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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION ON FEBRUARY 2, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 and Monday, November 23, 2020, respecƟvely, the DeSoto

DeSoto has prided itself in recent years as being an extremely clean city. Several factors contribute to this. The City has a special liƩer crew that keeps the major thoroughfares clean and liƩer free and our streetsweeper makes the rounds on a regular basis. But historically, our Adopt‐a‐Street volunteers have made the biggest impact by providing the manpower to keep our residenƟal streets clear of liƩer. When the COVID‐19 shutdown occurred last spring it also limited the efforts of our Adopt‐a‐Street partners. Unfortunately we are now seeing an increase in the amount of liƩer along our streets. Faced with this reality, we would like to encourage our Adopt‐a‐ Street parƟcipants, as well as the community, to keep your streets clean. Please be cauƟous, pracƟce social distancing, wear your mask and gloves while collecƟng liƩer and use grabbers whenever possible. If you have any quesƟons, please call the City Manager’s office at 972.230.9643.

City Council approved an ordinance calling for a Special ElecƟon to be held on February 2, 2021, to fill an unexpired term for Mayor, Place 1 and Councilmember Place 7 on the City Council.

The following individuals have applied for a place on the ballot (in the order they are to appear on the ballot):

Candidate Rachel Proctor ‐ Mayor Place 1 Candidate Kenzie Moore III ‐ Mayor Place 1

Candidate John McCalib ‐ Councilmember Place 7 Candidate Calvin Graham ‐ Councilmember Place 7 Candidate LeƟƟa Hughes ‐ Councilmember Place 7 Candidate Keith Pelusi ‐ Councilmember Place 7 (CANDIDATE HAS WITHDRAWN AND WILL NOT BE ON BALLOT) Note: Term expiraƟon for Mayor Place 1 is May 2022. Term expiraƟon for Councilmember Place 7 is May, 2021. Early voƟng is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and conƟnue through Friday, January 29, 2021. Early VoƟng and ElecƟon Day VoƟng will be held at Disciple Central Community Church (Youth Room) located at 901 North Polk Street, Suite 101, DeSoto, Texas 75115. Below are the Early VoƟng dates and Ɵmes:

January 20‐23, 2021 ‐ 8 am unƟl 5 pm January 24, 2021 ‐ 1 pm unƟl 6 pm January 25‐27, 2021 ‐ 8 am unƟl 5 pm January 28‐29, 2021 ‐ 7 am unƟl 7 pm ElecƟon Day voƟng hours will be from 7 am unƟl 7 pm. If you have any quesƟons, please contact Kisha Morris‐Perkins, City Secretary, at 972.230.9646 or kmorris@desototexas.gov.

3 The men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated ETA LAMBDA LAMBDA Chapter were out serving the DeSoto community on this bright morning within their designated service area around Zeiger Park honoring their commitment to the City’s Adopt‐a‐Street Program.

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