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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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City of Plano provides regular updates regarding COVID-19 information and case statistics.

See state-by-state statistics at

On March 16, 2020, the City of Plano declared a local state of disaster for a public health emergency. Extraordinary changes are required in City operations to help contain the spread of the Coronaviru...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Some Adult Sports Return


Get an update on COVID-19 case reporting, learn about two adult sports returning, add Preservation Month activities to your week, watch a tribute to our graduates and more in this edition of Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 37,230 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: April 22, 2020

Watch and Attend Plano City Council Meetings Online


Stay in and stay safe, watch or participate in City Council Meetings virtually.

Meetings are the second and fourth Mondays of each month. The executive session is at 5 p.m. and is immediately followed by the preliminary open meeting. At 7 p.m. the regular session begins. Review the meeting’s agenda (available Wednesday nigh...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Get Ahead of Your Next Emergency with SMART911

Smart911: Seconds Matter in an Emergency

What if first responders had access to your drug allergies and medical history before the ambulance even arrived?

It’s possible when you set up a safety profile with SMART911. Plano Public Safety Communications has launched SMART911. This tool makes your profile available to dispatchers when you call for help from a cell phone. It fills a critical gap becau...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Complete the 2020 Census and Make it Count for Plano!

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Complete the 2020 Census online before April 30. It’s never been more important. 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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Posted on: January 31, 2020

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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.

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