City of Garland - City Council


Thursday, August 26, 2021
6:00 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Garland, Texas, will hold a Budget Work Session and a Public Hearing on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 6 p.m.

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 emergency and, pursuant to Section 551.125 of the Texas Government Code and the executive orders of Governor Greg Abbott suspending provisions of the Texas Government Code and other applicable laws of the State regarding normal open meetings, the City Council will hold this meeting by internet/telephonic remote means.

The meeting will be broadcast by webinar or telephone at the following URL:

Registration for the online meeting is required.  The meeting will be recorded and will be available for viewing the next day at

For those without internet access to the meeting, a dial-in option is available.  The numbers are:

Additionally, the meeting may be accessed by phone at the following number:


The Meeting ID is: 823 9952 6037

For participants (online and by phone) who wish to speak on an item on the agenda, you must use the "raise hand" feature in order to be recognized.  Similarly, if you wish to provide a comment at the end of the agenda during the open public comments portion of the meeting, you must use the "raise hand" feature.

You are invited to offer a comment or make a statement on any item on the agenda as that item is called.  Your comments must relate to an item on this agenda - non-germane comments are not in order.  Time limits will be imposed by the Mayor as appropriate to the nature of the agenda item.  Generally, public speakers are given three minutes.  Due to legal restrictions, the City Council is not able to answer questions during the public comments portion of the agenda. 

If the City Council adjourns into Executive Session during this meeting, the Executive Session will be conducted by teleconference between and among the members of the City Council and relevant City staff.  Public access to that call is prohibited by State law.  



. Decisions based on issues, goals and vision. 9. Follow goals, principles and action agenda.
2. Do not take things personal. 10. Decide, vote and move on.
3. Project a positive attitude. 11. Avoid ambushes - Council or staff.
4. Focus on issues, not on the person. 12. Talk to staff before meetings.
5. Be prepared to discuss issues. 13. Vote our convictions, but be willing to compromise "What is best for Garland."
6. Maintain decorum. 14. Follow Roberts Rules of Order consistently. 
7. Keep your sense of humor. 15. Agree to disagree.
8. Honor and respect each other; accept each other as individuals. 16. Be open and honest. 

1. Citizen comments related to FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget and American Rescue Plan Act. 
2. Council discussion/deliberation on the FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget. 
3. Presentation on American Rescue Plan Act - Watson
4. Council discussion of American Rescue Plan Act
5.   PUBLIC HEARINGS: Beginning at 7:00 p.m. persons will be given an opportunity for comment regarding the following items:
  1. Hold a Public Hearing regarding the 2021-22 Proposed Budget;
  2. Hold a Public Hearing on Proposed 2021-22 Tax Rate. 
6. Adjournment