Inside Plano

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#4: Meet the most trusted police officer in America (according to Nextdoor)

Steve and Shannah are back at the mic for April’s edition of #InsidePlano, the City Podcast. They're celebrating spring with farmer's markets, outdoor concerts and arts events. A very well-known name in Plano joins the podcast - Officer David Tilley. You'll get to know more about the person Nextdoor says is the "Most Trusted Police Officer in America." You'll also learn more about the state of safety in Plano. This month the team previews the upcoming Town Hall meeting on property taxes, shares additional safety resources from the Plano Police Department and gets hungry talking about burger joints in the city.

This month's story links:

Farmers Markets
McCall Plaza Events
Plano Artfest
Plano Arts and Events Facebook
Plano Conservancy

BEHIND THE SCENES: Plano Police Department with Office David Tilley
Plano Police Department
Crime Statistics
Neighborhood Crime Watch

THOSE OTHER THINGS: Property Safety, Taxes and Burgers
Plano Police Department Facebook
Home Security Assessment
Community Camera Program
Plano Town Hall
Burgers (and more food types!) in Plano

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#3: Storm season approaches

Steve and Shannah celebrate the return of sunshine in the March edition of #InsidePlano, the City Podcast. With springtime in North Texas on the way, they discuss the return of free outdoor concerts and activities as well as the return of storm season. Emergency Management Department director Carrie Reyes joins the show to talk about emergency sirens and how your family can be better prepared for unpredictable weather. This month the team explains how to receive text and email alerts from the City, shares why a big heart is travelling through the Plano and celebrates a local artist hitting the American Idol stage.

Courtyard Texas Music Series
McCall Plaza Events
Plano Arts and Events Facebook

BEHIND THE SCENES: Plano Emergency Management with Carrie Reyes
Plano Animal Services
Severe Weather Information

THOSE OTHER THINGS: Alerts and #LovePlano
City Call sign up (Text and Email Alerts)
Love Plano
City of Plano Instagram

#2: What should you do when you see a bobcat or a discarded bike?

Steve and Shannah are back with February’s edition of #InsidePlano, the City Podcast. They explore the many updates to Plano’s Parks and Recreation offerings. Steve reveals the first three acts hitting the state for the Courtyard Texas Music Series while Shannah makes plans for Book-in-Common 2018. Rental bikes have arrived in Plano, and the team talks about Plano’s plans to manage bike share. Animal Department director Jamey Cantrell joins the show to talk about urban wildlife – including Plano’s well-known bobcat population – now that breeding season is underway – and how you can protect yourself and your property. This month the team explains how to get the 4-1-1 on construction projects and lost pets. Of course, they take a moment to drool over the latest food trend in Plano.

This month's story links:

WHAT’S NEW: February
Courtyard Texas Music Series
Oak Point Recreation Center
Plano Parks and Recreation Facebook
Plano Public Library Facebook
City Council Agendas
City of Plano Twitter

BEHIND THE SCENES: Plano Animal Services with Jamey Cantrell
Plano Animal Services
Urban Wildlife
Lost Pets Map
Pet Registration

THOSE OTHER THINGS: Construction Information and Donuts
Current Projects Map (Community Investment Program)
Recent Development & Zoning Map
Restaurant Scores

1: Introducing Inside Plano. Let's talk parks, concerts & our favorite thing - food!

Welcome to the first episode of the #InsidePlano podcast. Shannah and Steve cover the big arts events heading to Plano this spring. Plano’s Parks and Recreation will spend all year celebrating its 50th anniversary. Department director Robin Reeves joins the show to talk about how things have changed since 1968, what new things are coming to the city (new dog parks and a $2 million all-abilities playground!) and how great parks add dollars to your property value. This month the team reveals a not-so-secret obsession with food and consider the new brewery trend in Plano.

This month's story links:

WHAT’S NEW: January
Toyota Texas Music Revolution 22 
Courtyard Music Series 
TEDxPlano 2018 

BEHIND THE SCENES: Plano Parks and Recreation with Robin Reeves
Plano Parks and Recreation 
The Trust for Public Land 

Restaurants in Plano 
Legacy Food Hall 
Union Bear 
Downtown Plano