Began driving on the wider, straighter Hunter Ferrell Road
  8. Connected Sara Jane Parkway to Forum Drive, creating a shortcut to the Grand Prairie Premium Outlet Mall
  9. Opened new Air Traffic Control Tower
  10. Passed a “no text and drive” ordinance.

Top 10 Goals for 2014

  1. Open renovated Dalworth Recreation Center
  2. Begin construction of The Lodge and Camp Store at Loyd Park
  3. Ask voters to consider a ¼ cent sales tax for a mega recreation center, library and water park
  4. Start building the gas-to-energy station at the Landfill
  5. Open the new Fire Station #1 downtown
  6. Break ground on a clinic at Prairie Paws Animal Shelter
  7. Open Lake Ridge Parkway fully from I-20 to Great Southwest Parkway
  8. Market the original historic Fire Station #1 as a restaurant or other great use downtown
  9. Re-imagine, re-energize our Library System
  10. Actively market new development opportunities along SH 161, I-30 and I-20