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Discord, disagreement, recalls, resignations

A vote to call a recall election was on the Dec. 12 City Council meeting agenda, but District 2 Council Member Anita Goebel announced during the meeting that she will resign effective May 5, 2018. The resignation letter stated that Goebel believes the recall petitions are invalid and she feels that she would prevail in a court challenge but ...Full Article

Council, mayor debate participation in CNU 23

During the Feb. 16 work session, Garland City Council members and Mayor Douglas Athas discussed participation in and sponsorship of the Congress for the New Urbanism conference being held ...Full Article

Mayor visits with voters at re-election campaign kickoff

Mayor Douglas Athas visited with voters during a re-election campaign kick-off reception last week at the Generator Coffee Shop in downtown Garland. He said that a lot has been ...Full Article

Mayor Athas appointed to NLC Steering Committee

Garland Mayor Douglas Athas has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2015 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC ...Full Article