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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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Plano joins Neighbor Cities & Collin County in Declaring Public Health Emergency

The City of Plano today declared a local state of disaster for public health emergency.

Number of Collin County cases: 38Number of Plano cases: 13 (1 deceased, with complications from an underlying health condition)See state-by-state statistics at

On March 16, 2020, the City of Plano declared a local state of di...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

How to Speak at a City Council Meeting via Video-conference


The following steps can be followed to participate in a City Council meeting via video-conferencing:

  1. Connect to the meeting video on Plano’s website at
  2. Dial the Local Telephone Number 469-606-0880 or Toll-Free Dial-in Number: 888-533-4533
  3. When you hear the item called on which you would lik...
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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: More City to See Digitally

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Email public comments on City Council agenda items, follow the latest updates on the coronavirus, engage with the Library in a digital way, up your know-how with free webinars, and more in Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 37,000 subscribers by the City of Plano Communications and Community Outreach department. To receive a copy directly in your inbox, please subscribe. Thank you for your readership!

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Chlorine Maintenance Is Underway

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March 2 through March 30 is when the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) performs the annual chlorine maintenance of our water system.

If you notice a slight change in smell or taste, try these tips:

  • Fill a pitcher of water and place it in your fridge overnight. This allows the chlorine to dissipate.
  • Add a slice of cucumber to a glass of water for a few hours to improve the taste.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Plano’s Counting on You!

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You’ll soon receive a letter asking you to complete the 2020 Census online. It’s never been more important for you to take the Census. For every person who goes uncounted on this Census, our community loses $15,000 over the next 10 years.

Many grant dollars our city, school districts, nonprofits and community organizations receive for programs and services are based on the population count.  Census data is vital to emergency response, healthcare, police and fire services, roadways...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Gear Up for Improvements to the Preston Road and PGBT Intersection

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The City of Plano is working with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to improve the intersection at Preston Road and the President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT). Construction is expected to begin this week and will continue through 2021.

The improvements include:

  • widening the southbound Preston Road bridge over the KCS railroad and PGBT
  • creating a southbound right-turn lane at the PGBT westbound on-ramp
  • adding dual left-turn lanes for southbound traffic to the PGBT eastbound on-ramp

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Get updates on Engineering Special Projects. City of Plano News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Winter Watering runs through March 31

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Dial back on landscape watering and save on your water bill. Lawns and outdoor plants require much less watering as we roll into colder temperatures.

Whether you are a resident or a business, please shift to the winter watering schedule on Friday, Nov. 1. Limit sprinkler use to once-a-week. If the last digit of your address is odd (1, 3, 5, 7, 9), your water day is Tuesday. If the digit is even (0, 2, ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Subscribe to the Inside Plano Podcast

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Listen along to Inside Plano to learn about city events, programs and services. Get to know your city team along the journey. New podcast episodes are available on the first of every month.

Subscribe to get the episodes automatically through your favorite podcasting platforms: iTunes, iHeart Radio, Soundcloud, Google Play and Stitcher. Be sure to check out the show notes to make the most of each episode.

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